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Raytheon’s Excalibur is all weather smart artillery that triples the range and can strike moving targets with high precision


The US Navy is looking to Raytheon’s Excalibur guided artillery round to replace the effective but expensive Long Range Land Attack Projectile for the Zumwalt-class of guided missile destroyers, defense officials confirmed to USNI News. The Navy recently cancelled the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) that was the sole ammunition …

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The US Air Force plans live exercises and simulation to select close air support (CAS) under low to medium threat environment, DARPA delivers Rapid and Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS)


US Air Force could soon begin testing light attack aircraft to see if they’re a viable option for close-air support. The work is being led by Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office. The office will conduct experiments that include live exercises and simulation, and it will help senior Air …

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DARPA’s Robot Mule could follow its leader through rough terrain while carrying 400 pounds has been shelved due to noise concerns


The vision for the future soldier is to be combat effective and also highly mobile, adaptive, networked, sustainable with total battle space situation awareness and information assurance. Therefore, he is equipped with night- vision goggles, radios, smartphones, GPS, infrared sights, a laptop as well as batteries to power them. He …

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New Era of Smart Bullets has arrived: “One Shot, One Kill” of Moving Targets even under wind and dust


DARPA under its Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program has developed a self-steering bullet that can hit moving targets at long ranges with great accuracy. During successful live fire tests in Feb 2015, an experienced shooter using the technology demonstration system repeatedly hit moving and evading targets. Additionally, even a novice …

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Militaries planning to deploy Micro and Nano air vehicles to support Soldiers on the battlefield.


Large UAVs, such as  Global Hawk,  General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper  and predecessor MQ-1 Predator  have already become become indispensable to modern militaries in providing intelligence, near-real time reconnaissance and surveillance to commanders, and offering warfighters greater battlespace awareness. They have proven effective in electronic combat support, battle damage assessment and …

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