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Machine gun-toting drone threatens to change warfare forever

August 28th, 2017 at 5:56 pm » Comments Off

In 2015, a video showing a semi-automatic handgun being fired from a custom-built dronewent viral, raising concerns for authorities, including the FAA. The development of such a DIY device was only a matter of time, as was the commercialization of the technology. Now Florida-based startup Duke Robotics has unveiled the TIKAD, a custom-built multirotor that […]



Gun-wielding drones are now a thing, and that’s somewhat worrying

August 12th, 2017 at 10:37 am » Comments Off

Capable of firing semi-automatic weapons and 40mm grenades, it really is death from above.



The US military is getting closer to deploying lasers and rail guns — here’s how they might be used

August 12th, 2017 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Long relegated to the world of science fiction, lasers and rail guns are increasingly appearing in real life.



62% of cybersecurity experts believe AI will be weaponized in next year

August 4th, 2017 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

Some 62% of security experts believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will be weaponized and used for cyberattacks within the next 12 months, a Cylance survey released Tuesday found. This makes the growth of AI a double-edge sword, according to Cylance’s blog post on the finding.



How software is eating the military and what that means to the future of war.

July 20th, 2017 at 7:59 pm » Comments Off

As software-based weapons and information systems start to touch all phases of conflict, military leaders are grappling with a new set of challenges.



US Army fires 3D-printed grenade launcher

March 23rd, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

The US Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) has successfully fired the first 3D-printed grenade from a 3D-printed grenade launcher. Part of a demonstration of how such technology can be used to greatly speed up prototyping and modification of weapons while lowering costs, the grenade launcher, called RAMBO (Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance), […]



The U.S. appears to be using anti-drone rifles against the Islamic State

August 14th, 2016 at 7:34 am » Comments Off

A tweet posted last week by Peter Singer, a co-author of the book Ghost Fleet and a strategist at the New America Foundation, shows his book couched up against what appears to be a Battelle DroneDefender anti-drone rifle in a tent at Fire Base Bell outside Makhmour, Iraq.



Mine-hunting drone could make the world a safer place

August 10th, 2016 at 6:19 am » Comments Off

Designer and entrepreneur Massoud Hassani hopes to rid the planet of its estimated 100 million buried land mines within 10 years. That’s why several years ago, he developed the Mine Kafon – a device that rolls across minefields like a tumbleweed, tripping mines as it goes. While it’s a clever idea, he still wanted something […]



Like a nuclear submarine, flying drone can hide underwater for months

March 29th, 2016 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

A submarine’s periscope is a useful tool, however it puts the vessel at risk since it can only be used when the sub surfaces. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created a waterproof drone that can float up from the murky depths and then take to the skies.



German Rheinmetall showcases new sea-based anti-drone laser system

October 1st, 2015 at 5:37 pm » Comments Off

German defense contractor Rheinmetall Defense Electronics showcased a new sea-based anti-drone laser system at the Defense and Security Equipment Industry in London,. The system, according to Chinese web site qq.com, features not one but four high energy lasers (HEL) mounted on turret, making it look like some kind of laser gun.



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