Category Robots In War

The Origins Of The Drone Program

Excerpts:   Despite the differences between the CTC’s first two challenges, both shared the same solution. Following a suggestion from one of the Center’s technicians, Clarridge commissioned a team of engineers to work on a highly classified pilotless drone, dubbed the Eagle Program. The prototype UAV could carry small rockets to fire at predesignated targets, […]

Star Shadow: Another Chinese Flying Drone With Flying Wing

HTTP://WWW.EASTPENDULUM.COM/STAR-SHADOW-DRONE-DATTAQUE-CHINOIS-A-AILE-VOLANTEHTTP://WWW.EASTPENDULUM  STAR SHADOW: ANOTHER CHINESE FLYING DRONE WITH FLYING WING BY HENRI KENHMANN  2018-02-08 After the first successful flight of its  AT-200 , the largest cargo drone in the world with a carrying capacity of 1,500 kg, the Chinese UAS manufacturer Star UAS (朗 星 无人机 系统 有限公司) has once again Talking about him at the Singapore Airshow 2018, currently at […]

The U.S. Faces An Innovator’s Dilemma In Its Relationship With China

The U.S. Faces an Innovator’s Dilemma in Its Relationship With China | RealClearDefense · by Norton A. Schwartz February 05, 2018 The new U.S. national security strategy refocuses America’s relationship with China, referencing “geopolitical competition between free and repressive visions of the world order.” Regaining the U.S. competitive edge with China dominates the U.S. national defense strategy, released in […]

Russia Boasts Of Using 215 New Weapons Systems In Syria Civil War Served As Kremlin Testing Ground Russia Boasts of Using 215 New Weapons Systems in Syria Civil war served as Kremlin testing ground WIB FRONT February 1, 2018 Dave Majumdar Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin praised the performance of the Russian military and its hardware during the Kremlin’s campaign in Syria, but stressed that Moscow has to fix problems that were brought […]

National Security Expert To Congress: U.S. Not Ready For Warfare’s Future

Excerpts: “The steps necessary to counter these threats are clear. Increase investment in long-range strikes, stealthy uninhabited aircraft to hunt mobile targets, advanced munitions, electronic warfare, and undersea strikes,” said Paul Scharre, a senior fellow and director at the Center for a New American Security’s Technology and National Security Program. He testified at a House […]

The Reviews Are In: Here’s What Experts Are Saying About Jim Mattis’ New Strategy

The reviews are in: Here’s what experts are saying about Jim Mattis’ new strategy Washington Examiner · by Politics · January 19, 2018 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released the new National Defense Strategy on Friday, a mostly classified document with a public portion that moves away from anti-terrorism as the top mission and focuses on peer competitors Russia and China. […]

HASC Subcommittee Opening Remarks: “China’s Pursuit Of Emerging & Exponential Technologies”

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2018 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRWOMAN STEFANIK SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMERGING THREATS & CAPABILITIES WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s hearing titled “China’s Pursuit of […]

Bin Laden’s Grandson Killed In Airstrike Along Afghanistan-Pakistan Border

Bin Laden’s grandson killed in airstrike along Afghanistan-Pakistan border By Katherine Lam, View Original Bin Laden files declassified: Unexpected finds in trove The CIA has declassified nearly a half a million files taken from the Pakistani compound in which Usama bin Laden was killed. Take a look at some of the strange finds. The 12-year-old grandson […]

Integrating Humans And Machines

Excerpts: Society is yet to reach the technological mastery of the robots described by Isaac Asimov and Phillip K. Dick. Nor has mankind achieved the levels of artificial intelligence shown in many films, starting with Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001 A Space Odyssey or the cognitive augmentation described by John Scalzi in Old Man’s War. But a […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]