Tag: future

U.S. Army develops AI-enabled system that could radically transform future – Defence Blog

The U.S. Army’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force (AITF) developing a new AI-enabled combat system to embrace future warfare, according to a recent service news release. The AITF is using its technical expertise and proficiency with future technology to work on a project that could radically transform how the U.S. military prepares for and conducts battlefield operations. It’s called Aided Threat Recognition from Mobile Cooperative and Autonomous Sensors (ATR-MCAS), and it was the project focus for the AITF and Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (CMU NREC) team who recently participated in a data collection event at Fort Hunter Liggett, ... Read more

The Navy Is Making Big Changes to the Way it Plans for Future Ships

The Navy and Marine Corps need to be a bit more short-sighted when assessing how many ships they need, the acting Navy secretary said this week. The Navy Department is in the middle of a new force-structure review, which could change the number and types of ships the sea services say they’ll need to fight future conflicts. But instead of trying to project what they will need three decades out, which has been the case in past assessments, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the services will take a shorter view. “I don’t know what the threat’s going to be ... Read more

CSA: ‘Transformational change’ necessary to fight, win future conflicts

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville discusses a need for “transformational change” during an Association of the U.S. Army event Jan. 21, 2020, inside the National Museum of the U.S. Army on Fort Belvoir, Va. Transformational change — not incremental improvements — is necessary to achieve overmatch, deter great-power competition, and win the future fight. (Photo Credit: Devon L. Suits ) FORT BELVOIR: The Army must engage in “transformational change” — not incremental improvements — to achieve overmatch, deter great-power competition, and win the future fight, the Army’s top officer said Tuesday. “‘People first, winning matters,’ is more than ... Read more

Streetfighter and the future of the Challenger 2

Royal Tank Regiment upgraded Challenger 2s. Credits: Elbit Systems UK. Sign-up to the Army Technology newsletter New technologies News New products Essential guides The upgrade, which delivers an urbanised Challenger 2 variant, was developed by the Royal Tank Regiment to meet soldiers’ needs and identifies and fills the capability gap between the British Army’s forces and adversaries in urban combat. Supported by Army HQ, project Streetfighter II is aimed at adding modifications to the existing Challenger II Main Battle Tank (MBT) to improve lethality, situational awareness and infantry-tank cooperation of ground forces. The vehicle was recently trialled at the UK’s ... Read more

Ciaramella Plotted with Future Schiff Staffer To ‘Take Out the President’ at 2017 NSC Brief: Report

Eric Ciaramella — the CIA analyst believed by many to be the anonymous whistleblower who launched the impeachment inquiry — and a current staff member for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff reportedly spoke openly of “taking out” President Donald Trump just two weeks into his administration. RealClearInvestigations reported Wednesday that Ciaramella and Sean Misko were holdovers from the Obama administration serving on Trump’s National Security Council when the alleged incident took place at an “all-hands” meeting for hundreds of staffers called by then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in February 2017. “‘They were popping off about how they were going ... Read more

The Past and the Future of the Earth’s Oldest Trees

About forty-five hundred years ago, not long after the completion of the Great Pyramid at Giza, a seed of Pinus longaeva, the Great Basin bristlecone pine, landed on a steep slope in what are now known as the White Mountains, in eastern California. The seed may have travelled there on a gust of wind, its flight aided by a winglike attachment to the nut. Or it could have been planted by a bird known as the Clark’s nutcracker, which likes to hide pine seeds in caches; nutcrackers have phenomenal spatial memory and can recall thousands of such caches. This seed, ... Read more

Diary of a Future President Offers Laughs, Hope to Disney+ Families | Demanders

by Nick Allen January 14, 2020   |   Print Page Tweet There’s always room for a family show that simply makes you feel good, both as a casual viewer and about the future. Enter Disney+’s “Diary of a Future President” (premiering January 17), which imagines a world in which a Cuban-American woman named Elena Cañero-Reed has one of the most powerful jobs in the world, but still has her old diary from her sixth grade experience. The series, from creator Ilana Peña (who based this work on her childhood), looks back on these school years as a formative time, and also orchestrates a punchy and ... Read more

Update: CBO expects fighter/attack, rotorcraft platforms to make up bulk of future US Navy aircraft procurement

The US Congressional Budget Office (CBO) expects fighter/attack aircraft and combat rotorcraft such as helicopters and tiltrotors to make up more than 80% of the US Navy’s (USN’s) procurement costs from 2020 to 2050, according to a new report. The report, The Cost of Replacing Today’s Naval Aviation Fleet , released on 6 January, projects the costs the USN, including the US Marine Corps (USMC), would incur to maintain the size and composition of its aviation force through 2050. The report said although the USN and the USMC operate about 60 models of aircraft, a small number of high-performance or ... Read more

Keel Laid for Future Destroyer Named for World War II Hero

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson, Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet signs the graphic of the USS John Basilone after the ship naming ceremony for the USS John Basilone (DDG-122) on Camp Pendleton, Calif., August 16, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Tyler S. Dietrich) BATH, Maine — A Maine shipyard announced it celebrated the keel laying of a future Navy destroyer on Friday. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works reached the milestone in the construction of the future USS John Basilone. A keel laying ceremony is one of the major events in the life of a ship. The ship’s sponsors and a ... Read more

U.S. Army scientists explore human brain potential to integrate into future military technology – Defence Blog

The U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory has announced that Army scientists explore the potential of cognitive mechanism to integrate into future military technology. A group of Army scientists are working to map out the cognitive mechanisms of the human system to seamlessly integrate future military technology into the daily lives of Soldiers. These scientists, from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, are not only trying to make life easier in the combat arena — they are working to save lives. One of these scientists, Dr. Chloe Callahan-Flintoft, is from the lab’s Human Research and Engineering ... Read more