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Building the U.S. Army's M1A2 Abrams tank (pictures)

Since 1980, the Army has depended on the Abrams for battlefield superiority in combat. As part of Road Trip 2013, CNET's Daniel Terdiman checked out how these battle-tested vehicles are forged.

36 Images By July 10, 2013


Pilot of the future: U.S. Army gets wearable tech for the battlefield

Soldiers will use Android and Windows systems during missions in a not-so-distant future. The Raytheon Company has developed a wearable device and display to help pilots navigate and see where their foes are even after they leave the cockpit.

By July 8, 2012


Brrzzzt! U.S. Army checks out laser-based lightning tech

Future weapon would seek out targets that conduct electricity better than the air or ground that surrounds them.

By June 28, 2012


U.S. Army envisions the helicopter of the future

And by future, we're talking 2030. Let's just hope the planners, builders, and budgeteers keep an open mind to how technology evolves over the next two decades.

By December 16, 2011


U.S. Army explores fuel efficiency with new vehicle

Multinational engineering firm Ricardo finished its first build of a new light tactical vehicle for the U.S. Army, with one of its main design goals being fuel efficiency.

By October 10, 2011


U.S. Army worried about Wikileaks in secret report

Army intelligence worried that Wikileaks.org could harm military operations and speculates that criminal prosecution could deter disclosures, document posted Monday indicates.

By March 15, 2010


U.S. Army builds Web game to promote military life

The U.S. is back to focusing on gaming to attract servicepeople. The company has developed Race for Strength to deliver augmented reality--and some military-life promotion.

By February 11, 2010


U.S. Army orders bridges made of recycled plastic

Axion signs $957,000 contract to build two bridges for Fort Eustis from a thermoplastic structural composite it developed with Rutgers University.

By November 12, 2009


U.S. Army gets demo of new supertoy

Oshkosh shows off a new unmanned ground vehicle, the Oshkosh TerraMax, in Fort Hood, Texas. The new electronics system provides a drive-by-wire capability, which allows intelligent computer control of steering, acceleration, braking and transmission.

By September 4, 2009


Report: Turkish hackers breached U.S. Army servers

Investigators believe hackers used an SQL injection attack to break into U.S. Army servers and redirect visitors to other sites, according to InformationWeek.

By May 29, 2009