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"Cutting edge, technology, equipment, training, and more at our events visit the schedule of events page at indy. Dot Org for full details end dia promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast, national defense takes a deep dive into the Air Force's flying cars initiative, the Navy's robotic ship efforts and special operations commands research in biotechnology. I the Air Force wants flying cars. From the jetsons to blade runner to a multitude of other TV shows and films, popular culture has long been fascinated with the idea of flying cars now the US military is pursuing them, and it wants the public to come along for the ride. The Air Force's agility. Prime initiative is racing to acquire electric vertical takeoff and landing platforms that can carry troops and equipment in ways that offer advantages over today's military aircraft and vehicles. There are multiple ideas and designs about how to do that. According to the Air Force's top acquisition official. Most of the designs include thrust vector control that would enable platforms to take off and land vertically like a helicopter, but fly more like an airplane. The concept may sound familiar to the V twenty two. Tilt Rotor aircraft. That Air Force Special Operations Command and the Marine Corps currently use. But. Officials noted that there are significant differences between the envision vehicles and the rotary wing assets in today's inventory. New Systems would be quieter and smaller, less pricey and easier to pilot. Key attributes of advanced air mobility vehicles would include electric or hybrid propulsion and electric power source, manned remote or autonomous operational capability. Vertical takeoff and landing and commercial off the shelf availability. All would hover on motors, but some may also have wings another official. One potential advantage of the vehicles is that they may be much easier to fly than legacy aircraft, which means more troops would be capable of operating them and require less training. In some cases pilots might not be needed at all. As vendors develop autonomous systems, potential missions for advanced air, mobility vehicles besides troop transport include humanitarian assistance and disaster relief intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and cargo. But the technology won't just be for military use a key aim of the. Prime Program is to promote a new commercial flying car industry to both the economy and give consumers new transportation options. The Defense Department brings a lot to the table. When it comes to assisting commercial companies, officials say, and it could help make the technology more widely available for public use sooner than it would have been otherwise. One officials said a number of companies have reached out to the air force touting their technology based on market research. The air. Force believes multiple vendors will be able to provide solutions. The services aiming to host the first full-scale flight of several different vehicles before the end of the year and have system certified and operational by twenty twenty three. Next the navy and industry are eager to develop bigger robotic ships. As the navy's first medium-sized unmanned surface ship see hundred sales the waters off the California coast. It's next. Iteration is being built in a shipyard thousands of miles away in Mississippi. Construction on the next vehicle known as C. Hundred Two will be completed by the end of the year officials at lead contractor. Lido's say the two robotic ships may be a harbinger of things to come as the navy uses the prototypes to develop tactics, techniques and procedures, and ponders how to integrate them into operations. The Office of Navel Research task leaders to develop see hunter to in two thousand seventeen with a forty three point, five million dollar contract, one official said last year that see hunter one is being used by the navy as a learning tool and has influenced other requests for proposals such as one for the medium unmanned surface vehicle. Naval Sea Systems Command released a request for proposal for a detailed design and fabrication contract for a medium unmanned surface vehicle in the summer of two thousand nineteen. The Pentagon is evaluating responses from industry and expects to award. The U. S. V. Contract this fiscal year. The president's twenty twenty one budget request for the navy also includes funding for a second M USB prototype in two, thousand, eight, twenty three. One issue, the unmanned vehicle will need to overcome is the threat of being boarded and captured by enemy forces. An analyst said. A few ways to solve the problem are having unmanned vehicles operating together with manned surface ships, and by having a cluster of USB's that can detect and respond to efforts to capture US platforms. He said. Another member of industry noted that anti-tampering capabilities including cyber hardening are necessary. If the service is deploying manned vehicle ships around the world. It must ensure it isn't feeding and adversaries fleet. He said. And last Special Operations Command is Gung Ho on biotechnologies. Special Operations Command is listed biotechnology as one of the top technology modernization needs, and is examining how it can improve the performance and health of its commandos. The command is partnering with organizations such as the defense health agency the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and academia to get ahead on biotech research, said us. Oh, calm official during the National Defense Industrial Associations Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, which was held virtually in May due to the COVID nineteen pandemic. Investment in biotech is crucial because operators cannot necessarily count on medical evaluation shortly after being wounded, said the command acquisitions chief. The command is particularly interested in providing new capabilities to combat medics projects in this area include. The use of freeze dried plasma. Taking, advantage of artificial intelligence to enable medics to make a rapid diagnosis and new tourniquet designs. The command is also looking at biotechnology to improve human performance. It wants to develop solutions that can prevent injuries before they occur and rehabilitate operators from existing wounds faster. It is also looking at ways to improve cognitive awareness and enhanced rest to optimize warfighters ability to perform the official noted. Check out our blog and read more defense stories in the most recent issue of national defense at www dot, national defense magazine Dot Org..

