Suicide Drones, Mini Blimps and 3D Printers: Inside the New Army ArsenalSubmitted by has on Sun, 11/25/2012 - 12:20
From Wired.com: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/new-army-arsenal/?pi...
Battle Lab in a Box
At Camp Nathan Smith outside of Kandahar, there's a 20-foot cargo container loaded with a 3D printer, a computer-controlled machine for cutting metal, and a couple of Ph.D.s. It's one of three REF "expeditionary labs" placed around Afghanistan that can quickly design and prototype tools for troops on the ground right now.