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droneUS Strategic Command General thinks there is potential and some movement towards North Korean denuclearization

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General John Hyten says the prospects for the potential denuclearization of North Korea are moving in a positive direction since the Singapore summit. He is the Commander, United States Strategic Command. USSTRATCOM is responsible for strategic deterrence, global strike, and …

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. …

air forceBoeing electric vertical takeoff and landing cargo drone

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Boeing unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles. It is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for …

air forceHigh altitude balloon-drone combo

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U.S. Navy funded Global Near Space Services (“GNSS“) to develop a two stage lighter than air drone. The GNSS program developed a clean, cost-effective satellite-type capability utilizing a high altitude upper-stage shaped LTA coupled with an unpiloted detachable, flying, lower …

droneStabilized Drone with machine gun and grenade launcher

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Duke Robotics makes the TIKAD drone, which is a drone modified to carry a machine gun, a grenade launcher, and variety of other weapons to fight tomorrow’s urban warfare battles. They are selling the drone to the the US and …

chinaChina developing wing in ground effect drone

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China is developing a new drone that uses ground effect technology to skim the surface of the ocean, allowing it to fly just eighteen inches off the water. The unmanned vehicle could be a challenging opponent for potential adversaries, some …

droneDp14 hawk drone could evac wounded soldiers over 100 miles

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Dragonfly Pictures’ DP14 Hawk, a dual-rotor unmanned aerial system, could one day evacuate wounded soldiers from the battlefield. It resembles a miniature CH-47 Chinook helicopter, can carry 430 pounds in its six-foot by 20-inch cargo space for about 2.4 hours. …

darpaRussia’s first new VVER-1200 reactor is officially in commercial operation

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Russia has announced the start of commercial operation of its first VVER-1200 reactor, unit 1 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant. Also known as Novovoronezh 6, the unit was connected to the network in early August last year, but …

amazonPrediction that 2017 will not be the investment win year for AI, VR and driverless cars

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Rogers McNamee prediction is that interesting developments will occur in AI, VR and driverless cars but not for someone who expects an investment win and payoff in 2017. Not sure how the prediction fits with the 2016 boom in Nvidia …

droneUber launches self driving cars in San Francisco

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In September, Uber introduced the world’s first Self-Driving Ubers to the Steel City. Three months later, we’re bringing Volvo XC90s to San Francisco. They are incredibly excited to work with Volvo to pair our state-of-the-art self-driving technology with Volvo’s outstanding …