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06:32 min | 4 months ago

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"Be seen their manufacturer and acquisition ended in twenty fourteen and the existing inventory. Some three million systems is aging and will likely be useless within the next decade to fifteen years. Meanwhile the decision has launched a groundswell of activity among activists and organizations that are hard set against the resumption of their US human rights. Watch the new york-based advocacy group was a founding member Organization of a campaign to Ban Landmines. Their research revealed that legless or otherwise maimed people in war torn countries like Cambodia. Angola and Afghanistan were not an uncommon sight. Their injuries came from one source. Minefields and officials from the organisation said even potential future hotspots like the frontiers that separate friendly forces from potential Russian and Chinese adversaries ban. Proponents believe landmines would provide little if any advantage while the US agreed to the nineteen ninety-six United Nations agreement regarding certain conventional weapons. It never signed the International Landmine Band Treaty that emerge from convention in Ottawa. A year later the Obama Administration's two thousand fourteen policy change stated that the United States would no longer use anti-personnel landmines anywhere but on the Korean Peninsula the policy enhanced the similar one put forth by the immediately previous Bush administration a special advisor at the U S Institute of Peace said the subsequent actions under Obama placed the nation on a path to signing the mind band treaty. However the trump administration's decision has supporters the Obama Administration's policy on land. Mines went against the advice of the military and was not driven by military calculations. A senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation said the trump administration has now reverted that policy to that of the George W Bush administration and that policy was sound. He said ideally deployed land. Mines would force the enemy into a killed sack. The commander would set up where artillery machine guns and mortars could destroy advancing adversary. An expert said as of today the United States is one of thirty four countries that have not signed the Ottawa Treaty. A list that includes major military powers. And lastly the navy is investing in new mine. Warfare Technology sea-based minds are a constant concern naval warfare like their land based counterparts. They offer adversaries. A low cost means of inflicting potentially catastrophic damage to counter that the navy is developing several new countermeasure systems. One of the top global mind threats comes from China. One expert said it has been estimated that Beijing has as many as one hundred thousand such weapons those can range from the old fashioned more contact mind to include mines that have rocket propelled weapons and target detection systems. He noted in the event of a conflict with China. The United States is unlikely to approach warfare from the land. He noted that leaves the sees as the most likely site of conflict. Beijing would likely concentrate on creating chokepoints in areas. Such as the archipelago's that separate East Asia from the Middle East and the South China Sea he said Russia would be another formidable foe he noted. Moscow has a larger and more varied mine warfare capability than the United States but specific details are hard to come by in the public domain. Iran is another country. That could pose a major mine warfare threat it has non magnetic and remote controlled mines and likely possesses. Russian and Chinese built systems despite increased threats. The navy needs to invest more in mine warfare. The experts said while the Navy has traditionally employed expensive manned aircraft and ships for mine clearing. It is now working on a slew of new robotic systems that can sweep detect and neutralize the weapons as part of a countermeasure package that will be deployed off the services littoral combat ship one. Such system is northrop. Grumman'S AAC U. S. Twenty four see mine hunting system which build upon a legacy platform that was introduced into the navy's fleet in twenty seventeen and has been used from the M. H. fifty-three helicopter and an unmanned surface vehicle platform. The toad payload has reached a number of performance milestones. A company official said the system was successfully towed at four hundred feet from a vessel in October. Delivery for the systems is now complete and northrop is working on developing upgrades to give customers new capabilities another platform the navy is working with is. Raytheon's A. Q. S. Twenty Mine Hunting Sonar for the littoral combat ship mine countermeasure package the system features. Four separate sonars in a compact lightweight and hydro dynamically stable towed body and can provide real time computer aided detection and classification against minds. According to the company Raytheon has so far delivered. Forty eight Q s twenty s to the navy including ten of its latest C. Variant The Q. S. twenty is being integrated into the Navy's mine countermeasure unmanned surface vehicle textron's common unmanned surface vehicle both the AAC US twenty and twenty four will be towed by the platform and both are in initial integration and testing phases in Panama City Florida. Check out our blog and read more defense stories in the most recent of national defense at www dot national defense magazine dot Org..

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03:44 min | 5 months ago

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"Five C fighter jets on its carriers as well as an unmanned aerial tanker known as the M Q twenty five stingray. Meanwhile China's submarine forest most of which are diesel electric powered could threaten. Us carriers or other ships the Defense Intelligence Agency as estimated that by this year. Beijing's fleet would increase to about seventy boats that number includes nuclear powered attack submarines. The navy currently has sixty nine submarines. It recently signed a contract for a block by of Nine Virginia. Class nuclear powered attack submarines. That will be equipped with the Virginia payload module to boost each vessels Tomahawk cruise missile carrying capacity by about seventy five percent. It is also pursuing a new class of twelve nuclear ballistic. Missile subs the Columbia to replace the aging Ojo class. The lead ship is scheduled to be on patrol by twenty thirty one. In the meantime the Chinese are steaming ahead with buildings surface combatants including new guided missile cruisers destroyers and frigates in September China launched the first of a new class of amphibious assault ships but the US Navy is bringing new vessels of its own online. The stealthy D D G One thousand. Zoom won't class destroyer is laid to achieve initial operating capability next year the Multi Mission Arleigh Burke Class D D G FIFTY. One destroyer program is in cereal production. First delivery of the flight three variant is slated for fiscal year. Twenty twenty three next. How New cybersecurity standards could pose challenges for industry? The Defense Department in late January released? It's highly anticipated new set of cybersecurity standards that companies must eventually adhere to if they want to do business with the Pentagon but important issues have yet to be resolved including how much it will cost contractors to comply cyber security maturity model certification version. One Point Zero or C. M. C. is an effort to prod the defense industrial base to better protect its networks and controlled unclassified information against cyber attacks and theft by competitors such as China. The lower tier of the supply. Chain is of particular concern. Adversarial nations know that in today's Great Power Competition Environment. Information and technology are both key. Cornerstones of national security. Additionally attacking a sub tier supplier is far more appealing than a prime atop. Us acquisition officials said the regulation combines multiple cyber security frameworks into one unified set of benchmarks. The specific standards that must be met will depend on the program and specific work that a company will be doing one official noted the level one standards will be the least demanding and the level five the most burdensome level one will be focused on basic cyber hygiene practices such as using antivirus software and regularly changing passwords level to will require intermediate cyber hygiene and serve as a steppingstone to level three where the bar will be much higher level. Four and five will be even tougher to achieve third-party assessors will be trained and approved by new accreditation body..

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04:02 min | 7 months ago

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"The Ronald Reagan Institutes Task Force on Twenty First Century National Security Technology and workforce found that the US US government is straining to hire enough people with the proper science technology engineering and mathematics or stem skills in one category engineering. It found that the government is failing to attract and retain computer engineers and skilled software developers as well as cultivating such talent internally universities in the US or also having problems building and maintaining the talent pipeline needed for the national national security industrial base. Schools rely on foreign students to fill their graduate level engineering programs. The report said to counter this this the institute recommended Congress. Authorized the creation of a new national civilian stem core. The core would be modeled after the Reserve Officers Training Corps and the National Guard. It would select students through a competitive process to receive full tuition to attend public universities and study specific disciplines related to national security technology. Meanwhile analysts say that. In the event of a protracted great empower conflict the US industrial base would be challenged to ramp up production to meet wartime requirements. According to vital signs twenty-seven percent of critical defense supplier industries would likely experience shortages in the event of a surge in demand for combat as central products addicts that finding is of particular concern in the new strategic environment. Based on historical analysis of attrition rates in large conventional wars is the. US Army could be reduced to just two armored brigades in the first nine months of a fight against another great power. According to one expert expert similar rates of attrition would be expected to be sustained by aircraft and other major systems the Defense Department would struggle to replace replaced losses or expand its force structure in such a scenario however there are a number of steps that the US government can take now to to address the surge problem one is to ensure that the defense department has sustained and consistent funding budget instability including including a series of continuing resolutions and threats of government shutdowns in recent years have hurt the industrial base and driven away suppliers. One expert Britt said multi year contracts would also help to establish predictable funding. The Pentagon needs to give companies financial incentives if it wants wants them to boost their production capacity firms are focused on maximizing shareholder value and Prophet and maintaining extra facilities is generally let the pawn as wasteful in that context one analyst noted meanwhile the Defense Department is grappling with cybersecurity threats but small businesses is are worried about burdensome regulations. The Pentagon is rolling out new cybersecurity rules known as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Occasion Program for handling unclassified information that may bar contractors from bidding on future programs if they do not obtain the required certifications one Pentagon officials said it will take until twenty twenty five to fully implement the program. The Defense Department plans to to tighten its policies as digital warfare becomes more prevalent. She noted the program will need to be continuously updated to keep pace with changing cyber threats and these certifications will be especially important as technology continues to advance..

