23 Jan '12, 6pm

Army’s newest drone will be ‘green’

Army’s newest drone will be ‘green’

The Army is increasingly aware that the only way for its war machine to keep turning is for it to eliminate the long, vulnerable supply chain currently required to get energy to its soldiers. That’s one reason why it just awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to build a flying drone, light enough to be carried by troops or Iranians , that supplements its power with solar energy. The SURGE-V unmanned aircraft is to be a hybrid-powered manpackable UAV that weighs less than 20 pounds and is able to carry a 4-pound electro-optical payload on missions over rough terrain lasting for at least four hours. Because when you’re trying to find a wedding party to blow up , you might as well do it in the greenest way possible.

Full article: http://grist.org/list/armys-newest-drone-will-be-green/

Tweets

Sign up for our weekly newsletter jam packed wi...

daisygreenmagazine.co.uk 23 Jan '12, 9am

The daisygreenmagazine.co.uk newsletter delivers the latest ethical fashion, natural beauty and green lifestyle inspiratio...

Pumping Water into a (Dormant) Volcano to Make Power ? Newest Geothermal Project #green

Pumping Water into a (Dormant) Volcano to Make ...

planetsave.com 14 Jan '12, 9pm

In this newest plan — to commence mid summer 2012 — 24 million gallons of water will be pumped into the side of an inactiv...

Small Firms Driving Minnesota's Growing Green Economy: During a panel discussion at the State of Green Business

Small Firms Driving Minnesota's Growing Green E...

greenbiz.com 23 Jan '12, 4pm

For Paul Aasen, Minnesota-based Tennant Company is a perfect example of a company that is helping to fuel the state's grow...