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


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.

Innovating alternative for cargo delivery

Is this the contact lens to augment troops’ visual capabilities in the field?

Drones for organ transport

New ways to avoid AI surveillance.

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 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.

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