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US Army experimenting with Driverless tactical Vehicles, Autonomous convoy and Manned –Unmanned Teaming to build Autonomy-Enabled Future Force

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In  Oct 2017, Auburn University and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) conducted a live demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology traveling across the border between the U.S. and Canada. Truck platooning links two or more trucks using vehicle-to-vehicle wireless communications technology and sensors that allow …

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New concepts and technologies for Military Aircraft Survivability including Laser Directed Energy Weapons

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Eastern Ukraine incident  in 2014 demonstrated the vulnerability of aircrafts where a passenger jet was downed by surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people aboard,  and  fired from territory held by pro-Moscow separatists. Current aircrafts have become vulnerable to sophisticated networked surface-to-air missile batteries produced by Russia and China, which could destroy …

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Large growth in more electric aircraft (MEA) and All Electric Aircraft projected for reducing carbon emissions, enhancing energy efficiency and stealthy missions

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Aviation accounts for 2% of global carbon emissions, with more than half of that contributed by international flights.International aviation produced more than 492 million tonnes of CO2 in 2014, making its output larger than that of the United Kingdom. And that figure is projected to skyrocket in the coming years, …

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Insitu ScanEagle flying ViDAR Payload enhances Maritime security by spotting and positively identifying objects under clear sun to wind, rain, haze and fog.

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ViDAR, or visual radar, is the term coined by Australian computer vision specialist Sentient for a newly developed sensor that combines a high-definition electro-optic (EO) camera with automatic target detection algorithms to detect small maritime targets.   The ScanEagle drone from Insitu  equipped with the ViDAR payload showcased its newest …

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US’s Gigantic Railgun becoming ready to be deployed on Navy Warships and Army Howitzer for offensive strikes defence against cruise and ballistic missiles.

rail gun can fire a shell weighing 10kg at up to 5,400mph over 100 miles

US Navy is ready to deploy their futuristic Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG) for field tests. According to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) press release, the railgun has been in the works for over a decade. Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, head of US Naval Research, said the futuristic electromagnetic railgun – so called …

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Militaries exploring groundbreaking technologies for Future armored vehicles to enhance lethality, survivability, situation awareness, mobility and signature management

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Since the creation of the main battle tank during World War I, there has been a constant arms race between the development of anti-armor weapons and vehicle protection systems, however “Weapons’ ability to penetrate armor, however, has advanced faster than armor’s ability to withstand penetration”. Modern main battle tanks and …

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High Power electromagnetic Weapons fitted on Aircrafts, combat drones and missiles for speed-of-light, all weather attack on enemy electronic systems

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Raytheon has won a three-year, $15 million contract to analyze high-power electromagnetic systems for the Air Force in an effort to determine how they can integrate with airborne platforms. The Air Force views high-power electromagnetics as a potential disruptor to adversaries’ electronic systems. HPES systems can send signals that shut down …

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