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Rising Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) importance for Military

Intelligence, in military science, information concerning an enemy or an area. The term is also used for an agency that gathers such information. Military intelligence is as old as warfare itself. Even in biblical times, Moses sent spies to live with the Canaanites in order to learn about their ways and …

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Armed Crop Dusters for Security and Military Missions

A crop duster, is usually, an aircraft used for dusting or spraying large acreages with pesticides. Aerial spraying and dusting permit prompt coverage of large areas at the moment when the application of pesticide is most effective and avoid the need for wheeled vehicles that might damage crops.   Agricultural …

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China controls internet to curb dissent , employs widespread surveillance for ‘anti-terror’ measures and for repression of people

With President Xi Jinping at the helm, the Chinese government doubled down on repression inside and outside the country in 2021, says world report 2022 on human rights. Its “zero-tolerance” policy towards Covid-19 strengthened the authorities’ hand, as they imposed harsh policies in the name of public health.   Beijing’s …

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Countering Foreign Interference and Knowledge security

State actors use a variety of methods to acquire knowledge and technology that they can use for military purposes or for objectives that are not consistent with our fundamental values. Examples include centrally controlled talent programmes, applying pressure to compatriots (or former compatriots) who have emigrated, digital espionage and the …

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DARPA devloping tool to assess Risks of Crypto to National Security

Blockchain, bitcoin, crypto assets, and virtual currencies have become a whole new vocabulary describing innovative technology to swiftly transfer value around the world. Blockchain originated just over 10 years ago. Since then, virtual assets have become widely available and have started to be used as payment products. Virtual assets have …

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Voilent Extremist attacks on Critical Infrastructure and protection

Critical infrastructure comprises facilities and assets that are essential for the normal functioning of day-to-day life within a country and range from energy and transportation to agriculture and public health.   Extremists tend to view critical infrastructure as an attractive target to create chaos, and induce panic, fear, or terror …

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Emerging Technologies, their impact on War fighting and Military technology requirements

This century has seen rapid growth in new technologies such as 5G, AI, cloud computing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, smartphones, cryptocurrency, augmented reality, gene editing, social media platforms…and quantum. This is a perfect example of the Law of Accelerating Returns posited by American inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. In an essay published …

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Human exploration and settlement on MARS enabled by technology breakthroughs

A large number of space agencies have committed to landing humans on Mars, as well as the research of permanent settlements on the Red Planet. These agencies include public ones like NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, and ISRO, as well as private organizations such as SpaceX, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin.   Nasa …

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Aircrafts employing Directed InfraRed CounterMeasure (DIRCM) to counter threat of Manpads, the shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles

The West in its continuous support to Ukraine has been supplying the besieged country with military aid in the form of arms as well as anti-aircraft and anti-tank defence systems. Joe Biden said the US will be sending an additional $800 million in military assistance to Ukraine. Among other weapons …

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ARPA-E Mission is to enhance the economic and energy security of the United States through the development of energy technologies

ARPA-E, or Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy is a United States government agency tasked with promoting and funding research and development of advanced energy technologies. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. ARPA-E awardees are unique because they are developing …

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