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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DIU Speeding Up Low-Cost Hypersonic Testing

The DIU (Defense Innovation Unit) started the Hypersonic and High-Cadence Airborne Testing Capabilities (HyCAT) initiative in early 2023 to address the need for low-cost, high-cadence test capabilities for the hypersonic community. The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and its mission partners are prototyping a suite of modern, low-cost, high-cadence, dual-use airborne testing platforms (vehicles) that provides …

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6th Generation NGAD Fighters are Based on Secret Billion Dollar X-plane Prototypes

There was a secret billion dollar US Air Force, DARPA and Navy X-plane program to explore future fighters that paved the way for the Next-Generation Air Dominance program, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall revealed at the POLITICO Defense Summit on Nov. 14. Kendall and other Air Force officials have previously said there were flying prototypes …

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DARPA Funds Breakthrough Rotating Detonating Engines

Rotating detonation engine could be up to 25% more efficient than traditional jet engines. This could make airplanes and missile faster or with longer range. Smaller weapons could reach the same speeds and ranges as today’s missiles. Rotating detonation rocket engines (RDREs) use detonation as the primary means of energy conversion, producing more useful available …

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New Self-Propelled Pillbot Will Replace Endoscopes

Endiatx PillBot™ and future Endiatx products will be true telemedicine. They will dramatically increase access to care while simultaneously lowering costs and increasing doctors’ effectiveness. Problem Many of the 11,000 in the US and 800,000 globally who die from stomach cancer each year are diagnosed too late for doctors to save their lives. They don’t …

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DARPA Developing Power Beaming to Enable Energy Web Dominance

DARPA selected RTX Corporation, Draper, and BEAM Co to design prototype lop wireless optical power relays. The Persistent Optical Wireless Energy Relay (POWER) program, aimed at revolutionizing energy distribution through airborne wireless power transfer. The optical energy relays designed in POWER’s phase one will be demonstrated on the ground. In the second phase, they will …

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