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Escaping Humvees...DHS discovers YouTube...Taser troubles

School bus technology is improving Humvee safety, the Department of Homeland Security goes social, and a Taser apparently ignites gas fumes around a suspect.

By Jul. 23, 2009


Car Tech Live 143: Ford puts airbags where? Hybrid Humvees, and a ride in the X5 M. (podcast)

Ford puts airbags where? Automatic parking coming to a car near you, the Army wants a hybrid Humvee, first 4G-connected car is a Prius, and we take a spin in the hottest SUV you'll ever drive.

By Nov. 8, 2009


Pentagon ships new M-ATVs to Afghanistan

Over the next year, more than 6,600 of the Oshkosh-built mine-resistant vehicles will head to Afghanistan to replace up-armored Humvees.

By Oct. 1, 2009


Wobble-proof Navy crane can offload cargo at sea

The U.S. Navy's experimental automated crane allows vessels to offload cargo in rough seas, eliminating the need for a deep-water port.

By Jun. 3, 2010


The Humvee bids the Hummer bye bye

The U.S. Army makes it clear that the military Humvee will remain American made, despite the fact that GM is selling the Hummer brand to a Chinese company.

By Jun. 4, 2009


Purdue researchers create a speed bump that detects damage

A team of researchers from Purdue University's Center for Systems Integrity created a high-tech "speed bump" that can detect damage to Army vehicles.

By Apr. 14, 2009


Photos: Army touts top tech inventions

Aerial surveillance and counter-IED systems dominate the Army's top 10 list of gear that serves to protect soldiers.

By Jun. 20, 2007


CROSSHAIRS to protect vehicles against bullets, RPGs

DARPA contracts to mount threat detection and countermeasure systems on MRAPs designed to locate and engage enemy shooters.

By Nov. 20, 2009


Army to honor gear that lessens IED damage

Two of the military branch's top inventions for 2007, SPARK and HEAT are designed to help protect troops traveling in a combat zone.

By May. 22, 2008


Prototype for military Hummer replacement is on the way

Oshkosh Truck and Northrop Grumman's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle promises better maneuverability, survivability, and payload capacity than the Humvee.

By Jan. 11, 2008