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Deep Sea Internet or Internet of Underwater Things (IoUT) to connect the underwater world of sensors, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles, ships and submarines

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The Internet-of-Things is an emerging revolution in the ICT sector under which there is shift from an “Internet used for interconnecting end-user devices” to an “Internet used for interconnecting physical objects that communicate with each other and/or with humans in order to offer a given service”. The increasing miniaturization of electronics …

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Militaries racing to deploy Railgun on Navy Warships to shoot down stealth aircraft and missiles including against hypersonic threats

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

Electromagnetic Rail Gun, EMRG ,  is a cannon that uses electricity rather than chemical propellants (i.e., gunpowder charges) to launch projectiles at distances over 100 nautical miles – and at speeds  exceeding Mach 5.  In EMRG, “magnetic fields created by high electrical currents accelerate a sliding metal conductor, or armature, between two rails to …

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Warships need automated AI based soft kill countermeasures including electronic attack and cyber weapons to ward off future missile threats

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Naval Warships now faces wide spectrum of threats from hypersonic missiles, ballistic and cruise missiles, cavitating torpedoes, rail guns, lasers and UAVs. Anti-Ship Missiles are guided missiles most of them of the sea skimming variety, and many use a combination of inertial guidance and active radar homing. A good number …

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US Navy is developing future multimission guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)), with large power-projection capabilities

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The US Navy’s “Littoral Combat Ship” program developed a new generation of affordable surface combatants that could operate in dangerous shallow and near-shore environments, while remaining affordable and capable throughout their lifetimes. LCS was designed for countering Asymmetric and A2/AD threats. However according to experts expressed doubt about its power …

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US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) can counter asymmetric threats however lacks power projection capabilities for A2/AD environment

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The US Navy’s $35+ billion “Littoral Combat Ship” program is intended to create a new generation of affordable surface combatants that could operate in dangerous shallow and near-shore environments, while remaining affordable and capable throughout their lifetimes. The littoral combat ship is a modular, reconfigurable ship, with three mission packages …

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