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US Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) enables multi missions across the spectrum of terrain, including urban areas, while providing survivability against direct fire and IEDs

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)  is an Army-led, multiservice initiative to develop a family of future light tactical vehicles to replace many of the High Mobility, Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), which has been in service since 1985. The unarmored Humvee were found vulnerable to IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan where hastily added …

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New air-to-ground missile JAGM with dual mode seeker provides precision standoff-strike capability to target armored and moving targets

The Hellfire missile is the primary 100-pound (45 kg) class air-to-ground precision weapon having multi-mission, multi-target precision-strike ability, and can be launched from multiple air, sea, and ground platforms, including the Predator drone. But the most common platform is the AH-64 Apache helicopter gunship, which can carry up to 16 …

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Countries implementing Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) to reduce aviation accidents

Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) is the #2 leading cause of General Aviation fatal accidents involving the loss of life. There have been over 9,000 deaths due to CFIT since the introduction of commercial jets.  Between 2000 and 2009 approximately 961 people died worldwide as a result of CFIT, the …

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Researchers develop Large 20-Qubit entangled Quantum Register for quantum simulations and quantum information processing

The extraordinary promise of quantum technology—depend on quantum “entanglement,” in which the physical states of two or more objects such as atoms, photons or ions become so inextricably connected that the state of one particle can instantly influence the state of the other—no matter how far apart they are. Today, …

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Composite metal foam (CMF) for armor protection against larger caliber bullets, Radiation shielding and Fire safety

A metal foam is a cellular structure consisting of a solid metal (frequently aluminium) with gas-filled pores comprising a large portion of the volume. The pores can be sealed (closed-cell foam) or interconnected (open-cell foam). The defining characteristic of metal foams is a high porosity: typically only 5–25% of the …

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Silicon Nanowires finding applications from biological to explosive sensing, photonics Batteries to spintronics

Silicon is predicted to remain as the fundamental material for the micro- and nano-electronics industry and ultra large scale integrated (ULSI) circuits despite the ever-growing research devoted to other materials and their nano structured variants.   Silicon Nanowires (SiNW) are one of the members of silicon nanostructure family, which have …

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DARPA MRC developed resilient cloud services that would continue to operate and support military objectives despite being hit by a cyberattack

Cloud computing has burst recently into technology and business scene promising great technical and economic advantages, like offering On-demand provisioning of computer services, improved flexibility and scalability as well as reducing costs. Another attractive point of the cloud is its ability to enable a mobile workforce, which brings enhanced flexibility …

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Rising threat of Steganography used by terrorists for secret communication and Stegware cyber attacks

Wikipedia defines steganography as “the practice of concealing a file, message, image, or video within another file, message, image, or video.” It represents the “hidden writing” ie. the process of hiding secret messages inside some multimedia files (like photo, audio or video file), which usually contain unused or irrelevant data …

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Quantum sensors for Missile defence, Space security and secure imaging

In recent years there has been a major scientific thrust to harness quantum phenomena to increase the performance of a wide variety of classical devices ranging from computation to sensing, and considerable progress has occurred in the analysis and design of photonic-based quantum sensors (e.g. quantum radar and quantum lidar). …

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3D printing could be next tool to be exploited by terrorists by printing guns, RAND calls it Disruptive threat

3D printing or additive manufacturing is ongoing revolution in manufacturing with its potential to fabricate any complex object and is being utilized from aerospace components to human organs, textiles, metals, buildings and even food. Additive manufacturing, is defined by ASTM International as the process of joining materials together, layer by …

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