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03:15 min | 1 year ago

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"Additionally the marine corps decided to pursue a gun variant that will have a thirty millimeter cannon to increase lethality lethality. The current acquisition objective is to obtain one thousand one hundred twenty two vehicles b. E. is currently delivering the personnel variant. A critical design review was recently conducted for the command and control vehicle and three production representative platforms will be taken into testing in twenty twenty one in june. The company was awarded a sixty seven million dollars contract modification to develop the command in in control and thirty millimeter medium caliber cannon variants. The marine corps is in the process of finalising performance specifications. An an industry day was slated for august to reach out to interested companies b a e has already made headway on the system by integrating a to read on one of its own prototypes to get early feedback. The service hopes to conduct a critical design review for the variant around the fourth quarter fiscal year. Twenty twenty at the review was successful. The marine corps will look to procure production representative test vehicles and last how how dragonflies are being studied for hypersonic maneuverability dragonflies which are able to catch ninety five percent of their prey may be the key to developing more precise and maneuverable weapons the creatures which have been designed as one of the world's top predators are now being studied by sandia national laboratories to see how their techniques can be applied to hypersonic missiles as part of sandy is autonomy for a hypersonic onic research campaign. The lab is building a computational model to examine what a dragonfly does when it's intercepting its prey and how how it's nervous system reacts the insects take about fifty milliseconds to react to pray despite their limited vision algorithms gathered third from the research could be integrated onto high speed weapons such as hypersonic vehicles which are characterized by their ability to move at speeds of mach five ver- faster the information could help determine what kind of sensors or calculations to use for faster missile interceptions the information could help determine what kind of sensors or calculations to use for faster missile interceptions if scientists can understand stand what the dragonfly is doing with its neurons and can translate the algorithm to a computer or weapon system it could speed up calculations for interception trajectories. It's still too early in the process to know how this research will translate into military capability but it could change is the way engineers think about designing the next generation of weapons check out our blog and read more defensive homeland security september twenty in nineteen issue with national defense at w._w._w. Dot national defense magazine dot org..

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01:30 min | 1 year ago

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"Invest an aviation assets unmanned in autonomous systems and additional personnel strategy said equipment must is be interoperable and upgradeable so that they can be used for a variety of activities part of the coast guard's new strategy involves improving communications mutations in the region which can be difficult because satellites in geostationary orbit don't cover the arctic and links are often disrupted by ice ace on platform antennas and violent seas. Although the coastguard is expected to take the lead on arctic operations the navy also oh is looking at ways to participate in the region doing so will also help the navy mitigate risks such as attacks on commercial ships the service the secretary said although the navy recognizes the threats presented by great power competition it believes that there is unlikely to be large scale conflict hunt linked in the region next new army small arms will boost soldier thallady a slew of new the weapons that will increase the lethality of troops are coming down the pipeline systems which include everything from the next generation squad weapon into machine guns are within sight one official said over the past year. The program office has reached numerous milestones across several liberal portfolios..

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03:19 min | 1 year ago

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"Promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast national defense explores the Defense Department's hypersonic technologies analogies the army's robotics initiatives and the Navy and Marine Corps is investments in artificial intelligence platforms. I the Pentagon has accelerated its development of hypersonic missiles. A renewed renewed sense of urgency spurred by rivals Russia and China has pushed the U._S. military to speed up the development of hypersonic weapons. The Army Navy and air force are all closely involved in the campaign with more more test flights coming in twenty twenty. The systems are characterized by their maneuverability and ability to reach speeds of Mach five or faster. The Defense Department asked for two point six billion dollars for hypersonic technology development in President Donald Trump's fiscal year twenty twenty budget request and is nearly doubling its long-term investments from six billion dollars to eleven point two billion dollars over the next five years the Pentagon's research. Region engineering chief said hyper sonics have become increasingly important to technology areas to the Defense Department at large they are now the Pentagon's number one research and development priority. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Z. and the air force are developing to hypersonic vehicle prototypes that are due to fly in the coming months. One is part of the Hypersonic Air Breathing Weapon Concept Program while the other is part of the tactical boost glide initiative. You've the programs are both on track to conduct flights by the end of the calendar year. The director of the agency said the advantage of hypersonic weapons is not just time of flight but also the range that would be achieved by the high-speed speed platforms. He said the agency is also engaged with the army on hypersonic related activities. It is working with the service on a program that takes advantage of technology leverage from the tactical boost glide wide effort the system which is formerly known as operational fires is a fifty fifty cost share and will give the service ground-launched capability to penetrate modern enemy air defenses. The army is also involved in a major development effort known as the long range hypersonic weapon which will deliver combat capabilities to soldiers by twenty twenty three accelerating the initial fielding by two years and army officials said the experimental prototyping effort could lead to a program of record down the line. He said it is being developed by the army's Hypersonic Project Office in close coordination with the Air Force and Navy the service requested. Two hundred twenty eight million dollars in fiscal year twenty twenty for the weapon an additional one hundred thirty million dollars for hyper Sonics prototyping was included in the army chief of staffs unfunded priorities list the the army is also seeking funding for a complementary system known as the strategic long range cannon meanwhile the Navy is working on its.

