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Next Robot revolution is achieving Human-Like dexterous manipulation for home, Industry and Security

Robots have already become an indispensable part of our lives. However currently, most robots are relatively rigid machines which make unnatural movements. In contrast, humans seem to be able to manipulate objects with our fingers with incredible ease like sifting through a bunch of keys in the dark, tossing and …

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Active and Passive Millimeter Wave imaging systems employed for security screening at the airports and finding landmines

Electromagnetic waves in the millimeter-wave band  (with frequencies between 30 and 300 GHz, or wavelengths between 10 and 1.0 mm) have attractive characteristics. One of their features is the wider usable frequency band compared with waves in the microwave band or lower bands. Another feature of using the millimeter-wave band is the fact …

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Laser beam combining technologies are enabling High power Laser directed energy weapons on Trucks, Warships and Airplanes

Among the uses of Laser directed energy weapons (DEW) systems are providing very short-range air defense capability, close-in protection for naval vessels, counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and protecting friendly forces from mortar and artillery attack. Laser require a power of the order of 100 kW,  to be employed as directed energy …

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US Navy’s SEWIP program continuously upgrading its shipboard electronic warfare system to keep pace with threats

Naval Warships now faces wide spectrum of threats from air threats such as hypersonic missiles, ballistic and cruise missiles, rail guns, lasers , UAVs  and underwater threats like cavitating torpedoes.  One of the prime over water threat is from Anti-Ship Missiles type of guided missiles mostly of the sea skimming …

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Russia deployed family of killer robots, for combat and demining in Syria and for counter terrorism operations

Countries like US, Russia and china are racing to deploy combat robots and drones on the battlefield and are investing in their research and development to have a military edge over other countries. Various militaries are fielding unmanned systems for surveillance, intelligence, logistics, or attack missions to make their forces or …

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Scientists creating tough and lightweight nanomaterials and nanoclusters for projectiles or armor

Today’s generation of body-armour systems can provide protection at various levels designed to defeat most common low- and medium-energy handgun rounds. However, currently the highest-threat-level ballistic needs in the market are fulfilled by special, high performance ceramics that tend to be very costly, fragile for standard handling, extremely heavy and …

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China’s Africa presence for economic, commercial and peacekeeping activities now graduating to geopolitical and military

For decades, China’s presence in Africa has largely focused on economic, commercial and peacekeeping activities. Now, Beijing is building on that by establishing greater military links to protect its national assets on the continent and gain greater geopolitical influence.   The world’s second-largest economy has long described Sino-Africa cooperation as …

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DARPA’s AMD to accelerate creation of novel, high-performance molecules for Military Applications

The Defense Sciences Office (DSO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of autonomous molecular design to accelerate the discovery, validation and optimization of new, high-performance molecules for Department of Defense (DoD) needs. DARPA Accelerated Molecular Discovery (AMD) program,  aims to …

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Gas turbines favorite propulsion for Warships, China makes turbine blade breakthrough for Type 055 guided-missile destroyers

Marine propulsion is the mechanism or system used to generate thrust to move a ship or boat across water. While paddles and sails are still used on some smaller boats, most modern ships are propelled by mechanical systems consisting of an electric motor or engine turning a propeller, or less …

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Generative adversarial networks or dueling Neural Networks can bestow AI systems with “imagination” and also poison AI defences

Most AI advances and applications are based on a type of algorithm known as machine learning that finds and reapplies patterns in data. Deep learning, a powerful subset of machine learning, uses neural networks to find and amplify even the smallest patterns.   Generative adversarial networks (GANs) are deep neural net …

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