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Tethered Drones or UAS, Hovering platforms, and Towed parafoil system provide long range Communications and Surveillance for Combatting terrorism

Militaries have long recognized the  advantages of height for surveillance platforms to overcome the Horizon limitations because of curvature of earth, therefore it has been using many such platforms like baloons, and aerostats. Security forces have also found that countering today’s asymmetric threats, which can occur at any time and …

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Catastrophic wildfire threat and wildfire prevention, detection, and suppression Technology

In August 2020, hundreds of buildings have been destroyed, close to a million acres of land have been scorched and at least six people have died in one of the worst series of wildfires in California’s history. The fires were sparked by nearly 12,000 lightning strikes in a dry California …

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UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) goals can be fast-tracked with science, technology and innovation

Security is the state of being free from threat. To mitigate the threat, we require technology. The technology uses scientific knowledge in the form of new processes, materials, devices, systems or tools. For all of us, most important is human security which means freedom from threats to our lives, safety and …

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mRNA vaccines promise cure from All COVID, SARS, Cancer to future pandemics

During this  Covid-19 pandemic, many people have received – an mRNA vaccine, from the likes of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. It’s considered a game-changer in medicine that has the potential to even provide a cure for cancers, HIV, tropical diseases, and even give us superhuman immunity.   Proteins are the ‘workhorses’ …

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India upgrading to Smart and Comprehensive Integrated Border Management (CIBMS) to guard its long, difficult and porous borders, Amid China border row

The long, porous and difficult  borders have created the security challenges of illegal immigration, cross border terrorism, narcotics and arms smuggling, abetment of separatists and left -wing extremism and separatist movements aided by external powers. Pakistan policy of supporting cross border terrorism has led to constant border skirmishes along the …

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Global growth in Microsatellite and Nanosatellite constellations spurred by Space Internet, Navigation, Remote sensing and Security

Nanosatellite and microsatellite refer to miniaturized satellites in terms of size and weight.  Microsatellites are artificial satellites, with a mass of 11–100 kg (including fuel mass) while nanosatellites are artificial satellites weighing between 1 and 10 kg, and measuring around 30 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm. ‘CubeSat’ is …

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Speech recognition and Speech translation technologies driving AI Chatbots and intelligent agents for global businesses, disaster relief and military operations

Speech Translation is the process by which conversational spoken phrases are instantly translated and spoken aloud in a second language. A speech translation system would typically integrate the following three software technologies: automatic speech recognition (ASR), machine translation (MT) and voice synthesis (TTS). Fast, accurate speech-to-speech translation can globalize the free …

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Standoff Detection Technologies for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense

Today, CBRN incidents are some of the most frightening threats faced by society. In 1995, a Japanese cult released sarin nerve gas in the Tokyo subway. Thirteen people were killed and more than 2,000 injured. Syrian government forces are suspected of carrying out dozens of horrific attacks with chlorine and other chemical …

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Unmanned Aerial vehicle (UAVs) swarms for Early warning of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Threats

The threats of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) hazards continue to advance. CBRN weapons are some of the most indiscriminate and deadly weapons in existence today, with capability to affect large population in wide geographical area and in short time. The release of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear …

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Ethics of technology or Technoethics (TE) critical as technology risks to human security are increasing

The technology uses scientific knowledge in the form of new processes, materials, devices, systems or tools. Technology is a dual-use tool, it can either be used to mitigate the threat or if used by malicious actors it can itself become a threat.   The technologies are mostly dual-use, in that …

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