12 Mar 2018

How much longer will US and partner forces ‘own the night’ in combat?

“Filmed through the tinted green of night vision goggles, a February video by the Taliban depicts their assault on an Afghan security forces outpost in Kandahar province. After police abandoned the base, the Taliban were free to roam and collect the weapons and vehicles left behind. The use of NVGs

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09 Mar 2018

BMW to use blockchain to source ethical cobalt

“An early mainstream adopter of blockchain has been the motor industry, and BMW has just announced it is turning to the technology to help source ethical cobalt.” Source: The Chain: BMW to use blockchain to source ethical cobalt; more hacks | Asia Times

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08 Mar 2018

Google is helping the Pentagon learn how to analyze drone footage

“Google is using its expertise in artificial intelligence to help the Pentagon analyze drone footage. First reported by Gizmodo, the tech giant has launched a pilot program with the Department of Defense’s Project Maven to develop AI that can quickly identify object classes from the incredibly large amount of footage

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07 Mar 2018

Egyptian jamming of Sinai insurgents disrupts phones in Israel, Gaza

“Israel and Egypt were working to halt disruptions to mobile phone service after Egyptian jamming against Sinai insurgents caused outages in neighboring Israel and the Gaza Strip, Israeli officials said on Wednesday.” Source: Egyptian jamming of Sinai insurgents disrupts phones in Israel, Gaza

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07 Mar 2018

Hypersonics ‘highest technical priority’ for Pentagon R&D head

“As China and Russia threaten to overtake the U.S. with new technologies, development of hypersonic capabilities is the ‘highest technical priority’ for Michael Griffin, the Pentagon’s new undersecretary of defense for research and engineering.” Source: Hypersonics ‘highest technical priority’ for Pentagon R&D head

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07 Mar 2018

Unmanned tech ambitions shape Turkey’s future military

“Turkey’s government and military leaders look determined to boost a multitude of unmanned vehicle programs in hopes these indigenous systems will serve as the backbone of future operations.” Source: Unmanned tech ambitions shape Turkey’s future military

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05 Mar 2018

The U.S. is Accelerating Development of Its Own ‘Invincible’ Hypersonic Weapons

“Russia isn’t the only country looking to build invincible hypersonic weapons. Here’s the latest on the U.S. efforts to send missiles and even aircraft five times faster than sound.” Source: The U.S. is Accelerating Development of Its Own ‘Invincible’ Hypersonic Weapons – Nextgov

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05 Mar 2018

China to follow Elon Musk, build a global Wi-Fi network

“By ASIA TIMES STAFF MARCH 5, 2018 6:59 PM (UTC+8) 4 1 More than 300 satellites will be put into orbit as China, inspired by US billionaire Elon Musk’s plan to get the entire world online, aims to establish a global Wi-Fi network of its own. Musk’s Starlink initiative reportedly

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01 Mar 2018

Former Google exec: AI movie death scenarios ‘one to two decades away’

“Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and military robotics have some concerned that the development of Terminator-like killer robots will be humankind’s downfall. But that doesn’t seem to worry Eric Schmidt, the former executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, who addressed the impact of technology on democracy at the Feb.

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27 Feb 2018

Russia Claims It Now Has Lasers To Shoot Satellites

“Russian defense companies have created a plane-mounted laser that can hit satellites — at least according to an anonymous source quoted by Russian news agency Interfax. On Saturday, an Interfax report cited the source as saying that weapons maker Almaz-Antey has ‘completed work on the anti-satellite complex,’ which includes the

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