These 7 technologies that will revolutionize the battlefield by 2040

If the last years of the cold war were the occasion of numerous and important technological advances in the field of armaments, with the arrival of cruise missiles, stealth planes and ships and advanced command and geolocation systems, this dynamic came to a complete halt with the collapse of the Soviet bloc. In the absence of a major and technologically advanced adversary, and because of the numerous asymmetrical campaigns in which the armed forces took part, very few significant advances were recorded from the technological point of view between 1990 and 2020, with the notable exception of the generalization of aerial drones of all types. But with the emergence, since the beginning of…

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Exercise Zapad-21: The Russian Army tests its new weapons

Of all the major four-year exercises of the Russian army, the Zapad exercise, which means West, is by far the one that carries the greatest symbolic value, as well as the one that attracts the greatest media attention, in Europe as well as in Russia. This year, it takes place for the most part in Belarus, while Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko have just signed a historic rapprochement agreement between the two countries, allowing the first to increase its hold on this Slavic state, and the second to protect his position at the head of it. But beyond its political and geostrategic aspects, part of the Russian forces...

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The US Army will experiment with 107 new technologies during the Convergence 2021 project

Like the US Navy and the US Air Force, the US Army simultaneously develops several hundred Research and Development programs with often very disparate ambitions and schedules. And like its counterparts, it must validate its cooperative capabilities in application of the new Joint All-Domain Command and Control doctrine, or JADC2, which frames the strategic and tactical evolution of American military operations in the years and decades to come. To do this, since last year it has been organizing a major exercise every autumn, called the "Convergence Project", specifically intended to validate the cooperative capacities of some of its programs, as well as to assess their operational added value...

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Drones, Artificial Intelligence, digitization: Russia is also at the forefront of new defense technologies

In recent years, the American armed forces have undertaken a profound transformation in order to integrate new technologies such as the massive use of drones, the digitization of the battlefield and cooperative engagement, and to attempt to regain the military ascendancy over its potential adversaries, and in particular on China, which now occupies most of the attention of Pentagon strategists. The announced objective is to compensate for the numerical advantage linked to the omnipotence of the PLA and the probable proximity to Chinese soil in a hypothetical engagement against Chinese forces in the Western Pacific, and in particular around Taiwan. A report published by the American Center for Naval Analysis, recalls that…

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Military drones and ethics: real debate or pretense?

Since their entry into service some twenty years ago, drones have regularly made the news, particularly in an area where the development of combat systems is little expected, namely ethics. Fueled by a popular culture rich in cinematographic and literary references, many political personalities, but also scientists, soldiers and philosophers, have seized on the debate in an attempt to understand and control the evolution of these new systems and prevent the appearance of the famous "killer robots". This debate, against a backdrop of ethical values ​​but also of very real fears of automated runaway combat, does it have foundations and objectives...

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Estonian Milrem Robotics develops a "Loyal Wingman" for armored vehicles

For a little over three years, the Loyal Wingman or Remote Carrier concept has established itself as an indispensable component of the design of combat aircraft in the years to come. These discreet and fast drones will have the function of supporting piloted aircraft by carrying sensors and ammunition, and taking risks in their place if necessary. All the major military aeronautical nations are involved in this technological race, with the Remote Carrier of the European SCAF and Tempest programs, the American Skyborg and Longshot, the Australian Loyal Wingman or the Russian Grom. Much more than stealth or…

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The US Air Force experiments with canine surveillance robots

Science fiction is full of stories presenting military robots with the attributes of certain animals, and the dog is probably one of the most represented in this literature. It must be said that dogs have accompanied soldiers since time immemorial. Already, during the Roman campaigns of antiquity, the famous Canis Pugnax, a race close to the current Cane Corso, accompanied the troops of Marc Aurelius in Germany and terrified the adversaries. The arrival of motorized technology in the armies, if it eliminated horses, mules and oxen from military inventories, did not make the dog disappear from the battlefields. Several dogs became famous by…

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The US Army clarifies its robotic ambitions on the battlefield

The development of robotic ground combat systems has become a top priority for the US Army and its Chief of Staff, General James C. McConville, who recently stated that in future armed engagements, the first casualties of the US Army must be robots, not men. Without denying the central role of the soldier on the battlefield, the US Army has been developing for several years a global doctrine aimed at using robotic ground combat systems in an effective and coherent manner, based on a panoply of combat robots with complementary capabilities. , and more and more accomplished…

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What will the war look like in 2035?

Since the end of the Second World War, developments on the battlefield have mainly followed an incremental dynamic, with increasingly powerfully armed and better protected armored vehicles, increasingly fast and precise aircraft, and ships of better and better armed. But fundamentally, the conduct of operations remains largely modeled on that which prevailed during the 50s and 60s, with increased precision and more effective communications. But today a new form of warfare, much more dynamic, electronic, and…

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Aircraft carriers, anti-missile systems, combat aircraft: Seoul reveals its ambitions for the coming decade

Unlike the Europeans, South Korea has never neglected its defense investments, including during the period following the collapse of the Soviet bloc and which was characterized by a rapprochement between the West and China. It must be said that with a neighbor like North Korea accused of developing a military nuclear program as early as 1989, Seoul, also within range of North Korean artillery, has never really known a period of calm, to take advantage “Benefits of Peace” dear to European leaders in the 90s and 2000s. And in fact, South Korea today has an armed force of…

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