What’s 12 inches tall, 24 inches long, and gives you tips on boat invaders? Not space aliens. Not a flying dog. A tiny helicoper spy by the name of “Crows Nest Anti-Pirate UAV!” It will let you know, right away! If there’s any pirates on the way. Meant to fly rings around your ship as you float along the sea, minding your own business. If it detects anything large enough to constitute a boat inside it’s defense perimeter, it sounds the horn!
There are new additions in the war technologies every now and then and the latest one is from Boeing. Taking stealth technologies to new heights, Boeing has unveiled a latest unmanned spy plane in a ceremony in St Louis yesterday. The cutting-edge unmanned airborne system (UAS) which looks more like a futuristic star-figher is christened as Phantom Ray.
VTOL Technologies is proposing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle that can take off vertically and maneuver around tops of buildings for security monitoring at the London Olympics. The single fixed-wing aircraftwould be able to lift off the ground with four thrust vectoring ducted-fan units.
Personal flight systems may be some time away, but as is the case with such technology, you can expect the military to get their hands on such systems first. While Yves Rossy “The Jetman” may have refused to let the military have his powered wings, other people and companies are unlikely to pass on such a potentially lucrative product. The German venture SPELCO (Special Parachute and Logistics Consortium) would be amongst those glad to create such systems.
A new class of vehicle to the field of fire appliance design that is capable of reconnaissance as well as suppression will be introduced by Amatoya. As indicated by research, there is a need to develop an advanced and highly specialized light tanker which must function primarily as areconnaissance vehicle while providing unparalleled vehicle and crew safety/survivability. It also need to maintain superior off road capabilities and possess appropriate fire suppression technology for the purpose of initial response and front line defense.