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Jul 13, 2020

Nuclear fission

Posted by in categories: military, nuclear energy, particle physics

Is a process in nuclear physics in which the nucleus of an atom splits into two or more smaller nuclei as fission products, and usually some by-product particles. Hence, fission is a form of elemental transmutation. The by-products include free neutrons, photons usually in the form gamma rays, and other nuclear fragments such as beta particles and alpha particles. Fission of heavy elements is an exothermic reaction and can release substantial amounts of useful energy both as gamma rays and as kinetic energy of the fragments (heating the bulk material where fission takes place). Nuclear fission produces energy for nuclear power and to drive explosion of nuclear weapons.

Jul 13, 2020

US Air Force gears up for first flight test of Golden Horde munition swarms

Posted by in categories: information science, military

That in turn enables a massive software upgrade known as the “autonomy module,” a playbook of algorithms that tell the weapon how to respond to specific changes on the battlefield, whether that means the sighting of a new threat or the destruction of some of the collaborative weapons.

Jul 13, 2020

SpaceX test-fires rocket for South Korean military satellite launch this week

Posted by in categories: military, satellites

SpaceX has test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket for South Korea’s first military satellite launch on July 14.

Jul 12, 2020

U.S. Navy confirms ship on fire at San Diego base

Posted by in category: military

The U.S. Navy confirmed a fire on vessel USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego, Calif., that happened while routine maintenance was underway. July 12, 2020.

NBC News: Several sailors injured after apparent explosion and fire on a military ship in San Diego, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue authorities.

Jul 12, 2020

Op-ed: Hyperwar is coming. America needs to bring AI into the fight to win — with caution

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Superpower standoffs like those between the U.S. and China in the South China Sea are occurring amid the rise of artificial intelligence. AI will speed up military decision-making, but it is risky.

Jul 11, 2020

Japan cleared to buy 105 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters for $23bn

Posted by in categories: climatology, military

Japan has been cleared by the US State Department to buy 105 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters as part of a package worth an estimated $23.11 billion.

The potential F-35 deal is the second largest foreign military sale approved by Washington in history, behind a $29.4 billion sale of Boeing F-15SA fighters and associated weapons to Saudi Arabia in 2010.

Japan F-35 Mt Fuji hi-res

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Jul 11, 2020

St. George-based inventor goes public with ZHeus 3, a weapon with big implications for police reform

Posted by in categories: military, weapons

ST. GEORGE — An invention that could lead to the end of gunpowder is not just an idea — it’s already been used in a real-world military mission.

Priced at $1 million, ZHeus 3 is not a gun; it’s a “platform” that has taken Harvester, a St. George-based inventor, 15 years to design. Harvester could not release his full name because he still has a commitment to national security.

The idea for this invention, along with an improved armor, began some 15 years ago when Harvester’s best friend died in his arms after being shot during an Air Force mission. The bullet shot straight through his friend’s bulletproof vest and kept going.

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Jul 10, 2020

The F-16’s Replacement Won’t Have a Pilot at All

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

Innovation.


The U.S. Air Force plans to have an operational combat drone by 2023. The service plans to build out a family of unmanned aircraft, known as Skyborg, capable of carrying weapons and actively participating in combat. The Air Force’s goal is to build up a large fleet of armed, sort-of disposable jets that don’t need conventional runways to take off and land.

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Jul 10, 2020

Vollebak Ceramic Clothing System

Posted by in categories: military, particle physics

Designed with former elite military operatives, the Ceramic Clothing System from Vollebak is as hardcore as any extreme conditions you might encounter. It boasts a three-part layering system that is the first in the world to use ceramic technology to make their T-Shirt, Baselayer, and Midlayer. All three are abrasion resistant yet soft, stretchy, breathable and as comfy as your favorite sports clothing. And each Ceramic layer is embedded with over 100,000 particles that can’t be scratched off or washed away.

Jul 10, 2020

The Pentagon’s AI director talks killer robots, facial recognition, and China

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

The Pentagon’s Joint AI Center is working on lethal “tactical edge AI,” but is not working on facial recognition, said JAIC director Nand Mulchandani.

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