Can Russia’s AI Technology Protect Its Weapons Against Electronic Warfare?

The Russian military claims its new artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled software allows offensive and defensive weapons sensors, targeting and guidance systems to be hardened against or impervious to electronic attack. 

“The new software outshines Russian and foreign versions in terms of the munition’s protection and renders the operation of electronic warfare systems ineffective,” Rostec Industrial Director Bekkhan Ozdoyev, says in a quote from an essay in Russia’s TASS news agency. 

The TASS paper describes it as a new system of “radio-electronic” protection which massively improves attack accuracy in a jamming environment. The system has been developed by the Novosibirsk Research Institute of Electronic Devices, which specializes in creating short-range avionics systems for munitions, TASS reports. 

The technical specifics of how this new software might accomplish its task are not included in the report, apart from a mention of the application of AI. 

“The next-generation munitions with the function of artificial intelligence

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Light Weapons Market is estimated to reach $18.3 billion by 2025; growing at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2020 to 2025

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New York, United States, Sat, 28 Nov 2020 14:00:47 / Comserve Inc. / — Light weapons are designed for use by two or three persons helping as a team, though some may be carried and used by a single individual.

Global Light Weapons Market is estimated to reach $18.3 billion by 2025; growing at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2017 to 2025. Light weapons are designed for use by two or three persons helping as a team, though some may be carried and used by a single individual. It includes heavy machine guns, portable anti-aircraft guns, portable launchers of anti-tank missiles & rocket systems, hand-held under-barrel & attached grenade launchers, recoilless rifles, portable anti-tank guns, portable launchers of anti-aircraft missile systems, and mortars of caliber of less than 100 millimeters.

Change in nature of warfare, arming of

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A Semi Truck Crashed Into a U.S. Nuclear Weapons Transporter



A semi truck crashed into a U.S. nuclear weapons transporter. Don't worry, it was on purpose.


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A semi truck crashed into a U.S. nuclear weapons transporter. Don’t worry, it was on purpose.

  • Engineers have crash tested the next-generation nuclear transport vehicle.
  • The government says this transport system is key to nuclear weapons deterrence.
  • A regular truck propelled by a rocket crashed into the prototype truck at full speed.

Nuclear materials must be transported safely, and that has to include road vehicles for at least the very end of these long trips. That’s why engineers recently tested a new model of the Mobile Guardian Transporter, the U.S. government’s secure overland option. And so far, they’re pleased with the results.

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The crash test is simple and dramatic: A prototype of the new Mobile Guardian Transport truck is positioned like a silent movie heroine on the railroad tracks. Then, a

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Hypersonic Weapons Are the Future – And the Department of Defense Wants Them Now

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The exact timetable on the weapons’ arrival is unknown. What is clear is that the Pentagon has prioritized their development, throwing resources at getting them out as quickly as possible.

The Pentagon wants to build hypersonic weapons quickly and in large numbers.

Senior Department of Defense weapons developers made it clear that the U.S. military services do not just seek to prototype hypersonic weapons, but that they want very large numbers of them battlefield-ready.

This dual-pronged goal explains the rationale for the Pentagon move to stand up a new University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics designed to streamline testing, research, innovation, weapons development and acquisition into a sharp, laser-focused, high-speed operation. Run by Texas A&M, the consortium is moving quickly to award up to $20 million in funding for as many as twenty-six project solicitations, Dr. Gillian Bussey, Director of the Joint Hypersonics Transition Office,

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Fastest Ways To Level Up Weapons

KEY POINTS

  • “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” has some features not different from other games in the “CoD” series 
  • One of these is the length of time it would take for players to level up weapons
  • Check out some tips and tricks on how to level up weapons fast in “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

“Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” surpised a lot of “CoD” veteran players with the length of time it takes to level up weapons, as well as unlocking new camos and attachments. While it may seem to be a little more challenging to level up weapons, the tips and tricks in this guide could come in handy.  

Play The Right Game Modes

In “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War,” players could level up their weapons by getting kills. It means players have to play in the right game modes

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VC: tech founders are the Dems secret weapons in the election

  • Roy Bahat, a VC for Bloomberg Beta, moved his entire family from San Francisco to Wisconsin this year to help Democrats win back the state in the 2020 presidential election. 
  • He says that his work was just one example among many tech workers who mobilized in droves to improve voter turnout.
  • But the fight for political control isn’t over with Georgia’s Senate seats still to decide, so these same forces are helping the Democrats win the run-off elections there in January. 
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Bloomberg Beta’s early-stage investor Roy Bahat made headlines for being the venture capitalist who moved his whole family temporarily from San Francisco to Wisconsin to help Biden win the presidential election.

While his involvement was full-throttle, he says he was far from alone. Dozens of tech founders used their startup expertise to drive get-out-the-vote and civic engagement initiatives that reached millions of

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The 1980s-era Abrams tank lives on with new weapons

It may have the same basic external configuration, weight and 120mm cannon, but today’s Abrams tank is, simply put, far more lethal than ever before due to the addition of sensors, ammunition, armor, EW (Electronic Warfare) and new weapons.

The battle-tested platform has over the years, continued to incorporate cutting-edge innovations. For example, the Army is now testing and preparing a new Advanced. Multi-Purpose Round 120mm ammunition shell which offers attackers an immediate and efficient choice about which kind of explosive they may wish to use for a specific scenario. The AMP round is being prepared for a far-superior M1A2 SEP v4 Abrams tank variant for the 2020s and beyond — designed to be more lethal, faster, lighter weight, better protected, equipped with new sensors and armed with upgraded, more effective weapons, service officials said.

The AMP round, according to Northrop Grumman and Army developers, will replace four tank rounds

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To gain an edge on hypersonic weapons, the Pentagon wants more help from universities

WASHINGTON — As the Pentagon races to develop hypersonic weapons, it is turning to universities for help on speeding up the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the field.

The Defense Department on Oct. 26 tapped Texas A&M University to create and manage a University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics. Over a five-year period, the department will pay out $20 million per year to the university’s Engineering Experiment Station, it said in a statement.

Greater interplay among government, academia and industry is needed to better integrate the various state-of-the art technologies necessary to create hypersonic weapons, which require novel propulsion systems and advanced materials that can withstand the extreme conditions intrinsic to flying five times the speed of sound, said Gillian Bussey, director of the Pentagon’s Joint Hypersonics Transition Office.

“The department is funding a good amount of basic research in hypersonics,” she said. “But we’re finding that tests leading

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