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WIN-T sees the light of day

After more than a decade of hit-and-miss and one-step-forward/two-steps-backward development, the CS-13 (Capability Set 13)  is finally being deployed with combat troops. CS-13 includes: Nett Warrior (squad leader networking) Win-T (Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2) BFT 2 (Blue Force Tracking 2) Company Command Post Tactical radios such as AN/PRC-117G and Rifleman Radio Combat smart phones Even allowing for […]

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AMREL at MCB Camp Pendleton

AMREL will be displaying its latest and greatest at MCB Camp Pendleton on Tactical & Tech Day, Wednesday,  April 22, 2015. We will be showcasing our line of super-slim, ultra-rugged laptops, handhelds, and tablets. Special sneak peak! Come and get a look at some of our special products before they’re released to the market, including: AT80 Rugged Android Tablet DS11, […]

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Disasters are good for unmanned systems [VIDEOS]

Suppliers of military unmanned systems are constantly on look out for possible civilian applications. One promising civilian application is their use in disaster response. Unmanned Ground Vehicles crawl through the rubble of destroyed buildings looking for survivors. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles inspect buildings, bridges, wharfs, and other structures for damage and structural […]


Unmanned Ant Vehicles [VIDEO]

Unmanned system designers are exploring bio-mimicry and hive intelligence. The video of “BionicANTs” below illustrates both trends. Each individual mechanized ant uses control algorithms to cooperatively solve complex problems. Although they collectively perform a task, each individual ant engages in actions at a local level that are determined by autonomous decision making. Thus, they mimic real ants. […]


Lincoln, War, and Good Friday

On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The news hit the country liked a punch in the stomach. The pro-Union forces were still celebrating the end of the war. For weeks, Northerners gathered in the streets to drink, parade, and sing songs glorifying their victory. What a victory it was! Not only had […]

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The Lies of Net Neutrality: An Opinion Piece

Even by contemporary political standards, the debate about Net Neutrality has been clouded by an extraordinary amount of dishonesty. While legitimate arguments can be made in both sides, some common assertions are simply untrue. Furthermore, the people who are saying these deceitful things are often high-level bureaucrats or CEOs of internet companies who presumably should […]

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Future Soldier Technology [VIDEO]

Recently, we took a gander at “Recon,” a TV show on ArmedForcesUpdate. Their episode on “Future Soldier” is a step above most Defense videos. In a relatively brief time, they cover exoskeletons, invisibility cloaks, small arms, sensor systems, brain-machine interaction, power sources, helmet technology, and body armor. The role of end-user feedback as well as […]


Rugged Android Tablet Previewed at PLRB 2015 Claims & Insurance Conference

AMREL will preview its new, rugged Android Tablet at PLRB 2015 Claims & Insurance Conference. “AMREL is developing mobile computer solutions specifically for the insurance industry,” explained Linda Talcott, Director of Product Marketing. “We thought the conference would be a good place to showcase our new Android tablet, and get feedback about the industry’s requirements.” […]