Bravo Sierra’s Military-Tested Line of Wellness Goods

High-quality products that withstand extreme conditions

Founded last year by Benjamin Bernet and Justin Guilbert, Bravo Sierra develops high-performing products for US military members, studies their feedback and then offers the results to the civilian market—all while returning 5% of their top line profit to the military’s MWR program. With logo design by Patrick Li, the creative director of T Magazine, and consultation from Sarah Andelman (the founder of the beloved …

Boeing’s MQ-25 Unmanned Tanker Drone Prototype

From Phantom Works—Boeing’s more-or-less secret design division—comes an entry for the US Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker initiative, which tasked aviation companies with drone development. Boeing’s prototype is functional, though it hasn’t flown yet. There are planned engine test runs—on the ground—and deck handling demonstrations for early 2018. Boeing’s design does have some extraordinary stealth-enabling features, though it wasn’t not designed with that at the …

DARPA is Developing a Fleet of Autonomous Military Drones

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is in the early stages of a new science fiction-like initiative called the Gremlins program. In essence, DARPA is looking to create a fleet of autonomous drones to launch at altitude from a transport plane, carry out military missions (like surveillance or electronic jamming), and then return to their mothership for docking. Lockheed Martin, Composite Engineering, Dynetics, and …