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Source: Defense One https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/04/army-explores-equipping-robots-living-muscle-tissue/173559/ BY BRANDI VINCENT, STAFF CORRESPONDENT, APRIL 22, 2021 A scientist from the Army Research Lab gave a glimpse into its early work with biohybrid robotics. Looking to pave the way for the production of nimble robots that can move more like living creatures than bulky androids, Army Research Laboratory scientists are...
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Source: Breaking Defense https://breakingdefense.com/2021/04/asterx-2021-french-space-forces-reach-for-higher-orbit/ The French military is moving apace in keeping with Paris’s determination to, at a minimum, keep its rank as the third international space power in an increasingly large and competitive club of nations. By  MURIELLE DELAPORTE on April 09, 2021 PARIS: France led its first multinational military space exercise last month,...
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Source: https://medicalethicshealthpolicy.med.upenn.edu/in-the-news/the-military-is-funding-ethicists-to-keep-its-brain-enhancement-experiments-in-check April 1, 2021 From Future Human: The military has long been interested in what medical ethicist Jonathan Moreno calls “the whole supersoldier business” — using technology to produce bionically or pharmaceutically superior warfighters. Moreno, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is interested too. Specifically, in one question that keeps gnawing at him: How...
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As the world’s militaries rush to win the AI race, organizations are raising their voices in opposition. https://interestingengineering.com/ethics-of-robotic-warfare-and-autonomous-weapons By Eric James Beyer, Mar 16, 2021 While on patrol in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2004, former US Army Ranger Paul Scharre spotted a girl of about five years old walking curiously close to his sniper team...
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How do you get 35 new technologies into combat units without overwhelming them? Army Futures Command, Forces Command, Materiel Command, and other HQs are trying to figure that out. By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. on March 15 2021 Source https://breakingdefense.com/2021/03/rearrm-army-holds-modernization-rehearsals/ WASHINGTON: Officials from across the Army are thrashing out how to field a host of...
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TYSONS, Va. – Omnispace, the company that is redefining mobile communications by building a global hybrid network, today announced the successful demonstration of 5G satellite capability with the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), along with the Navy and Marine Corps. Omnispace was selected by NSIN in 2020 to pilot its technology in connection with Verizon’s...
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Source: https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2021/01/ntia-pentagon-move-tackle-5g-interoperability-complexities/171291/ By BRANDI VINCENT JANUARY 8, 2021 The aim would be to accelerate the production of an “open 5G stack ecosystem.” The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants feedback on the potential of a new “5G Challenge” it may create to promote interoperability in the burgeoning realm—and support the Defense Department’s ongoing military...
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Image credit: DOD Source: https://www.defensenews.com/2020/12/21/the-military-is-scrambling-to-understand-the-aviation-crash-risk-from-a-new-5g-sale/ By: Valerie Insinna and Aaron Mehta, December 21 at 5:00 AM WASHINGTON — As part of a broader move to boost the 5G industry in the United States, the Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 8 began auctioning a portion of C-band electromagnetic spectrum, a move the committee’s chairman, Ajit Pai, celebrated as “a...
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Source https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2404027/new-spectrum-strategy-reveals-dods-plan-to-master-airwaves/ NOV. 3, 2020 | BY C. TODD LOPEZ, DOD NEWS Short of face-to-face conversation, wired internet or telephone land lines — a mystery to many young Americans — nearly every form of communication the Defense Department uses today, especially on the battlefield, is wireless. Some U.S. adversaries are working very hard to cut off that form...
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A new project in the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center seeks to unburden operators by ingesting information and identifying trends. (Airman 1st Class Blake Wiles/U.S. Air Force) WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s clearinghouse on artificial intelligence is set to deliver a new tool to special operators to conduct psychological operations in near-real time in the information environment....
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