Tag: disruptive technology

The James Bond of Polymers Can Self-Destruct When Exposed To Sunlight

A polymer that self-destructs? While once a fictional idea, new polymers now exist that are rugged enough to ferry packages or sensors into hostile territory and vaporize immediately upon a military mission’s completion. Continue reading “The James Bond of Polymers Can Self-Destruct When Exposed To Sunlight”

Raytheon Develops Virtual Software Factory

To help military and government agencies keep pace with rapidly evolving threats, Raytheon has developed a virtual software factory — a mix of physical coding spaces, cloud-based tools and software experts — to quickly deliver new capabilities to the military. Continue reading “Raytheon Develops Virtual Software Factory”

US’ Mountain Home AFB Becomes First to Use Portable Doppler Radar for CONUS Ops

Weather can be an unrelenting force and infamously fickle. Severe weather can adversely affect the safety of aircrew and Airmen working in the elements. Fortunately, advanced radars with weather forecasting capabilities can mitigate the associated risks.

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French Armed Forces Invest in Artificial Intelligence

In the wake of the Viva Technology exhibition in Paris where the Ministry of the Armed Forces presented its latest innovations, the Ministry’s press briefing on May 23 came back on the development of artificial intelligence in weapons programs and in research and technology.

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BAE Flies UAV With Supersonically Blown Air

For the first time in aviation history, an aircraft has been manoeuvred in flight using supersonically blown air, removing the need for complex movable flight control surfaces, BAE Systems announced.

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UK Navy Develops New “Dragonfly” Laser Weapon

The UK Navy is testing a new capability to manage the energy demands of novel future capabilities such as the Dragonfire Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) currently being developed by Dstl & industry.

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Moonshot: Spy Corn, A New Way To Tell When Danger Is In The Air

In the same spirit that drove the engineers of the Apollo 11 mission to accomplish what had seemed impossible, Raytheon’s innovators are working on world-changing technologies that push the limits of what people can do.

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U.S. Navy Could Use AI to Combat Swarms of Enemy Boats

If you’ve ever walked through a cloud of gnats, you’ll know what a nuisance a swarm can be. On the sea, U.S. Navy vessels occasionally encounter swarms as well, in the form of tiny, less-than-friendly enemy boats.

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French Engineers Develop High-Tech Contact Lens With Flexible Micro Battery

French engineering school IMT Atlantique has created the first autonomous contact lens incorporating a flexible micro-battery.

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