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  • Global Defense Market

    February 2024

    SINGAPORE AIRSHOW: New Electric Unmanned Vehicle Charges Itself While on the Move

    Singapore-based ST Engineering has introduced a fully electric unmanned ground vehicle that can keep itself charged while on its way to conduct operations.
  • February 2024

    SINGAPORE AIRSHOW: Israel's Elbit Rolls Out Newest Version of Hermes Drone

    Israeli contractor Elbit Systems debuted the latest variant of its Hermes line of unmanned aerial systems at the Singapore Airshow on Feb. 21, and the brand-new drone already has a buyer.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    January 2024

    ‘Disaggregation’ Called the Future of Naval Warfare

    SYDNEY — It’s Dec. 7, 2031, and a pair of Australian Air Force battle management operators are casually chatting as they monitor the control center screens. Suddenly, 1,000 incoming targets appear.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    January 2024

    SNA NEWS: Navy Exploring AI for Contested Logistics, Mission Planning

    ARLINGTON, Virginia — The Navy has been researching the benefits and pitfalls of artificial intelligence for decades, and while the spotlight has surrounded systems like unmanned ships and flying robots, AI could also bring significant advances in logistics, asset management and scheduling.
  • Navy News

    January 2024

    SNA NEWS: Navy Prioritizing Hybrid Manned-Unmanned Fleet

    ARLINGTON, Virginia — In what is frequently being referred to as a “decisive decade,” the Navy is prioritizing innovation and strategic thinking among its sailors, which in part envisions a future where sailors and unmanned systems work side by side.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    January 2024

    Indo-Pacific Focus Provides Hint Into Replicator Shopping List

    The Defense Department’s Replicator initiative is aiming to acquire thousands of attritable, autonomous systems within the next two years to counter China’s military mass. The Pentagon has revealed few details about what types of systems it wants for the initiative, but the department’s focus on the Indo-Pacific could be a clue into what robots do or do not fit the bill.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    January 2024

    Replicator Initiative Looks to Swarm Through 'Valley of Death'

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks laid out an ambitious goal when she announced the Replicator initiative in August: within two years, the Defense Department will field thousands of all-domain, attritable, autonomous swarming robots to counter China’s military mass. While that objective in and of itself is quite eye-catching, Replicator’s other goal — to revolutionize how the Defense Department does business by building a bridge across the so-called “Valley of Death,” where innovative defense technologies fail to make it to the field — could be the real success story of the initiative.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    January 2024

    Large Language Models Have Pitfalls for National Security

    ORLANDO — Generative artificial intelligence: eerie or exciting? Experts suggest the increasingly intelligent large language models are not something to be feared, but rather tools to make human lives easier, revolutionizing how we learn and train. We just need to learn how to use them effectively.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    December 2023

    Partnering to Balance AI Innovation, Responsible Use

    By Michael Seeds
    The year 2023 was notable for artificial intelligence. Scientists and engineers have been making progress on AI since the 1950s, but as ChatGPT celebrated its first birthday and “generative AI” became a mainstream term, 2023 left the world realizing how far we have come and how rapidly AI is reshaping the global landscape.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    December 2023

    COMMENTARY: Opening the Replicator Program’s Pandora’s Box

    By Dr. James Giordano
    China’s ongoing dedication to developing unmanned vehicles for military applications has prompted the United States’ unveiling of the Replicator program — an initiative described by Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks to “master the technology of tomorrow” by creating and employing “attritable, autonomous systems in all domains.”
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