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3d printing tech for battlefield

Additive manufacturing — also known as 3D printing — has been in development for decades and the U.S. military branches and the defense industrial...

Current portable radiation detectors are fragile, bulky and expensive. A research team from the University of Texas at Dallas developed a cheaper and more...
counter drone

A novel counter-drone concept has been demonstrated by DARPA. The technology that is part of the agency’s Mobile Force Protection program (MFP) launches reusable...
hologram

07Feedback from soldiers has been helping to develop an advanced technology. The United States military and Microsoft have been working together over the last...

Air mobility in the urban airspace has a lot in common with search and rescue missions, as proved by an exercise conducted in the...

First responder teams are often in critical response scenarios where hands-free communications would improve both safety and efficiency. Current speech recognition systems work reasonably...

The US FAA regulations for drone operations over people call for operators to verify that they can meet impact thresholds, limiting the potential damage...
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Drones may constitute a threat to sensitive installations. The Y‑12 National Security Complex is a United States Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration...
illuminating flare

Tactical illumination enhances target detection and identification by providing an artificial light that illuminates the battlefield using visible or infrared light. Northrop Grumman will provide...

IoT-collected data from smart devices poses security and privacy risks, says a recent US military memo. Law enforcement can access it for investigations, as...

The US Army has chosen Oshkosh Defense to build its new Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) — a 30mm, unmanned turreted auto-cannon — for...
tanker drone

For the first time, an unmanned aircraft refueled another aircraft mid-air.  The US Navy successfully used a Boeing drone to refuel an airplane during flight....
AI

New technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), autonomy, and robotics will change the character of warfare, resulting in a faster, more lethal, and more distributed...

While in the past two decades, US special operations forces have played a key role in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, bigger potential adversaries...

Building fires can turn from bad to deadly in an instant, and the warning signs are frequently difficult to discern. New artificial intelligence technology...

The US Air Force is seeking a wide range of counter-drone technologies that can be used to address the unique requirements of users, which...

A mobile ground-based weapon system designed to acquire, track, engage and defeat unmanned aircraft systems, cruise missiles, and rockets, artillery and mortars has been...
encryption

Modern network cryptographic key technologies will be critical to the US  Army’s effort of protecting tactical network communications from the prying eyes of potential...
water resupply

Water is a critical resource for survival. Many remote locations have limited or polluted water supplies. Existing methods of water purification, such as desalination,...

In GPS-denied environments, such as underground, in dense urban areas, and where GPS is jammed, warfighters need alternative location solutions. A new technology uses...

5G-enabled applications carry the potential of enhancing operational effectiveness, as a self-moving shuttle project is going to prove. Autonomous shuttle use will be tested...
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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is testing technologies to modernize the travel experience and help people stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. SEA Spot Saver is...