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EW, Cyber Require Next-Gen Hardware: Conley

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


It’s not all about AI and software. You need hardware compact enough — and secure enough — to deploy into a war zone.

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DARPA, Army & Team Platypus: Big Boosts For Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The near-term payoff for military AI isn’t replacing human soldiers in the physical world, but empowering them to understand the world of radio waves. That’s an invisible battlefield which Russia’s powerful electronic warfare corps is poised to dominate in a future war, unless the US can catch up.

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US Must Hustle On Hypersonics, EW, AI: VCJCS Selva & Work

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WASHINGTON: China is besting the United States in key military technologies like hypersonic missiles and electronic warfare, Gen. Paul Selva, vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs said today. We can still catch up, he predicted. What about Artificial Intelligence? That’s too close to call, said former deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, so we’d better get a move on. Both men… Keep reading →

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The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War

Posted by Colin Clark on


Thinking about robots and war often brings to mind HAL, the apparently well-meaning but ultimately destructive computer in 2001, or the metallic creatures of death in the Terminator series. Today, however, the Pentagon wants to push the concept in a different direction. With advanced adversaries like Russia and China copying the smart weapons, stealth fighters, and… Keep reading →

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DARPA Ups Funding For Autonomous Electronic Warfare Work

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WASHINGTON: DARPA is taking another step toward building autonomous electronic warfare systems with a small contract award to BAE Systems. Artificial intelligence and autonomy loom large in the Pentagon these days. And electronic warfare, much more quietly, dominates a great deal of thinking across the services these days after we’ve watched how the Russians operate against Ukraine… Keep reading →

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DARPA Picks BAE’s Smart Handheld EW Sensor

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BAE Systems has been awarded a DARPA contract that may help address one of the most pressing threats the US Army has identified — Russia’s increasingly impressive and powerful use of Electronic Warfare on the battlefield. The technology for a new handheld tactical sensor that soldiers can easily carry to monitor and analyze the electro-magnetic spectrum… Keep reading →

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Artificial Intelligence For Air Force: Cyber & Electronic Warfare

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


AFA: The Air Force wants artificial intelligence to track and react to cyber and electronic threats, to update countermeasures against enemy hackers, radars, and missiles faster than human minds can manage. But first you have to fix the basics. Today, the Department Of Defense Information Network (DODIN) is really not a single network, but a… Keep reading →

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Killer Robots? ‘Never,’ Defense Secretary Carter Says

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IN FLIGHT TO ANDREWS AFB: Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is pushing hard for artificial intelligence — but the US military will “never” unleash truly autonomous killing machines, he pledged today. “In many cases, and certainly whenever it comes to the application of force, there will never be true autonomy, because there’ll be human beings (in… Keep reading →

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Navy’s New Jammer Passes Critical Design Review: SEWIP Block III

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[UPDATED with Bryan Clark comment] The Navy and Northrop Grumman just took a major step forward on defending ships from enemy missiles. Northrop announced this afternoon it had passed a Critical Design Review (CDR) for a new jamming and spoofing system for Navy warships, Block III of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP, rhymes with Cool-Whip).… Keep reading →

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Jammers, Not Terminators: DARPA & The Future Of Robotics

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: Robophobes, relax. The robot revolution is not imminent. Machine brains have a lot to learn about the messy physical world, said DARPA director Arati Prabhakar. Instead, DARPA sees some of the most promising applications for artificial intelligence in the intangible realm of radio waves. That includes electronic warfare — jamming and spoofing — as… Keep reading →

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