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October 8, 2019 | Source: Military Embedded Systems, MilitaryTimes.com, Diana S. Correll, 27 September 2019
Counter-Swarm Electromagnetic Weapon Developed by AFRL
A Tactical High-power Operational Responder (THOR) is a counter-swarm electromagnetic weapon that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) developed for airbase defense. The...
April 23, 2019 | Source: Marine Times, Shawn Snow. 4 April 2019
To Fight Drone Swarms, the Corps Wants a Battle Drone That Can Kill Other Drones
Over the past several years, the Corps has been rapidly testing and acquiring systems to take on air threats — a problem that last existed for the Marines during the Cold War...
Defense Systems Digest - 31 July 2018
31 July 2018
June 18, 2018 | Source: Armada International, armadainternational.com, 12 February 2018, Gerrard Cowan
Up Close and Personal
Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) are effectively the ‘last line of defence’ for naval vessels. CIWS have evolved in recent years as the immediate threats to ships have grown more...
May 7, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, 1 February 2018, Paul Scharre
Debating Slaughterbots and the Future of Autonomous Weapons
People can look at the same technology and disagree about how it will shape the future, explains Paul Scharre as he shares a final perspective on the Slaughterbots debate. Paul...
Survivability and Vulnerability
April 23, 2018 | Source: Signal, afcea.org, 1 January 2018, Kimberly Underwood
Warships Set to Make Waves With Powerful Lasers
The U.S. Navy is accelerating efforts to place the weapon systems on guided missile destroyers. The U.S. Navy has identified laser weapons as an urgent capability need, and after...
April 9, 2018 | Source: The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine, nationalacademies.org, 6 Mar 2018, Riya V. Anandwala
New Report Predicts Small Drone Threats to Infantry Units, Urges Development of Countermeasures
The emergence of inexpensive small unmanned aircraft systems (sUASs) that operate without a human pilot, commonly known as drones, has led to adversarial groups threatening...
Survivability and Vulnerability
March 28, 2018
Swarm and Counter-Swarm Technologies and Programs
What types of swarm and counter-swarm technologies and programs are out there? DSIAC was asked to collect information regarding swarm and anti-swarm technologies that...
March 26, 2018 | Source: The Maritime Executive, maritime-executive.com, 19 January 2018
Microwave on Deck Could Down Drones
Defense contractor BAE Systems is developing a new microwave for naval clients, and it isn't for the galley. Its High Powered Microwave deck-mounted array is designed to target...
December 5, 2017 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, 20 November 2017, J.R. Wilson
The Fight Against Unmanned Aircraft Intrusions
One of the best examples of how rapidly advancing technologies can change security requirements is the rise of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Relatively unknown to all but a few...