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US AIr Force F-16 fighter jets (Credit: US Air Force)

Are AI pilots likely to take over combat?

Like it or not, autonomous systems are going to play an increasing role in defence capabilities moving forward, across all domains and using a...
WMSV II unmanned surface vessel undergoing tests (Credit: DRDO)

India’s tech play for naval leadership

The Indian Navy is fast-tracking efforts to develop and deploy new digital naval systems, including advanced unmanned vessels, to position itself as the leader...
'Sea Baby' sea drone (Credit: Security Service of Ukraine)

Has Russia destroyed Ukraine’s naval drone capability?

This week Russia claims to have destroyed the Ukrainian Navy's production and storage facilities for naval drones, using multiple seaborne long-range precision weapons against...
The 'digital ocean' concept (Credit: Liquid Robotics, a Boeing company)

Digital Ocean

Covering 70 percent of the Earth's surface and extending to a maximum depth of about 11,000 metres (36,000 ft), the ocean remains largely unexplored...
Baykar Bayraktar Akıncı HALE UCAVs (credit: Baykar)

Baykar’s record-breaking Saudi defence deal

Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar this week announced that it had signed the largest defence deal in Turkish history with Saudi Arabia, estimated by some...
SMASH sight being tested on the firing range by the British Army (Image credit: British Army)

British Army orders game-changing anti-drone weapon sight

Earlier this month, the British Army disclosed that it will equip close combat soldiers with a pioneering anti-drone weapon sight, providing them with a...
A soldier from the 101st Airborne Division checks his Nett Warrior end user device during a full mission test at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, in February 2021. (Justin Sweet, U.S. Army)

U.S. Army’s Nett Warrior system gets future-ready

First deployed in 2012, the U.S. Army's Nett Warrior smartphone-sized communications system has provided infantry leaders with a distinct edge, improving situational awareness, communications...
U.S. Army soldier using Nett Warrior device (Image credit: U.S. Army)

Wearable AI

We are all cyborgs these days, living in a world where humans are increasingly dependent on digital devices to live, work and play. On...
S-350 Vityaz anti-aircraft missile system

How long can NATO abstain from using killer robots?

Last week's claim by Russian news agency RIA Novosti that a S-350 Vityaz anti-aircraft missile system shot down a Ukrainian aircraft whilst operating in...

Mesh networks now vital for critical data comms

One of the obvious pitfalls in relying on data for tactical advantage on the battlefield is the vulnerability of communications networks. The more data...

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