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artificial intelligenceUS Navy Buys Four Large Robotic Submarine Drones

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The US Navy will pay Boeing $43-million to buy four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (Robotic submarine drones or XLUUVs). Boeing based its winning Orca XLUUV design on its Echo Voyager unmanned diesel-electric submersible. The 51-foot-long sub will launch …

darpaDARPA Developing Next Generation Materials for Hypersonic Planes and Weapons

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There two main challenges for hypersonic weapons and vehicles are for engines and rockets to generate the speed and for materials that can survive at the extreme temperatures. Moving at hypersonic speeds of 5 to 25 or more times the …

artificial intelligenceWhite House Executive Order Prioritizes AI for R&D Budgets

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The Heads of the various agencies of the US Federal Government have been directed via an executive order to prioritize Artificial Intelligence for funding with their Research and Development budgets. It is not clear how this will alter the roughly …

aircraft carriersChina Will Have Four Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carriers by 2035

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Wang Yunfei, a naval expert, told the South China Morning Post that China will have four nuclear-powered aircraft carriers with electromagnetic launchers by 2035. Those carriers are expected to be comparable in size and launch capability to US aircraft carriers. …

future weaponsUS 2019 Missile Defense Review Expanded to Include Hypersonic Missile Threats

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The 2019 Missile Defense Review (MDR) has been expanded to offensive missile threats includes non-ballistic systems. The US will defend against advanced cruise missiles and hypersonic weapons. There is a 24-page 2019 Missile Defense Review Summary. There will be a …

cameraComputers Can Read Minds But Digital Big Brother Has Better Technology

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People freak out when they discover that computers and MRI can already read our minds. Columbia University researchers just announced the ability of computers and MRI to read brain signals and convert them into clear spoken words.

armyTALOS Exoskeleton Program Fails But Silent Electric Dirt Bikes Could Work Out

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Patrick Tucker at Defense One has reported that James Smith, SOCOM’s acquisition executive has stated that the Special Ops Exoskeleton is nowhere near ready for use in combat. There have been improvements in lightweight body armor and improved helmet displays. …

indiaIndia Boosts Military Spending by 8% in 2019-2020

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India’s 2019-2020 budget for the Ministry of Defense will be 8% higher at $60.9 billion. $42.7 billion is for the conventional defense budget. This is from an Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) report.

chinaChina Shows off Missile Improvements that Put US Navy at Increased Risk

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China ran a simulated strike mission using a Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and has released video showing improvements to the medium range Dongfeng-26 (DF-26) ballistic missile. This was reported by the South China Morning Post. The DF-41 ICBM …

militaryOne General and Some Police are Changing Sides in Venezuela

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The Venezuelan interim President Juan Guaidó indicates that the General of Aviation, Francisco Yánez is supporting him. The PNB (Bolivarian National Police is Venezuela’s national police force) has refused to repress the people in Lara. More police and military officials …