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https://patents.google.com/patent/US10144532B2/en
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A craft using an inertial mass reduction device comprises of an inner resonant cavity wall, an outer resonant cavity, and microwave emitters. The electrically charged outer resonant cavity wall and the electrically insulated inner resonant cavity wall form a resonant cavity. The microwave emitters create high frequency electromagnetic waves throughout the resonant cavity causing the resonant
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/major-attack-saudi-aramco-leaves-us-difficult-spot-iran-oil-yemen-iraq-military-response
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As indications emerge of an Iranian hand behind the assault, the White House will have to balance its response against the chances of igniting a regional conflagration.
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https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/military/lockheed-martin-develops-helios-laser-weapon-for-us-navy
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/chinas-military-modernization-push-remains-work-progress
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Its armed forces have grown by leaps and bounds in the past 20 years, but China has a lot of work to do if it's ever going to catch up to the U.S.
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https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/israeli-defense-firm-demos-kamikaze-drone-bomb-that-can-be-called-off/
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IAI's Rotem UAS can act as an eye in the sky—and as death from above.
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https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/china-and-russia-heat-up-the-atmosphere-by-over-200-degrees-in-controversial-experiments?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1
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A series of controversial experiments by Russia and China recently came to light, drawing concern from experts over their potential military applications. A newly published paper shows that in June 2018, Russian scientists emitted high-frequency radio waves in order to affect the ionosphere - the io...
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https://www.engadget.com/2015-10-15-darpas-developing-a-data-network-that-connects-squadrons-even-w.html
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DARPA issued a Broad Agency Announcement solicitation for a new program called Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization (DyNAMO) which aims to keep America's manned (and unmanned) combat aircraft connected even if enemy forces attempt to jam their communications. But that's not as straightforward as it sounds. US aircraft are additionally hindered by the fact that many of the platforms
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https://curiousmatic.com/military-wearable-technology-is-on-the-rise/
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Military wearable technology has the potential to revolutionize a soldier's capacity. Here are four ways wearables are being introduced to the battlefield.
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https://www.arabnews.com/node/1341746/saudi-arabia
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RIYADH: State-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) signed an agreement with Spain’s Navantia to set up a joint venture in the Kingdom to build five warships, the state news agency SPA reported on Thursday. The deal is part of a wider framework agreed in April by Spain and Saudi Arabia for Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia to supply warships to the Gulf Arab
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKEEzW0IiV4
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/08/14/what-the-ultimate-submarine-could-look-like-in-20-years/#1dbe5a2a4705
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The U. S. Navy’s Virginia Class fast attack submarines of today are the apex predators of the deep. But a range of new technologies could allow radically different subs in the future.
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https://nypost.com/2018/08/28/russia-tests-iron-man-exoskeleton-armor/?utm_medium=twitter&amp%3Butm_source=dlvr.it
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Russia has tested a battlefield exoskeleton that will turn its soldiers into an army of Iron Men.
The battery-powered “Robocop” suits allow...
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https://www.pcworld.com/article/2854272/iranian-hackers-compromised-airlines-airports-critical-infrastructure-companies.html
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An Iranian cyberattack campaign dubbed Operation Cleaver compromised over 50 organizations worldwide, researchers from Cylance said
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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/air-force-could-test-flying-120300694.html
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Next step: Building stealthy motherships.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/jihadism-2014-assessing-islamic-state#axzz3OTneEiyp
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The Islamic State will find it very difficult to retain the caliphate it has conquered.
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https://archives.infowars.com/gmos-will-unleash-global-killer-ecocide-across-the-planet-warns-prominent-scientist/
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2019/05/02/65813/the-search-for-the-kryptonite-that-can-stop-crispr/
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In September 2016, Jennifer Doudna called a new colleague named Kyle Watters to her office. By then, the University of California, Berkeley, biochemist was famous as the coinventor of CRISPR. The invention of the fast and versatile tool to edit genes had vaulted her to global notoriety and to considerable wealth. She was the founder…
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https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2020/03/26/germany-reportedly-moving-toward-a-split-buy-of-super-hornets-and-eurofighter-typhoons-to-replace-tornado-jets/
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Neither of those planes are currently certified to meet the NATO requirement to drop B61 nuclear bombs.
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/09/05/europe-is-ready-for-its-own-army/
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https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/how-america-has-fought-iran%E2%80%99s-wars-middle-east-81556
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From Saddam Hussein's Iraq to ISIS and the Afghan Taliban, the United States has taken it upon itself to destroy Iran's enemies.
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https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/11/27/cyborg-warriors-could-be-here-by-2050-dod-study-group-says/
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Challenges remain in implementing the technology across the military, not the least of which includes the negative stereotypes of soldier cyborgs in Hollywood.