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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.

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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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China’s Navy to launch first indigenous Aircraft carrier, ventures into catapult and Nuclear powered carriers

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CHINA’s first homegrown aircraft carrier — dubbed Project 001A, or CV17, is nearing completion and is likely to be launched within weeks. China Central Television (CCTV) reported that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s Type 001A class aircraft carrier’s scaffold has been removed and red undercoat has been painted below the …

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Successful testing of LRASM, a long-range, precision-guided, anti-ship missile designed to meet the needs of U.S. Navy and Air Force in A2/AD threat environments.

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The US Air Force (USAF) has successfully launched the first tactical configuration long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM) at the Point Mugu Sea Range in California, US. The launch of Lockheed Martin-built LRASM was carried out by a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber from Edwards Air Force Base in California. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire …

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Blue-Green laser Communications critical technologies for anti-submarine warfare and Network Centric Operations

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NetCentric warfare requires persistent, rapid, and preferably covert data communication among all platforms. Submarine to submarine, ship to submarine and satellite to submarine communication has emerged as one of the most challenging and necessary technologies in the present network centric warfare. Submarine communications have always been a challenge because radio …

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Russia’s growing fifth generation stealthy conventional and nuclear submarine fleet posing threat to NATO maritime dominance

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The Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in northern Russia has floated out the second Project 885 Yasen-class nuclear submarine Kazan. “It’s probably the most capable nuclear powered submarine out there fielded by a potential adversary,” said Center for Naval Analyses Russian military affairs specialist Michael Kofman. “We are creating a group of …

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China building deep sea “space station”, for mineral mining and military purposes, leading in commercial and Geo Strategic Deep-Ocean Race

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The mineral scarcity and rising prices of gold, copper and rare earth minerals is creating great interest among many nations for deep ocean mineral mining. The oceans, which covers seventy percent of our earth’s surface are believed to be able to satisfy our need of minerals like gold, copper, silver, …

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