Drones and Anti-Missile Systems Being Used to Protect Tanks

When it comes to technology and tanks, we often think of one of two extremes. Firstly the original tanks from years ago, with the large cannons mounted to tracks and then we think to our idea of the future, with giant floating armoured platforms. It would seem the marines are looking to go somewhere inbetween, but not with flying tanks but ones equipped with more systems to help protect tanks from their enemies.

The U.S. Marine Corps is looking at using technology, not additional armour, to help protect their vehicles. First up on the list of technologies is the use of electronic anti-missile systems, or active protective systems, that will detect and intercept anything from a guided anti-tank rocket to the likes of a rocket propelled grenade (such as those used in RPG’s). The system in place would be the Israli Trophy Active Protection System (APS), with four systems being mounted to both Stryker combat vehicles and M1A2 tanks.

With jammers and missile interception components working together the hardware is commonly designed to protect ships or airplanes, but with threats changing the military wants to be one step ahead. That isn’t all, with the Marines also looking at “unmanned aerial systems” (Drones) to help spot enemies before they can even launch the attack.

Combining knowledge about threats before they happen with active and passive defence systems is a nice way to protect soldiers from unwanted threats at a moments notice.

Tesoro Launches the Lobera Spectrum Per-Key RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard

Tesoro has just launched the Lobera Spectrum Per-Key RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard featuring 9 LED effect modes, namely dimming, full zone, trigger, ripple, firework, radiation, rainbow wave, and instant recording for every key and USB pass-trough. The keyboard is said to let users customize any color to any key and comes with 5 brightness levels and 5 distinct profiles to store them.

In terms of feature, the Lobera comes with Audio Mode which make the LEDs of each individual key dance to the beat of the tune played and a Switchable N-KEy Rollover and USB 6 key Rollover that make the keyboard immune to ghosting or jamming. Together with the 1000 MHz polling rate, it helps ensure no keystroke is missed and with instant game mode switching, users don’t have to worry about accidental key pressing.

The Lobera Spectrum also comes with a pass-through hub with audio and mic jacks and 2x USB 2.0 ports with a DC-in jack allowing gamers to charge their smart phones and tablets directly through the keyboard. Gamers are also able to instantly program macros across the whole keyboard, switch the profiles with just a few keystrokes that require just one hand and also are able to take the macros to another computer with the 512k Built-in Storage.

The keyboard uses Kailh switches rated for 60 million keystrokes and high quality Costar stabilizers, while rubberized feet with tilt control are preventing it from slipping during intense gameplay. The Tesoro Lobera Spectrum is available in North America at Amazon and Newegg for a suggested retail price of $149 and comes it Kailh Blue, Black, Brown and Red mechanical switches.

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