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.
Author: Sven Jacobs
A South Korean approach to mitigate their “lack” of military personnel
In order to mitigate the effects of their continuing decline in recruitment South Korea envisions to deploy BioBots by 2024
South Korea is developing next-generation military robots that will mimic the movements and capabilities of birds, snakes, marine creatures and even insects on the battlefields of the future.
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.
Because everybody needs a Ninja Bomb
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…
The U.S. has developed a specially designed, secret missile for pinpoint airstrikes that kill terrorist leaders with no explosion, drastically reducing damage and minimizing the chances of civilian casualties, multiple current and former U.S. officials said.
Is this the contact lens to augment troops’ visual capabilities in the field?
The Optics Department at IMT Atlantique is headed by Professor Jean-Louis de Bougrenet de la Tocnaye and the Flexible Electronics Department at the Centre Microélectronique de Provence Georges Charpak (Mines Saint Etienne) is headed by Professor Thierry Djenizian. The two departments are currently working together to design an oculometer embedded in a scleral contact lens.…
New ways to avoid AI surveillance.
Supplementary material of our paper to be presented on the CVPR Workshop: CVCOPS (https://cvcops19.cispa.saarland/).Simen Thys, Wiebe Van Ranst, and Toon Goe...
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
Adding more dexterity to (EOD) Robots
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
The Zephyr S next-generation High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) is a new variant of the Zephyr family of unmanned aerial vehicles…
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
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently completed certification of the SMASH weapon sight, following a successful operational testing phase with an elite infantry battalion. SMASH dramatically improves the warfighter’s shooting accuracy and efficiency, even at long range, ensuring the first shot hits the intended target, even in high-stress conditions and following extensive physical effort. Using…