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The US Air Force’s Latest GPS Alternative: Earth’s Magnetic Fields
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The US Air Force’s Latest GPS Alternative: Earth’s Magnetic Fields

Officials just launched a public challenge to help create the artificial intelligence needed to turn the planet’s magnetic fields into readable maps. Military leaders have been warning of the fragility of GPS for years and researchers have been working on a variety of solutions, from quantum clocks to inertial navigation. The Air Force is adding a new one,...

Army Electronic Warfare: Big Tests in 2021
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Army Electronic Warfare: Big Tests in 2021

After decades of US neglect of electronic warfare – while Russia and China pulled ahead – Army soldiers are just months away from getting their hands on two new and long-awaited long-range jammers. Two contractors, Lockheed Martin and Boeing DRT, are now converting 8×8 Stryker armored vehicles into prototypes of the Terrestrial Layer System (TLS). Both company’s prototypes will be given...

Space-Based Missile-Killer Systems for US Military to Stop Hypersonic Attacks
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Space-Based Missile-Killer Systems for US Military to Stop Hypersonic Attacks

Faster, more precise enemy attacks, especially those traveling through space, will need a new-generation of space-integrated sensors and faster, more precise interceptors. The prospect of long-range hypersonic attacks, new precision-guidance ballistic missiles and even next-generation ICBMs has inspired the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency to pursue new space-based sensors to track and destroy faster, more lethal...

Leonardo launches Spider Communications Intelligence (COMINT)
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Leonardo launches Spider Communications Intelligence (COMINT)

Leonardo unveil a new Electronic Warfare (EW) communications intelligence (COMINT) product, called ‘Spider’ for the eight Radio Frequency (RF) antennas contained within the system. Spider is able to intercept and analyse enemy communications in real time. This gives commanders the ability to monitor hostile forces’ intent and location utilising Spider’s built-in geolocation technology. By automatically...

US Army completes first Robotic Combat Vehicle soldier experiment
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US Army completes first Robotic Combat Vehicle soldier experiment

The U.S. Army Next Generation Combat Vehicle – Cross Functional Team and CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center make progress towards integrating unmanned vehicles into ground combat formations and successfully completed the first soldier operational experiment for the Robotic Combat Vehicle effort at Army Fort Carson. This is was the first in a series of Soldier...

Israel’s XM Cyber named Top 100 Cybersecurity Startup
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Israel’s XM Cyber named Top 100 Cybersecurity Startup

Israel’s XM Cyber has been named a Top 100 Cybersecurity Startup for 2020 by Cyber Defense Magazine, the company announced on Sunday. XM Cyber’s products allow enterprises to automatically test their security posture. By safely simulating attacks 24/7, XM Cyber exposes real-life security issues and recommends remedies. “XM Cyber is proud to be recognized as a Top 100...

U.S. Air Force takes next step toward hypersonic weapon
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U.S. Air Force takes next step toward hypersonic weapon

The U.S. Air Force has taken another important step towards the purchase of a new hypersonic weapon, according to a recent service news release. On Saturday, the 412th Test Wing press release said that Air Force conducted a captive-carry flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon Instrumented Measurement Vehicle 2 at the Point...

US Marines new generation light anti-armor weapon M72 FFE
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US Marines new generation light anti-armor weapon M72 FFE

According to information published on the U.S Marines website on August 4, 2020, the United States Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) is looking to field a next-generation, shoulder-fired anti-tank rocket system M72 that will increase lethality and safety for U.S. Marines. With guidance from MCSC’s (Marine Corps Systems Command) Program Manager for Ammunition, the Army...

DARPA sees ‘rich space’ for advanced AI in cyber operations
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DARPA sees ‘rich space’ for advanced AI in cyber operations

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in conjunction with the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), are setting their sights on the rapidly expanding intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity and cyber warfare operations, the agency’s Acting Director Peter Highnam said. Development of AI tools and applications for use in the cyber realm...