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New military gadgets displayed in UK

2012-03-27 21:37

London - Transformable robots and weight-distribution backpacks are among the cutting-edge gadgets on display at a London showcase for defence science and technology.

The government's Center for Defence Enterprise on Tuesday unveiled the latest gizmos being developed by small and medium-sized companies for use by Britain's troops.

They included thin-fabric keyboards for military uniforms and gunshot-detection systems for helmets. The show also featured a weight-distribution backpack fitted with special cooling panels and masks designed to maximize the efficiency of oxygen delivery.

Peter Luff, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology stressed the need to champion such firms to encourage and drive innovation.

Luff announced an additional £2m of funding for companies working on defence research.

Comments
  • Masemola Eddison - 2012-03-27 22:39

    no weapon made by man shall prosper wat God made,de walls of the castle shall fall nd only den people'll c how mother nature's been crying for lyf,nd in God's hands shall only be his children:TAKE DIS:no one wants war,only devil worshipers spill human blood.

      Gregory - 2012-03-28 07:13

      Shut up U idiot.

      ludlowdj - 2012-03-28 14:00

      Using the fundamentals of your own Bible, you forgot to add that devil worshipers and the Devil himself fulfill Gods purpose and are answerable to him. Do not deem to know the plans of your God or condemn the actions of man who is his servant. For the lowest of the low and the takers of life are his servants too. Justice is mine sayeth the Lord, who are you to decide who or what will be the tool he will use to deliver his justice or what that sentence will be?

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