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cyborgMilitary and Civilian Cyborgs by 2050

aA href=”https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/mad-scientist/m/articles-of-interest/300458″>A DoD Biotechnologies for Health and Human Performance Council (BHPC; Alexandria, VA) study group surveyed a wide range of current and emerging technologies relevant to assisting and augmenting human performance in many domains. They looked at * auditory (hearing) …

air forceSurpassing Goals of the Ford Aircraft Carrier Using UK Carriers

The main justification for the Gerald Ford Super aircraft carriers was to increase the sortie rate 25% over the Nimitz class and a 25% reduction in manpower required to operate. The Ford carriers are costing over $13 billion each and …

air forceSpaceX Starlink $28 Million Air Force Contract Has Delivered 610 Mbps to Military Plane

SpaceX Starlink communication satellite features are being tested by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory under the Global Lightning program. SpaceX received a $28 million contract to test over the next three years to test Starlink broadband services with the …

air forceF-35 Still Has Safety and Basic Performance Problems and Big Cost Problems

The F-35 sill has problems that create risks for pilot safety and vastly limits its ability to perform its basic missions. * F-35B and F-35C pilots have limitations on airspeed to avoid damage to the F-35’s airframe or stealth coating. …

militaryFord Carrier is a Failure With Huge Radar, Elevator, Launch and Landing Problems

US Secretary Richard V. Spencer blames new multi-year delays for the next-generation Gerald Ford carrier on the budget cap limiting the spending to just over $13 billion. This is $2.5 billion over the original $10.5 billion budget. On 10 September …

militaryNext-generation Ford Carrier Deployment Delayed Until 2024

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) may not be ready to deploy until 2024. It once had a 2018 planned deployment date. There is more testing (shock testing) and there are still technical issues. The Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) carrier has …

cloud computingMicrosoft Wins $10 Billion Military Cloud Computing Contract

Microsoft won the Department of Defense JEDI ten year cloud computing contract. Amazon Web Services was believed to be the favorite to win the contract. azon owns nearly half of the world’s public-cloud infrastructure market Gardner reports the worldwide infrastructure …

darpaPre-Cooler for Hypersonic Spaceplane Cools From 1,000°C in Less Than 0.05 Seconds

Reaction Engines has successfully tested its innovative precooler at airflow temperature conditions representing Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, marking a significant milestone in the development of its SABRE™ engine and paving the way for a revolution …

controversialUS Army Working With UFO Group on Controversial and Speculative Technology

Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge’s UFO research, called To the Stars Academy (TTSA), signed an agreement with the U.S. Army to study and develop advanced materials for beamed propulsion, inertial mass reduction and more. Online sources indicate that Tom DeLonge has …

air forceUS Air Force Will Shift to Building Many Small Batches of Next Generation Fighters

The US Air Force is looking to shift to just making multiple next-generation technology fighters. They will not endlessly hone requirements for some super fighter that would be built in 25 years. The Air Force would rapidly churn out aircraft …