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07:02 min | 1 year ago

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"Welcome to what's new national defense magazine, a podcast on military homeland security and technology trends now bailable on apple news. This episode is brought to you by indie. A national defense industrial association the publisher of national defense magazine each year. Indiana promotes the advancement of cutting edge technology equipment training and more at our events. Visit the schedule of events page at Indy dot org for full details. Indie promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast. National defense magazine looks at the future of how special operations command moves its commandos via air land and sea. I on land officials from so calm or pursuing. New ground vehicles, and enabling technologies to help warfighters roll into battle the president's fiscal year twenty twenty budget request called for more than a fivefold increase in research development test and evaluation funding for the commands vehicles. Artificial intelligence and atonomy are key capabilities that the command wants for its trucks, the first ground mobility platform that so calm aims to a with Thomas capabilities is the light tactical ole terrain vehicle the system can be used for a variety of missions, including infiltration, reconnaissance and medical evacuation. The command will hold an open industry competition for the platform in twenty twenty the special ops. Community will also be keeping a close eye on the army's efforts to pursue Thomas capabilities for its next generation combat vehicles one expert said in March. The army released a request for proposals for an optionally manned fighting the eagle hybrid electric technology is another item on so calms wishlist. Dedicated funding is already in place for the ground mobility vehicle to receive the capability when the platforms are upgraded in fiscal years. Twenty twenty and twenty twenty one this fiscal year. The command will conduct an analysis of alternatives for new propulsion systems. Meanwhile, there are several types of vehicles in the concept development stage. One is the next generation armored ground mobility system, the legacy armored personnel carrier has been in the forest for about thirty years. And the command is looking to replace its aging fleet. Officials would like the next generation platform to offer protection similar to today's heavily armored mine resistant ambush protected vehicles, but still be able to fit in. In a C one thirty transport plane special operations command also wants new purpose built nonstandard commercial vehicles with lighter armor solutions into quick -ment, a common chassis and drive train and enter changeable exteriors to mimic different types of vehicles, commonly found in various areas of operation around the world. Next watercraft, but first editor in chief, Stu Magnusson with some news updates. This is Stu Magnusson editor in chief of national defense magazine, some quick national Defense News updates. Well, it was almost four years ago when Oshkosh beat out incumbent truckmaker AM general for the right to build a joint like Dako vehicle the replacement for the humvee, so what would become Vam general did dependent on the humvee sales for thirty years. Well, they're thousands of these still US inventory will be for decades to come. They all need parts. International sales are also very robust for the company and the US military continues to buy the humvee AM general just received in eighty nine million dollar order from the army national guard for seven hundred and thirty nine new movies, which falls in almost identical. Number order last November, that's total of one thousand four hundred seventy nine vehicles. You're going to be seeing the humvee on the battlefield far into the future. Now. Mm sea service news. We finally knows going to build the next generation of coast guard icebreakers Viti halter marine of pascagoula Mississippi won the contract to build the first three of a series of six ships which are desperately needed. As melting see is in the Arctic makes the region more important strategically. The coastguard sole responsibility for US government ice-breaking activities, but we'll get a hand from the navy managing funding the program. Coast guard is down to one large and one medium sized icebreakers. They are both decades old and end of their service lives. Russia has built fourteen icebreakers in the last five years alone, ain't even China which doesn't have a single mile of Arctic goes line is getting into the game in hurrying up to build its own fleet. Delivery of the first icebreakers expected in twenty twenty three three additional medium-size icebreakers have yet to go on contract. And speaking of the Arctic a beluga whale carrying what appeared to be a harness from Russian spy cameras showed up Norway recently, the video on story about the alleged escape spyware has made international news. Part of being a good reporters. Connecting the dots. So national defense received word that the defense advanced research projects agencies biological technology office at selected north of Roman to lead. It's persistent aquatic living sensors or POWs program, we were hooked. Oppress release said biological sensing hardware in artificial intelligence will be applied to observe patterns in the marine environment. Help classify underwater targets the company pictures suggested tropical fish were being employed hunt for submersible drones and such. While we hope this is no fishing expedition, national defense is assigned one of its top reporters to investigate the story, which is still bubbling under the service. Look for details in June issue of national defense magazine. And also look for us an apple news for those iphones and ipads. He'll do the news apps. Search national defense and selected to get daily updates on defense business technology. This has been Stu Magnusson editor in chief of national defense magazine and national Defense News updates. Special operations. Command is currently undergoing two major

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05:07 min | 1 year ago

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"Welcome to what's new in national defense magazine, a podcast on military homeland security, and technology trends this episode is brought to you by indie. A national defense industrial association the publisher of national defense magazine each year. Indiaia promotes the advancement of cutting edge technology, equipment draining and more and our events. Visit the schedule of events page at Indy a dot org for full details. ND promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast. National defense magazine looks at the expansion of the international military vehicle market for US contractors, the Pentagon's new body armor for ground troops. And how the army is gearing up for autonomous truck convoys. I new opportunities abound for US military vehicle menu. Actors as countries faced new and enduring security threats for a nations are looking to modernize and build up their aging military vehicle fleets. The move will provide American manufacturers with new revenue. Streams over the next several years globally, the market for military. Vehicles is rising in twenty eighteen US contractors secured ten point five billion dollars in sales. According to one industry analyst nations are trying to modernize what they currently have and develop new systems that will take future threats into consideration. He said Oshkosh defense, the maker of the joint light tactical vehicle sees Europe as a hotspot last year, the US government announced a potential J L T V foreign military sale with the United Kingdom worth more than one billion dollars. However, the UK government is still working through its budgetary process and the. Attract between Oshkosh and the ministry of defence has yet to be signed another area of interest is the Middle East. Oshkosh has offices in both Abu Dhabi in Riyadh. However, but companies executives don't see active competitions for the vehicle at the moment. As for B E systems. The market is strong in the Middle East North Africa and Europe, according to one program director the growth in Europe can be attributed to geopolitical issues such as those with Russia. There is currently a requirement by NATO for every member to have an armored brigade combat team by twenty twenty six the company suite of vehicles positions within the US army's armored brigade combat team and could help NATO nations meet that objective. He said the Baltics Balkans and areas that historically would have been considered eastern bloc countries are areas of interest to the company. Partnering with local industries as one key approach is Polaris government. And defense takes when it comes to securing new contracts set a company official. The company has sold its ultralight vehicles to forty countries. And in almost every case they've been able to offer vehicles with service available in country. It has a number of subsidiaries outside of the United States and works with a variety of dealers and distributors next ground troops are slated to receive lighter and tougher body. Armor eager to reduce the weight burden for dismounted troops. Pentagon researchers and others are working on new body armor that is expected to be lighter than legacy systems without sacrificing survivability ground troops sometimes carry upwards of ninety pounds of gear. Modern body armor has given American troops and unparalleled advantage on the battlefield by reducing casualties. However, this protection comes at a price heavy loads reduced mobility increased fatigue and reduce mission performance. To get at the problem. The service is in the process of replacing its legacy equipment with the new soldier protection system. The equipment will include sub systems and components manufactured by industry partners. Some of the systems will include protective inserts for torso protection, a convertible vest ballistic combat shirt and blast pelvic protector for torso and extremity protection as the new gear is being developed. The army will continue to feel the components in twenty nineteen and twenty twenty while working with industry to assess new technologies that could reduce weight and improve survivability. The Marine Corps is also looking for better ways to protect its dismounted troops today, a marine will typically carry twenty five to twenty eight pounds of body armor, including the carrier, soft

