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militaryAfter a coup Venezuela will still be corrupt and will follow the bribes from China and Russia

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Analysis from Foreign Policy Review and the Miami Herald indicate the likelihood that China and Russia will continue to pay for a lot of influence in Venezuela and will build on existing relationships. The current situation in Venezuela is untenable. …

hypersonicRussia will have ICBM boosted mach 20 hypersonic glide weapon by 2020 as part of hypersonic proliferation

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The Russian Avangard mach 20 hypersonic glide vehicle is expected to enter Russia’s arsenal by 2020. Russia successfully tested the weapon, which could carry a nuclear warhead, twice in 2016. The third known test of the device, called a hypersonic …

grapheneBillion Euro Graphene project has new 345 page roadmap to lots of commercialization

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Graphene can provide disruptive advances in over 11 major areas from conductive inks, flexible electronics, spintronics, valleytronics, stronger materials, and much more. A billion euro project to accelerate graphene commercialization has provided an updated 345 roadmap that is an overview …

droneUS Marines want armored robot recon by 2023

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The US Marines want an armored robotic scout vehicle that can launch a UAS (Unmanned Aerial System), scout deep, and then use precision fires and electronic warfare. Wishlist but not all of this equipment has to fit on one vehicle. …

darpaTable top optics reduced to four microchips that can fit in a sugar cube

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Researchers combining a pair of frequency combs, several miniature lasers, and other compact optoelectronic components, the researchers were able to replicate the capabilities of a tabletop-sized optical frequency synthesizer on four microchips–each only about 5 mm x 10 mm in …

artificial intelligenceOn the threshold of a major jump in AI technology that can adapt to new circumstances

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Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems have significantly advanced in recent years. However, they are currently limited to executing only those tasks they are specifically designed to perform and are unable to adapt when encountering situations outside their …

dronesDARPA and Dynetics working to reusable volleys of Gremline drones by 2019

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Dynetics, Inc. has been selected as the top performer for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Gremlins program. Managed out of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO), the objective of Gremlins is to accelerate the ability to …

futureThousands of smaller and more powerful gliding missiles for US special ops

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Special Ops are getting thousands of lightweight glide missiles that are smaller and more powerful than a Hellfire and fired from a C-130 gunship tens of thousands of feet above the battlefield. Small Glide Munitions (SGM) can travel more than …

dronesChina targeting long range drone with 20 tons of payload by 2020

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China drone company Tengoen’s has the Tb-001 drone which is twin-engine, double-tail drone. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 2.8 tons, a range of more than 3,700 miles, and provisions to carry two 220-pound bombs or missiles. Tengoen has …

chinaUS is behind on hypersonic weapons as Russia has ten Mig 31s flying its mach 10 hypersonic missiles

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Today, there are ten Russian Mig 31 aircraft that are on experimental combat duty and are ready to use the hypersonic mach 10 Kinzhal depending on the situation. (Source : Russian deputy defense minister Yury Borisov at the Russian Star) …