Happy Monday. To kick things off this week, check out this video of a homemade armored assault vehicle complete with a machine gun aimed via what looks like a Playstation controller.
Little is known about the armored car, called the Sham II, other than it's built on a car chassis and the driver and gunner rely on video cameras to steer it. Still, you've got to admit, it's a great example of battlefield-borne weaponry.
It's worth noting that the Sham II isn't that advanced compared to the increasing number of tanks and armored personnel carriers that the rebels have been capturing from Syrian government forces, it will be interesting to see how or if it is used in combat.
This isn't the first homemade armor that Syrian rebels have fielded. Check out this Suzuki pickup truck that's been heavily armored to allow rebels to avoid government sniper fire. While you're there, click the link to see the rebels using a gasoline tanker truck as an improvised flame-thrower.
After that, check out this slideshow on the rebels' more traditional DIY weapons.
H/t to BI.
John Reed reports on the frontiers of cyber war and the latest in military technology for Killer Apps.