tactical vehicle


150226-A-DP764-054 by The U.S. Army
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A team of paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, practice a tactical halt with the brigade’s new Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicle on Fort Pickett, Va., Feb. 26, 2015. The 1st Battalion, 325th AIR developed tactics, techniques and procedures for tactical movement with the new LTATVs. The battalion is currently assessing the LTATV as a platform to provide a rifle company with rapid mobility in support of airfield seizure operations.

This hoverbike will carry supplies to soldiers on the battlefield

The Army is working on a way to get resupplies on the ground in 30 minutes. After a successful takeoff in January, the hoverbike may soon become a reality. The flying bike is officially known as JTARV, which stands for Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle. It began as a Kickstarter project by Malloy Aeronautics and quickly became a joint project between the Army and the U.S. Marine Corps. Developers are trying to give it a longer range of up to 125 miles and increase the payload to carry up to 800 pounds. It’s uncertain when the hoverbike will officially take flight into battle, but having an Amazon-like delivery service on the battlefield will be a huge asset. Source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/18/army-flies-hoverbike-prototype/ For more Trending Tech:

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The Army wants to use this giant drone to resupply soldiers
It’s called the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV, and researchers at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) compare it to “Amazon on the battlefield,” according to an ARL press release. With a single request, soldiers in need could have supplies delivered by drone wherever they are. The most important part of any military is logistics: resupplying soldiers and equipment with ammunition, food, and fuel. Read more
Chicago Police Routinely Trampled on Civil Rights, Justice Dept. Says
City and federal officials have agreed to a series of reforms the Police Department will make to address the problems detailed in a scathing report.
By Julie Bosman and Mitch Smith

Among other findings:

  • “Officers exhibit poor discipline when discharging their weapons and engage in tactics that endanger themselves and public safety, including failing to await backup when they safely could and should; using unsound tactics in approaching vehicles; and using their own vehicles in a manner that is dangerous.”
  • Officers often engaged in dangerous foot chases that often ended with “officers unreasonably shooting someone — including unarmed individuals.”
  • “Officers shoot at vehicles without justification and in contradiction to C.P.D. policy.”
  • Tasers were used against people who posed no threat.
  • The city did not adequately review use of force incidents to determine if they were necessary.

This, by the way, is exactly the sort of thing Jeff Sessions testified he won’t be bothering with as our next Attorney General, because he thinks it’s unfair to the police: “These lawsuits [DoJ lawsuits under the Civil Rights Act] undermine the respect for police officers and create an impression that the entire department is not doing their work consistent with fidelity to law and fairness.