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01:44 min | 1 year ago

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"Chiefs of staff was the highest ranking US official conference was left to him to sherpa -ticipant s- that the United States will meet international security commitments for seventy years. United States has been the leader of the free world along with silence has guaranteed survival of the national order. Admiral Philip Davidson of Indo Pacific command reiterated loveless sentiment. He described the United States enduring Pacific power that will not change we could not leave region. Even if we wanted to. US congressional delegation met the press unr- asked about the disconnect between what was said by US military leaders of the conference and the rhetoric from the White House, ignore the president's words and the tweets look at the actions maker said Senator Jeanne Shaheen the Scher said there's a bipartisan commitment congress invest in the world and to continue to be engaged Senator Roger wicker Republican for Mississippi. So the president says he's not a globalist. He's a nationalist yet. He sending his secretary of state all over the world Ryan solve problems. One wonders what the late Senator John McCain lives about all this. This has been Stu Magnusson editor chief of national fence. Check out our blog and read more defense and homeland security stories in January twenty nineteen issue of national defense at WWW dot national defense, magazine dot org.

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04:02 min | 1 year ago

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"National defense magazine looks at the army's next generation squad rifle program, how the navy's turning to simulator training and how the five G wireless network could revolutionize artificial intelligence for the military. I the army moves forward with its next generation squad. Rifle program now that the army is said upon going forward with its plan to feel the new squad automatic rifle the services committing to proceed as expeditiously as possible to move the project from the testing stage to the field. Exactly how soon soldier should expect to use. Their new squad weapons in combat is still to be determined. The new weapon would fire a six point eight caliber round, which both the service and representatives from industry who were vying for the contract to build it are embracing the round they say would provide the right balance of the theology required in both close and long range fights proponents say it is both lighter and deadlier than the amunition it would replace. But while the army team that is working on the new weapons development is optimistic that they are right on track. They fully understand that more testing will be necessary before the project emerges from its present prototype stage. The cost concerns. Cannot be underestimated in time every soldier marine and special operator who directly engages the enemy would need the new weapon delivered as close to the same time across the spectrum as reasonably possible. Otherwise troops could be forced to fight under circumstances in which units would be carrying different ammunition. Additionally supply chains would have to change to ensure that new weapons and replacement parts are readily available as such the chief of staff of the army said in October that the new weapons would be distributed. First to the one hundred thousand troops who engage in close quarters combat. The perspective manufacturers are largely cautious in discussing their plans to meet the army's requirements the army for its part is moving forward on a course that balances the cross proposed needs for speed and caution at this point the service is moving accordingly along this somewhat open ended time-line prototype. Testing would take place at a host of army installations and facilities Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland and pick a teeny arsenal. New Jersey will play key roles combat soldiers at major US army forces command installations, like Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Anna will get the opportunity to provide their input as well. Next. The navy turns to simulators following deadly collisions too high profile collisions involving U S destroyers have sparked new concerns about how the navy prepares at sailors for overseas operations, the service sees improved simulations in training as a way to avoid future accidents in June twenty seventeen the US FitzGerald collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan, two months later in August, the USS John McCain turned into the path of a Liberian registered tanker, the navy's review of the incidents found that during both accidents, the watch standards did not work together effectively or comply with standard procedures when operating at sea. The navy usually has watched standards both on the bridge and in the combat information center, but the. Program manager for surface training systems at naval c-sis. Command said this was not how sailors were being taught the office began working to upgrade current navigation seamanship and ship handling trainers which are bridge simulators used to train ship cruise to reflect real world operations..

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National Defense Magazine Podcast

06:21 min | 1 year ago

"national defense magazine" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"The welcome to what's new national defense magazine, a podcast military, homeland security and technology. Trends this episode. Brought to you by envy, I a national defense industrial association the publisher of national defense magazine each year. Indiana promotes the advancement of cutting edge technology equipment training and more at our events. Visit the schedule of events page at Indy dot org for full details. In D A promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast. National defense magazine looks at the military's plan to train the space force the upcoming launch of the GPS three satellite and the next generation of mine warfare. I training the space force when President Donald Trump announced earlier this year, but he was asking the US. Military to begin the process of establishing a six armed service. That would focus on space Washington pundits and analysts wasted. No time lauding or decrying the move although details on what future space force could look like are still nebulous and the reorganization requires congressional approval industry is already thinking about how it can provide future. Space warriors with simulators and training equipment to prepare for battle while air force base. Command currently takes the lead in quipping and training. A dedicated space force could be advantages CAS's group president for Vincent security said he noted the importance of training at the tactical operational and strategic levels while such training already occurs. It will need to be enhanced in order to prepare for future threats. He said mission planners must also be trained may need. To understand what other systems are out there and get them to actively ask how they can organize space based assets in a way that supports commanders. He noted for industry. This presents a number of opportunities. Credos defense and security solutions is eyeing opportunities that may emerge should space for us. Come to fruition said, the company's senior vice president for site com products and federal satellite solutions future training for a space force will require multimedia systems, he said that will include virtual augmented and mixed reality. Technology crew level mission. Training would also be key. Meanwhile, air force base. Command is currently putting a premium on war gaming and collaborating with coalition partners said Brigadier General Deanna embroidered, the commands director of operations and communications for. Sample the shreve er- war game, which wrapped up in October included participation by the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia. Canada, Germany, France, and Japan. The objectives of the game included working with international partner capabilities gaining insight into resiliency and deterrence through synchronization of space and cyberspace operations examining various combined command and control frameworks and identifying strategic and operational contributions of space inside Bruce base in multi domain conflict. According to air force space command. The exercises are away for space operators to learn how to participate in large force employment. Burt said next after years of delays, the first GPS three satellite launch nears. As the air force prepares to launch the first of its next generation global positioning system satellites prime contractor Lockheed Martin is looking forward with major upgrades to legacy ground control systems. The first GPS three satellite is slated to be put into orbit in December the company shipped it to Cape Canaveral Florida in August. It is the first in an initial series of ten spacecraft the air force put under contract with Lockheed the company inked to seven point two billion dollar deal in September to build the twenty two platforms required to complete the fleet. GPS three will be the most powerful satellite of its type with three times. Greater accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities over the previous GPS to design block air force secretary. Heather Wilson has touted the importance of modernizing the existing GPS constellation citing the spacecraft's improved accuracy and anti-jamming capabilities as the air force readies for the launch Lockheed Martin has begun a series of updates to the existing ground control system as the program's primary system, which is being developed by Raytheon has fallen behind schedule the program. To develop the next generation operational control system. Also known as OCX has been delayed and is not expected to be finished until twenty twenty one until OCX has fully available. The upgraded ground system will be used to integrate and test the new GPS three satellites the satellites will be the first to broadcast the new L onc- civil signal which will be shared by other international. Global navigation satellite systems and will provide connective for both commercial and civilian users as the launch nears Lockheed. Martin's second satellite was declared by the air force, complete fully tested and ready to launch. And finally next generation. Mine warfare is set to include robotic systems, the future of mine warfare will include a mix of unmanned

