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3 Amazing IDF Gadgets James Bond Wishes He Had

With the newest James Bond movie in theaters, the legendary agent once again makes headlines. But despite his infamous high-tech gadgets, Agent 007 is still no match for the Israel Defense Forces. Here are three brilliant gadgets Agent Bond only wishes the Q Branch could give him.

1. The Viper (Versatile, Intelligent, Portable Robot)

This portable, lightweight robot was designed specifically for urban guerrilla warfare. Its special wheel system can literally change shape, so VIPER knows how to climb stairs, scale rocky terrain, or crawl into tiny spaces. It’s equipped with several day-and-night cameras, microphones, a GPS system and an array of sensors that can detect chemicals, gases, explosives and radiation.

VIPER is controlled with a gaming-style controller and a helmet-mounted display, giving the operator the ability to see everything from a safe distance. It can also be equipped with a robotic arm, a mini-Uzi gun and even a grenade launcher.

If James Bond had it? It’s almost like having another agent in the field — running, fighting, and saving the civilized world. All it lacks is the snark and the dapper suit.

The VIPER combat drone. Photo: Elbit

2. The EyeDrive

The EyeDrive is an all-terrain, all-weather surveillance robot specially designed for urban warfare, anti-terror and search-and-rescue missions. It doesn’t break. Ever.

The EyeDrive can simply be thrown into buildings or dropped from the height of three meters without any damage. Day-and-night cameras supply the operator with a real-time 360° field of vision that can even tilt and zoom. Its special Video Motion Detection software provides automatic alerts based on movement or sound. Amazingly enough, it weighs in at just under eight pounds — easily stowed in a suave suitcase.

If James Bond had it? No recon mission would be too hard, no evil lair would be too heavily guarded. With the EyeDrive on his side, bad guys everywhere should start shivering in their black leather seats.

 

 

3. The Skylark Drone

A drone — that would be a regular-sized unmanned plane, right? Wrong. Meet the Skylark I-LE —  small, lightweight, and practically unnoticeable.  It’s light enough to be carried by one person and can be set up to fly in less than 8 minutes. Skylark boasts 3 hours of flight-time with a live video feed, day and night, in any weather condition. It’s quiet as a mouse with the eyes of a hawk. Quickly deployed and quickly recovered. They’ll never even know we were there.

If James Bond had it? As an agent in MI6, intelligence-gathering is obviously a top priority for Bond. And while it won’t render the human element useless, this stealth-machine will definitely change the field where visual intel is concerned. Eat your heart out, Q.

Originally posted by IDF

IAF / IDF / The Military

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  • John
    November 7, 2012

    As a Christian your my brother. I will always pray for God’s hand to rest upon you. May He bless your nation and keep you strong. I’m with you in prayer. John

  • JOHN
    October 27, 2012

    YOU HAVE BLESSED THE U.S. WITH YOUR TECH..WHAT HAS BEEN DONE RECENTLY,WELL LOOK AT OUR EAST COAST FORECASTS!LESS THAN 2 WKS..BIGGEST DECIDING TIME IN OUR HISTORY NOW!BEEN AS ACTIVE AS POSSIBLE FOR OUR HERITAGE.OURS EFFECTS YOURS.YOU KNOW YOU ALREADY HAVE THE VICTORY!GODS HAND!BEEN ILL,NEVER GIVE UP!NEVER!WILL STAY IN PRAYER!NEED IT MYSELF!SHALOM!

  • JOHN
    October 27, 2012

    GODS HAND.I WISH YOU DID NOT NEED THEM,BUT HOORAH,YOU GOT THEM!USE THEM!PRAYERS FROM THE 3RD WATCH.J.D.C.

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