The Royal Navy has unveiled a series of futuristic submarine concepts which mimic real marine lifeforms aimed to change the world's future underwater combat environment. British engineers have come up with a concept based on a crewed mothership capable of launching unmanned underwater vehicles shaped like eels and carrying sensor pods which dissolve on demand to avoid enemy detection, and fish-shaped torpedoes sent to swarm against enemy targets
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has kicked off a new program dubbed Common Heterogeneous Integration and Intellectual Property (IP) Reuse Strategies or CHIPS, to create a modular computing framework by mixing and matching of ‘chiplets. The crux of the program is to develop a new technological framework in which different functionalities and blocks of intellectual property—among them data storage, computation, signal processing, and managing the form and flow of data—can be segregated into small chiplets, which then can be mixed, matched, and combined onto an interposer, somewhat like joining the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle...
The US Army is looking to partner with an engineering firm, Aurora Flight Sciences to jointly develop and manufacture high-speed, high-endurance and high-payload capabilities for vertical lift platforms. The engineering firm hosted a visit from U
Worlds top leaders of artificial intelligence and robotics signed an open letter Monday that warns disastrous consequences of "Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems," or intelligent weapons. "As companies building the technologies in artificial intelligence and robotics that may be repurposed to develop autonomous weapons, we feel especially responsible in raising this alarm," said the letter, released when the UN's Conference of the Conventional Weapons was scheduled to meet to discuss the subject
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced a new research program called Assured Autonomy seeking to develop rigorous design and analysis technologies to guarantee safety and to enhance their predictability of autonomous machines likes drones and driverless cars. Assuring systems operate safely and perform as expected, as said in a DARPA press release that it will centre on military autonomous vehicles
The US Army has awarded a $1 million contract to Kraig Biocraft Laboratories (KBL), to develop a genetically modified “spider silk” material that could hypothetically be used for protective armor, even underwear, for soldiers. The contract was made with KBL, a bioengineering company that aims to genetically modify silkworm and spider silk into high-performance polymers
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday ordering an assessment of materials, manufacturing and components required for the defense industry, their sourcing and supply chains. Peter Navarro, director of the National Trade Council, said in a background briefing to reporters that there is a shortage of domestic companies that can manufacture and repair certain key components for defense purposes
University of Dayton Research Institute has been awarded a $43 million contract for composite, adhesives, specialty technologies, and elastomer research. Contractor will provide systems support for improved materials and process (M&P) for field systems, next generation aircraft M&P, and novel M&P testing, evaluation, repair, development technology transition, and integration activities, US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday
The US Navy test-fired the worlds first active laser weapon system (LaWS), capable of travelling at the speed of light to destroy incoming missiles. The LaWS is capable of travelling at 50000 times faster the speed of an Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)
Logos Technologies that has been developing a hybrid-electric dirt bike ‘SilentHawk since 2015, is currently also progressing on an all-electric motorcycle and multifuel hybrid with a lighter, air-cooled engine. Ultra-quiet, electric motorcycles designed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will help fighters sneak up on the enemy
Stratolaunch aircraft that is designed to carry satellites into low-Earth orbit powered by six engines of the 747 aircraft, rolled out for the first time Wednesday. The aircraft will carry satellites and their launch vehicles to a cruising altitude of 36,000 feet (11,000 meters) or so
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing mathematical tools and methods to tackle the challenges associated with designing complex military systems. The US defense research agency's Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty in Physical Systems (EQUiPS) program has advanced the field of uncertainty quantification, or UQ, which focuses on methods to accommodate all of the different factors that may affect predictive accuracy in designing the military model
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