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India launch Defence Policy to boost indigenous manufacturing and expedite procurement of defence equipment and advanced technology

India faces a very challenging strategic environment, with its immediate opponents possessing significant capabilities and militaries that are modernizing rapidly. India, which in the past was involved in an armed conflict with both China and Pakistan, continues to share an uneasy relationship with China and an outright hostile relationship with …

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AI and cognitive robotics progressing towards Artificial consciousness (AC), machines with emotional intelligence and be as convincing as people.

Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers. A computer system able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. The  first wave of AI was rule-based and “second wave” …

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New structural health monitoring technologies can detect aircraft damage in real time and even predict failures

All kinds of engineering infrastructures undergo aging, and damage appears as a consequence of the loads applied to them, so inspection and maintenance actions are required to predict and lengthen their lifetime thus avoiding catastrophic failures. Due to the harsh conditions suffered by aircraft structures, periodic and scheduled inspection and …

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Quantum Sensors like Quantum magnetometers entering commercial market to detect and measure extremely small signals

The world, say many experts, is on the verge of a second quantum revolution. Energy quantization gave us modern electronics via the transistor and the laser, but humans’ burgeoning ability to manipulate individual atoms and electrons could potentially transform industries ranging from communications and energy to medicine and defense. The most …

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Emerging Artificial-biological hybrid computing will enable Integration of Artificial and Human Intelligence (AI & HI)

Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers. A computer system able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. The  first wave of AI was rule-based and “second wave” …

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Drones that can Autonomously launch and Land from a moving platform are new requirements for Defense and Security

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ( commonly known as a drone) is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS); which include a UAV, a ground-based controller, and a system of communications between the two. The flight of UAVs may …

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DARPA SenSARS project aims to identify airborne pathogens like COVID-19 in seconds or minutes

As the virus that causes COVID-19 began to spread from person to person in communities (community transmission), scientists needed to track the disease and try to slow its spread. Fast and reliable tests for the new coronavirus are urgently needed to bring the pandemic under control as soon as possible. …

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DARPA Battlefield Medicine Bio-MOD program deveoping high speed manufacturing and delivery of urgently needed pharmaceutical products to Wounded Soldiers

Battlefield medicine, also called field surgery and later combat casualty care, is the treatment of wounded combatants and non-combatants in or near an area of combat. Studies of historical casualty rates have shown that about half of military personnel killed in action died from the loss of blood and that …

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DARPA ( AIE, XAI and AI Next) developing “third wave” AI based adaptive military systems that are trustworthy, learn continuously, and explain their rationale

The first Wave of AI is Crafted Knowledge, which includes rule-based AI systems. In the first wave,humans defined the rules for the Intelligent machines and they follow the rules. The second wave of AI is Statistical Learning, which includes machine becoming intelligent by using statistical methods. This includes all machine …

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US-Iran conflict will be threat to Middle East because of Iran’s growing military power and deterrent capability

The threat of war between the US and Iran escalated in Jan 2020 when in retaliation for the U.S. assassination of military leader Qasem Soleimani, Iran launched a ballistic missile attack on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. This action marks the most direct Iranian attack on the U.S. in …

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