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China probed weaponising coronaviruses in 2015 – Reports
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China probed weaponising coronaviruses in 2015 – Reports

Chinese scientists allegedly investigated weaponising coronaviruses five years before the COVID-19 pandemic and may have predicted a World War III fought with biological weapons, according to media reports referring to documents obtained by the US State Department. According to ‘The Sun’ newspaper in the UK, quoting reports first released by ‘The Australian’, the “bombshell” documents...

Northrop Grumman to supply navigation payloads for DARPA’s Blackjack satellites
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Northrop Grumman to supply navigation payloads for DARPA’s Blackjack satellites

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Northrop Grumman a $13.3 million contract to provide positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) payloads for the Blackjack program. Blackjack is a DARPA project to demonstrate the military utility of small satellites in low Earth orbit to provide communications, missile warning and PNT. Northrop Grumman’s contract was awarded April...

Royal Marines trial jet-pack for boarding ships [vid]
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Royal Marines trial jet-pack for boarding ships [vid]

Royal Marines conducted “a very successful exercise” testing the capability of the Gravity Jet Suit to support Royal Marine boarding operations. Gravity Industries said their team spent three days with 42 Commando Royal Marines from HMS Tamar off the south coast of England. A video from Gravity Industries showed a Maritime Boarding Operation exercise with...

First test flight of Skyborg’s “Computer Brain” flown on UTAP-22 Loyal Wingman Drone
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First test flight of Skyborg’s “Computer Brain” flown on UTAP-22 Loyal Wingman Drone

While the familiar UTAP-22 was used for this early test, Boeing, General Atomics, and Kratos will soon begin supplying new drones for further testing. The U.S. Air Force says that it has conducted the first flight test of an initial version of the artificial intelligence-driven “computer brain” it is developing under the Skyborg program using a Kratos UTAP-22 Mako unmanned aircraft....

‘Project Hydra’ connects US Air Force F-35 and F-22 via U-2 spyplane
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‘Project Hydra’ connects US Air Force F-35 and F-22 via U-2 spyplane

The US Air Force’s (USAF’s) Lockheed Martin F-35 and F-22 stealth fighters passed data to one another using a communications gateway aboard a Lockheed U-2 spyplane. By Garrett Reim* The F-35’s Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) and the F-22’s Intra-Flight Data Link are incompatible, so the two aircraft types cannot transmit data to each other. To...

DIA says China’s weapon technology advancing fast while Russia falls behind
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DIA says China’s weapon technology advancing fast while Russia falls behind

China and Russia are the key adversaries when it comes to developing high-tech weaponry over the next 20 years, but while China’s rate of progress is accelerating, Russia is stymied by multiple factors, the Defense Intelligence Agency told Congress. By John A. Tirpak* DIA Director Lt. Gen. Scott D. Berrier said China will have “basically modernized”...

Turks will shoot down UAVs with a domestic missile system
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Turks will shoot down UAVs with a domestic missile system

The Turkish army has started training to work with the new Turkish anti-aircraft missile system for low and medium altitudes Hisar. Milliyet announced the start of the training process, which began in late April. The Hisar and Hisar-O anti-aircraft missile systems are 80% developed in Turkey and are under the auspices of the Balkan Defense Ministry. These...

US Navy destroys target with drone swarm in message to China
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US Navy destroys target with drone swarm in message to China

The target, a surface vessel, was destroyed during the Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem (UxS IBP) 21 exercise, which was recently conducted off the Californian coast. During the exercise, several unmanned systems teaming operations took place, taking into account various military scenarios. .@USPacificFleet’s unmanned surface vessels launch for the Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem (@UXSIBP)...

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