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Next generation non-lethal weapons being developed with ehnaced capability, longer range and lower risk of injury

The United States armed forces expect to encounter a variety of military operations in the future that are unconventional in nature. Known as Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW) they include such things as peacekeeping, humanitarian relief, covert operations, and hostage rescue.   The unconventional threats is further enhanced as …

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COVID-19 is enhancing Terrorism, Cyberattacks, and Bioterrorism threats in the world

The head of the World Health Organization is warning that the COVID-19 pandemic is speeding up, and he criticized governments that have failed to establish reliable contact tracing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. According to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 10 …

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Countries developing Hybrid UAS/UGV delivering goods and for rescue missions intelligent transportation systems in smart cities.

There could be no smart city without a reliable and efficient transportation system. This necessity makes the ITS a key component of any smart city concept. While legacy ITS technologies are deployed worldwide in smart cities, enabling the next generation of ITS relies on effective integration of connected and autonomous …

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Dark Web which hides illicit activities like buying and selling drugs, guns, and hacked data is now under Global Crackdown

The internet is actually made up of three different layers: the surface web, the deep web and the dark web. The top layer, the surface web, are web pages that show up using search engines such as Google. The deep web are web pages which search engines can’t access and …

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Technology is critical for Disaster prediction, management and response, including search for survivors, and delivering relief care

Disasters are becoming more commonplace and complex, and the challenges for rescue and humanitarian organizations increase. International reinsurer Munich RE has projected that worldwide losses due to 2017’s string of natural disasters will reach $330 billion, with only $135 billion of those costs insured. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria alone, which …

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Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) thrust on technologies to protect military troops from chemical weapons

Nerve agents, a class of synthetic phosphorous-containing compounds, are among the most toxic substances known. Brief exposure to the most potent variants can lead to death within minutes. Once nerve agents enter the body, they irreversibly inhibit a vitally important enzyme called acetylcholinesterase. Its normal job within the nervous system …

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New technologies to aid Ocean search and rescue operations

Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger. The general field of search and rescue includes many specialty sub-fields, typically determined by the type of terrain the search is conducted over. These include mountain rescue; ground search …

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Covid-19 is accelerating the transition to smart and safe cities with technology to build resilience

Cities are powerful engines of economic growth, , more than half of the world’s population lives in an urban area or city and it is estimated 70 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050.  Urbanization’s advantages are however mirrored by significant sustainability challenges, with cities …

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Changing nature Of Irregular Warfare require new capabilites and technologies

Traditional warfare is characterized as “a violent struggle for domination between nation-states or coalitions and alliances of nation-states. ” This confrontation typically involves force-on-force military operations in which adversaries employ a variety of conventional military capabilities against each other in the air, land, maritime, space, and cyberspace domains. The objective …

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

Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) are surface-to-air missiles that can be carried and fired by a single individual or carried by several individuals and fired by more than one person acting as a crew. MANPADS were designed to be used by national military forces to protect their troops and facilities. With …

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