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Jan 20, 2017

Arrow 3: Israel’s killer missile can strike targets in outer space (VIDEO)

Posted by in categories: military, space travel

TEL AVIV, Jan 21 — Israel has upgraded its missile defence system so that the country can be protected from the ground to outer space.

The latest addition, the Arrow 3, became operational on Wednesday. The system has a range up to 2,400 km and can be used as an anti-satellite weapon. It was co-developed by Israel Aerospace Industries and Boeing Co.

An 'Arrow 3' ballistic missile interceptor is seen during its test launch near Ashdod, Israel December 10, 2015. — Reuters picAn ‘Arrow 3’ ballistic missile interceptor is seen during its test launch near Ashdod, Israel December 10, 2015. — Reuters picThe bottom tier of Israel’s missile defence system is the Iron Dome interceptor, which is designed to destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired up to 70 km away. The second tier of the system is David’s Sling, which is designed to shoot down mid-range, lower-altitude missiles. The Arrow 2 is designed to intercept missiles in low to high atmosphere.

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Jan 20, 2017

US Military Adopts Microsoft’s Hologram Technology

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, health, holograms, military

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Microsoft’s HoloLens hologram headset systems are already being used in the Australian, Ukrainian and Israeli military forces, and now the US military is also finding a use for Microsoft’s most advanced technology.

In recent exercises, forces from the Marines held a weeklong exercise called Spartan Emerging Technology and Innovation Week at North Carolina. The event featured various training technologies – from quadcopters to augmented reality developed with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to accelerate the development of decision-making skills.

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Jan 20, 2017

The U.S. Air Force is beefing-up cyber security for the F-22 and F-35 jet fighter aircraft

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, military

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force is working closely with industry partners to strengthen cyber security for larger service platforms such as an F-22 or F-35 fighters. Business Insider reports.

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Jan 20, 2017

Canadian army investigates mysterious Arctic noise

Posted by in category: military

A strange beeping noise in the Arctic has Canadians puzzled. Is it marine mammals doing something weird? A foreign submarine? Collective hallucination?

A military patrol and acoustic specialists are being dispatched to investigate, the army said Thursday.

Speculation has abounded since Inuit hunters in the village of Igloolik heard the beep several times off the Fury and Hecla Straight late last year.

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Jan 19, 2017

Smart Dust – The Future of Involuntary Treatment of the Public

Posted by in categories: computing, military, particle physics

Smart dust; himm I see many uses for this some good and some truly bad when in the wrong hands.


Pedro Aquila, Staff Writer Waking Times

Smart dust is a name given to extremely small computing particles, RFID chips, or other very small technologies.

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Jan 19, 2017

DARPA project could help with mobile security in the enterprise

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, military

If you are a top notch cyber security expert; DARPA wants you.


A DARPA project set to launch this month will work on military-grade security for mobile networks. Efforts could eventually help enterprise security.

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Jan 19, 2017

Elite Scientists Have Told the Pentagon That AI Won’t Threaten Humanity

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, military, robotics/AI, singularity

JASON advisory group says Elon Musk’s singularity warnings are unfounded, but a focus on AI for the Dept. of Defense is integral.

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Jan 19, 2017

How China Is Weaponizing Outer Space

Posted by in categories: military, space

Many of China’s space capabilities are designed to counter U.S. military advantages.

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Jan 18, 2017

DARPA wants to build “Vampire Drones” that turn into gas at sunrise

Posted by in categories: drones, military

Never ceases to amaze me what DARPA is up to these days.


Drones are everywhere these days – from using them to take elaborate selfies to launching missiles at military targets, delivering aid to war torn areas to imaging the deadly environment around lava lakes, they appear to be the multipurpose tool of the moment. Perhaps slightly strangely, then, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants drones to vanish into thin air. Specifically, they want drones that are biodegradable, able to fade away after completing their mission.

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Jan 18, 2017

Royal Australian Air Force Using HoloLens to Experiment with Augmented Reality

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, biotech/medical, habitats, military

The limitless applications of 3D data visualization will enable a more efficient approach to many of life’s problems. Each day, developers exploring this technology are finding new ways to solve these problems in mixed reality; 3D modeling, easier house management, spinal surgery, and forest fire management are just a few recent examples of ways 3D data visualization can benefit us all.

The military, on the other hand, has quite a different set of problems to manage.

From a logistics standpoint, there are a lot of moving parts in the military to consider such as personnel, deployment, training, resources, and supply lines, to name just a few things that have to be managed constantly. Here we are talking big-picture ideas that could utilize 3D data visualization from a top-down view. If we scale down to real-time operations for individual missions, there’s recon, intel, tracking, and response, and this list could keep going.

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