Skynet Funded by Silicon Valley VCs

As of December 29, 2023, Shield AI has a valuation of $2.8 billion and has raised $742.5 million in funding across nine rounds. It has funding from the top silicon valley and technology venture capitalists. The new silicon valley drone companies are pushing more aggressively than previous DARPA-Lockheed Gremlin drone swarm projects. Modern warfare between …

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Air Force Research Lab Focuses on Better Missiles and AI Drone Swarms

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) manages a budget of $7.5 billion to discover, manufacture, and integrate warfighting capabilities and technologies for the U.S. Air Force and Space Force. DARPA had a budget of $4.1 billion in 2023. AFRL is close to double the budget of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). AFRL RESEARCH AREA …

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Ukraine’s One Million FPV Drones Is Outnumbered by 5 Million Russian Drones

Nextbigfuture has written about the drone attack and counter drone jamming defenses used in the Ukraine-Russia War. There is a new New Scientist article (behind a Paywall) talking about “What Does Ukraine’s Million Drone Army mean for the Future of War?” The First Person Drones are a delivery method for grenades and rocket propelled grenades …

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US and UK Retaliate Striking Houthis in Yemen After Over 130 Attacks on US Military

The US and Britain began launching strikes Thursday against Houthis-linked targets in Yemen — just days after the Iran-backed rebels carried out their largest attack to date on shipping vessels in the Red Sea. The Houthis had targeted 27 commercial ships to date. The most recent (on Tuesday) Houthis attack used 18 drones and three …

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Anduril AI Drones and Lattice Control of Many Robots, Drones and Sensors

Anduril Industries is a new American defense company that specializes in autonomous drone systems. They excel at artificial intelligence, software, drones and robotics. Anduril’s major products include unmanned aerial systems (UAS), counter-UAS (CUAS), semi-portable autonomous surveillance systems, and networked command and control software. Anduril co-founder Palmer Luckey created the Oculus Rift which was sold to …

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Wireless Power Network Could Maintain Drone Air Dominance for Years

Currently, drones run out of power after days, hour or minutes. If there was wireless power beaming then electrically powered drones could stay flying over a battlefield indefinitely. Years of flight could become possible. Swarms of drones would be have the power to stay over entire states or countries indefinitely. The multi-year electrical drones could …

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Evolving Drone and Counter-Drone Strategies for Future Warfare

Ukrainians are using new drone and counter-drone strategies to blunt Russian offensive. Ukraine is targeting the radio-jammers the Russians use to ground Ukrainian drones while setting up their own jammers to ground Russian drones. Russia attacked Avdiivka with masses of tanks and infantry. This cost Russia a lot of losses in the range of 17000 …

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Lockheed NGAD Fighter in a 3D Computer Model

Youtuber Pilot Photog has created 3D models of the Lockheed NGAD concept. Lockheed’s Ultimate Secret Projects (Skunkworks) team has just unveiled the silhouette and concept drawing of their next generation air dominance fighter, the NGAD. Pilot Photog has a groundbreaking 3D model and explore the incredible capabilities of this game-changing fighter. There is detailed look …

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