Seeking the World's 'Most Innovative Defense Technologies'

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Defense Update, an online defense magazine is launching the 'Most Innovative Defense Technologies' award program, presenting 20 of the most creative and innovative defense technologies for popular vote.

Defense Update lists 20 nominees for the 2008 Defense Innovation Award"

Tel-Aviv (PRWEB) January 18, 2009 -- Defense technologies have always fascinated science and technology enthusiasts. With innovative and exciting applications reaching from space to underground warfare, employing massive explosives and firepower to illusive but not least dramatic effects of cyber attacks, defense applications are leading in many science and technology fronts. Today, readers have the power to vote, and help select and highlight those systems presented as most innovative defense technologies, having the potential to shape or transform today's military.

Just before Christmas, Defense Update, a leading online military technology magazine published from Israel, launched the first 'Defense Technology Innovation Award', highlighting the 20 most innovative and exciting defense systems and developments that have potential to influence and benefit the warfighter at present and in the near future. In the months preceding the announcement the magazine's editorial team assessed hundreds of candidates, and selected a nominee list depicting 20 programs addressing different aspects of modern warfare. The magazine gathered projects from different countries. Most of the programs are from the US, but the list also includes entries from Australia, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the UK. The magazine's readers were invited to place their votes, selecting those programs considered the most suitable for the title 'most innovative defense technology program'.

The vote is now open to all web users; through January 2009, defense professionals and enthusiasts are invited to cast their votes for the 'most innovative technology'. Readers can study the 20 nominees and place their vote. Final results are expected by the end of January.

About Defense Update:

Celebrating its 30th year in 2009, Defense Update International magazine provides an online resource for military professionals and enthusiasts. With frequently updated news and features covering defense and aerospace technologies, from combat systems, to defense business and military industry financial news. Available at: Defense Update

The following systems are included among the award nominees:

M-72A9 LAW Anti Structure Munition from Nammo-Talley, Gibbs High Speed Amphibians from Gibbs Technologies, Wearable Boomerang Personal Gunshot Locator by BBN, VCOM's V-Communicator Hand held translation device, the Guardium Autonomous Patrol Vehicle from G-NIUS, Moskito Compact Target Acquisition System from Vectronix, the Jackal (M-WMIK) all terrain vehicle from Supacat, L-3 Com's mROVER Two-way video datalink, VOSS vehicular EO payload from GyroCam, DARPA's Nano SCOUT Miniature UAV from Aerovironment, Boeing's GBU-54 Laser JDAM Weapon, the US Army's Regenerative Medicine Wound Treatment, M-25 wearable fuel cell from SFC, the F-35 Lightning II from Lockheed Martin, RIC - Rifle Input Control by Kord Defence and Thales Australia, the Hardwire Steel-composite Armor by Hardwire LLC and DSM, Acadia II Advanced Image Fuser from Pyramid Vision (a Sarnoff subsidiary), CREW 3.1 Dismounted IED Jammer program led by the Pentagon's JIEDDO office, Spider-I Still over Video Image Transfer technology, developed by Wireless avionics and finally, the Firestrike High Power Weaponized Laser developed by Northrop Grumman.


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