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National Defense Magazine Podcast

07:53 min | 2 years ago

"national defense magazine" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Welcome to what's new in national defense magazine, a podcast military, homeland security and Sakala Guitry. This episode is brought to you by the national defense industrial associate the publisher of national defense magazine each year. Indiana promotes the advancement of cutting edge technology equipment training and more at our events. Visit the schedule of events page at Indy I A dot org for full details. Indiana, a promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast. National defense magazine looks at the army's next generation combat vehicle. I'll the navy plans to rethink therefore structure composition and the new detailed surrounding the neuro weapon attacks in Havana. I the army's next generation combat vehicle will require emerging tech. A myriad of questions of come about. As the army has made it clear that it plans to feel the next generation combat vehicle sometime between twenty twenty eight and twenty thirty five the inquiries pertained to what such vehicle would look like what it would replace and how much it should cost within the context of what the army has stated publicly the prevailing thought is such a family of vehicles would incorporate a platform capable of both human piloted and unmanned operation diverse enough to do everything from Kerry troops to deliver fires. The drivers could have the option of controlling the unmanned vehicles systems directly or allowing them to proceed and communicate with each other a Thomas ly- the army has called for the development of six prototype. Vehicles to would be piloted while the other four would operate autonomously science, applications International corP. Nation is leading a five company effort to develop the manned prototype under an eight year, two hundred thirty seven million dollar army contract that began last year the team plans to produce and deliver of vehicle for testing by next summer that would address the army's architecture, the Thallady physical and power requirements experts and military procurement have found things to like and dislike about the combat vehicle plan to some it. Looks too similar to pass ideas that sounded good on paper. But ultimately proved impractical there is a prevailing notion that the army has not quite justified the need to produce an entirely new system rather than improve on the existing m one Abrams tank im- to m three Bradley and the Stryker infantry carrier vehicle. One expert on the matter said the army might be best served by biding its time until the ongoing incremental advances in technology reached the point where they can provide both protection and mobility there have been previous attempts to trade off armor protection for reduced weight. Allowing for a vehicle to operate in a more urban terrain with a smaller footprint the trade off at the expense of robustness against attack proved unacceptable. The question that emerged then centered upon the need for vehicle with a mission that Abrahams already fulfilled. The expert also noted that future budgets that would have to pass muster on Capitol Hill must be considered in the context of the possibility that the house of representatives could flip democratic in November in such a case, the likelihood of more money in the Pentagon's budget diminishes considerably. Next. The navy will rethink their force structure composition. The navy will conduct a new force structure assessment next year, which could have major long term, budgetary implications. The most recent review which was released in twenty sixteen called for ramping up the size of the fleet to three hundred fifty five ships. The service has indicated would need about twenty billion dollars annually in the coming years for its shipbuilding plan. However, the navy will conduct another force structure assessment in two thousand nineteen looking at the plan force mix and assessing weather the service needs a judgment for each type of ship. One expert analyst said he doesn't expect the total ship count cold for in the new study to deviate much from the current goal. Saying the service could be cure unmanned vessel to make up for the reduction in capacity that might result. From having smaller manned platforms, the aircraft carrier and submarine requirements will also likely stay the same one GOP lawmaker believes the new study should provide greater clarity about the expected capabilities of the next generation platforms and unmanned systems and explain how they will be integrated into the force. And finally doctors revealed details of neuro weapon attacks in Havana. Three doctors familiar with the case say directed energy weapons intended to damage, victim's brains were likely the source of a series of attacks. Singling out US personnel assigned to the US embassy in Cuba in twenty seventeen. After the State Department called on the experts to investigate the twenty five cases of government employees. Suddenly complaining about hearing noises pressure in their ears and symptoms such as headaches, vertigo dizziness and loss of cognitive functions. The three experts concluded that the incident involved a wide scale use of electronics to carry out a so called neuro weapon attack. The attacks occurred at the victims homes, with the exception of two cases that took place in a hotel known to accommodate diplomats and other US personnel. According to one neuro ethics expert Nuro weapons can take the form of biological agents. Chemical weapons and in the Havana case, directed energy, the effects, highly disruptive and attribution is difficult. They are not weapons of mass destruction. But they have the potential to disrupt everything from individual cells on a body to societies and geopolitics after examining the case. The doctors came up with several possibilities drugs alone was deemed unlikely ultrasonic exposure, they judged very possible and likely electro-magnetic pulsing was also rated very possible and probable microwave energy was deemed possible. But. Unlikely. The case has drawn a great deal of attention from the Pentagon and at special operations command. The trio plans to publish a paper as soon as possible with the results for all to see one theory is that the victims were being used as a test, basically, human Guinea, pigs and the perpetrators are hoping the US publishes test results that can help them fine. Tune or better understand how to use these weapons one official confirmed that kind of data will not be made public and now commentary from national defense magazine's editor-in-chief, Stu Magnusson, national defense magazine online

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National Defense Magazine Podcast

