Tesla develops the hardware for self driving

Important takeaways:
– 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.

HAPS a cheaper and more flexible way to replace satellites.

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

Fire Control Unit for 40mm underbarrel grenade launchers

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.  

A scope to increase the effectiveness of each rifleman