Category Archives: Mobility

SilentHawk Hybrid-Electric Military Motorcycle

The SilentHawk all-wheel drive, hybrid-electric motorcycle is designed to quietly carry troops and their gear over rough terrain and behind enemy lines. Logos Technologies was recently awarded a second Phase II SBIR for further optimization of the motorcycle’s design. The … Continue reading

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SKYNAMO AEROSPACE RAPTOR HOVERBIKE

Skynamo Aerospace of Wojnicz Poland sees its Raptor Hoverbike playing an advanced mobility role for the military. According to the company, operating the Hoverbike is like riding a motorcycle. Operator sitting position and its handlebar controls are similar to what … Continue reading

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Zapata Racing Flyboard Air

Zapata Racing started life competing in powered water craft events. The company’s founder Franky Zapata has been engaged in designing high performance hydro propelled devices. Zapata’s latest project, still in development, is  the Flyboard® Air. Unlike the hydro-propelled devices, like … Continue reading

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USMC LEARNS TO DRIFT THEIR M1A1 ABRAMS IN NORWAY

These guys are having some fun on ice. It turns out that they were working with the Norwegian Telemark Battalion, learning to drift their Abrams on ice in Rena, Norway last week.The Marines are there as part of Cold Response … Continue reading

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REVISION WINS NEW $20 MILLION CONTRACT TO SUPPLY SILENT WATCH BATTERY PACK SYSTEMS FOR CANADA

Montreal,  Quebec (June 9, 2015)- Revision Military, a world leader in integrated,  purpose-built soldier solutions, has won a $20 million, multi-year contract through General Dynamics Land Systems Canada to provide Energy Storage Systems to retrofit RECCE 6.0 LAV vehicles that … Continue reading

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TEK Military Seating LLP

  TEK Seating was formed 40 years ago by the Fleming family to support low to medium volume bus, coach, truck, agricultural, material handling, construction and specialist vehicle convertors (work vehicles) with OEM specification vehicle seating. Paul Fleming, MD, is … Continue reading

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SHOXs Shock Mitigation Technology

One of SOCOM’s priorities on the Maritime side of the house was shock mitigation for the passengers and crew on SOC-R boats. SHOXS had an interesting array of shock absorbing seats at SOFIC 2014. There is a considerable amount of … Continue reading

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SOFIC-2013 JetLev R200

The JetLev R200 was part of the waterfront exhibit. As I watched the demonstration, I couldn’t help wondering why any respectable SEAL would use one of these. I mean, they look like a lot of fun, but I wondered what … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2013–S&S Precision Stalker MPTV

There is an amazing amount of James Bond(ish) technology at SOFIC and this year is no different. I have no doubts that “Q” would turn green with envy. One such item is S&S Precision’s MPTV (multi-purpose tactical vehicle). This vehicle … Continue reading

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What Is An SMSS?

The SMSS or Squad Mission Support System is a family of unmanned ground vehicles or UGV designed to take some of the load off a 9 to 14 man team. Think of it as a 6-wheeled ATV that’s capable of carrying a … Continue reading

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Special Operations Force (SOF) Land Mobility

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SOFIC – Gallery

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SOFIC 2011 – Mobility

Understanding and Communicating are all prerequisites to Engage but the equation falls apart if you can’t move your teams with safety, speed, reliability, and a modicum of comfort; a lesson learned from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, where better than … Continue reading

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