US Soldiers Joined to Military’s Connected Cybernetwork Global Attack Machine

The US Army will use AI enabled holographic goggles to make soldiers part of the sensor network for remote weapons. In the 1980s and 1990s, there was the use of lasers to spot and help missiles hit their desired targets. This was classically shown in Clear and Present Danger with the bombing of the cartel. …

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Bell V-280 Future Army lift prototype might be reaching 280 knot speed targets

The Bell V-280 Valor is a tiltrotor aircraft being developed by Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin for the United States Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program. The prototype reached 190 knots (352 km/h) in cruise mode with horizontal propellers on May, 2018. A recent videos claim the V-280 has reached 280 knots of speed about …

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US army will convert 70 supply trucks to full self driving by 2020

The US Army is accelerating its Automated Ground Resupply (AGR) program by spinning off something called the Expedient Leader-Follower demonstration. Contractors are currently installing Robotic Research LLC’s computer brains and sensors on 10 Oshkosh M1075 PLS (Palletized Loader System) trucks that’ll be used for safety certification tests in 2019. They’ll convert 60 more to self-driving …

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Army will use lasers to cubesats for 50 times faster communication

NASA and the US Army have tested 100 megabit per second laser communication with a cubesat. This is 50 times better than 2 megabit per second radio communication to cubesats that are currently used. Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD) CubeSat could be improved to 2.5 gigabits per second with relatively simple upgrades to the …

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China creating second largest marine corps to secure Belt and Road Interests

China plans to increase the size of its marine corps from about 20,000 to 100,000 personnel to protect the nation’s maritime lifelines and its growing interests overseas. China is shifting brigades from the army to the Marines and Navy to shift from a land war focus to securing Belt and Road ports and other South …

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US Army making 100 kilowatt lasers to defend against drones, rockets and mortars

Raytheon Company is developing a 100 kW class laser weapon system preliminary design for integration onboard the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles. This is a $10 million U.S. Army’s High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstration program contract. It is expected that there will be a follow up $130 million contract starting in 2019. The laser …

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