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DARPA PALS seeking living sensors , employing marine organisms as Naval surveillance sensors

The world’s vast oceans and seas offer seemingly endless spaces in which adversaries of the United States can maneuver undetected. The U.S. military deploys networks of manned and unmanned platforms and sensors to monitor adversary activity, but the scale of the task is daunting and hardware alone cannot meet every …

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DARPA SCORE program Aims to develop automated tools to Score Social and Behavioral Research important for national security

Social science provides a variety of research and educational capabilities to military to address the human dimensions of military organizations and their operational contexts. For instance, psychological and human performance criteria are firmly rooted in social science constructs within the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).   In the United States, …

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Future Global Quantum internet could be brought down by Quantum terrorists

Quantum cryptography is an emerging technology in which two parties may simultaneously generate shared, secret cryptographic key material using the transmission of quantum states of light. A unique aspect of quantum cryptography is that Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle ensures that if Eve attempts to intercept and measure Alice’s quantum transmissions, her …

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Countries launch antitank autonomous UGVs, intensifying robotic warfare

Since the creation of the main battle tank during World War I, there has been a constant arms race between the development of anti-tank 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 …

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New military CBR protection suits launched by Industry for protection against rising CBR threats

According to the University of Maryland’s Global Terrorism Database, there were a total of 143 attacks – 35 biological, 95 chemical, and 13 radiological – using CBRN weapons across the world from 1970 to 2014. The relative ease with which malicious actors could obtain many of the materials and know-how …

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DARPA’s TUNA program develops fiber optical undersea communication Network for backup in contested environment

The capability of Russia and China to disrupt American military wireless and satellite communications using electronic warfare has been rising.  This is athreat to US Navy operations that require connectivity among a diverse set of platforms, including submarines, surface ships, aircraft, and shore sites. The links among these platforms support …

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DARPA DBM develops automated AI decision aid for managing Distributed air-to-air and air-to-ground combat under Electronic Warfare environment

As commercial technologies become more advanced and widely available, adversaries are rapidly developing capabilities that put our forces at risk. To counter these threats, the U.S. military is developing systems-of-systems concepts in which networks of manned and unmanned platforms, weapons, sensors, and electronic warfare systems interact over robust satellite and …

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US Navy seeking new technologies for Gun-launched guided projectile (GLGP) or Hypervelocity projectile (HVP)

Gun-launched guided projectile (GLGP), previously known as the hypervelocity projectile (HVP) is the new weapon of US Navy that could improve the ability of Navy surface ships to defend themselves against missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and surface craft.   As the Navy was developing EMRG, it realized that the …

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USAF Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO) program developed Cyber Mission Platforms, Cyber Weapons Platform & Command and Control Mission System

The Department of Defense (DOD) defines cyberspace as a global domain within the information environment consisting of the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures and resident data, including the internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors and controllers. The DOD Information Network (DODIN) is a global infrastructure carrying DOD, …

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China’s Missile Arsenal of hypersonic, long range land-attack, air to air , and carrier killer missiles has propelled China as a major military power

“The greatest military threat to U.S. vital interests in Asia may be one that has received somewhat less attention: the growing capability of China’s missile forces to threaten U.S. bases in the region,” write Thomas Shugart and Javier Gonzalez in a report released last month by the Center for a …

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