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U.S. Navy Unmanned 'Swarm' Weapons Can Perceive What’s Around Them

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has demonstrated technological advances in autonomy using groups of swarming Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) designed to detect enemy ships, perform surveillance missions or even launch attacks, service officials said.

Algorithms governing autonomous maritime navigation have progressed to the point where USVs can more effectively “perceive” and respond to their surrounding environment while in transit, said Robert Brizzolara, program manager for Sea Platforms and Weapons at ONR.  

Ukraine’s Plan to Manufacture U.S. M16 Combat Rifles Hits a Snag

KYIV, Ukraine—Kalashnikov assault rifles are among the most iconic symbols of the Soviet military.

Weapons such as the AK-47, the AKM, the AK-74, and the AK-103 are ubiquitous reminders of the Red Army’s legacy among the modern militaries of former Warsaw Pact countries and Soviet client states.

Also, the contemporary, worldwide use of Kalashnikovs by terrorists and insurgent groups offers grim evidence of the widespread proliferation of Soviet weapons during and after the Cold War.

The U.S. Navy Is About to Get Its Hands on the Most Powerful Aircraft Carrier Ever

The USS Gerald R. Ford is the first is a series of new Ford-class carriers designed with a host of emerging technologies to address anticipated future threats and bring the power-projecting platform into the next century.

After some schedule delays and challenges integrating first-of-its kinds technologies, many have been awaiting word on the anticipated schedule for the USS Ford, the first Ford-class aircraft carrier. The Navy has now announced that the ship is slated to deliver in April of this year. 

Obama's Farewell Address

“I wasn’t expecting to feel this way, but I’ll miss him,” was something I heard from several Republicans last night after the President’s farewell speech. They hadn’t voted for Obama nor been tempted to, but he had self-control, he kept things on an even keel, and his personal character showed many of the right priorities, starting with how he treated his family. And the way he spoke didn’t insult your intelligence.

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