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The US Air Force has a new weapon called THOR that can take out swarms of drones

July 4th, 2019 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

Ding, the drone is done In recent years, small drones have made their way onto battlefields where they’ve been used to surveil US forces or drop bombs on them, prompting the US military to develop new ways to take them down. This week, the US Air Force unveiled a new tool that can be stationed […]



Flying aircraft carriers could be here sooner than you think

June 7th, 2019 at 1:58 pm » Comments Off

  Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie combat drone. Kratos and AeroVironment are teaming up to make it happen. For nearly half a decade, DARPA — the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — has been hard at work on a (not so) secret project: to build a flying aircraft carrier, a flying piloted “mother ship” capable of launching […]



The U.S. military is buying a $130 million laser weapon

May 27th, 2019 at 2:38 am » Comments Off

A team of Lockheed Martin and Dynetics engineers just won a $130 million contract to provide a 100-kilowatt laser weapon for the U.S. Army. The High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator — evocatively abbreviated HEL TVD — laser system is slated to be tested at a missile range in New Mexico in 2022, Defense News […]



The Weaponization of the electromagnetic spectrum

April 20th, 2019 at 10:53 am » Comments Off

The information age is evolving the very nature of warfare. Today, each nation increasingly depends on closely integrated, high-speed electronic systems across cyberspace, geospace, and space (CGS). But, it’s a cause of great concern if an enemy can easily use a weapon like a small, inexpensive EMP device. An EMP weapon can deny any individual […]



The U.S. Army is using virtual reality combat to train soldiers

March 31st, 2019 at 2:07 am » Comments Off

War Games The virtual battlefield can simulate millions of “intelligent entities.” The U.S. military has constructed a massive virtual reality platform to help train infantry soldiers in realistic battlefields filled with millions of artificial intelligence agents. Futurism first reported on the Synthetic Training Environment (STE) back in April, when the U.S. Army published a whitepaper […]



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