• Aug- 2021 -
    20 August
    An illustration of the Caspian Sea Monster

    US Military Seeks Wing-in-Ground Effect Vehicle for Naval Operations

    DARPA has sought ideas to help develop “novel seaplanes and Wing In Ground effect (WIG) capable vehicles.”

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  • Jul- 2021 -
    30 July
    GA-ASI’s new LongShot SUAS

    General Atomics Unveils Aircraft-Launched Combat Drone Design

    General Atomics has unveiled a design for its “LongShot” missile-carrying air-to-air combat drone that can be launched from a manned aircraft while in mid-air.

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  • Jun- 2021 -
    9 June
    Counter-Unmanned Air System

    US Military Tests Multi-Layered, Non-Kinetic Counter-Drone System

    The US military has tested a multi-layered counter-drone at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

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  • Feb- 2021 -
    10 February
    LongShot UAV

    Pentagon Seeks Air-Launched Drone With Air-to-Air Missiles

    DARPA has contracted three defense firms to work on the preliminary design of an air-launched armed drone system capable of firing multiple air-to-air missiles.

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  • Sep- 2018 -
    7 September
    A U.S. Marine demonstrates how to use a 3d printer

    US military invests $2 billion in ‘next generation’ artificial intelligence

    The U.S. military is investing  $2 billion to develop a new generation of artificial intelligence with “human-like” communication skills, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Pentagon’s research wing, announced in a release on Friday, September 7. DARPA will use the money to fund around 20 existing and new projects that will push for a new level of machine learning.  Director Steven Walker said the agency was making multiple research investments “aimed at transforming computers from specialized tools to partners in problem-solving.” “Today, machines lack contextual reasoning capabilities, and their training must cover every eventuality, which is not only costly, but ultimately impossible,” he explained. “We want to explore how machines can acquire human-like communication and reasoning capabilities, with the ability to recognize new situations and environments and adapt to them.” Today at D60, Dr. Steve Walker announced a $2B campaign to develop the third wave of #AI technologies. The "AI Next" initiative will focus on contextual reasoning to create more trusting, collaborative partnerships between humans & machines. https://t.co/JJzCJQnxhv #DARPA60 pic.twitter.com/CSJd1Q25Zt — DARPA (@DARPA) September 7, 2018 The current generation of smart machines and robots cannot be easily updated when a new technology appears, and researchers want them to learn to update themselves, …

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