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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.



North Dakota police can now weaponize their drones

September 9th, 2015 at 7:55 pm » Comments Off

A bill in North Dakota is aimed at making sure that police didn’t put weapons on drones has turned into a bill that accomplished exactly the opposite. North Dakota police can now put Tasers, pepper spray, and all types of non-lethal weapons on their drones.



Robot warfighters could reduce civilian casualties, calling for a ban now is premature

August 7th, 2015 at 9:37 pm » Comments Off

Ronald C. Arkin:  I’ve been engaged in the debate over autonomous robotic military systems for almost 10 years. I am not averse to a ban, but I’m convinced we should continue researching this technology for the time being. One reason is that I believe such systems might be capable of reducing civilian casualties and property […]



The Black Hat Robots are Coming

June 2nd, 2015 at 4:07 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  It’s ironic, this whole effort to work so hard to make working obsolete, or in the case of artificial intelligence, the effort to think so hard to make thinking obsolete. But then it should really come as no mystery. Machines are far superior to people. Every worker brings their own set of […]



Self-steering bullet proves it can hit moving targets: DARPA

May 5th, 2015 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

EXACTO self-steering bullet. The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) is a self-steering bullet program announced by DARPA that passed a developmental milestone this past February. According to DARPA, and the video below, experienced and novice shooters alike were able to strike moving targets. And, in the case of expert shooters, able to hit actively evading targets […]



FBI sees driverless cars as a ‘potential lethal weapon’

July 17th, 2014 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

FBI is more optimistic about the benefits of driverless cars when it comes to surveillance efforts. Self-driving cars are a “potential lethal weapon,” but could make surveillance “more effective and easier,” according to FBI claims in an internal report surfaced by the Guardian.    



South Korea launches its 5th 1,800 ton 214-class submarine

July 11th, 2014 at 10:25 am » Comments Off

The submarine was named after famous independence fighter Yun Bong-gil (1908-1932). South Korea has launched its fifth 1,800-ton-class attack submarine last week as part of efforts to boost its underwater warfare capabilities against North Korean submarines, the Navy said.The 214-class submarine, named after famous independence fighter Yun Bong-gil (1908-1932) and manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries […]



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