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A potential conflict on Earth that escalates into space has prompted the Air Force to find an extra $5 billion to spend on offensive and defensive systems to protect national security satellites.
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The Army’s effort to introduce unmanned vehicles into its inventory has slowed as the service’s budget tightens and questions remain on how the technology will be used.
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Experts agree that the future of unmanned underwater vehicles is bright, with more investment expected from both the government and commercial sector. However, power generation continues to be a conundrum for engineers.
http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2015/June/Pages/UnderwaterDroneManufacturersEyeNewPowerTechnologies.aspx
 

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