Robots ‘Will Replace Humans on the Battlefield’

The role of humans on the battlefield will be replaced by high-tech robotic killing machines, a U.S. military chief has said. Speaking at the third annual “Mad Scientist” conference recently at Georgetown University, Lieutant General Sean B. MacFarland said the nature of warfare would be transformed by killer robots and artificial intelligence. “We’re standing on the… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Acts To Revitalize America’s Defense Industrial Base

The future USS Ford is christened at Newport News shipyard. President Donald Trump has identified a fact few of his recent predecessors have understood: the Defense Industrial Base of the United States (DIB) is a critical component of our national security. The DIB is more important than any individual weapons program – be it an aircraft… Please follow and like us:

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Should Pentagon Let Robots Kill Humans? Maybe

A Punisher unmanned ground vehicle follows a soldier during the PACMAN-I experiment in Hawaii. Imagine battles unfolding faster than the human mind can handle, with artificial intelligences choosing their tactics and targets largely on their own. The former four-star commander in Afghanistan, John Allen, and an artificial intelligence entrepreneur, Amir Husain, have teamed up to develop… Please follow and like us:

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Lockheed’s Not Cutting F-35 Costs Enough, But We Know How: Assad, Bogdan

F-35As at Nellis. WASHINGTON: Two top Pentagon officials laid out a multi-pronged push to lower the price of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter below $80 million apiece. The chief of the F-35 Joint Program Office, Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, and the director of defense pricing, Shay Assad, are underwhelmed by contractor Lockheed Martin‘s cost reduction efforts… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Picks Technocrats, Not Billionaires, For Top Pentagon Posts

Patrick Shanahan WASHINGTON: President Trump will nominate Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan for Deputy Defense Secretary, one of six key Pentagon appointments announced today. All six have extensive service in government or, in Shanahan’s case, the defense industry. That’s a stark departure from the two billionaires with no prior government service Trump initially picked as secretaries of… Please follow and like us:

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F-35A At Red Flag: 90% Mission Capable; Key Systems Up Every Flight

WASHINGTON: All indications from the pilots and commanders at Red Flag are that the F-35A performed far better than recent reports from the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation seemed to indicate. [Read about F-35 combat performance at Red Flag 2017] The now-departed Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Michael Gilmore, said the Lockheed Martin-built aircraft… Please follow and like us:

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