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  • Lockheed to Develop Compact Airborne High Energy Laser
    The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) awarded Lockheed Martin a $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high-power fiber laser. AFRL plans to test the laser on a tactical fighter...

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  • German Intelligence Agency Gets Spy Satellite System Funds
    The German government has allocated 400 million euros ($465 million) to fund the construction of up to three spy satellites for the country’s foreign intelligence service, the BND. This has...

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  • F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defence hack
    The hackers used a tool called “China Chopper” which according to security experts is widely used by Chinese actors, and had gained access via an internet-facing server, he said. Sensitive data about...

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  • US Soldiers begin battlefield testing using computer gaming
    About 500 Soldiers are beginning this week to beta-test a number of computer-generated vehicle platforms and weapons systems in a variety of simulated environments, said Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess....

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  • New gaming system to help Soldiers test virtual versions of gear
    The Army is rolling out a gaming system, Operation Overmatch, that Soldiers can use to test virtual versions of gear and operation concepts that could be implemented in the future. “Gaming is a...

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  • Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time
    A Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats. In a...

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  • AUDS Counter-drone System Enhanced for Vehicle Deployment and to Defeat Swarm Attacks
    The AUDS counter-UAS defence system has been enhanced for deployment on military and commercial security and surveillance vehicles and with new technology to more effectively defeat swarm attacks by...

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  • US Army, UMD researchers develop water-based lithium-ion batteries
    Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte and reaches...

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  • US Soldiers gear up for solar eclipse
    On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will experience a solar eclipse, where the moon passes between the sun and the Earth. For Soldiers on some Army installations, the entire sun will appear to...

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  • Could the X-37B Space Plane be Preparing for a Mission in September
    The United States Air Force (USAF) is preparing their secretive X-37B space plane for its fifth mission in early September. As always, most of the X-37B’s payload and mission is classified, but...

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