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Growing laser threats to airline pilots, soldiers and military vehicles require new laser protection technologies

Laser attacks targeting pilots and air crews are a major concern across the world with most attacks reported to take place during take-off and landing. According to figures from the US Federal Aviation Authority, there were 6,753 laser illuminations reported in 2017. Until recently, the expense of lasers had limited their use …

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DARPA N3 seeks Nonsurgical neural interfaces for soldiers to team with autonomous systems on battlefield

Over the past two decades, the international biomedical research community has demonstrated increasingly sophisticated ways to allow a person’s brain to communicate with a device, allowing breakthroughs aimed at improving quality of life, such as access to computers and the internet, and more recently control of a prosthetic limb. DARPA …

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China by analysing brain waves and facial expressions through AI is identifying employees’ and soldier’s emotional state

South China Morning Post reported that Employees’ brain activity and emotions are reportedly being monitored in factories, state-owned enterprises, and the military across China. This emotional surveillance helps employers identify mood shifts so they can change break times, an employee’s task, or even send them home. The technology reportedly increases …

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Soldiers require Secure, low-intercept and low-detection communications and networking technologies for future battlefield

The vision for the future soldier is to be combat effective and also highly mobile, adaptive, networked, sustainable with total battle space situation awareness and information assurance. Therefore, he is equipped with night- vision goggles, radios, smartphones, GPS, infrared sights, a laptop as well as batteries to power them. All …

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Nanomaterials based Biosensors chips can detect Biowarfare agents (BWAs) in real time and enhance soldiers performance

The purpose of a biosensor is the detection of biologically-relevant targets such as proteins, DNA, pathogens, cells, bacteria, pollutants, hormones and enzymes. In most cases, their presence and/or concentration in samples such as blood, urine, saliva, sweat or tears can be an early indicator of disease, so that the sensor …

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Soldier Network to provide secure communications for situational awareness and tactical combat targeting information to execute missions safely and successfully

One of the critical technologies for future soldier is Soldier network. First, it enhances the lethality of the Future Soldier, providing advanced information technologies  to insure reliable, wideband, networked communications over an area commensurate with evolving battlefield environments. Second, for the Future Soldier 2030 to maintain information dominance, situational awareness …

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Devices powered by human motion could Soon Power Smartphones, wireless sensors, biomedical implants and reduce the soldier’s load

The large growth of  internet of things (IoT) and sensor networks is predicted in the future.  Cisco predicts, by 2020 the world will have trillions of sensor units distributed on the earth. For trillions of batteries that are vastly distributed and each having a limited life time, monitoring, replacing, recycling and exchanging batteries …

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