Following the cancellation of the Australian contract for the design and manufacture of 12 conventional propulsion submarines of the Attack class derived from the Shortfin Barracuda, the French shipbuilder Naval Group was in an unenviable position, given its image international had been affected by this decision.Read the article
Category: Artificial intelligence
When a US Air Force Artificial Intelligence decides to eliminate the human controller to accomplish its mission...
In 2005, Jamie Fox and Jessica Biel gave the reply in a film of anticipation baptized "stealth", the history of a new combat plane controlled by an artificial intelligence which, after being struck by the lightning, begins to consider that his human wingmen have become obstacles to the execution of the mission. Less lightning is more or less what US Air Force personnel were able to experience while testing a combat drone specialized in the destruction of anti-aircraft systems and controlled by Artificial Intelligence, when this latter decided that eliminating human control was the best decision to accomplish his…Read the article
Pentagon AI chief says he's 'terrified' by Chat GPT's propaganda abilities
Since the Arab Springs in the early 2010s, the role of the Internet, and more particularly of social networks, in society has become obvious, including for armies. Since then, both the intelligence services and the armed forces have tried to understand and control this tool, both for the purposes of anticipation and of control or even influence. Some states, such as Russia, China or Iran, have even developed services dedicated to influence missions in foreign countries through these tools, sometimes even to the point of inviting themselves into the electoral process of great democracies like the United States. Conversely,…Read the article
The Chinese Communist Party regains control of Space, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum to meet the American challenge
This has been repeated enough by the country's authorities, China firmly intends to become, by 2049 and the centenary of the creation of the People's Republic of China, the first world power from an economic, technological and military point of view. This key objective for the Chinese Communist Party will demonstrate to the world that the announced victory of the Western democratic and liberal system against the Soviet Union at the end of the 80s had a short-term and not a structural dimension, as has often been interpreted since then. Be that as it may, to achieve this, Beijing is steering its industrial and economic development with an iron fist…Read the article
Can Gamers and Artificial Intelligence Improve the Effectiveness of Military Simulations?
Wargame-type military simulations have always been a valuable tool for staffs, but since the return of international tensions, their importance has increased considerably due to geopolitical developments in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. While it was accepted in the 1990s that no military power could hope to oppose the West militarily, the rise in power of the Chinese, Russian, Iranian and even North Korean armed forces forced the staffs to rely on increasingly numerous and precise simulations to plan their own increase in power and organize their forces and resources. NATO frequently organizes simulation sessions…Read the article
Should we reconsider the potential of naval artillery for combatant surface ships?
In the early 2000s, the US Navy began designing a new class of heavy destroyers, the DD-21 program, designated as "Landward Attack Destroyers". The program will give birth to the Zumwalt class, a ship 190 meters long for a laden displacement of almost 16.000 tons, with great stealth and a particularly low line on the water to reduce vulnerability to missiles. anti-shipping. In addition to the 20 Mk47 vertical launch systems of 4 silos each accommodating 4 short and medium range anti-aircraft missiles ESSM or a Tomahawk cruise missile, the main armament of the ship was based on 2 new…Read the article
These 7 technologies that will transform warfare by 2030
Since the start of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, many analyses, including on this site, have focused on the different lessons that these very high intensity combats have brought to light, such as the now indisputable role of the tank but also artillery, coastal or anti-aircraft defenses, and of course drones, to speak only of the technological question. And in fact, many armies have evolved their military planning in recent months precisely to respond to these lessons. This is how Poland embarked on an unprecedented effort to reconstitute a very powerful land force aligning 6 divisions,…Read the article
Faced with the hardening of the threat, the Pentagon is changing its doctrine concerning autonomous systems
One of the main axes chosen by the Pentagon to maintain the operational ascendancy over potential adversaries who jointly have significant military and technological means, is based on the use of a large number of autonomous systems, whether or not they are controlled by one or more artificial intelligences. But faced with the challenge represented by the rise of China, its industries and its 1,4 billion inhabitants, the doctrine defined in 2012 concerning the use of autonomous systems no longer seems appropriate. This is why a revision of it has been undertaken since 2021 to take into account technological developments such as those of the threat. The…Read the article
The Chinese People's Liberation Army also develops an All-Domain doctrine
As we have written on several occasions, if Western media and political attention, including in the United States, is today focused on Russia and the conflict in Ukraine, it is indeed China that is of concern. primarily the Pentagon strategists. Indeed, apart from its nuclear capabilities, Moscow no longer has the military, economic and demographic capabilities to represent a major threat to Washington and NATO, especially since its armies have suffered heavily since the start of the conflict, with significant losses in men and materials. China, for its part, has a very dynamic economy, supported by financial reserves...Read the article
For cooperative combat drones, the technological and operational challenges are on the scale of the expected benefits
For a majority of public opinion, including many soldiers, the future of combat drones is part of a linear evolution that has been underway for about forty years. It is true that during this period, drones have essentially gained in capacity with increased autonomy, speed and carrying capacity, and with increasingly efficient sensors and effectors. And it is clear that the latest versions of the Reaper have little to do with the first version of the Predator, and even less with the light drones used by Tsahal in 1982 in Syria to locate sites...Read the article