By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: South China Morning Post (SCMP), Times Asi/flickr/CC-BY-2.0, EN.People.cn January 10, 2018 Last updated on 1/11/18. DefenseReview (DR) has been following Chinese and Russian military technology capabilities and advancements for quite some time now, so we weren’t surprised to read about the Chinese PLA’s (People’s Liberation Army) drive to dominate the ... Read More »
DARPA Gremlins Program: Attack Drones Eventually Carried by Low-Observable/Stealth ‘Mothership’ Carrier/Launching Aircraft! Northrop Grumman B-21, Anyone?
By David Crane January 2, 2018 Last updated on 1/03/18. Nasdaq recently published an article titled “Air Force Could Test Flying Aircraft Carriers” as Early as Next Year, that caught DefenseReview’s (DR) attention, thanks to its provocative title hinting at giant electrogravitic-propulsion (anti-gravity) aircraft carriers flying around like alien craft. The article itself actually alludes to a much less provocatively-titled ... Read More »
Lockheed Martin Laser Advancements for the Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE) Air-to-Air/Air-to-Ground Fiber-Optic Laser Weapon System for Supersonic Fighter Jet Aircraft: 60-Kilowatt+ Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) Laser Weapon Turret by 2021?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Lockheed Martin November 8, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been discussing air-to-air laser weapons for fighter jet aircraft since late 2013, when the US Air Force put out a solicitation for “Lasers Systems for Future Air Dominance Platforms”. Well, according to a recent Daily Mail article it would appear that the ... Read More »
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 1, 2017 Very few things seem to spook Russian President Vladimir Putin, so when something does, and it involves military technology, DefenseReview (DR) pays attention. On October 23, 2017, The Sun published a piece on Putin’s warning about “future sci-fi super-human soldiers more ‘destructive than nuclear bombs’ who feel no fear ... Read More »
Israeli Carmel Armored Vehicle/Tank, SMASH Electro-Optical Aiming System/Weapons Sight, UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft, and Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUV) All Unveiled by the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons (ADW) for Future Warfare Applications!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Army.fresh.co.il September 8, 2017 Last updated on 9/09/17. A number of Israeli news agencies, including The Jewish News Service (JNS), The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, and YNET News, recently published articles on the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons (ADW) unveiling of “nine new cutting-edge ... Read More »
Sukhoi PAK FA T-50 ‘Raptorsky’ Going into Production as Sukhoi Su-57 5th-Gen Multi-Role Low-Observable/Stealth Fighter Jet Manned/UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Russian Defense Ministry August 14, 2017 DefenseReview’s (DR) been publishing information on the Sukhoi PAK FA T-50 “Raptorsky” prototype 5th-Gen low-observable/stealth fighter jet aircraft since February 2010, and we’ve been following its development ever since. Well, Russian media’s just gone public with the PAK FA T-50 being prepared to go ... Read More »
Will the Russian Air Force Beat the US Air Force to the Punch with 6th-Gen Jet Fighter Aircraft-Mounted Laser Weapons, Radio-Photonic Radar (‘Radio Vision’), Microwave Weapons and Guided Electronic Munitions? Let’s Hope Not.
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 31, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been writing about aircraft-mounted laser weapons technology for years, now, including the very interesting Lockheed Martin Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) laser weapon turret for supersonic jet fighter aircraft, specifically, and offensive and defensive laser weapons for jet fighter aircraft, in general, which the US Air ... Read More »
Army Research Lab (ARL) developing Hardened Automonomous, Artificially-Intelligent (AI) Distributed Robot Swarms (or, Swarm Bots) for Future Electronic Warfare Environments: Will They be Ready and Capable for World War III (WWIII)?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image Credit: Lifeboat.com July 21, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has previously reported on the U.S. Deparment of Defense (DoD), DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), and the U.S. Air Force developing (mostly) autonomous, artificially-intelligent (AI) ground robot, boat and UAS/UAV/drone aircraft swarm (or, swarming) technology for future warfare applications. Specifically, we reported on ... Read More »
Boeing AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter-Mounted Raytheon High Energy Laser (HEL) Weapon Successfully Tested at White Sands Missile Range!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo Credit: Raytheon Company June 26, 2017 Last updated on 6/27/17. DefenseReview (DR) recently published a piece on the new Lockheed Martin 60kW (Kilowatt) fiber optic laser weapon, which is pretty interesting. However, as it turns out, SOCOM (USSOCOM) just tested a Raytheon HEL (High Energy Laser) on board a Boeing Apache ... Read More »
Russian Robot Soldiers and Drone Swarms: Science Fact or Fiction? Meet FEDOR, Vikhr (‘Whirlwind’) and Smerch!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 19, 2017 Last updated on 4/20/17. Russian robotic military tech has been getting a lot of media hype lately with discussion of gun-launched “drone swarms” and armed/weaponized humanoid “Terminator”-type (Terminatorsky?) robots, but how much of this is pure Russian government-controlled media hype and bluster, and how much is real and possible? ... Read More »