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Jan 2, 2022

Elusive Ethics: Robotic Warfare and Autonomous Weapons

Posted by in categories: ethics, military, robotics/AI

Militaries around the world are making fast advances in AI weaponry. Learn why many see this as a threat to human values.

Jan 1, 2022

Navy’s Costly Carrier Finally Has Its Bomb-Lifting Elevators

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The Navy’s costliest warship finally has all the elevators needed to lift bombs from below its deck so it can deploy on its first operational patrol — more than four and a half years after delivery.

The service has announced that the 11th and final Advanced Weapons Elevator is in place on the $13.3 billion USS Gerald R. Ford and the aircraft carrier is ready for training and operations.

“This is a significant milestone for the Navy, ship and her crew,” Rear Admiral James Downey, the Navy’s program executive officer for aircraft carriers, said in a statement. “We now have the entire system to operate and train with.” He said the service and the prime contractor, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., used “hundreds of craftsmen, technicians and engineers, working around the clock —through multiple underway and holiday periods — to get these advanced systems on line and operational.”

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Jan 1, 2022

Raytheon To Enhance Seasparrow Missiles For US Navy That Can Defend NATO Vessels Against Missile & Drone Attacks

Posted by in categories: drones, engineering, government, military

Defense company Raytheon has clinched a US Navy contract to provide engineering and technical services for the Evolved Seasparrow Missile and NATO Seasparrow Missile programs, the Pentagon has said.

A press release by the Department of Defense on December 30 stated, “Raytheon Company [of] Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $55,121,826 modification to a previously awarded contract for engineering and technical services in support of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile and NATO Seasparrow Missile Systems programs.”

The contract combines purchases for the US government (99%); and those of Japan and the United Arab Emirates (1%) under the Foreign Military Sales program.

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Dec 31, 2021

Opinion: History could well identify this as the starting point of the next major arms race, one that has the potential to be humanity’s final one

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Dec 31, 2021

How The U.S. Fell Behind In Hypersonic Technology

Posted by in categories: law, military, space travel

Hypersonic air travel is anything that travels at Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound. The U.S. was once a leader in developing supersonic and hypersonic technology, but has taken “our foot off the gas,” according to Mark Lewis, executive director of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Emerging Technologies Institute.

Watch the video to find out more about how the U.S. fell behind Russia, China and possibly North Korea, and how we’re spending billions to catch up.

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Dec 31, 2021

France is still mad at the US over a lost submarine deal, but that isn’t keeping it from buying US gear for its new aircraft carrier

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The US Navy’s new Ford-class carriers use the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System to catapult planes off their decks, and France wants it too.

Dec 30, 2021

Rise Of The Dragon: How China’s Innovation In Defense & Space Technology In 2021 Sent Shockwaves Through West

Posted by in categories: military, space

China’s growing military prowess dominated global headlines in 2021. Beijing’s fast-paced developments — be it the innovation in hypersonic technology, indigenous aircraft, or naval power — took the world by surprise and sent the alarm bells ringing in the West.

The EurAsian Times takes a look at five big developments in China’s weapons research and development.

Chinese Manned Space Agency (CMSA) is in the process of constructing a space station, called Tiangong, in the low Earth orbit (LEO). This construction gained a major milestone in May this year when Beijing launched Tianhe, the first module of the orbiting space station.

Dec 30, 2021

Men Vs Machine: Slaughterbots Set To Change The ‘LAWS’ Of Battlefield & Make Human Soldiers Redundant?

Posted by in categories: ethics, military, robotics/AI

Lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), also called “killer robots” or “slaughterbots” being developed by a clutch of countries, have been a topic of debate with the international military, ethics, and human rights circles raising concerns. Recent talks about a ban on these killer robots have brought them into the spotlight yet again.

What Are Killer Robots?

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Dec 29, 2021

A Chinese Satellite Can Allegedly Take High-Res Images of US Cities In Seconds

Posted by in categories: engineering, military, satellites

While rotating at up to 10 degrees per second!

The technological competition between the United States and China is growing at breakneck speeds.

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Dec 29, 2021

New Headache For US Military? China Says Its Tiny Satellite Can Capture ‘Crystal Clear’ Images Of American Cities

Posted by in categories: military, space

The Chinese inroads into space have got strategic circles abuzz with discussions about a possible revival of a Cold War-type competition between the US and the erstwhile Soviet Union.

China has yet again made headlines with a move that goes beyond just sending missions to the Moon or Mars. It has claimed to have launched a satellite that could take high-resolution photos of American cities from space, which can capture even details of a vehicle’s number plate.

According to experts, a Chinese satellite captured photographs of a vast region around a US city in just 42 seconds, crisp enough to recognize a military vehicle on the street and tell what type of weapon it might be carrying.

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