Category Unmanned aerial systems

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 […]

China’s Latest Plans To Dominate Robot, Smart Car And Railway Industries By 2020 China’s latest plans to dominate robot, smart car and railway industries by 2020 Shipbuilding, agriculture, medical devices and new materials also targeted as Beijing seeks to upgrade nation’s industrial power PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2017, 2:02pm UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 December, 2017, 11:29pm   Jane Cai China has unveiled three-year plans to increase […]

At An Air Show In China, Drones — Not Jets — Are The Stars

At an Air Show in China, Drones — Not Jets — Are the Stars The New York Times · by LAM YIK FEI · December 28, 2017 Dozens of drones waiting to perform in a light show at Hannan General Aviation Airport in Wuhan, China, in November. Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times WUHAN, China — Need […]

USSOCOM Offering $600K In Awards In ‘Game Of Drones,’ To Find Best Ways To Counter Adversary’s Small Drones

Military awarding $600,000 in ‘Game of Drones’ to help combat unmanned enemy aircraft Tampa Bay Times · by Howard AltmanTimes staff writerMore articles · December 19, 2017 TAMPA — Do you have a plan to defeat small drones? Do you want to win money with that idea? If you answered yes to both, then U.S. Special Operations Command […]

Next-Gen Drones: Making War Easier For Dictators & Terrorists

Next-Gen Drones: Making War Easier for Dictators & Terrorists · by | Levi Maxey · December 12, 2017 The introduction of armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) permanently altered the modern battlefield. New technological advances in drone technology could do it again: from advanced materials that allow drones to fly, roll, run or swim in less forgiving environments, […]

How Drone Swarms Could Change Urban Warfare [Commentary]

How drone swarms could change urban warfare [Commentary] · by Maj. John Spencer · December 11, 2017 ​ For the first time since the Korean War, the U.S. military has to worry about enemy bombs dropping on them in combat. This threat doesn’t come from multibillion-dollar next-generation aircraft dropping precision-guided bombs on open battlefields. Instead, it comes from cheap, […]

South Korean Army To Form Weaponized Drone Unit Next Year

S. Korean Army to form weaponized drone unit next year SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Army will create a combat unit of weaponized drones next year to help counter North Korea’s threats, an official said Tuesday. The Army calls the envisioned defense asset a “dronebot,” a combination of the words “drone” and […]

How The Pentagon Is Preparing For The Coming Drone Wars How the Pentagon is preparing for the coming drone wars   Raytheon has mounted a high-energy laser weapon on top of a militarized dune buggy that it says can be used to take out drones. (Raytheon)   By Christian Davenport  November 24 at 4:44 PM More than a decade after the improvised explosive device became the scourge of the wars in […]

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea View Original October 15th, 2017 Last Monday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general with a legendary appetite for military history, ticked off a list of book recommendations to a crowd of U.S. Army leaders and supporters—titles that might help […]

Drop Zone: OTH Interview with Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.)

Drop Zone: OTH Interview with Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.) By Over The Horizon, View Original October 13th, 2017 “[The United States] is still undergoing a transition from the industrial age of warfare to the information age. And, even if […] the military could achieve a fully functioning combat cloud today… And, what I mean […]