22 Apr 2020

Army Wants to Study How Humans Team With AI—And Vice Versa

On Monday, the Army Research Laboratory sent out a presolicitation notice seeking to explore Human-Agent Teaming Research and Engineering Services contract to study the interactions between soldiers and AI, using the information to improve the training regimen for both humans and machines. The Army reportedly plans to award the contract

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16 Mar 2020

US Scraps Missiles Over Cybersecurity Concerns

The US has allegedly abandoned plans to introduce a new missile system over cybersecurity fears, including that it may not be adequately secure. The system is Israeli-made and cost the US $373 million to purchase two batteries of the Iron Dome missiles last year. The US planned to spend another

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10 Feb 2020

Two U.S. Service Members Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

On Saturday, two American service members were killed and six other US military personnel were wounded in eastern Afghanistan after an incident with an Afghan soldier. The attack occurred in the Nangarhar province where the US and Afghan forces have been working together to combat the Taliban and Islamic State

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05 Feb 2020

The Army Wants Technology that Can See Through Walls—and Identify People on the Other Side

The Army wants to create next-level technology that will help soldiers see through walls, offering advanced insights for soldiers in combat. The Army filed a recent request for information in which the Army stated they are accepting white papers to identify commercially available technologies that could help it develop the

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05 Feb 2020

The Pentagon Is Spending Millions on Hunter Drones With Nets

The US Air Force’s Air Combat Command received permission to shoot down unmanned flying objects near its airbases after an incident in 2017 when an F-22 Raptor nearly collided with a cheap drone. The US Military acknowledged that shooting down drones over cities is not an ideal solution to a

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