Category Unmanned aerial systems

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

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea www.politico.com 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, overthehorizonmdos.com 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 […]

Computer Virus Infects U.S. Military Drone Fleet

Computer virus infects US military drone fleet: report By Olivia Beavers, thehill.com View Original October 8th, 2017 Editor’s note: This story inadvertently went off reporting from a Wired.com article published in 2011. The story, as published by The Hill, incorrectly stated that the military had detected the virus two weeks ago. We regret the error. A computer virus has reportedly infected the US […]

Trump Poised To Drop Some Limits On Drone Strikes And Commando Raids

David Maxwell’s Comments:This could be a real problem if we start conducting US unilateral drone strikes or raids against ISIS in the Philippines. It will feel good to do but it will cause long term damage. By clearing the way to target rank-and-file Islamist insurgents even without the presence of a high-level leader focused on […]

Captain Jack Blog: Analysis Of Ukraine’s Killer Drone – The Sokol

https://captain-jack-box-blog.netlify.com/sokol-drone-analysis.html Capitain Jack Blog Sokol Killer Drone Analysis On Sep 14 2017 a successful drone drone test has taken place in Ukraine. The Sokol (or Sokil – eng Falcon) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV). But rather than holding a separate high-explosive warhead, the drone itself is the main munition. This was stated by Oleksandr Turchinov, […]

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots By Sandra Erwin September 13, 2017 Brewing controversies over “killer drones” are not deterring companies from designing and offering new types of unmanned weapons for which they see a demand in the market. ISR operations: Eye in the sky. U.S. Air Force photo LtCol Leslie Pratt […]

What The CIA’s Technical Intelligence Director Wants From Artificial Intelligence; And, What AI-Enabled Intelligence Collection Platforms & Systems May Bring

What The CIA’s Technical Intelligence Director Wants From Artificial Intelligence; And, What AI-Enabled Intelligence Collection Platforms & Systems May Bring http://www.fortunascorner.com        The above is the title of an online article by Patrick Tucker, and posted on the September 6, 2017 edition of the defense and national security website, DefenseOne.com.   “Should the U.S. fear […]

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 […]