The French Government Defense procurement and technology agency, DGA (Direction Générale de lArmement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium. The contract covers de-risking studies ahead of construction of a future tactical helicopter drone demonstrator aboard warships
Airbus Helicopters makes progress in the experimentation of its Project EAGLE (Eye for Autonomous Guidance and Landing Extension), with the in-flight validation of the on-board image processing system. Performed on an H225 flying testbed, the trials have demonstrated the systems ability to select asmall ground “target” from ranges of up to 2 miles and to automatically track it during the approach performed by the pilot
Zeriscope, a provider of mobile telemedicine examination systems, has been selected by the US Army Advanced Medical Technology Initiative (AAMTI) to assist in a study to mitigate the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Zeriscope's real-time streaming telemedicine platform is being used along with its integrated wearable sensor kit to monitor heart rate variability (HRV), a biomarker associated with the ability to regulate the autonomic nervous system, attentiveness and emotional responses
The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) has conducted a trial run of the country's first permanent magnet propulsion motor which is characterized by very low noise, for potential use in nuclear submarines. The State-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), made a statement on its official WeChat account on Monday that the permanent magnet motor with a Chinese patent has been used on naval vessels docked at Sanya, South China's Hainan Province, the base of China's conventional and nuclear submarine fleet, an opinion piece in Chinese state-owned media outlet,
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 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
Russias Saratov State University chemists have developed an air and vapor permeable membrane solution that can defend military personnel from chemical and biological weapons. The project was ordered by the Fund for Perspective Research
Israeli scientists at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem have developed a new system that uses a combination of lasers and glowing bacteria for remote landmine detection. Writing in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the researchers presented a novel, functional system combining lasers and bacteria to remotely map the location of buried landmines and unexploded ordnance
Indias Samtel Avionics and South Koreas Hanwha Systems are planning to set up joint venture to manufacture products of avionics and military applications under ‘Make in India. The joint venture is aimed at manufacturing military electronics and optronics across multiple platforms, such as missile electronics, rockets, guided missile and laser-guided bombs
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