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Military Transformers: 20 Innovative Defense Technologies

Department of Defense technologies under development, from brainy microchips to battlefield transformer vehicles, promise to make the U.S. military more nimble. Here's a visual tour of 20 breakthrough ideas.
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Think of Shrike as a personal drone for the commander in the field. DARPA describes Shrike as a "perch-and-stare micro air vehicle" that provides real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. It's also "man-packable," a reference to the gear that soldiers carry with them. The device's four-rotor design enables vertical take-off and landing and forward flight. Shrike is capable of high-res observation for several hours, during which it transmits data and information to a ground station. Once done, Shrike re-launches from its perch and returns home.
Credit: DARPA

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Leo Regulus
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5/16/2012 | 4:03:30 PM
re: Military Transformers: 20 Innovative Defense Technologies
Where can I get the one-click version of the article, Please?
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