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Sep 25, 2020

The Navy has a 650-round ammo backpack that looks like it’s straight out of ‘Predator’

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The Navy has fielded a 650-round ammo backpack nicknamed ‘Avenger’ to troops at some point in the last several years, the service confirmed to Task & Purpose, although officials declined to elaborate on the scope or details of the system’s employment.

“Unfortunately we cannot disclose this type of information as it pertains to troop location, movements, and tactics,” Lisa Oswald, a spokeswoman for Naval Supply Systems Command, told Task & Purpose.

Sep 25, 2020

U.S. Air Force Acquisition Chief is impressed by SpaceX Starlink’s performance during Live-Fire exercise

Posted by in categories: internet, military, satellites

The United States Air Force signed a deal with SpaceX valued at around $28 million in 2018, to assess the Starlink network’s performance on military platforms. The Air Force is actively experimenting with how space-based internet could enhance Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). These operations require moving vast quantities of data between the five domains of warfare: ground, sea, sky, outer space, and cyberspace. The military needs a reliable communication system at all times to protect and defend the country from potential threats. The assessment of Starlink will offer the military insight on whether it should purchase Starlink service long-term.

U.S. Air Force Chief for Acquisition Dr. Will Roper, who serves as the principal adviser for technology research and development, met with reporters to discuss a live-fire military exercise that took place early this month, Investors news reports. During the conference, Roper shared SpaceX’s Starlink network was tested during the live-fire exercise as part of the military’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS). – “What I’ve seen from Starlink has been impressive and positive,” he told reporters on Wednesday. “They’re cleverly engineered satellites cleverly deployed. So, there’s a lot to learn from how they’re designed and I think that there’s a lot we can learn from them.”

Roper shared that the Air Force connected Starlink to a “variety of air and terrestrial assets”. Starlink terminals are hooked to the cockpit of a Boeing (BA) KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft to assess the network’s performance while the airplanes fly.

Sep 23, 2020

Artist Uses AI To Recreate Face Of Alexander The Great

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Dutch photographer and digital designer Bas Uterwijk has used artificial intelligence to create a ‘photograph’ of Alexander the Great… or what he could have looked like.

Uterwijk who has a background in computer graphics, 3D animation, and special effects, has used his talent to generate hyper-realistic portraits of famous historical figures.

His latest creation is Alexander the Great, otherwise referred to as the “King of Kings”. He was born on July 20 or 21, 356 B.C. in Pella, Macedonia. He was tutored by philosopher Aristotle until the age of 16. He became King of the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia and led a Pan-Hellenic military campaign against Persia and in the process spread Greek culture across the entire empire he created.

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Sep 22, 2020

Space Force deploys its first squadron outside of the U.S.

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The “core space operators” deployed by the U.S. military’s controversial newest branch aren’t in orbit, they’re in Qatar.

Sep 22, 2020

South China Sea Watch: Taiwan alarm and Indonesia standoff

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A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. China flooded the Taiwan Strait at the northern end of the South China Sea with warplanes over two days last week in an apparent.

Sep 22, 2020

NASA, Space Force partnership aims to make space exploration safe

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Some experts worry that deepening civil-military ties could pose problems.

Sep 21, 2020

NORAD conducting air defense operations in response to Russian aircraft sightings

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (KRDO) – The North American Aerospace Defense Command says it is conducting air defense operations between September 20 and 23 in response to recent sightings of Russian aircraft.

Officials say they are doing the operations to “demonstrate NORAD’s air capability, readiness and will to defend the United States and Canada from competitors who continue to test our defenses.”

The organization says Russian aircraft were identified Friday evening within 50 nautical miles of Alaska’s Nunavik Island.

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Sep 21, 2020

Is China Threatening To Shoot-Down ‘Civilian Airlines’ Operating Over The South China Sea?

Posted by in categories: military, surveillance

China has warned the US after it flew its ‘spy planes’ over the South China Sea several times electronically disguising as a civilian airplane.

“It is the old trick of the US military to use a transponder code to impersonate civil aircraft of other countries,” said Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Wenbin, during his briefing.

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Sep 19, 2020

Playing laser tag: US dominance and Chinese ambition point to new arms race

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Both sides are developing laser weapons, with the US leading the way and China having been accused of targeting American planes with military-grade laser beams.

Sep 19, 2020

This $350,000 bulletproof SUV blends military looks with a wildly opulent interior — see inside the ‘Sentry Civilian’

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The bulletproof Inkas Sentry Civilian sports an aggressive military look and an unexpectedly opulent interior.

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