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DARPA OpFires testing ground-based intermediate-range Hypersonic boost-glide Weapon for US Army

The 2018 National Defense Strategy requires that the DOD provide combat-credible military forces to deter war and protect the security of the nation. Specifically, the Joint Force must be able to strike diverse targets inside adversary air and missile defense networks to destroy mobile power-projection platforms and time-sensitive high-value targets. …

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Missile defense test and measurement

Militaries around the world are increasingly facing a formidable strategic threat environment in terms of complexity, lethality, range, sophistication, and number of threats. These range from Fifth-generation stealth fighters, unmanned air vehicles, and more maneuverable and precision-guided ballistic, cruise, and Hypersonic missiles that are becoming widely proliferated to become more …

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Hyper-intelligent systems and Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs) are gravest risk to mankind

Robotics has made significant progress, since its first deployment as an industrial robot more than 50 years ago. Robots are now days being used extensively in manufacturing, services, healthcare/medical, defense, and space. They have enhanced safety of humans from dangerous tasks, improved the productivity and the quality of life. In …

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South Korea-US-Japan missile defense cooperation in response to North Korea’s threat, China and Russia slam the move

North Korea has this year been conducting missile tests at an unprecedented pace, and is believed by some to be preparing for another nuclear test.  In violation of UN Security Council resolutions, North Korea continues overt nuclear enrichment and long-range missile development efforts. Although the scale of North Korea’s uranium …

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Rising employment of AI in Air & Missile Defense as threats become Hypersonic

Militaries around the world are increasingly facing a formidable strategic threat environment in terms of complexity, lethality, range, sophistication, and number of threats. These range from Fifth-generation stealth fighters, unmanned air vehicles, and more maneuverable and precision-guided ballistic, cruise, and Hypersonic missiles that are becoming widely proliferated to become more …

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Semi-Active Lasers/Passive seeker technology

Guided missiles work by tracking the moving target’s location in space by specific methods (e.g. using a radar or following its heat signature), chasing it down, and finally hitting it with accuracy. Guidance systems in missiles can be of various types, which serve different operational purposes.   Homing guidance systems control the …

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Fighting terrorists on Social media using Artificial Intelliegence  and data analytics to cross-platform and transnational cooperation

Terrorist groups  hve been increasingly using social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to further their goals and spread their message, because of its convenience, affordability and broad reach of social media.   In a study by Gabriel Weimann from the University of Haifa, found that, terror groups use …

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Green Energetic Materials and Munitions technologies with enhanced environmental and occupational safety

Energetic materials and munitions are used across DoD in mission critical applications such as rockets, missiles, ammunition, and pyrotechnic devices. In these applications, energetic materials and munitions must perform as designed to ensure success in both training and combat operations.   In these applications, energetic materials and munitions must perform …

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Hypersonic Missile Defense solutions required as hypersonic missiles enter deployment by China, Russia and US

Hypersonic refers to aircraft, missiles, rockets, and spacecraft that can reach atmospheric speeds in excess of Mach 5, which is almost 4,000 miles per hour or 6,125 kilometers per hour or more.  Flying along the edge of space while gliding and maneuvering these missiles would strike targets with unprecedented speed …

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Global threat of mass extinction by Asteroids striking the Earth, countries developing new destruction and deflection technologies

Asteroids are the rocky crumbs left over after the formation of the planets in our Solar System. Most are found in a huge ring of space known as the asteroid belt- somewhere between the planets Mars and Jupiter. However, some are found outside the main asteroid belt. Three groups called Atens, …

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