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Raytheon’s Latest Counter Drone Tech: Programmable Laser

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The Raytheon counter drone laser system can be programmed with a specific set of rules of engagements to help ensure flight safety.

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Sea Dragon II: Streamline Marine Logistics For Future War

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The concepts the Warfighting Lab comes up with aren’t holy writ, but rather a baseline for young Marines to build on, “a point from which to deviate,” said Maj. J.B. Persons, a special projects officer at MCWL. “Give Marines new tools or toys, and they’ll surprise you every time.”

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Marines Reorganize Infantry For High-Tech War: Fewer Riflemen, More Drones

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“Everything that Marine wears — from their boots to their socks to their utilities to their helmet — is all going to be changed,” the Commandant said. “We’ve got money now to do that, and so we’ve got to make it happen now. We’ve got to make it happen now, because I’m not going to make the assumption that that money’s going to be there.”

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Raytheon Lasers, Microwaves Target Counter-Drone Market Worth Billions

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Lasers burn a hole in the target; microwaves fry its electronics. Both types of weapons run off electricity, so the cost per shot is potentially pennies, and the ammunition doesn’t run out as long as there’s gas in the generator.

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Polaris Trucks Carry Commandos & Casualties – And Can Be Robots

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


AUSA: Polaris is a small, tough company that makes small, tough trucks, favored by the Marines, Special Forces, and allied nations. They’re basically military-grade dune buggies, easy to transport by plane or helicopter and easy to customize to the mission. In this video, Polaris shows us one of their larger DAGOR vehicles configured to carry a full eight-man squad… Keep reading →

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A Bridgehead Too Far? CSBA’s Aggressive, Risky Strategy For Marines

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


UPDATED with Brig. Gen. Turner remarks on the report WASHINGTON: Marines are famously aggressive, but a new battle plan from a leading thinktank makes Iwo Jima look low-risk. The Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments’ proposed concept of operations is imaginative, exciting and more than a little scary: In a future war, rather than stay far… Keep reading →

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Polaris Offroad Vehicles Video At AUSA

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Small is beautiful, even at the largest defense show of the year. Polaris Defense makes off-road vehicles — light and rugged enough to drop from airplanes — in service with US Special Operations Command and various allied nations. The “Big Army” is considering the Polaris DAGOR, among other competitors, to carry airborne troops and other… Keep reading →

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