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British military should focus on drones, spy tech: Cameron

British military should focus on drones, spy tech: Cameron

Britain’s defence forces should spend more of their budget on spy planes, drones and covert forces to fight extremist militants, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. The government last week announced it would meet the minimum defence spending target […]


Robot border guards among new airport tech at Paris Air Show

Robot border guards among new airport tech at Paris Air Show

New airport technologies unveiled at the Paris Air Show this week promise robots replacing immigration officers and much faster identification of criminals through their biometric data. French electrical systems company Thales premiered its new equipment designed to speed up passage […]


Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

A Recovery of Airbase Denied by Ordinance vehicle, containing a laser, interrogator Army and manipulator claw, is shown.

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology. Before, when the military wanted to disable a bomb, highly-trained bomb disposal specialists wore body armor, protective suits or used robots […]


Operating in Contested Environments

Operating in Contested Environments

For decades, the United States has successfully countered the threats of competitor nations by harnessing advanced technologies to create exceedingly robust and capable military platforms. But as advanced technologies have become more readily available to adversaries on commercial markets, the […]


US Army Warfighter Experiment highlights new technologies

1st Lt. Cole W. Holland, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash., demonstrates the Maneuver Aviation Fires Integrated Application at the Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiments on Fort Benning, Ga., March 3, 2015.

Three Army technologies were in play at the recently conducted Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment, or AEWE, on Fort Benning, Georgia. “AEWE is [Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC] live, prototype experimentation campaign,” said Harry J. Lubin, chief of the experimentation […]


DoD Seeks Novel Ideas to Shape its Technological Future

An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron refuels an Air Force E-8C Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tyler Prince

The Defense Department is seeking novel ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public –- anyone, really –- to boost its ability to prevail against adversaries whose access to technology grows […]


US Military ‘Losing Race’ in Technological Superiority

US Military ‘Losing Race’ in Technological Superiority

The United States is being outpaced in the technological advantages of potential allies such as Russia and China, but the solution to that problem does not necessarily exist in the defense budget, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry said […]


Unprecedented technology poses challenges for special ops

Unprecedented technology poses challenges for special ops

Terrorists are using social media to plan events, recruit, share information, propaganda, and so on. “We can detect [their activities] pretty well, but I’m not sure we know what to do about it,” said a terrorism expert. Countering terrorists’ leveraging […]


Western Arms Exports to China

Western Arms Exports to China

In 1989 several Western states imposed arms sanctions on China. However, China has continued to take advantage of the military-relevant Western goods and technologies in the efforts to modernize its defence forces’ industrial and technological abilities. This Insurance Policy Paper […]


Technology Is Not the Solution to the High Cost of Weapons Systems

Technology Is Not the Solution to the High Cost of Weapons Systems

This time it is the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Dr. Arati Prabhakar, making the same observation as virtually every other senior uniform and civilian leader in the Department of Defense: U.S. weapons systems cost too […]


 
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