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The Pentagon wants to be first to use self-driving vehicles

It's eager to leverage the work of private companies for the battlefield

The U.S. military has a long history of pushing technological innovations that eventually become mainstream, like the GPS navigation systems in your phone or car, the Jeep and the Internet. We might eventually add self-driving cars to that list, only with a twist on the time-honored model.

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1990s F1 suspension tech applied to tanks

BAE Systems has borrowed a page from Formula 1, adding active damping to its CV90 tank and improving its speed over rough terrain by up to 40 percent.

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From Super Duty to Call of Duty: Ford could power U.S. military's future

The future of the U.S. Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program might be powered by a Ford V8. BAE Systems, Northrup Grumman and Meritor Defenses said this afternoon that their proposed light fighting vehicle, which is called the Valanx, will have a Ford Power Stroke 6.7-liter diesel engine under its steel hood. (And likely a .50 cal on its roof.)

Hybrid Army tank renderings, some specs revealed

New renderings and some specifications for the hybrid-electric U.S. Army tank that's been in the works for more than four years have been revealed.

Fighter Jet Ejection Seat Test [VIDEO]

From Top Gun to James Bond, Hollywood's dramatic use of the ejector seat has been with us for decades. But, if you ask us, all the special effects in Michael Bay's edit suite can't amass the awe of the real thing.

Daimler Bus completes delivery 1,350 vehicle hybrid order for New York City

Daimler Buses North America has completed the delivery of a major order for hybrid buses to the New York City Transit authority. The New York bus system bought 1,350 Orion VII buses that use a series hybrid drive system produced by BAE systems.

New BAE LiIon battery for buses using A123 technology

BAE Systems already provides the hybrid electric drive system for DaimlerChrysler's Orion VII buses that are operating in transit fleets around the world. The company has just announced their next-generation system that will be available in 2008 switching to lithium ion batteries. The lithium batteries are using NanoPhosphate electrodes developed