Defense

Battle robots, drown swarms, super soldiers, future battle strategies—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of defense.

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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/russia-japan-representatives-struggle-military-matters-missiles-two-plus-two
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The latest 2+2 meeting between the countries' respective foreign and defense ministers reveals that they are still unable to trust one another in a defense capacity, even as they commit to new ways of cooperating.
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https://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/06/01/chief-scientist-air-force-working-on-new-hypersonic-air-vehicle.html
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The Air Force is working to build a new hypersonic air vehicle that can travel at speeds up to Mach 5 while carrying guidance systems and other materials.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/past-and-future-americas-improbable-military-commitments-nato
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Despite his threats to fellow NATO members, U.S. President Donald Trump will probably face the same issues that have previously prevented large-scale U.S. withdrawals from Europe.
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https://www.rand.org/international/cgrs/security-2040.html
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What should security policymakers be planning for in the next 20 years? Security 2040 aims to answer that question by exploring how new technologies, evolving trends, and big ideas are shaping the future of global security.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/grassroots-cells-even-more-dangerous-lone-wolves
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Terror cells are a vital and dangerous part of the leaderless resistance model that must not be overlooked.
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https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/how-intelligent-drones-are-shaping-the-future-of-warfare-127910/
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From autonomous swarms to high-tech cluster bombs, the latest wave of technology is here – and it will change the way we approach armed conflict.
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https://www.army.mil/article/180682
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Army flies 'hoverbike' prototype
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https://www.dw.com/en/germany-may-increase-troop-numbers-to-203000-by-2025/a-46448111
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The defense ministry is set to approve a plan to create 5,000 more Bundeswehr jobs than initially foreseen, according to a newspaper report. Whether officials can convince young Germans to sign up is another matter.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca-C3voZwpM&t=619s
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U.S. intelligence agencies accuse Russia of hacking the 2016 presidential election, a Ben Ferguson travels to Tel Aviv to find out how Israel is on its way t...
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/japan-modernizes-air-force-growing-threat-china-north-korea-aerospace-industry
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With regional threats expanding and and the Japanese aerospace industry declining, Tokyo has its work cut out for it when it comes to guaranteeing its national defense.
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https://www.nature.com/news/military-technology-laser-weapons-get-real-1.17613
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Long a staple of science fiction, laser weapons are edging closer to the battlefield — thanks to optical fibres.
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http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=ar&newsid=1565286
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https://www.militaryaerospace.com/power/article/14033817/laser-weapons-hypersonic-ballistic-missiles
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https://www.militaryaerospace.com/trusted-computing/article/16713758/darpa-moving-forward-with-effort-to-develop-100gigabitpersecond-airborne-wireless-data-links
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https://www.businessinsider.com/magnitude-of-us-naval-dominance-2013-11
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While it's widely acknowledged that the United States has the most powerful military in the world, people may not understand the source of U.S. dominance.
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https://www.thelocal.se/20180223/swedens-armed-forces-want-to-double-defence-budget-by-2035
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaZ10VlSoZs
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Watch as scientists replace genes in goats to create an impenetrable silk skin. | For more Futurescape, visit http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/futuresca...
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https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/army-stryker-laser-battallion-fielding
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The Defense Department expects to stand up its first battalion of Stryker vehicles outfitted with high-powered laser weapons by some time next year, Army officials say
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https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/31/20746926/sentient-national-reconnaissance-office-spy-satellites-artificial-intelligence-ai
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Until now, Sentient has been treated as a government secret, except for vague allusions in a few speeches and presentations. But recently released documents — many formerly classified secret or top secret — reveal new details about the program’s goals, progress, and reach.
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https://gazette.com/military/robot-tanks-at-fort-carson-could-blaze-trail-for-army-future-tom-roeder/article_5591318e-d8cb-11ea-8fd2-475d43ef2ef0.html
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The Army is rolling out its robot tanks at Fort Carson, and at this stage, they’re really old.