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Drone swarms use nets to catch other drones in flight

March 16th, 2020 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Sandia National Laboratories researchers leading the MARCUS project are working to develop a system that addresses current and future national security threats posed by small unmanned aircraft systems Robotics engineers from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) are developing drones that can capture hostile drones in flight. Funded by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, […]



Elon Musk: ‘F-35 fighter jets would have no chance against drones’

March 10th, 2020 at 5:31 pm » Comments Off

  Elon Musk has suggested Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II fighter jets, which are a key part of the Morrison government’s $200 billion investment in defence, would “have no chance” against an autonomous drone in the battlefield. “The fighter jet era has passed,” Mr Musk said at the US Air Force’s Air Warfare Symposium in […]



US Army to study gamers’ brains to build AI military robots

February 20th, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

A group of experts wants to study the brain waves and eye movements of people playing a video game in order to build an advanced AI that could coordinate the actions of military robots. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, awarded a team from the University of Buffalo’s Artificial Intelligence Institute […]



The Navy’s surprise unmanned fighter is a glimpse of war’s near future

February 12th, 2020 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

The Navy converted manned combat jets into unmanned ones. Nobody had any idea they were doing it. The U.S. Navy announced that it converted EA-18G Growler electronic attack jets into unmanned vehicles. In a test, a manned Growler controlled two unmanned Growlers. The previously unknown test could mean that unmanned Navy warplanes are coming sooner […]



Drones are making America’s F-22 and F-35 more deadly than ever

February 3rd, 2020 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

  US Air Force F-22s and F-35s will soon launch and control recoverable attack drones from the cockpit of the plane.  Key point: This technology, which hinges upon higher levels of autonomous navigation, brings a wide swath of improved mission possibilities. US Air Force F-22s and F-35s will soon launch and control recoverable attack drones […]



Amazing : Meet the robot tank Estonia and Singapore built to deter Russia

January 27th, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

    Flexible and deadly.  Key point: Armed robots are becoming the norm of future warfare. The question is how long humans will stay in the loop. An Estonian company has teamed up with a Singaporean firm and joined the expanding global race to develop robotic fighting vehicles. More and more firms are developing armed […]



TOP GUN RAF Top Guns to fly new 4,000mph Tempest jets with new ‘virtual cockpit’ from 2035

January 24th, 2020 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

RAF Top Guns will fly new Tempest jets with a “virtual cockpit” instead of traditional controls. The 4,000mph fighter is due to replace the Typhoon from 2035 and will be piloted or guided remotely. Pilots will wear virtual-reality gloves and will be able to charge course with a wink or gesture. Rather than the familiar […]



Turkey is getting military drones armed with machine guns

December 20th, 2019 at 2:39 am » Comments Off

The Songar drone can accurately hit targets from hundreds of metres away, according to its manufacturer A drone with a machine gun attached can hit targets with high precision, according to its makers. Turkey is set to become the first country to have the drone, when it gets a delivery this month. The 25-kilogram drone […]



7 Anti-drone weapons used by the military and law enforcement around the world

December 7th, 2019 at 1:40 pm » Comments Off

Drones can be used for some very nefarious activities. For this reason, armies and law enforcement need some effective means of countering them. Drones are, frankly, awesome. But there are some bad actors who could use them for nefarious activities. For these reasons, many companies around the world, including engineering-giants like Boeing and Lockheed Martin, […]



Australian Defence Force looks to integrate robots

December 1st, 2019 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

A Ghost Robotics’ Vision 60 quadruped robot supports the soldiers of the Australian Army during an autonomous systems demonstration at the Majura Training Area, Canberra. What could possibly go wrong? The same week the latest movie in the Terminator franchise hit theatres, an Australian Defence Force publication ran photos of a prototype Ghost Robotics Vision […]



The U.S. Air Force’s shadowy X-37B space plane has broken a space flight record

September 3rd, 2019 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

  At 6:43 am US eastern time today, the Air Force’s mysterious X-37B space plane broke a new spaceflight record, surpassing the 717 days, 20 hours and 42 minutes its predecessor spent in orbit just a couple years prior. The X-37B, explained: The Air Force is notoriously tightlipped about the X-37B program. The space plane […]



The campaign to ban killer robots before they become a reality

April 16th, 2019 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

Killer robots are closer to becoming a reality than you might think. Mary Wareham is part of the fight to stop them before it’s too late. Via Newsy