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Jun 17, 2016

Quantum Hub meet learns how military is developing applications

Posted by in categories: military, quantum physics

Such technologies “will improve the accuracy of measuring time, frequency, rotation, magnetic fields and gravity.”

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Jun 16, 2016

DARPA Eyes ‘Very Low Frequency’ Signals For PNT Systems as GPS Backup

Posted by in categories: government, military

Government GPS now has a new backup approach.


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to demonstrate a positioning, navigation and timing system that will use very low frequency band signals as backup in case military forces lose access to GPS networks.

Lin Haas, DARPA strategic technology officer, discussed the Spatial, Temporal and Orientation Information in Contested Environments project at DARPA Demo Day, the U.S. Army said May 19.

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Jun 14, 2016

SECURITY — Promise and peril: opportunities and challenges of disruptive technologies and innovation

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, 4D printing, military, security

Forget 3D printing, are you ready for 4D printing?


The rapid development of a range of emerging technologies is driving four revolutions in military and security capabilities to which the global defence and security industry is increasingly required to respond.

Perception, processing and cognition

New approaches for both humans and machines to collect, synthesise, digest and discern information are necessary to make sense of complex and fast-moving strategic and operational contexts. Getting (and staying) ahead of threats and maintaining and leveraging situational awareness – especially in environments frequently marked simultaneously by a surfeit of available information of variable quality and timeliness and opacity – is beyond the capacity of legacy technologies and human capabilities.

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Jun 14, 2016

DARPA chooses PARC and DZYNE to develop unmanned aircraft that vanish for precision air drops

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

ARLINGTON, Va., 14 June 2016. U.S. military researchers have chosen two companies to develop small unpowered and unmanned aircraft to air-drop small packages for forward-deployed forces. After delivery, the unmanned aircraft will vanish without any detectable trace. Officials of the U.S. Defense …

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Jun 14, 2016

Russian Hypersonic Glider Weapons Would Easily Penetrate U.S. Defenses, Says Expert

Posted by in categories: military, policy

The world is in the midst of a new arms race, one designed to deliver hypersonic glider weapons — both conventional and nuclear — to one’s adversaries at lightning speed. The U.S. is leading the race at this point, but Russia and China are going to great lengths to make sure that they develop their own boost-glide technology.


Today, the U.S., Russia and China are developing a new class of hypersonic ballistic glider weapons, which within a decade, may render most of the world’s nuclear arsenals vulnerable to lightning-fast penetration and attack.

Although boost-glide [or hyperglide vehicles (HGVs)] weapons would be launched by ballistic missiles and reach hypersonic speeds of at least Mach 5 or more, they would remain maneuverable and largely untrackable after the initial boost phase of their flight. And unlike an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), an HGV’s aerodynamics enables it to generate enough “lift” to potentially glide over distances approaching ten thousand kilometers. All before hitting their targets with accuracies down to a few meters.

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Jun 13, 2016

Drone Swarms Are The Next Big Thing In Drone Warfare

Posted by in categories: drones, military

The future of warfare? DRONE SWARMS. Like our videos? Follow Vocativ Video.

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Jun 12, 2016

The U.S. Navy’s New Super Frigate: Armed to ‘Sink’ Russia and China

Posted by in category: military

Hmmm;


The Navy’s new Frigate, to be operational by 2023, will be armed with a wide range of new weapons to include long-range missiles. electronic warfare ability and anti-submarine technologies.

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Jun 11, 2016

Female WWII Pilots Win Battle To Be Buried At Arlington National

Posted by in categories: employment, military

I am glad that the lady pilots of WWII finally won their right recently to be recognized and accepted after all these 60+ years to be buried at Arlington Cemetery. As a civilian female pilot; I truly respect these women that opened up doors for me and others so that we had a chance.

BTW — to clarify I am not flying for the airlines; just for fun and a passion of mine.

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Jun 11, 2016

Don’t freak out, but Elon Musk is totally building the Pentagon an Iron Man suit*

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

Maybe Musk is building this for himself to take on those killer robots smile


*Or maybe not. We’re not sure. Nobody knows.

Although Barack Obama joked before that DARPA and the Pentagon were working on an Iron Man suit, a recent tweet by billionaire genius Elon Musk has thrown more fuel on the fire.

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Jun 9, 2016

Navy looking for drones to refuel, update other drones

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

Drone helping drones.


The Office of Naval Research is looking for other unmanned platforms to provide data transfers and refuel unmanned surface vehicles at sea.

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