Military Gadgets: How Advanced Technology is Transforming Today's Battlefield... and Tomorrow's

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9780131440210: Military Gadgets: How Advanced Technology is Transforming Today's Battlefield... and Tomorrow's

Coalition soldiers in the war in Iraq had access to the most extraordinary array of high-tech weapons ever created. In Military Gadgets, one of the world's leading consultants on emerging technology introduces more than 100 of today's most exciting and advanced military technologies--and tomorrow's. Gadgets expert Nicholas D. Evans offers easy-to-read descriptions of what each technology does, how it's used in combat and why it's better than traditional methods. Evans covers the entire spectrum of military hardware: electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and laser technologies; "tactical Internet" and "digital soldier" systems; autonomous underwater, aerial and mine-hunting vehicles; stealth technologies; smart bombs and global positioning systems; the MOAB; and more. Evans also describes advanced technological countermeasures used to detect and respond to WMD threats--including the JSLIST (Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology) protective suits, defensive missile systems and state-of-the-art monitoring stations. This book is a follow-up to Evans' recent bestseller, Consumer Gadgets, focusing on revolutionary products and technologies for consumer use.

The book covers 100+ state-of-the-art military technologies (those used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and some still in development) and includes a 16-page, 4-color insert featuring detailed photos of the equipment.

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NICHOLAS D. EVANS is a widely recognized business and technology consultant, speaker, and best-selling author. He has been featured in and published more than 100 articles for publications ranging from Fortune and The Financial Times to Internet Week and Optimize magazine.

Evans' highly acclaimed Internet Week column on emerging technology has been running since 1997. His books include Consumer Gadgets; Business Innovation and Disruptive Technology; and Business Agility: Strategies for Gaining Competitive Advantage Through Mobile Business Solutions (Financial Times Prentice Hall). A frequent advisor to the venture capital community, Evans serves on several advisory boards and is President and CEO of Emerging Foundations, Inc., an enterprise software and services company.

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