10 SECRET Military Technologies



the military is known for pushing the boundaries of technology but not all of these advancements are known to the public here are the top 10 most secretive military technologies number 10 insect allies insect allies as they are called are a secretive and controversial military technology the idea is that insects can be used to help strengthen and preserve food supplies during a crop disease or a bioterrorist threat a fits leafhoppers and white flies can be deliberately infected with viruses they can then pass these viruses to plants and food supplies to make them more resistant to biological attacks but there is a controversial side effect to insect allies if insects can keep food supplies safe by infecting them with engineered diseases and they can also infect enemy food supplies with decimating diseases the military has assured the public that this is not the intention of insect allies but some people still believe that the real intention of insect allies is a secret number 9 the flying missile rail the flying missile rail is a drone that can be launched from the wing of a fighter jet that is already in motion it is a disruptive technology and it can be launched in two ways the first is while it is attached to a jet the second is for the drone to fly away from the jet and then launch remotely on command but what makes this technology so amazing and advanced is its production unlike other costly military technologies that are slow to produce the flying missile rail has fast prototyping rapid design and can be manufactured very quickly in fact the goal is to produce 500 of these per month which makes it an advantageous military technology number eight microwaves sound the US military has funded the early development of using microwave sound as a weapon microwave sound is not lethal but it creates an awful sound in your head the project was originally known as Medusa standing for mob excess deterrent using silent audio it employs a microwave auditory effect we'll only work if you are standing inside a beam of microwave microwave sound is still in its early stages and there are of course some risks and side effects the most notable being brain damage the shockwave renders the person who hears it utterly useless as they are unable to think and become incapacitated by the awful sound originally intended as a method of crowd control it is unclear what exactly the military intends to use this technology for before we move on be sure to subscribe to daily toptenz with notifications on so you don't miss any of our videos number 7 exoskeleton the researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for biologically inspired engineering have been hard at work developing an extremely advanced gear for soldiers DARPA soft exosuit is a wearable mobile machine that helps soldiers save energy when out in the battlefield the exoskeleton uses state-of-the-art sensors and built-in technology to sense when a soldier needs help it can assist with movements and help carry heavy objects for the soldiers it was first tested on 7 soldiers who went on an 11 mile hike in Maryland the exoskeleton was able to reduce their energy consumption by 15% making it far easier for troops to cover more ground more efficiently number 6 the Phantom Express the Phantom Express is a spacecraft that is capable of launching secret missions in space the Phantom Express remains highly secretive and mysterious but it is expected to take flight in 2020 among some of its advanced technologies are its ability to run solely off electricity and its ability to land and take off vertically its main objective is to aid in the future of rapid space launch for small satellites the Phantom Express would revolutionize space missions currently access to space is costly and slow but the Phantom Express would provide both government and commercial customers very fast and cost efficient access to space the spacecraft is a collaboration between Boeing and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency number five robot mules robot mules are exactly as they sound they are robots designed to carry loads for both Marines and soldiers across tough terrains the ls3 is an example of a robot mule the legged squat support system was engineered collaboratively by scientists and engineers from Boston Dynamics Carnegie Mellon the AAI Corps and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory the project was funded by DARPA and the US Marine Corps the ls3 has a payload capacity of 400 pounds and can fuel up with enough gas or diesel to walk for 24 hours continuously it is able to follow its leader without the need for a driver it can also reach predefined spots due to its GPS capabilities and its built-in obstacle avoidance the ls3 is a military technology that will allow soldiers to move more efficiently and to carry far more supplies with them than they could carry alone number 4 mesh worms mesh worms are a secretive military technology that were inspired by the real-life movements and agility of earthworms earthworms utilize soft robotics and as such they are unlike any other type of robotic mesh worms are wrapped in a weird pattern of nickel titanium alloy which forms the mesh of the mesh worm nickel titanium is extremely strong making mesh worms a very durable robot their durability then allows them to go where other robots cannot for example they could be air dropped from planes and land without damage they could also be launched over long distances without sustaining any injury furthermore because of their small size and agility mesh worms could fit through small places and crawl through tight openings making them an optimal surveillance technology the technology for mesh worms was funded by DARPA and the project took place at MIT the full scale of their capabilities though is not currently known to the public number three space-based lasers as the technology for missiles becomes more advanced so must the technology for missile defense currently missile defense can be found by manned vehicles such as f-15s or unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs but these two forms of Defense may not be effective as missile technology increases so defense teams are looking to space and wondering whether space-based lasers may be an effective form of missile defense currently space-based lasers pose a number of problems they don't have the range needed to effectively destroy a missile as a laser needs to concentrate on a specific area for several seconds to successfully destroy it and the lasers themselves need to be more powerful than the lasers currently available however defense teams have asked for three hundred four million dollars in funding to develop and test space-based lasers and by 2023 they hope to run real tests of this advanced military defense technology number two hypersonic weapons hypersonic weapons are being developed in secret by several countries throughout the world currently the countries that have made the most advancements when it comes to hypersonic weapons are China Russia and the United States hypersonic weapons are missiles capable of reaching unfathomable speeds if successful hypersonic weapons will be able to travel at Mach 5 or higher to put this speed into perspective that's roughly five times faster than the speed of sound or around one mile per second there are currently two types of hypersonic weapons being developed cruise missiles and hypersonic glide vehicles cruise missiles would be able to travel at heights of 100,000 feet and would use a propulsion system called scramjet hypersonic glide vehicles on the other hand would be placed on Rockets and then launched they would be highly maneuverable and could keep their target a secret right up until detonation the speed agility and maneuverability of hypersonic weapons makes them a formidable threat as there are currently no defense systems in place for either type of hypersonic weapon number one fly BOTS don't let the size of these tiny drones fool you they are a highly advanced military technology with endless possibilities fly BOTS were developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory and they are meant to blend in with or mimic nature they resemble tiny insects and because of this they can fly undetected by enemy surveillance fly BOTS can even hide in swarms of real insects making their detection almost impossible they are controlled remotely by a highly trained pilot because of their size they can fly almost anywhere and will prove to be a valuable military technology and all those surveillance will likely be their primary purpose these fly BOTS have a number of other capabilities the military is exploring the potential of fly BOTS when it comes to swarms for example fly BOTS could be equipped with poisonous gases that they could transfer to places that soldiers cannot go the gases could then be easily released by remote control fly BOTS could also in theory be equipped with high-powered mini explosives and although one mini explosive may not seem that threatening if swarms of these fly BOTS entering a building or enemy zone they could quite literally decimate an area the military technology of drones in general has the ability to drastically change the face of war and these tiny fly BOTS are on the front line of these advancements and while some of their capabilities have been explored there are surely capabilities that remain a secret which is why the drone technology of fly bonds has earned them the top spot on this list of top 10 secretive military technologies check out our previous videos on the top 10 abandoned real estate developments that failed and the top 10 most haunted roads on earth and remember to subscribe to daily toptenz with notifications on so you don't miss any of our videos you

3 Comments

  1. Alexander Grandsard said:

    Not so secret anymore

    June 29, 2019
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  2. Long Fellow said:

    Weapons for sheeple control.

    June 29, 2019
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  3. Andrzej CIEBIEN said:

    Early

    June 29, 2019
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