Category Drones

Russia Claims It Has A U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missile And Will Use It To Improve Its Own Weapons

Russia claims it has a US Tomahawk cruise missile and will use it to improve its own weapons By Holly Ellyatt | @hollyellyatt, View Original April 25th, 2018 Matthew Daniels/U.S. Navy via Getty Images Russia has gotten its hands on an U.S. Tomahawk cruise missile and it’s going to study it to improve its own weapon […]

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

Excerpts: Later this summer, workers will lay five inches of asphalt atop the rock bed. In all, commanders say they will pave some 39 acres of airfield. While built mainly for the Reaper drones, the runway and adjoining taxiways and ramps must be able to handle much heavier C-17 cargo planes. Three huge hangars capped […]

Meet The New Robot Army: Intelligent Machines That Could Usher In A New Era Of Autonomous Warfare Are Already Here

Meet the New Robot Army Intelligent machines that could usher in an era of autonomous warfare are already here ILLUSTRATION: ALEXANDER WELLS By Paul Scharre April 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET 27 COMMENTS In contemporary sci-fi—HBO’s “Westworld,” for example—sentient machines take up arms against humanity. In the real world, intelligent—and increasingly autonomous—robots are being created with […]

Forecasting The Future Of Warfare

David Maxwell:  “A long important read with important history (and a “scorecard”).” Excerpt: How Did We Do? You Decide.   I gave up command of the Army War College in the summer of 2000. Gen. Rick Shinseki, chief of staff at the time, kindly asked that I stay on active duty another six months to […]

Ground-Breaking Film “2001 A Space Odyssey,” Debuted 50 Years Ago, Friday, April 6, 1968; The HAL-9000 Computer, Empowered By Artificial Intelligence In The Film — May Soon Become A Reality

Ground-Breaking Film “2001 A Space Odyssey,” Debuted 50 Years Ago, Friday, April 6, 1968; The HAL-9000 Computer, Empowered By Artificial Intelligence In The Film — May Soon Become A Reality     www.fortunascorner      The 50th anniversary of the Stanley Kubrick/Arthur C. Clarke classic, ‘2001 A Space Odyssey,” is upon us — a movie, […]

The Case For Extreme Worry

In places that include China and Russia, chief rival powers to the U.S., technology is “empowering top-down authoritarianism as liberal democracy weakens.” The case for extreme worry Axios · by Mike Allen To White House insiders, this is the most dangerous phase of Donald Trump’s presidency so far, from the brewing trade war with China that he denies is a […]

Soldier Swarm: New Ground Combat Tactics For The Era Of Multi-Domain Battle – Modern War Institute

Excerpt:  Rules-based decision making and stigmergy are not new ideas. Airborne units during World War II spawned Little Groups of Paratroopers, whose decentralization and initiative allowed them to have an outsized effect on German forces. Soldiers already use less robust versions of this type of decision making. Battle drills prescribe best responses to likely scenarios, […]

The United States Is Preparing For The Wrong War

Excerpts.   There’s nothing wrong with rebuilding the United States’ conventional combat capacity. By all means, buy more fighter aircraft and navy ships. Spend more time training with artillery and tanks. Those weapons are needed to maintain deterrence and keep the peace. But don’t imagine that all this firepower will keep us safe. The United […]

Russia Just Revealed How It Will Fight The Wars Of The Future (And, It’s Shocking)

Russia Just Revealed How It Will Fight the Wars of the Future (And Its Shocking) Dave Majumdar March 27, 2018 TweetShareShare Russia is developing new long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to enable long-range precision strikes. Essentially, in the Russian view, the future of war lies in a combination of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles […]

12 Trends That Leaders At The Army’s Training And Doctrine Command Are Watching

12 trends that leaders at the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command are watching By Mark Pomerleau, View Original March 28th, 2018 As the political landscape changes in Europe, the Army is considering new ways to solve problems related to weapons of mass destruction, cyberattacks, and electronic warfare. At the AUSA Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama […]