Who said that James Bond was the only agent who got to play with the coolest new gadgets that are out there? There are so many different things that have popped up in the past decade alone for the military to use, that technology is no longer for fictional special agents. Technology has become an integral part of the military’s tactics as well as how it operates. Some of the gadgets are even available to purchase for yourselves, something that will make you get a taste of what the military gets to use these days.
Some of these are pretty cool, so watch out.
- BodyGuard Electro Gauntlet: While you may think that this is a Batman toy, it is so much more than that. It is an electric gauntlet that works for both offense and defense. It has a hard outer shell and can discharge 500,000 Volts when it needs to. It also has a laser pointer as well as a video camera that lets you review what happened before and after you used it to shock someone. This is probably best used to review why they had to shock the person to begin with as well as what happened to the person once he or she was shocked.
- C4OPS Hybrid Headset: This bad boy can operated on three different configurations: the low profile, the headband, and the maritime. The low profile connects to a helmet strap and has noise cancelling abilities to let it be used even in combat. The headband has wonderful sound quality as well as an earpiece that has an inbuilt microphone that is can be used even when the regular microphone has been removed. The maritime headset is meant to be used by the special ops guys. It can operate even when it is completely immersed in water for up to 20 meters. It can be hooked up to different helmets with only a clip, meaning it does not require any other kind of equipment.
- Cornershot: A friend for urban conflict, the Cornershot allows the user to navigate through buildings and walls and shoot at opponents without having to look or go around the wall first. It has a camera that relays video feed onto a screen so the soldiers can look at the battlefield before they proceed.
- Dragonfly Surveillance Robot: A friend to any kind of solider, the dragonfly will go off and look at what is ahead, letting the soldier see what is there before going there. Because they are so small, most people do not notice them, but the information that they are able to provide is incomparable. It could also be used in a non-military sense where it could look inside of something that is too dangerous for humans, like a collapsed building and see if there could be any survivors.
- Liquid Armor: This one could be used for both the military as well as law enforcement. Liquid armor has been proven to be more resistive than Kevlar armor and weighs essentially nothing. When it is used together with Kevlar, the body armor is both strong and impenetrable, making the wearer safer than ever thought possible before.
- BigDog: Let’s face it: soldiers have to haul an awful lot of equipment around with them. This can slow down operations while making the soldiers more fatigued, which will make them not work out well in battle. Enter BigDog. BigDog is a robot that can navigate all different kinds of terrain and can carry 20 pounds of equipment. It is remote controlled as well.