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The Air Force Wants to Use Earth's Magnetic Fields as a GPS Alternative
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The Air Force Wants to Use Earth's Magnetic Fields as a GPS Alternative

The force has reached out the AI community to find a better way to have clearer magnetic field readings.August 08, 2020GPS might be great for navigating your local streets but when it comes to navigating military aircraft and other vehicles it is highly susceptible to errors. Now the Air Force is on a mission to employ the Eath& 39;s magnetic field as a GPS alternative, according to Defense One.

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U.S. and Canadian Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Reconnaissance Aircraft by Alaska

Two Russian reconnaissance planes were escorted by U.S. and Canadian jets.March 11, 2020Russian reconnaissance plane being escorted by NORAD aircraftNORADMonday, 9 March, saw the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, intercept two Russian reconnaissance aircraft near Alaska.The Russian planes were in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) for four hours, remaining roughly 50 nautical miles away from the Alaskan coast, staying out of U.
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Old Laptop with Classified German Military Files Sold for €90 on eBay

Security researchers bought the laptop for just €90.March 17, 2020Amrel Rocky II + RT 686 Military Laptoproberts6695/eBayIt& 39;s a little bit of an embarrassing moment for the German military as one of its old laptops has been sold on eBay still containing easy access to classified documents.German online security researchers from G Data based in Bochum, Germany, bought the laptop for €90 and quickly discovered that they could access German military files.
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The Dexterous History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has erected a temporary hospital at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, and now the Corps is in the process of constructing one at Chicago& 39;s McCormick Place.In a press conference, Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, the Corps& 39; commander, said that potentially 114 facilities nationwide could be turned into hospitals.
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U.S.' $500 Million Navy Railgun Won't Be Joining the Ranks Anytime Soon

The futuristic weapon isn& 39;t completely written off, but its development has taken a major slow turn.April 29, 2020The U.S. Navy& 39;selectromagnetic railgun was meant to be hailed as the ultimate weapon of the future. A super-powered canon that can obliterate its target from 100 nautical miles away at speeds of Mach 6, or 4,500 mph, it would have been impressive, to say the least.
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U.S. Air Force Equipping B-52 Bombers with New Engines That Will Last Until 2050

The Air Force has issued a draft request for 608 new B-52 engines that& 39;ll keep their bombers flying for 100 years.May 01, 2020B-52 BomberRobert Sullivan/FlickrSeems like it& 39;s time for a revamp of the U.S. Air Force& 39;s B-52 heavy strategic bombers fleet. The Air Force is looking for 608 new engines for its B-52s, to ensure that they will be able to keep flying at least until 2050.
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Russia's Advanced Research Foundation Says Robots Will Soon Replace Soldiers on the Field

Our battlefields may soon be swarming with robots rather than humans.May 02, 2020According to a recent statement made by an executive from Russia& 39;s Advanced Research Foundation, robots will soon be replacing humans in combat, reported Forbes.RELATED: TAKE CAUTION, WAR ROBOTS MIGHT NOT BE AS SOPHISTICATED AS THEY LOOKRobotic brothers“Living fighters will gradually begin to be replaced by their robotic ‘brothers’ who can act faster, more accurately and more selectively than people,” Vitaly Davydov, deputy director of Russia& 39;s Advanced Research Foundation, told RIA Novosti on April 21.
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Futuristic Combat Drone 'Loyal Wingman' by Boeing Rolls Out

The combat drone is operated by AI and looks intensely cool.May 05, 2020The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) just received a shiny new toy, and it looks oh-so-good: the & 34;Loyal Wingman& 34; combat AI drone by Boeing.Drones have already been a part of military equipment, but Boeing& 39;s Loyal Wingman is different, and it& 39;s impressive.
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Mysterious X-37B Air Force Space Plane Going Back to Orbit Soon

Here& 39;s what the U.S. Air Force space plane will be doing up there.May 07, 2020Illustration of the X-37BUS Air ForceThe U.S. Air Force& 39;s X-37B space plane is going to launch up into orbit once again come mid-May. Usually, the Air Force doesn& 39;t share much detail regarding the mysterious aircraft, but this time, its top civilian has explained what it& 39;ll be doing up in orbit.
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The Latest Skirmishes in the Cyberwar Between Israel and Iran

On the morning of May 21, 2020, Israelis woke up to some 1,000 of their commercial web sites showing images of Tel Aviv in flames, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu swimming away from the city.The images were accompanied by text that read, & 34;The countdown to the destruction of Israel started long ago,& 34; and a request that visitors to the websites allow access to their computer& 39;s camera.
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9 WW1 Tanks That Changed War Forever

Once only existing in the imagination of great inventors like Leonardo Da Vinci, the world would have to wait until the early-20th Century for tanks to become a reality. From very humble beginnings, they have come to be a vital component of any modern army.But they had to start somewhere. Here are some of the most important early examples of this fearsome war machine.
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7 Common but Lesser-Known Siege Weapons from Antiquity

Ever since the creation of fortifications, someone, somewhere, has set their eyes on conquering them. Once defensive structures like palisades or mighty stone walls were erected, it became necessary to devise ways to overcome them.Enter the siege engine -- weapons designed to break down the defender& 39;s ability to withstand a besieging army.
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U.S. Navy Tomahawk Missile Now Runs on Corn

New and improved Tomahawk missiles are now fueled by a blend that uses feedstocks instead of petroleum.May 26, 2020& 39;Environmentally friendly fire& 39; should be added to the military& 39;s list of sayings now that Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has found a way to run the U.S. Navy& 39;s Tomahawk missiles on corn.
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U.S. Air Force Will Field an Autonomous Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle as Early as 2023

The program, called Skyborg, has issued a request for information to conduct market research.May 24, 2020The U.S. Air Force is planning on fielding a prototype Autonomous, Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle as an Early Operational Capability as early as 2023.The program, called Skyborg, has already issued a request for information to industry to conduct market research and concept of operations analysis.
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