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With a 9 percent metabolic rate reduction for walking and 4,5 percent for running, this system can aleviate a bit of the burden for our dismounted soldiers.
In order to mitigate the effects of their continuing decline in recruitment South Korea envisions to deploy BioBots by 2024
DAPA (Defence Acquisition Programme Administration ) plans to deploy robots inspired by humans and insects by 2024, after which it will look towards biobots that draw inspiration from birds, snakes, and various marine creatures.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the US Military and CIA claim to have developed a precision bomb that will cause virtually no collateral damage… Rather than exploding, the R9X missile can smash its way through anything in its path “as if a speeding anvil fell from the sky.” To give things a more dramatic feel six blades deploy out of the sides of the Ninja Bomb just as it hits in order to maximize its destruction…
Could be usefull once integrated in to a (less flashy) camouflage pattern.
More info in this paper from KU Leuven : Fooling automated surveillance cameras: adversarial patches to attack person detection
– Tesla considers LIDAR as a bad technology for self driving
– Tesla cars and the required neural networks for self driving are becoming very good because they collect a lot of data and can retrain the networks for all kind of exceptions. This is for Defence a enormous problem because we operate in a non structured world where very little structural data acquisition is being done… so even with the best hardware, we probably won’t be able to have self driving vehicles that can operate cross country and in the unusual conditions we find in operations.
High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (or Platform Stations) can provide surveillance and/or (much needed) bandwith for battlefield communications. and come in many shapes
for more info on military applications : HAPS White paper
Already chosen to become part of the Infanterist der Zukunft – Erweitertes System (IdZ-ES) for the German Army, this would greatly improve the “first shot hit rate” for our grenadiers.