French inventor Franky Zapata's high-flying hoverboard made it all the way to France's Bastille Day celebrations this year. French President Emmanuel Macron was so enamored that he tweeted a video of it, suggesting that the French military might use them in combat one day.
The US Army is in the final testing stage for its Enhanced Night Vision Goggles-Binocular (ENVG-B), which will allow soldiers to accurately shoot from the hip and around corners. They also provide improved situational awareness, thermal imaging, and better depth perception.
The FLIR Black Hornet III is a pocket-sized drone will perform intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in combat. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division already has the drones, which come in a pair — one for daytime and one enabling night vision. The drones are about six inches long and can fit on a soldier's utility belt. The Army hopes to equip every soldier with the drones in the future.
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