Category Unmanned aerial systems

America’s Top Drone Company Just Teamed Up With A Chinese Industry Titan

America’s Top Drone Company Just Teamed Up With A Chinese Industry Titan BY MIKE MURPHYQUARTZREAD BIO Less than a year ago, DJI knocked the California-based 3D Robotics out of the consumer market. Now, the US firm has turned to software — and a partnership with its vanquisher.   By Read, www.defenseone.com View Original July 31st, 2017 Alex […]

Is Artificial Intelligence An Existential Threat?

Conclusion: Arms control worked well for nuclear weapons and their delivery systems principally because their development and deployment was relatively easy to detect and monitor. These systems had visual and non-visual signatures that made verification reasonably effective. How one adapts this kind of arms control structure to monitoring and controlling the efforts of a small […]

Quadcopter That Swims And Flies Could Be Used For Navy Special Ops

Quadcopter That Swims And Flies Could Be Used For Navy Special Ops https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/07/21/quadcopter-swims-flies-used-navy-special-ops/? Marco Maia from Rutgers University operates “Naviator,” the first unmanned hybrid aerial-aquatic vehicle to seamlessly transition from airborne to underwater operations and back again, during the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. (U.S. Navy/John […]

AI Could Revolutionize War As Much As Nukes

Excerpts: The Harvard report recommends that the National Security Council, DoD, and State Department should start studying now what internationally agreed-on limits ought to be imposed on AI. Miles Brundage, who researches the impacts of AI on society at the University of Oxford, says there’s reason to think that AI diplomacy can be effective—if countries […]

U.S. General Warns Of Out-Of-Control Killer Robots

U.S. General Warns Of Out-Of-Control Killer Robots By Ryan Browne, www.cnn.com View Original July 18th, 2017 (CNN)America’s second-highest ranking military officer, Gen. Paul Selva, advocated Tuesday for “keeping the ethical rules of war in place lest we unleash on humanity a set of robots that we don’t know how to control.” Selva was responding to a question […]

Info Ops Officer Offers Artificial Intelligence Roadmap

Excerpts: Fortunately, the AI market space is still coalescing. Unfortunately, it is an exponential technology so every success or failure is amplified by an order of magnitude. So far, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work wants $12 billion to $15 billion in 2017 for programs aimed at “human-machine collaboration and combat teaming” and has received 11 […]

On Hyper-War By Gen. (Ret.) John Allen/USMC & Amir Hussain

On Hyperwar By General John R. Allen, US Marine Corps (Retired) and Amir Husain https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2017-07/hyperwar It is more than a revolution in military affairs; it is a revolution in human affairs.   2 January 2018 The battle damage was devastating and constituted the leading edge of what the United States soon would discover was a […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

HASC Subcommittee On Tactical Air & Land Forces FY18 NDAA Markups — Includes Strengthening & Improving ISR Capabilities

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRMAN TURNER SUBCOMMITTEE ON TACTICAL AIR & LAND FORCES   WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s […]

U.S. Jet Destroys Another Iranian Drone Over Syria – 3rd Shoot-Down In Month

U.S. Jet Destroys Another Iranian Drone Over Syria – 3rd Shoot-Down In Month By Thomas Gibbons-Neff June 20 at 11:54 AM Play Video 0:51 U.S. shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syria Embed Share The Pentagon says a drone shot down by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet, June 20, “displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition […]