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Detect Nukes In Flight With Electron Beam Technology

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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So, I asked, could a sufficiently high-powered neutron beam not just detect a nuclear warhead from a distance, but actually disable it? Dent, who worked on the Safeguard missile defense system as a young Army officer and later on Reagan’s Star Wars initiative for SAIC, pondered a moment. Then he said: “Could it fry the electronics ? Yes, it could.”

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US, UK Test Robot Breachers, Drones In Germany

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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This week’s experiment used a small zoo of specialized systems remote-controlled by humans, each with its own modest niche, working closely with each other and human forces.

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Bring Back Artillery Submunitions; Russian Threat Too Great

Posted by Bob Scales on


Bob Scales has run a lot of war games. I covered him doing them back in the late 1990s. Plus he’s held a lot of the most important jobs in the Army, including at the Army’s home of artillery, Fort Sill. He was around when the battle was on to ban landmines, which bear many similarities… Keep reading →

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For Want Of A Nail: ‘Awful’ Missing Pieces Of NATO

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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WASHINGTON: War time is a bad time to run out of gas. If there was a crisis with Russia today, and a German unit needed to refuel from a US Army pump, they couldn’t do it. Why? The goddamn nozzle doesn’t fit. It’s just one of the host of seemingly minor shortfalls, from pontoon bridges to… Keep reading →

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IEDs Replace Artillery As Battlefield’s Biggest Killer, JIEDDO General Says

Posted by Otto Kreisher on


WASHINGTON: In almost every war of the modern era, artillery has played a decisive role. But the lowly IED, cobbled together explosives ignited by cobbled together detonators, has now replaced artillery as the greatest killer on the modern battlefield, according to Lt. Gen. Michael D. Barbero, head of the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) The… Keep reading →

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JIEDDO Pushes Innovation: Adopt, Buy, Create

Posted by Colin Clark on


Besides coming up with techniques and technologies to get rid of bombs, the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization also shares that information with U.S. and allied warfighters through an online training portal.

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