Category ARMED SERVICES

U.S. Army Puts a Stop to Its Use of Chinese-Made DJI Drones

No longer Army material: DJI’s Inspired 1 drone.
Security concerns lead to ban of a popular brand of UAV.

Citing a worry over “cyber vulnerabilities,” the U.S. Army this week ordered that all drones built by China-based DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer be forthwith removed from Army service. The order comes following a classified study of the issue completed in May by the Army Research Laboratory, and the simultaneous release of a Navy memorandum titled “Operational Risks with Regards to DJI Family of Products.”

According to aviation attorney Jonathan Rupprecht, the FAA has recently created more than 500 security-related flight restrictions prohibiting unpiloted aircraft flights over military locations...

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Killer robots. Invisible drones: not science fiction any more. Welcome to war.

Giving your soldiers superior technology has always been a significant factor in winning wars, but now it’s the technology itself threatening to do the killing.

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Time is running out for the UN to enforce a ban on invisible weapons and killer robots.

Photo: michael mucci

Autonomous killer robots that can hunt down humans and make their own decisions about who to exterminate are not science fiction or a problem for the future. They are a threat now.

Any doubt about that can be removed by reading US Department of Defence budgets covering the past 12 years and by talking to scientists at the forefront of military-funded research. Having done so, the following scenario becomes frighteningly real.

I can assure you a lot more innocent civilians will be killed by drones if we take humans out of...

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NASA FUNDS LOCKHEED TO DESIGN A SUPERSONIC DRONE FOR THE AIR FORCE.

NASA awarded Lockheed Martin a modest $892,292 earlier this month to study the feasibility of developing an unmanned hypersonic spy plane called the SR-72. This superfast recon drone, first teased in November 2013, would fly at speeds of Mach 6.0, or 4,500 mph. That’s almost double the speed of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, which made its first flight 50 years ago.

Image: Artist's rendering shows Lockheed Martin's planned SR-72 twin-engine jet aircraft

Neither Lockheed Martin Skunk Works nor NASA Glenn Research Center officials are talking about the recent award. But a Lockheed Martin website notes that the company has been working with Aerojet Rocketdyne to find a way to integrate a turbine engine, which would get the plane up to Mach 3, with a supersonic ramjet engine, or scramjet, to push it to Mach 6.

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Scramjets are, structurally at least, pretty simple...

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Chinese reportedly working on super-fast submarine that would ‘fly’ in an ‘air bubble’

A ‘supercavitating’ submarine creates a bubble of air that encompasses the whole vehicle by ejecting gas through the nose with enough force that it forms water vapor. This greatly reduces drag and allows it to travel at high speeds not possible by standard submarines. Photo: The Washington Post

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In the annals of vehicular locomotion, the submarine is the equivalent of the Walkman. It dazzled the masses when it hit, flexing nuclear-tipped missiles that completed the “nuclear triad” of deterrence.

But other technologies soon surpassed it in terms of speed and agility. Now, years later, the submarine may be making a comeback — at least theoretically. Researchers at the Harbin Institute of Technology in northeast China tell the South China Morning Post that they’re hard at work on a s...

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How Scientific Sea Drones Are Becoming the Eyes of the Navy

From hunting and hiding submarines to planning SEAL missions, a fleet of 65 aquatic, submersible drones is already giving the U.S. Navy a tactical advantage.

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Last fall Rutgers University ocean researcher Oscar Schofield headed a collaborative experiment called Gliderpalooza, which coordinated 15 aquatic, submersible research drones to sample the deep waters off the coastal Atlantic. About 5 feet long and shaped like tomahawk missiles, the gliders beam home their data every time they surface. The propellerless drones, jam-packed with scientific instruments, swim by changing their buoyancy—taking on and expelling a soda can’s worth of water to sink and float. And they navigate under the waves by themselves...

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Video shows the New Spy Drone Marines Can cast Into the Air

The RQ-21A Blackjack can take off and land from a small area on the battlefield, giving soldiers new flexibility for gathering reconnaissance.

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The newest Navy Marine Corps UAV can take off and land from a small area on the battlefield, where its customizable payload of sensors will give Marines the best real-time tactical picture they’ve ever had.

The RQ-21A Blackjack has a 16-foot wingspan and can take off and land in a 40- by 40-foot area. Built by Insitu, the Blackjack can carry larger, more diverse intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) payloads than its predecessors. The aircraft deployed to Afghanistan earlier this month. There, dedicated UAV squadron detachments will fly it from forward operating bases close to the battlefield.

“The majority of the sites we operate in...

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America Building Robots Army for Future | New Documentary

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THE 5 MOST SECRET AIRCRAFT IN THE US ARSENAL

UFO? Try top secret military aircraft. These are the most mysterious military airplanes, jets and space planes flying today, including the infamous Aurora black triangle, the Boeing X-37, the new Northrop Grumman unmanned RQ-180 stealth drone, the Blackstar space bomber, and stealth Black Hawk helicopters.

These incredible black projects were developed under the watch of the US Air Force, the US Navy, the CIA, the US Army and NASA. With numerous sightings, they’ve been the subject of conspiracy theories and investigations for decades.

Tested in top secret locations like Area 51, evidence and footage is difficult to obtain but rumors of their existence continue to persist.

So buckle up for a look at the 5 most secret military aircraft, and don’t be surprised if you encounter a bit of turbu...

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SOMALIA TERRORIST LEADERS KILLED IN TARGETED DRONE ATTACK ON THEIR VEHICLE

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UAV SPY DRONE DEPLOYMENT IN WAR ZONES BY ARMED FORCES

SELF DRIVEN 4 LEGGED MULE SHOWS HOW IT THINKS & ACTS AUTONOMOUSLY FOR MARINES DEFENCE PURPOSES

AUTONOMOUS OPERATING EQUIPMENT MULE FOR ARMED FORCES ON SHOW

The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Boston Dynamics tested an autonomous robot on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Sept. 10 2012. Will this robot kill everyone on the planet one day?

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BRITISH ARMY USING BLACK HORNET MINIATURE SPY DRONES IN WAR ZONES AS SHOWN HERE IN THIS VIDEO

Miniature black hawk spy drones used for scouting in war zones to save British soldiers lives

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