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USAF Rapid Airfield Damage Repair (RADR) program to counter threat of long range and accurate ballistic and cruise missiles

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In the past 100 years, attacking forces have used a diverse array of weapons to target airfields, including aircraft, missiles, naval guns, artillery, mortars, rockets, satchel charges, and small arms Attacker objectives have also been diverse, including destruction of aircraft and equipment, inflicting casualties, denial of use, capture of the …

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DARPA drones shall carry mission adaptable payloads to switch missions mid flight from intelligence, command and control, networking to combat operations

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UAS are used as force multipliers. They provide real-time Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) information on remote targets and areas, as well as damage assessment and electronic warfare. They are also commonly used in border control as well as anti-terror operations. Today, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) typically require multiple payloads with dedicated components, …

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US Army testing Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) that enables multi missions across the spectrum of terrain, including urban areas, while providing survivability against direct fire and improvised explosive device threats.

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The unarmored Humvee were found vulnerable in Iraq and Afghanistan where hastily added armor provided a flawed and temporary solution. The JLTV, however, is built for driving among the IEDs, rocket-propelled grenades, and small-arms fire of the modern battlefield. JLTV provides the warfighter significantly more protection against multiple threats while …

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Army Tanks with Active Protection Systems to Detect, Track and Destroy Enemy RPGs and Anti-Tank Guided Missiles are changing battle dynamics

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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”. One of the technology being …

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US enhancing Ground-Based Midcourse Missile Defense as North Korea succeeds in developing an ICBM capable to deliver a nuclear weapon anywhere in the United States

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Kim  has finally succeeded in  developing  an ICBM operational capability through which it can  deliver a nuclear weapon anywhere in the United States, according to analysis based on Images released by North Korea. North Korea released dozens of photos and a video after 29 Nov launch of the new Hwasong-15 missile, …

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Indian Air Force develops capability to destroy enemy runways while landing / taking off its own jets from Expressways

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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully tested an indigenously-built lightweight ‘glide bomb’ at the Integrated Test Range in Odisha’s Chandipur  October 2017. Designated as the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), the bomb released from the IAF aircraft was guided through precision navigation system. SAAW, …

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US Navy’s high altitude, long endurance TRINTON drone ready for detecting enemy threats in Pacific Theater

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The US Navy has received delivery of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Northrop Grumman at its Point Mugu facility. The autonomous aircraft is expected provide the navy with unparalleled endurance and 360° coverage that will be able to facilitate widely expanded maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Northrop …

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After launching first indigenous Aircraft carrier, China building Second with breakthrough electromagnetic launch system

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China’s first aircraft carrier is in operation, the second and third indigenous  carriers are  currently under advanced stage of construction and fourth is in the planning phase. China has begun operating its first aircraft carrier —the refurbished, conventionally powered, Ukrainian built flattop Liaoning – with a full load displacement of almost …

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US Army working on Next generation swarms of hyper precision munitions that can penetrate A2/AD environment and hit a wide variety of dispersed targets

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One of the most important developments in the history of twentieth century warfare has been the emergence of the precision weapon: the weapon which can be aimed and directed against a single target, relying on external guidance or its own guidance system. Launched from aircraft, ships, submarines, and land vehicles, …

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DRPA developing next generation infantry squad by integrating new technologies for precision engagement, non-kinetic engagement, squad sensing and squad autonomy

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Modern military engagements increasingly take place in complex and uncertain battlefield conditions where attacks can come from multiple directions at once, and in the electromagnetic spectrum and cyber domains as well. U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps dismounted infantry squads, however, have been unable to take full advantage of some …

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