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X-Ray Computed Tomography Scanning for Defense Applications image
X-ray computed tomography (XCT) scanning has been used for decades and remains a key component in nondestructive testing (NDT). XCT...
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Adeline Witherspoon, 2nd SBDE PAO
Introduction Many new technologies are introduced to the world with untold hype and fail to live up to their promise, both in terms of...
Enhancing the Expectations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – Recognizing Aviation-Grade Suppliers
The unmanned systems industry stands to disrupt almost every major industry. Indeed, it has already revolutionized warfare, and there...
The Heat Is Off:  Advanced Resins Are Revolutionizing the Way We Repair Aircraft
Aircraft design has progressed rapidly over the last 110 years. The simple wooden planes that were used mostly as scouts in World War...
The Continuing Quest for a Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) System for Military and Civilian Law Enforcement Needs image
Introduction Since the late 1980s, military, federal, state, and local law enforcement have incorporated NLW or less-than-lethal...
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For computer vision and facial recognition systems to work reliably, they need training datasets that approximate real-world conditions. (source: ARL)
April 1, 2019 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, Susan Miller|, 27 March 2019
For computer vision and facial recognition systems to work reliably, they need training datasets that approximate real-world...
The models that comprise NYPD's Patternizr are supervised machine-learning classifiers; that is, they are statistical models that learn from historical examples where classifications are known and are then used to predict the classification for samples. (souce: GCN)
April 24, 2019 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, Stephanie Kanowitz, 11 April 2019
The NYPD developed Paternizer software uses a machine learning (ML) based approach to recognize patterns in large databases of...
US Marines with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) observe their surroundings while at a security post for an advising mission with 1st Brigade, Afghan National Army (ANA) 215th Corps as they conduct Operation Maiwand 12 at Camp Shorserack, Afghanistan, March 13, 2018. US Marine Corps/Sgt. Conner Robbins
April 23, 2019 | Source: Business Insider, Jared Keller, 16 October 2018
The Marine Corps is on the hunt for a vehicle-mounted laser system that can produce "sustainable and controllable plasma at range" for...
At least six F-35s from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings on April 12, 2019 traveled from their home station at Hill Air Force Base in Utah to Al Dhafra airbase in the United Arab Emirates to participate in coalition air operations targeting Islamic State militants in the Middle East. (Source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/historic-moment-us-air-force-f-35-stealth-fighters-just-went-war-52717)
April 23, 2019 | Source: The National Interest, 16 April 2019., David Axe
U.S. Air Force F-35 stealth fighters for the first time have deployed for combat. At least six F-35s from the 388th and 419th Fighter...
Mk Mod 2 composite combat craft.
April 23, 2019 | Source: The Drive, Joseph Trevithick, 9 April 2019
The U.S. Navy has tested a small hydrofoil boat based on the VT Halter Marine Mk Mod 2 High Speed Assault Craft, a predecessor to the...
Marines with 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, tested an Unmanned Aerial System, also known as the RQ-20 Puma, during part of the Battalion’s Marine Combat Corps' Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Mar. 13, 2017. ( Lance Cpl. Mike Hernandez/Marine Corps)
April 23, 2019 | Source: Marine Times, Shawn Snow. 4 April 2019
Over the past several years, the Corps has been rapidly testing and acquiring systems to take on air threats — a problem that last...
A U.S. Marine mills an impeller fan, showcasing the traditional production process (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps | Cpl. Joseph Sorci)
April 23, 2019 | Source: 3D Printing Media Network, Tess Boissonneault, 15 April 2019
3D printing is proving to be an important manufacturing technology within the defense sector. In the U.S. especially, resources are...
The concept of using lasers for maritine applications is growing among the world's superpowers. What navy laser weapon systems are currently in development? Credit US Navy/John F. Williams
April 23, 2019 | Source: Naval Technology, Talal Husseini, 1 April 2019
The concept of using high-energy and directed lasers for naval military applications is gathering pace among the world’s superpowers...
Credit: Falcon Heavy
April 23, 2019 | Source: Inverse, Mike Brown, 13 April 2019
Falcon Heavy has flown its first commercial mission, and there’s plenty more where that came from. The world’s most powerful...