Armor, suit and exoskeleton: When Science Fiction leads the way

Whether it's armor to increase the resistance of the body, or camouflage outfits to exacerbate the discretion and stealth of soldiers, soldiers have been wearing protective clothing and appendages for several millennia. Today, we are seeing the beginnings of a new generation of systems intended both to protect and to increase the combatant's power and resistance, and sometimes to erase him from the adversary's detection systems, whether either in the form of exoskeletons, connected “body-armor”, or adaptive camouflage outfits. In this field, science fiction has, for many years, paved the way, both in literature,…

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The US Army invests in communication between the brain and the computer

Communication between humans and a computer system today mainly involves the use of a keyboard or a touch interface, and possibly by voice. The machine, it communicates with the man via a screen, and possibly by the sound, in particular with a synthesized voice. But in a combat environment, sound like using hands, or even using a screen, may not be possible, or at least may not be advisable. For researchers at the University of Southern California, the solution could be based on an interface between the machine and the brain! At least that's the ultimate goal...

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These 10 technologies that are revolutionizing or will revolutionize military action (part 2)

The return of tensions between major technological nations is accompanied by intensive research to develop new technologies or apply technologies developed during the 30 years of relative peace following the end of the Cold War. In the first part of this article, we dealt with quantum applications, electromagnetism, artificial intelligence, nano-technologies as well as directed energy weapons. There are still 5 major technologies to study to complete this panel of 10 technologies that will revolutionize military action in the years to come. 6- Hypervelocity The speed of aircraft and missiles had been a major issue in…

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DARPA develops a surveillance sonar combining AI and biological

The US Defense Research Agency DARPA commissioned Northrop Grumman to design an underwater surveillance system based on biological elements, the PALS[efn_note]Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors[/efn_note] program. To do this, the industrialist will select and then interface biological entities that are very sensitive to variations in the marine environment with an artificial intelligence that will interpret and classify the signals, before transmitting them. The use of biological sensors will make it possible to extend not only the perceptual capacities of the system, but its resistance in the marine environment, very hostile by nature for metallic elements, for example. In addition, this approach should reduce the energy consumption of the system,…

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