Category Drones

Are We Ready For The ‘Burn-In’ And The Real Robotic Revolution? 

Are We Ready for the ‘Burn-In’ and the Real Robotic Revolution? | RealClearDefense realcleardefense.com · by Michael D. Brasseur Peter W. Singer and August Cole have just released their latest book, “Burn-in: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution.” Singer and Cole describe their work as “useful fiction” as they, through a thrilling, yet plausible story in the […]

Sci-Fi Eye: Natural Selection On The Unmanned Battlefield

Sci-Fi Eye: Natural selection on the unmanned battlefield 12th May 2020 8:00 am https://www.theengineer.co.uk/ai-warfare-gareth-l-powell/ Forget the “Terminator scenario”. The future of AI based warfare could be far weirder than that writes Gareth L Powell Two articles in last month’s issue caught my eye. The first was about the Royal Navy’s decision to test extra-large autonomous submarines […]

Grenade Drone Promises An End To Cover (Infantry), Forever

“Infantry portable loitering munitions.”   Excerpt: Innovation and iteration on all scales of remotely piloted bombs exists today, with a special and new predominance in infantry-portable loitering munitions. Designed to be carried on the backs of soldiers or marines and operated by just one or two people, these weapons lean on drone controls and sensors to let […]

The Pentagon’s Flying Aircraft Carriers Are Launching Recoverable Gremlin Drones

The Pentagon’s Flying Aircraft Carriers Are Launching Recoverable Gremlin Drones The National Interest · by Sebastien Roblin · May 6, 2020 Here’s What You Need To Know: A recoverable drone like the Gremlin, at least conceptually, would occupy an interesting middle ground in unmanned aerial systems: one capable and sophisticated enough that its operators might prefer to reuse it […]

Russia To Float Out New Sub To Carry Poseidon Nuke Drone In Late June

All news 6 May, 22:41 Tass Defense Russia to float out new sub to carry Poseidon nuke drone in late June — source The first basic carrier of Poseidon drones, a Project 09852 special-purpose nuclear sub, the Belgorod, was floated out on April 23, 2019 A Poseidon underwater drone © Russian Defense Ministry MOSCOW, May […]

The Air Force Wants to Cut Surveillance Drones—A Think Tank Argues That’s A Mistake

Excerpt: However, a study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment makes the case that non-stealth surveillance drones could be useful before any shots get fired by providing persistent surveillance of global hot spots as part of a concept dubbed “Deterrence by Detection.” Systematic surveillance could render non-viable underhanded “gray zone” actions reliant on plausible deniability and/or surprise such as Russia’s seizure […]

Persistent Regional Drones Could Deter China, Russia: CSBA

Persistent Regional Drones Could Deter China, Russia: CSBA breakingdefense.com · by Theresa Hitchens MQ-9 Reaper WASHINGTON: A coherent US and allied strategy to increase the use of drones in regional hot spots could serve as a strong deterrent to gray-zone aggression by Russia and China, says a new study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). Implementing […]

Line Between Warrior And Machine Blurs As China And U.S. Military Use Artificial Intelligence

Excerpts: Mr. Lieber and his partners were working on exactly this type of technology and received substantial funding from the Department of Defense and many of its agencies. Mr. Lieber and his colleagues were awarded a number of patents, but the most important one appears to be a 2015 patent award called “Systems and Methods […]

No, Elon Musk: The Era Of The Manned Fighter Jet Won’t Be Over Anytime Soon

No, Elon Musk: The Era Of The Manned Fighter Jet Won’t Be Over Anytime Soon Forbes · by Dave Deptula · March 2, 2020 Elon Musk at AFA 2.28.20 Mike Tsukamoto, Air Force MagazineElon Musk is a proven innovator and entrepreneur. He knows how to grab a headline, too. This Friday he proclaimed the death of manned fighter […]

Elon Musk Tells Air Force General That Fighter Jets Are Over

Elon Musk Tells Air Force General That Fighter Jets Are Over https://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-air-force-fighter-jets-over?mc_cid=25b6010e47&utm_term=0_03cd0a26cd-25b6010e47-249956209&utm_medium=email&mc_eid=2cd1626685&utm_source=The%20Future%20Is&utm_campaign=25b6010e47-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_02_05_49 SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told a room full of U.S. Air Force pilots last week that “the fighter jet era has passed,” as CNBC reports. He made the comments at the Air Warfrare Symposium in Orlando Florida last Friday, referring to the fact that remotely-controlled […]