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
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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
Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group has recently acquired a new Towed Acoustic Projector System (TAPS) that will significantly improve how the organisation conducts its underwater acoustic research. For many years, DST has been using its much larger 10 tonne sonar research projector system (SRP) to conduct experiments that require the transmission of sound waves underwater for sonar research, Australian Defense Ministry announced Thursday
A Norwegian firm DDG has developed new bullets with shapes designed to create an air bubble (supercavitating) around it and carry it much further underwater. The DGG supercavitating bullets can travel a lot farther in the water,
A six-limbed spider robot will soon work in Japans Hiroshima to help decommission the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant
Honeywells SmartRunway and SmartLanding system has received industry approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency for use on the Boeing 737 Next Generation airliner. The Boeings airliner is first aircraft approved to operate this technology in Europe
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Phase 1 contracts for its Gremlins program, which seeks to develop technologies and systems enabling aircraft to launch volleys of low-cost, reusable unmanned air systems (UASs) and safely and reliably retrieve them in mid-air. Such systems, or “gremlins,” would be deployed with a mixture of mission payloads capable of generating a variety of effects in a distributed and coordinated manner, providing US forces with improved operational flexibility at a lower cost than is possible with conventional, monolithic platforms
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to replace Global Positions Systems with Atomic Clocks with Enhanced Stability (ACES). “All of our modern communications, navigation and electronic warfare systems, as well as our intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, depend on accurate time-keeping,” said Lutwak, who will oversee the new program, called Atomic Clocks with Enhanced Stability (ACES) Wednesday in an official press release
Japans Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is expected to test fly a locally-made stealth jet by March 2016 with technology developed in-house. The plane, called Advanced Technology Demonstrator X (ATD-X) will then be handed over to the Japanese Self Defence Force (SDF), which will start conducting its own tests, Bloomberg quoted Hirofumi Doi, a program manager at the Defense Ministry as saying
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