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artificial intelligenceNavy Making Enhanced Bacteria for Tripwire Submarine Detection

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A video of a panel discussion on the use of modified bacteria to as part of military-grade sensor systems. (H/T Patrick Tucker of Defense One.) The panelists discuss the power of biology. Synthetic biology is breaking out of discipline to …

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

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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. …

energyExamining Challenges and Chances for a Successful Coup in Venezuela

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Nextbigfuture wrote several articles in early 2018, where we looked at the rapid economic and social collapse in Venezuela and believed it would lead to a military coup. Nextbigfuture predicted the coup would happen by the end of 2018. There …

lasersUS Zumwalt Destroyers Getting Anti-ship Missiles Now and Railguns and Lasers Later

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The three planned Zumwalt-class ships each have eighty Mk 54 Vertical Launch System cells capable of firing a variety of long-range anti-ship missiles. They will fire * the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile, which is being modified to hit ships at …

militaryRussia Controls the Black Sea and Ukraine Needs to Join the EU

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The Russian coastguard opened fire on two artillery boats and a tug belonging to Ukraine which it claimed had made an unauthorized passage through Russia’s waters. Two of the craft, the Berdyansk and the Nikopol, were damaged and six crew …

aircraft carrierChina’s Making Bigger Third Aircraft Carrier

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A WeChat public account of an official Chinese media said there is a new aircraft carrier that has been built on the berth. This is being interpreted as official confirmation that China is building a third aircraft carrier. China’s third …

economic impactCost of US Wars on Terror at $6 trillion in 2019 and $7 trillion in 2023

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Brown University estimates the US Wars on Terror will be $5.9 trillion through 2019. This includes direct war and war-related spending and obligations for future spending on post 9/11 war veterans. US war spending will continue to grow. The Pentagon …

futureUS Navy Will Develop Hypersonic Submarine Launched Weapons

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The US Navy is developing the hypersonic glide body that all the services will use, as well as a booster to launch the Navy’s weapon off a yet-to-be-determined platform. The conventional prompt global strike program has the goal of being …

chinaChina Exporting Cheap Jets With Anti-Stealth Plane Radar

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China has new anti-stealth radar using high-efficiency air-cooling systems for upgraded JF-17 and FTC-2000G export fighter jets. Various countries including Algeria, Argentina, Myanmar, Qatar, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Uruguay have shown interest in …

chinaSatellite photos show China is building 5 more nuclear submarines

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Planet Lab satellite photos reveal that two of China’s four JIN (or 094)-class subs are undergoing maintenance or repairs at the Bohai shipyard. Three submarines are being built at Longpo and two subs are being built at the Bohai shipyard. …