That $43 million gas station everyone is losing their s*** over? It’s not as bad as they want you to think. In fact, it’s probably kind of OK.
A prototype Russian armored assault vehicle from ZIL is meant to carry up to 10 soldiers and features leaf springs, drum brakes and a 185 hp Cummins diesel.
Skeptics, schmeptics: Department of Defense steamrolls over climate change deniers with release of new Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap.
The Navy has announced the construction of three new biorefineries with a combined capacity of 100 million gallons per year of military grade biofuel.
Elon Musks’s Tesla Motors is leading the way when it comes to building the cars of the future, selling more of its Model S electric sedans than the established, gas-burning Mercedes S class or Audi A8s throughout last year. Still, that’s not all the company is doing to right the wrongs of the oil industry. […]
The U.S. Army, working with Lockheed Martin, has made a lot of progress on autonomous truck convoys, which are getting longer and going faster.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has been breaking new ground in autonomous technology, and will soon roll out the Land Tamer UGV, a completely autonomous ATV.
Oshkosh Defense has integrated TerraMax ground vehicle technology into their MRAP ATV to demonstrate the values driverless, vehicles on ground missions.
The Black Knight hybrid truck-helicopter made its first full-size trial flight, concluding years of research and development using off-the shelf parts.
Flying cars have long been a dream of modern man…but what about a flying truck? The Black Knight Transformer is a transforming helicopter-truck hybrid.
At just 3/5 the weight of an American Abrams tank and powered by an advanced, high-efficiency, 940 HP diesel engine, Poland’s newest direct support vehicle is a seriously efficient combat machine. The big news here, however, isn’t an engine that’s capable of running on algae-sourced diesel or some ultra-torquey electric drive motor– it’s the PL-01’s […]
Fighter jets + ethanol, it’s a calculation that Lockheed Martin recently announced a significant investment in. Lockheed is hoping to secure what it calls, “clean, secure, and smart energy” by buying into a company called Concord Blue. That company gained notoriety in the energy business when it developed a closed-loop, commercially proven, non-incineration process that […]
Back in November, the US military announced that it would be putting more than $30 million into Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator, a small business incubator that exists help energy startups “navigate” the perilous business waters of Hawaii and the Asia Pacific regions while encouraging the sharing of know-how, technology, and strategies between the companies. Last week, […]
America’s armed forces have been moving towards EVs in recent years. Given the quiet running, low heat signature, and epic performance potential of military EVs, that shouldn’t surprise anyone with two brain cells to rub together. Earlier this year, the Department of Defense launched a $20 million initiative to put more than 90,000 alt-fuel and […]
To keep the US military mobile, Polaris has fitted non-pneumatic, airless tires to its MV850 ATV – standard issue to a number of soldiers in the US Special Forces.
The U.S. Army is considering a “lightweight” diesel-electric hybrid truck to replace the Humvee in combat operations.
The US Navy recently announced that it would be putting more than $30 million into Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator green energy projects, which help energy startups “navigate” Hawaii and the Asia Pacific region and encourage sharing of know-how, technology, and strategies among clean energy startups. The investment comes as part of a larger US military initiative […]
America’s military leaders have been strong advocates for converting America’s war machine to renewable biofuels in general and ethanol in particular, and US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus just wrote a new article over at Foreign Policy that lays out all of his reasons to move away from oil, from dependence on foreign powers to oil’s troublesome logistics and environmental impact.
America has the world’s largest military by far, spending more than the next 20 countries combined. When we’re not invading other countries, the military of developing world-changing technologies like GPS and the Internet, technologies that once seemed impossibly expensive for the average person to own. So one writer is asking; can the military make EVs mainstream?
Zero motorcycles is touting the quiet nature of its electric motors to the special forces, jointly developing a rugged and stealthy electric motorcycle that has met the Special Forces’ most stringent standards.