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3D printing promises agile develpment of consumer and Defense electronics

Additive manufacturing is already revolutionizing various industries from the automotive sector to the medical field, and now it is looks promising  to disrupt the electronic industry. They can save thousands of dollars by printing heat sinks, connectors, components, and even printed circuit boards. With complex electronic devices, particularly multilayer PCBs, …

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Taiwan acquiring Stealth fighters ,Submarines, air-to-surface cruise missiles and Missile Defence for “double-level deterrence” against threat from China

In the latest move, the State Department in Oct 2020 approved plans to sell $1.8 billion of arms to Taiwan, including precision air-to-surface cruise missiles. In the years since, beside sending senior officials to Taiwan, the Trump administration has increased the frequency of U.S. Navy ships sailing through the Taiwan …

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Space propulsion moving to Hybrid chemical and electric propulsion system to power cubesats to Asteriod missions

The primary function of the space propulsion system is to provide thrust, which helps in the functioning of the launch vehicle or satellite. In propulsion systems, the fluid (either solid, liquid, or electric) reacts to initiate acceleration and provide force in the system.   An ion thruster is a form …

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Covid-19 is accelerating the transition to smart and safe cities with technology to build resilience

Cities are powerful engines of economic growth, , more than half of the world’s population lives in an urban area or city and it is estimated 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050.  Urbanization’s advantages are however mirrored by significant sustainability challenges, with cities …

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5G testbeds for developing and testing new 5G technologies and 5G military applications

Mobile communications systems have evolved through wireless technology innovation into 2G, 3G, and then 4G to keep pace with ever increasing voice and data traffic. 5G, short for 5th generation mobile networking or 5th generation wireless systems is the latest iteration of cellular technology that will provide seamless coverage, high …

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Nanotechnology for Bulletproof and Armor Materials

In order to defeat a threat, armor systems are designed to: deform/deflect the threat; dissipate energy; and prevent residual debris penetration. Most anti-ballistic materials used in bullet-proof jackets or explosion-proof blankets are made of Kevlar, Twaron or Dyneema fibers, which stop bullets from penetrating the surface by spreading and absorbing …

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Russia launches World’s first floating Nuclear Reactor, to power military forward operating bases, disputed islands and Arctic

Small modular reactors (SMRs) defined as nuclear reactors generally 300MWe equivalent or less. SMRs have generated global interest, and potential future applications are a subject of international research directives.  Their are around 50 different SMR designs worldwide according to the IAEA.  Project proposals include use of SMRs for desalination, process …

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Software is becoming more vulnerable to cyber attacks, CVE identifies common vulnerabilities exploited by state and nonstate actors

In computer security, a vulnerability is a flaw or weakness in a system or network that could be exploited by a threat actor, such as an attacker, to manipulate or cause damage to the system in some way.  To exploit a vulnerability, an attacker must have at least one applicable tool …

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Developing and Implementing a Effective procurement planing and Strategic Sourcing Strategy

Procurement comprises all activities and processes involved in acquiring needed goods and services from external parties. This may include everything from office supplies, furniture, and facilities to heavy equipment, consulting services, and testing and training.   Procurement management follows a logical order. First, you plan what you need to contract; …

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DARPA’s MIDAS developing Digital Phased-Arrays at Millimeter Wave technology for fiber-optic-class 100 Gb/s communications for airborne data links

Expanded mission areas and the implementation of additional data routing resulting from future warfighting capabilities place more demand on data distribution services in the form of higher data bandwidths and reduced latencies. These demands require improvements in Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum utilization and advances in antenna technologies. Digital array antenna …

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