Army’s New Facial-Recognition Technology Can Revolutionize Warfare

The U.S. Army has recently announced its plans to award two five-year prototyping agreements for an invention that could potentially change the face of warfare. The prospective weapon, an advanced fire control system known as the Next-Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW), will have both wind-sensing and facial recognition technology. This should significantly increase the user’s ability to pick out targets at a great distance …

DEPSCoR Scours the U.S. for New Tech Innovations

Traditionally, Silicon Valley technology and the Department of Defense’s development efforts haven’t had much overlap. Aside from being on different coasts, the lack of a comprehensive public-private partnership meant that the DoD was sometimes “reinventing the wheel” when it came to creating efficient technology. But with some of the world’s largest military powers, such as China and Russia, taking giant leaps …

FAST Labs: A Fast Track for U.S. Military Innovation

By Samir Naqvi – May 24, 2019 For decades, the separation between Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley has been philosophical as well as geographical. While the East Coast has often required extensive documentation before implementing new programs; on the West Coast, the focus is on pushing boundaries and thinking outside the box. As a result, advances in U.S. military technology …

Quadcopters Make Their Way to the Battlefield

By Troy Barnes — May 13, 2019 The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) recently announced an exciting and potentially lifesaving new development for the U.S. Army’s Short Range Reconnaissance program. One of the biggest risks to troops in modern warfare involves short-range attacks or suicide bombers, which means that being able to immediately (and unobtrusively) survey one’s surroundings is key. …

Can Neurostimulation Enhance Soldier Performance?

By Samir Naqvi – April 29, 2019 Military technology is revolutionizing the way warfare and defense efforts are conducted. Less than a hundred years ago, soldiers were forced into freezing trenches, often for weeks at a time, to defend borders and protect against enemy forces. Today, warfare often consists of pixels on a screen, with far less of the hand-to-hand …

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Drone Mapping Can Revolutionize Military Threat Analysis

As military technology continues to advance, developers are increasingly focused on surveillance methods that can provide on-the-ground perspectives without putting soldiers’ lives at risk. The University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies has been hard at work developing its One World Terrain project, which promises to do just that. Learn more about One World Terrain and how it is poised …

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DoD Pitches Space Force Funding to Congress

Although 2019 is still fairly young, federal budgets are already being formed for 2020 and beyond. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking authorization for its Space Force in the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), hoping to streamline current aerospace defense efforts and maintain American dominance in the silent skies. Why a Space Force?  For centuries …

How the Shift From 4G to 5G Will Impact Military Defense

The Defense Innovation Board — an independent advisory committee to the DoD whose membership includes Neil Degrasse Tyson and Google’s VP of Wireless Services Milo Medin — recently studied the potential impact of the upcoming rollout of 5G wireless on the U.S. military. But while the launch of 5G is poised to provide the DoD with a wide range of …

Could Fish Be the U.S. Military’s New Secret Weapon?

By Troy Barnes – April 1, 2019 With ever-expanding technological capabilities, it can be a struggle for any country’s defense department to stay ahead of the game. The U.S. Department of Defense has continued its push to think outside the box when it comes to keeping U.S. interests safe — from drone ships to the developing Space Force, the DoD …

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Drone Ships Are Coming to the U.S. Navy

By Samir Naqvi – March 25, 2019 With the ability to detect body heat, fly through uninhabitable areas, and instantly transmit high-definition video, photo, and audio across the globe — without putting service members at risk — drones have cemented themselves as part of the next generation of military warfare. But drone technology isn’t just useful when it comes to spotting targets and …