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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 […]



Shooting drones out of the sky with Phasers

October 26th, 2019 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

Abqaiq has the world’s largest oil processing plant When a mixed formation of cruise missiles and small drone aircraft rained explosive charges on the Saudi Arabian state oil group Aramco sites at Abqaiq and Khurais on 14 September they halved national oil output, cutting 5.7 million barrels of crude per day from the company’s production. […]



Rick Smith: The man who plans to make bullets obsolete

October 23rd, 2019 at 12:37 am » Comments Off

Axon Enterprise CEO Rick Smith Rick Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Axon Enterprise, a pioneer in less-lethal weapons and a global market leader in law enforcement technology. He notes that the gun is antiquated technology, and it is responsible for tens of thousands of senseless killings every year. Humanity has accepted that killing […]



Coming soon to a battlefield: Robots that can kill

September 12th, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

  Tomorrow’s wars will be faster, more high-tech, and less human than ever before. Welcome to a new era of machine-driven warfare. Wallops island—a remote, marshy spit of land along the eastern shore of Virginia, near a famed national refuge for horses—is mostly known as a launch site for government and private rockets. But it […]



This video of a rocket sled doing 6,599mph at Hollman AFB is absolute insanity

September 7th, 2019 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

The sound alone of something ripping by at hypersonic speed just feet above the desert floor is worth the click! The internet is full of many wondrous things, most of which you have likely already seen. But something you probably have never seen before is an object rocketing along a set of tracks at 6,599 […]



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 […]



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