06:12 min | 2 years ago

"national defense magazine" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Welcome to what's new national defense magazine, a podcast military, homeland security, and technology trends this episode is brought to you by indie. National defense industrial association the publisher of national defense magazine each year in BI promotes the advancement of cutting edge technology, equipment training and more at our events. Visit the schedule of events page at Indiana a dot org for full details in DIA promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast, national defense magazine. Queried federally funded research, centers service, laboratories and other organizations involved in basic and applied national security, research and development a couple simple questions. What's your organization's number one Aren de big bet and other words, a high risk high reward? Ward technology investment that you believe we'll have the biggest payoff for those in the military or national security realm. Why and in what ways do you think it will benefit end users? The following are the answers we received first up as Sandia national laboratories. It's big bet is atonomy for hyper Sonics over the next six years. The national nuclear security administration's Sandia national laboratories will invest thirty five million dollars from the congressionally authorized laboratory directed research and development program into the development of an autonomous hypersonic flight system. Similar to a self driving car, which uses cameras to perceive traffic artificial intelligence to process that information and robotics to navigate to its destination. Sandy will build a self. Guided glide vehicle. This flight system will make automatic. Inflight course corrections that can compensate for atmospheric conditions or hone in on a moving target while traveling and excessive one mile per second. The technology will also cut down mission planning time sharpening the military's ability to respond to fleeting threats next is the air force rapid capabilities office. It's big bed is acquisition speed and agility acquisition speed and agility must be and is the officers big bet for the future. The office has implemented a new air force wide rapid acquisition process that has already removed decades of schedule from its portfolio, but more must be done. The organization has accelerated hypersonic weapons survivable satellites cyber capabilities and artificially intelligent systems as pathfinders with good results. What remains is scale though, it is unclear which technology will be the ultimate deciding factor in future warfare being able to build or adapt to it. The fastest is likely a winning strategy. Up next is Argonne National Laboratory. It's big bet is hypersonic propulsion. The defense department ranks hypersonic propulsion as its number one technical priority. Foreign superpowers also are developing the technology because hypersonic vehicles flying at mach vibe could avoid detection tracking and interception. The department of energy's Argonne National Laboratory helps bolster national security via scientific research in three hyper Sonics related disciplines complex, aerodynamics propulsion and materials science both during this expertise are the laboratories unique experimental capabilities in hard x Ray science modeling and simulation and high performance scientific computing all offered through onsite user facilities. Flying at mach fiber faster requires propulsion systems different. From those of modern aircraft are gones hard. X Ray capability called the advanced protons source sees through hardware components into the inner workings of a hypersonic jet engine to unravel the mysteries of complex flows in combustion without disrupting performance. This capability provides a path to the optimum design of hypersonic systems. Next is the army, research development, and engineering commands chemical and biological center. It's big bet is synthetic biology the center anticipates that within the next five years synthetic biology, applications and chemical and biological threat detection will become mature enough to start transitioning into the acquisition process looking forward to the ten year. Mark, it expects that novel materials derived from synthetic biology will start to be incorporated into deployed systems and within twenty years of ficials, believe smart materials with life, mimicking properties, such as sense and respond and self healing will start to be incorporated into deployed systems. Next is the army tank automotive research development, and engineering center. It's big bet is efficient atonomy. Next is the army tank automotive research development, and engineering center. It's big bet is efficient atonomy the army approaches the development of robotics, and the technologies that enable it with an ingrained understanding that slow rolling adoption or implementation of this concept is akin to standing still while adversaries grasp and opportunity to dig into Overmach

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National Defense Magazine Podcast

05:24 min | 2 years ago

"national defense magazine" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Welcome to what's new in national defense magazine, a podcast on military homeland security, and technology trends this episode is brought to you by indie. A national defense industrial association the publisher of national defense magazine each year, Indiana, a promotes the advancement of cutting edge technology equipment training and more at our events. Visit the schedule of events page at Indiana a dot org for full details in D A promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast. We examined special technology requirements the military needs to operate in. The Arctic a new family of robots designed to help. Protect bomb squad technicians and the need to find alternatives to GPS. I technology shortfall. Folds in the Arctic the United States and partner nations or exploring new remote sensing and communication technologies to improve situational awareness and connective Louis in the Arctic region situational awareness becomes even more important in the region as C ice continues to melt opening up shipping routes and encouraging more tourist vessels global shipping. There is forecast to double by twenty twenty one and then double again by twenty thirty operating without sufficient communication, tools is arguably more dangerous in the Arctic than in many other places, given the vast distances risky, operating conditions small population, and very limited infrastructure, according to a twenty eighteen homeland security operational analysis and a report titled identifying potential gaps and US coastguard Arctic capabilities. Operators in the Arctic. Currently rely on voice communications via existing radios and some satellite capabilities, including the iridium communications constellation which operates in low earth, orbit and provides global voice and data satellite. Coverage. The navy's mobile user objective system communication. Satellites can also assist with coverage in the Arctic. But they are not yet available to the coast guard. According to the report, so phone communications are extremely limited. And data transmission is even more challenging major remote sensing capability gaps for Arctic. Operators also include early warning for severe weather and keeping track of potential adversaries said an expert in the region. The US coastguard is pursuing multiple efforts to increase and improve situational awareness and safety for arc. Operators. One project is described as a robust cyber secure network. That would provide improved communications to the region. The service has also begun evaluating the potential use of its own small satellites it will launch its first two systems dubbed the polar scout spacecraft this summer for us in search and rescue missions in remote polar regions next a new family of army ground robots. The army is establishing three major robotics programs of record to counter explosive devices and keep the technicians that disarm bombs out of harm's way as the service works to integrate more autonomous systems into the force. It has marked the common robotic system individual the common robotic system heavy and the man transportable robotic system increment to as three. Programs to be part of a family of explosive ordinance. Disposable robots with the same interoperability profile. The smallest of the threes designed to be twenty five pounds and able to fit in the soldiers rucksacks C R S. I am nicknamed Chrissy is designed to have a suite of changeable payloads. The system is intended to be used for remote chemical, biological radiological. And nuclear defense detection work and provide soldiers would save standoff distance from potentially hazardous threats the army awarded the contract for the man transportable increment two or Mt. R S Inc to which fulfils the medium weight requirement for the set of systems endeavour. Robotics was awarded the contract in October twenty seventeen. Mt. R S Inc. To is expected to meet the medium weight requirement for the set of systems, the total value of the firm fixed price contract for Inge. Nearing development and production is one hundred fifty eight million dollars. Production is slated for fiscal year. Twenty nineteen and the service plans to field one thousand two hundred ten systems full rate production is

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National Defense Magazine Podcast

