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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 […]



‘Wolf pack attack’: China launches new killer robot ship

January 23rd, 2020 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

China’s new killer robot ship that can carry out anti-submarine and anti-ship missions has undergone its first sea trial, according to a Chinese defence industry magazine. Called the JARI, the unmanned surface vessel is said to be the world’s first USV with multiple roles – anti-submarine, air defence and surface combat – and powerful weaponry. […]



China’s airborne laser weapon would change dogfighting forever

January 14th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Airborne lasers can be used offensively or defensively. The Chinese military put out notice it wants airborne laser pods. The pods could be used offensively or defensively, against aircraft or even missiles. Airborne lasers, moving at light speed, could end dogfighting as we know it. China’s military is soliciting would-be suppliers for a new airborne […]



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 […]



Here’s the Pentagon’s terrifying plan for Cyborg supersoldiers

December 16th, 2019 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

  The U.S. military wants soldiers that have superhuman eyesight, controllable augmented muscles that turn untrained novices into expert killers, and more. Cybernetic enhancements that fuse humans and machines are coming, and the U.S. Military wants to be prepared. A new report from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center—a scientific research […]



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, […]



Cyborg warriors could be here by 2050, DoD study group says

December 3rd, 2019 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

A mockup of U.S. SOCOM’s TALOS suit — a bold project, but one that ultimately brought less tech than initially hoped. (DoD)  Ear, eye, brain and muscular enhancement is “technically feasible by 2050 or earlier,” according to a study released this month by the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command. The demand for cyborg-style capabilities […]



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 […]



China is selling autonomous killer drones to the Middle East

November 16th, 2019 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Chinese military contractors have already started to sell dangerous, autonomous killer robots to customers in the Middle East. For instance, a Chinese company called Ziyan is actively marketing its Blowfish A3 — an autonomous helicopter-like drone armed with a machine gun — to international buyers, according to Defense One. While several countries have been working […]



ATHENA laser weapon counters multiple drones in full-integration test

November 16th, 2019 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

The ATHENA system shown here destroyed multiple drones in a real-world demonstration for the Air ForceLockheed Martin Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) laser weapon engaged and destroyed multiple drone threats in a recent field test at a US government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The laser weapon system being developed for […]



The drone wars are already here

November 10th, 2019 at 5:08 pm » Comments Off

A Bayraktar TB-2 unmanned aerial vehicle. The skies of Syria, Yemen, and Libya swarm with armed and dangerous unmanned aerial vehicles. And the technology is spreading farther and farther afield. The Kurdish fighters emerged from a tunnel and were spotted by a Turkish reconnaissance drone. As they were loading ammunition onto a truck in a […]



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