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Jul 16, 2016

This Tablet-Toting Military Vest Is Actually a Giant Battery

Posted by in categories: energy, military, mobile phones

Smartphones and tablets are being used more frequently in the battlefield, and that means that battery power is more important than ever. Soldiers often carry spare battery chargers in the 90-pound combat packs they carry into war zones, but the batteries are often lost or broken. BAE Systems wants to help lighten the load with its new system that lets soldiers plug electronics directly into their clothing.

The BAE Systems Broadsword Spine is a harness that can be sewn into a soldiers vest, jacket, or belt that carries a battery pack and hides charging wires. The harness places the battery pack on the small of a soldier’s back and includes eight conductive fabric conduits that can be used to connect to a USB port.

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Jul 14, 2016

Russia building hypersonic nuclear bomber to reach other side of the world in TWO hours

Posted by in category: military

Russia’s other option to long range missals.


RUSSIA is preparing to unveil a hypersonic stealth bomber capable of reaching such high speeds it could reach a target ANYWHERE in the world within two hours.

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Jul 13, 2016

Russian hypersonic bomber can launch nuclear attacks from space

Posted by in categories: military, space

Military bosses claim the engine for the craft has already been tested, and a prototype could take to the air in six years.

It would be able to travel anywhere in the world in two hours and drop a devastating nuclear warhead before returning to base, it is claimed.

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Jul 13, 2016

Russia’s Next Military Game Changer: Microwave Weapons?

Posted by in categories: drones, military

New drones and fighters could fry enemy hardware from a distance.

Michael Peck

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Jul 13, 2016

Air Force wants to leap ahead in quantum computing

Posted by in categories: computing, military, quantum physics

US AF does need to get onboard quickly or be left in the dust.


Quantum computing could be a competitive advantage for the U.S. military, and the Air Force Research Lab wants to keep pace.

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Jul 13, 2016

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Announces Contract with U.S. Army to Deliver Dragon Silk

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, military

ANN ARBOR, Mich., –July 12, 2016- Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB) (“Company”), the leading developer of spider silk based fibers, today announced that it has received a contract valued at up to $1.0 million, if the option phase is awarded, for the development of high performance fibers for protective apparel applications. Under the fully funded base effort, valued at $99,962, the Company will deliver ballistic shoot packs constructed from its proprietary Dragon Silk™ material for performance testing. These shoot packs will be tested and evaluated for critical Soldier protective applications including ballistic impact. If awarded, the option phase will significantly expand this work with the US Army.

“Dragon Silk scores very highly in tensile strength and elasticity, which makes it one of the toughest fibers known to man and the ideal material for many applications,” stated Jon Rice, COO. “Providing material for this ballistic shoot pack initiative is an important next step for Kraig and spider silk. This contract reinforces the many significant potential applications for recombinant spider silk. Today is a great day for spider silk.”

“We’re proud to be working with the Department of Defense to assess the exciting potential of spider silk for military applications,” stated Kim K Thompson, CEO and founder of Kraig Biocraft Laboratories. “We are honored that the U.S. Army has selected us for this program. This effort will provide Kraig Labs with the opportunity to validate our longstanding belief that spider silk technology has had an incredible potential for protective and lifesaving materials and expand our ability to design and engineer innovative materials solutions.”

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Jul 12, 2016

Should We Blame the U.S. and Israel for Cyber Warfare?

Posted by in categories: entertainment, military

Blaming the US and israel for cyber warfare?!


Alex Gibney’s new film “Zero Days” charts the terrifying history of cyber warfare, focusing in particular on the attack that the U.S. and Israel allegedly launched against the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran.

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Jul 11, 2016

New framework finds a better way to map complex networks

Posted by in category: military

Nice.


DARPA-funded research finds even obscure patterns that can be applied to better understand anything from military logistics to social media activity to air traffic.

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Jul 11, 2016

Russia Offers India Nuclear Aircraft Carrier

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

NEW DELHI — Russia has offered its nuclear aircraft carrier, dubbed “Storm,” to India for purchase, a senior Indian Navy official said. The offer comes as India and the US discuss the transfer of technology for India’s future nuclear aircraft carrier, the INS Vishal.

A diplomat with the Russian Embassy confirmed that a Russian team visiting India last week made the offer.

Krylov State Research Center (KSRC), a Russian shipbuilding research and development institute, is designing the carrier, also known as Shtorm or Project 23000E.

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Jul 9, 2016

Nato leaders gear up for threats from Russia

Posted by in category: military

Very concerning — hope this settles down.


Nato leaders geared up on Friday for a long-term stand-off with Russia, ordering multinational troops to Poland and the three Baltic states as Moscow moves forward with its own plans to station two new divisions along its western borders.

Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that on the first day of a landmark two-day summit, US President Barack Obama and leaders of the 27 other Nato countries also declared the initial building blocks of a ballistic missile defence system operationally capable, recognised cyberspace as a domain for alliance operations, committed to boosting their countries’ civil preparedness, and renewed a pledge to spend a minimum of 2 per cent of their national incomes on defence.

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