06:52 min | 2 years ago

"national defense magazine" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Welcome to what's new and national defense magazine podcast on military homeland security, and technology trends this episode is brought to you by indie. A national defense industrial association the publisher of national defense magazine each year. Indiana promotes the advancement of cutting edge technology equipment training and more at our events. Visit the schedule of events page at Indiana a dot org for full details. Indiana, a promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast. We examined special operations commands top ten technology needs. These include capabilities such as the iron man suit to better, protect operators assured communications technologies to counter unmanned aerial systems and biotechnology they are also looking for precision strike capabilities. Expeditionary intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance signature management and expeditionary, logistics, tools, positioning, navigation and timing technologies and small arms over the past few years. So calm has been pursuing the tactical assault light operator suit anticipated to protect special operators against bullets the suit has been compared to that worn by the iron, man superhero. The command plans to have a prototype of the Xhosa gelatin subsystem in twenty nineteen but many challenges remain in developing the system, including the power and software needed to coordinate, the Xhosa Keleti NHS movements. Some of the research for the suit has also led to spin off technologies that can benefit operators. In the meantime, such as curved armor with high ballistic performance so comments also looking to improve its Bill. To communicate securely with the development of two new radios. These include the next generation hand-held system and a next generation multi channel men pack assured communications allow operators to securely make important decisions based on his sight picture of the battlefield Harris corporation has contracts for both radios and plans to begin deliveries this spring, the hand held system will upgrade the commands legacy devices with one channel two two channels while the next generation multichannel man, Pat contract includes a new power amplifier behavior systems and the radios to counter unmanned aerial systems special operations command is pursuing hand-held mobile devices that can detect and defeat small UA S's. The command is currently working with the military services and various agencies to develop prototypes. Unmanned aerial vehicles have been shown to threaten special operators such as in Syria where the Islamic state has reportedly used armed drones with explosive devices against adversaries to counter these types of threats. The command is pursuing both kinetic and non Connectik solutions. It is also continuing with its thunder drone initiative, which is a series of prototyping events geared towards defensive and offensive counter unmanned aerial system solutions. So calm is also working on biotechnology capabilities such as nutritional supplements and wearable technologies to ensure special operators safely work at peak performance it previously worked with halo neuro science on a headset designed to encourage a more effective, workout or recovery period. The company helicase has also developed products that can cure jetlag. However, the command has stressed that it is not trying to create super soldiers. But as working to optimize performance for long durations and enhance operational effectiveness. The command is also working to replenish precision guided munition stockpiles and prepare for future conflicts in the fiscal year, twenty nineteen budget request it included. The biggest procurement package of precision guided munitions that so calm has attempted to acquire in several years as operators must replace the equipment used and conflicts in the Middle East, the Marine Corps special operations. Command is also considering ground launched precision guided weapons, the command may pair a ground launched munition with a small unmanned aerial system and hopes to push precision strike capabilities down to the squad level. To improve its expeditionary intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance abilities. So calm is eyeing commercial off the shelf unmanned aerial vehicles. These systems vary in size in a recent thunder drone, you A V experiment. Many systems were evaluated for potential use the increased interest in smaller commercial off the shelf. Drones is a trend across the military as special operators and -ticipant future. Conflicts in mega cities with populations over ten million people small quad copters would help the operator search buildings and perform duties that cannot be carried out by fixed wing UAV's special operations. Command is also seeking solutions from industry to reduce the signature footprints of commandos some of these efforts include camouflage and signal reduction a twenty eighteen report outlined these goals. Ads and noted that sometimes operators must accept an undesirable level of risk that they will be detected heightening the importance of these technologies. Saab barracuda has been developing multispectral camouflage nets that can provide a secure cover while operators are stopped arresting. Now, the company is also offering a mobile camouflage systems for BA cold. Expeditionary, logistics is also an area of importance for special operations command. The command is pursuing efforts such as three d printing which can help build structures at four word operating locations and using unmanned systems for resupply. So calm is also working to provide access to medical care in austere locations, and is examining the possibility of using portable freeze dried plasma as a way to prevent blood loss on

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National Defense Magazine Podcast

05:01 min | 2 years ago

"national defense magazine" Discussed on National Defense Magazine Podcast

"Welcome to what's new and national defense magazine, a podcast on military homeland security, and technology trends this episode is brought to you by indie. A national defense industrial association the publisher of national defense magazine each year in DIA promotes the advancement of cutting edge technology equipment training and more at our events. Visit the schedule of events page at Indy a dot org for full details in DIA promoting national security since nineteen nineteen in this podcast. We examined the navy's worked to partner up manned and unmanned aerial platforms. The army's strategy to ramp up robotics acquisition and the defense department's goal to develop a nuclear armed sea-launched cruise missile. I a look at the navy's experiments with man. And and unmanned aerial systems. The service has examined ways to pair Northrop Grumman's m q AB fire scout you a s with Sikorsky's m age sixty are Seahawk helicopter. This combination provides the navy with the capability to conduct broad-based maritime search operations the fire scout gives the service along range detection capability by tracking and detecting targets. The b variant contains advanced sensors payloads and on a Thomas flight control system. The forthcoming c variant is expected to have increased range ended endurance provided by a new radar. The fire scout and Seahawks symbiotic relationship could inform future man machine teaming efforts. Although a human operator may always be more adept at understanding commander's intent unmanned systems could relieve him of certain. Tasks this concept may also help the military fight on land by assisting with tasks in dense urban areas, but operators must adjust to operating an unmanned aerial system. Developing trust in the system could be done by having operators began with small tasks such as searching a body of water. The fire scout is not fully autonomous the system. Still requires an operator to issue commands, but can follow emission profile. Next. The army is looking to ramp up its process for acquiring robotic technology. The service is pursuing a group of ground robotic systems using defense. Acquisition tools such as operational needs statement and directed requirements by doing so the army hopes to acquire technology more quickly and efficiently. For instance. The army sped up the timeline of the man transportable robotic system increment to by eliminating some technical reviews and implementing plans to go straight to conditional material release. The army is also making use of other transactional authorities these thirties provided by the 2016 national defense authorization act allows the service to carry out prototype projects before establishing programs of record. These are expected to help solidify the require. Governments for systems and put them in the hands of soldiers faster. The strategy is being integrated into the army's plans for the squad multipurpose equipment transport, which is a robotic mule that will help carry soldier's equipment the services down selecting prototypes from industry and hopes to conclude the competition as early as twenty nineteen. A new project office for maneuver robotics. And a Thomas systems is also helping the army develop a holistic strategy for acquiring these technologies the office is working to identify capability gaps and see how the service can acquire these systems in a cost effective and efficient manner. One goal includes creating a common architecture for robotic systems that would allow users to integrate multiple capabilities into a single system win needed. For instance, the squad multipurpose equipment transport could also potentially be used as a robotics weapons platform. The army is also looking to make waves on its intention to develop a robotic combat vehicle. It could potentially be either an unmanned system that provides lethality and work alongside a manned vehicle. The service hopes to build prototypes between. In twenty twenty and

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