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Aug 29, 2022

Russia, planning to go it alone, unveils model of new space station

Posted by in categories: military, space

Russia’s national space agency Roskosmos presented a model of the planned space station, dubbed “ROSS” by Russian state media, on Monday at “Army-2022”, a military-industrial exhibition outside Moscow.

Yuri Borisov, whom President Vladimir Putin appointed last month to head Roskosmos, has said Russia will quit the ISS after 2024 and is working to develop its own orbital station.

Launched in 1998, the ISS has been continuously occupied since November 2000 under a U.S.-Russian-led partnership that also includes Canada, Japan and 11 European countries.

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Aug 29, 2022

It’s finally here: Lockheed Martin delivers 60+ kW laser to the US Navy

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Enhancing overall combat system effectiveness

“Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy share a common vision and enthusiasm for developing and providing disruptive laser weapon systems,” said in the statement Rick Cordaro, vice president of Lockheed Martin Advanced Product Solutions.

Aug 29, 2022

Defenseless Against Hypersonic Missiles, US Navy Turns To ‘Faster & Lethal’ DEWs To Battle China, Russia

Posted by in categories: energy, military

The US Navy is exploring the novel technology of Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs) against Chinese and Russian hypersonic weapons in the absence of a potent defense against these highly maneuverable missiles.

The top admiral of the US Navy, Michael Gilday stated that directed energy systems are being developed as a potential countermeasure against hypersonic missiles, calling the advancements made by Russia and China in hypersonic weapon technology “a significant concern.”

The development of devices that would use high-energy lasers or high-power microwaves to remove a threat is a major priority for the Navy, according to Adm. Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, who is also the Chief of US Missile Defense Agency.

Aug 29, 2022

Space Warfare

Posted by in categories: military, space

This episode focuses on the basic concepts and misconceptions of wars fought in space and examines the notions of weapons, defenses, stealth in space, and the distance involved.

Project Rho:
Military Science Fiction:

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Aug 28, 2022

The Technological Singularity is Near

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

This video will address the hypothesis that advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and neurotechnology could trigger a technological singularity. The singularity could involve the development of artificial intelligence (AI) that is superior to human intelligence, effectively blurring or perhaps removing the distinction between humans and machines.

There is no agreement on when artificial superintelligence will be achieved. Still, one thing is sure: we need to think about our collective goals before the alarming trend of technological singularity makes them irrelevant. Whether powered by AI or some other technical method, the singularity will result in a technological tsunami that will pose unprecedented challenges to human civilization and the physical world on all scales.

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Aug 28, 2022

Inside Tesla’s Innovative And Homegrown “Dojo” AI Supercomputer

Posted by in categories: military, nuclear weapons, robotics/AI, space travel, supercomputing

How expensive and difficult does hyperscale-class AI training have to be for a maker of self-driving electric cars to take a side excursion to spend how many hundreds of millions of dollars to go off and create its own AI supercomputer from scratch? And how egotistical and sure would the company’s founder have to be to put together a team that could do it?

Like many questions, when you ask these precisely, they tend to answer themselves. And what is clear is that Elon Musk, founder of both SpaceX and Tesla as well as a co-founder of the OpenAI consortium, doesn’t have time – or money – to waste on science projects.

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Aug 28, 2022

The mother of all ‘zero-days’ — immortal flaws in semiconductor chips

Posted by in categories: business, computing, drones, government, law, military, satellites

The CHIPS Act of 2022 was signed into law on Aug. 9. It provides tens of billions of dollars in public support for revitalization of domestic semiconductor manufacturing, workforce training, and “leap ahead” wireless technology. Because we outsource most of our device fabrication — including the chips that go into the Navy’s submarines and ships, the Army’s jeeps and tanks, military drones and satellites — our industrial base has become weak and shallow. The first order of business for the CHIPS Act is to address a serious deficit in our domestic production capacity.

Notoriously absent from the language of the bill is any mention of chip security. Consequently, the U.S. is about to make the same mistake with microelectronics that we made with digital networks and software applications: Unless and until the government demands in-device security, our competitors will have an easy time of manipulating how chips function and behave. Nowhere is this more dangerous than our national security infrastructure.

Aug 27, 2022

South Korea is building stealth drones that could take out North Korea’s air defenses

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

This is just one of many military advancements the nation has made against its arch-rival.

Back in July, South Korea undertook a 33-minute flight of its homegrown KF-21 fighter jet for the first time flaunting its military might and perhaps sending a message to North Korea.

South Korea is pursuing stealth drones that could take out North Korean air defenses as part of a “manned-unmanned teaming system.”

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Aug 26, 2022

Hypersonic air-breathing weapon concept passes 2nd flight test

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Reminder: The first test was successfully conducted in September 2021.

A hypersonic cruise missile co-created by Raytheon Technologies has passed its second flight test in a row. This is an important step in the U.S. Department of Defense’s plan to use weapons that can travel faster than five times the speed of sound.

In July 2022, a Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) was put to the test. It has been slightly improved after a successful test in September 2021. The most recent test, in which it was dropped from an airplane and shot past Mach 5, went just as the company’s data models predicted.

Aug 24, 2022

Here’s Our First Look At A HELIOS Laser-Armed Navy Destroyer

Posted by in categories: drones, military

Warship with lasers.

USS Preble is the first Navy ship with HELIOS, which can damage and destroy targets like small boats and drones, and blind optics.

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