Printable drones, limbs and ammunition. It’s a far-out vision, but more and more military officers are starting to think that future troops will rely on 3-D printers to manufacture the tools of war.
They started by printing their own gun parts and magazines. Now the internet gunsmiths at Defense Distributed have produced the world’s first fully 3-D printed gun. It’s been tested, and it works.
If Iran truly has the time-travel device it claims to have invented, the era of global Iranian economic and military dominance has begun, and we don’t even know it yet.
On the Pentagon’s R&D wish list: super-powerful jamming pods, mysterious commando tech, robots that can do ‘Top Gun’ maneuvers, and more.
The Obama administration’s defense budget may not be realistic, but it has big winners in terms of hardware. Like these six ships, planes and data networks.