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Meteor scatter or Meteor burst communications (MBC) can provide anti-jamming, nuclear survivable backup to satellite communications even in Arctic Region

As warfighting has progressively become more sophisticated, involving larger forces, encompassing greater areas, and containing many new and more lethal weapon systems, the communication systems supporting the command and control functions have undergone a similar evolution. Communication methods have evolved to the capability of rapidly establishing worldwide “real time” communications …

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Device as a service (DaaS) is becoming future of business hardware

The work-from-home needs of employees due to COVID-19 could help drive big changes in how laptops and other devices are sold. Digital transformation and the work-from-home movement may not be the only big technology trends gaining strength due to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Also picking up traction in the …

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“Smart” technologies transforming shipping industry and ports by improving quality, increasing productivity and lowering costs

Shipping is the lynchpin of a global economy between exporters and importers. Today, about 90% of the world’s goods are transported by water connecting with various land transfer systems, such as rail, truck, and air.” Globalization has fueled huge growth in the shipping industry. Low-cost shipping is the means that …

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Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) considered the strongest light-weight nanomaterial.

Nanomaterials (NMs) have gained prominence in technological advancements due to their tunable physical, chemical and biological properties with enhanced performance over their bulk counterparts. NMs are categorized depending on their size, composition, shape, and origin. Newly discovered materials such as fullerene, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, hexagonal boron nitride …

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Countries integrating Over-The-Horizon (OTH) radars into air defence networks to detect and track stealth Aircrafts, Aircraft carriers and hypersonic missiles

The signals of Conventional microwave radars propagate in a straight line and cannot detect objects beyond their line of sight.  The maximum range of these radars is limited by the radio horizon – slightly far away than the optical horizon. OTH radars use very long wave lengths with special properties …

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Militaries designing Next Generation Urban Assault Combat Vehicles effective in megacities for urban warfare

Current Ground combat vehicles, especially main battle tanks (MBT) and infantry fighting vehicles (IFV), are the mainstay of technologically superior armies. The combination of firepower, mobility and survivability allows such vehicles to dominate ground military operations. Military planners expect GCVs to fight in relatively open terrain, where threats come from …

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US Navy’s Information Superiority Vision is to modernize, innovate, defend platforms and developing a culture of information readiness

The Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer Aaron Weis has released the DON Information Superiority Vision in Feb 2020 which conveyed the DON’s vision for information superiority through our information, modernized network design, and our workforce; and defines our way forward.   As stated by General David H. Berger, …

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Multistatic Sonar Technology has become key to Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations

Three decades ago, only a handful of major powers had effective submarine capabilities but, today, fleets in operation around the world are growing rapidly. Emerging superpowers, like China, can add naval capacity equivalent to a European country’s in the space of a few years. The threat from submarines is serious …

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Compact Electronic noses can monitor air quality, diagnoze diseases to biohazards like covid-19, explosives and nerve gas

Government and local law enforcement agencies have employed canines for decades to sniff  explosives and such banned goods as fresh produce, exotic wildlife, undeclared currency and illicit drugs.   Now researchers are developing electronic noses imitating the sense of smell of humans and animals especially dogs. The smells are composed of molecules, …

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Rising Maritime threats require Smart Ports, Ship security and safety technologies to improve security and stability of maritime domain

The oceans are vital to the overall growth of the world economy and population, and to the continued economic integration of nations. The oceans are a primary source of food, energy, and transportation, all key requirements of human activity in an interconnected world. They are also essential to meet the …

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