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Building the 2021 Affordable Military [DOWNLOAD]

The bipartisan Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has been rated the “…number one think tank for security and international affairs” (Wikipedia).  Power brokers and key influencers staff the CSIS, and when they talk, people listen. What they have to say about how we spend money on Defense will undoubtedly be heard by important decision […]

DARPA Robotics Challenge

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) don’t get much love. Their aerial cousins, usually described by the technically inaccurate term “drone,” receive much more publicity, as well as greater funding. UGV developers fear that the Defense budget squeeze will disproportionately affect them. However, one federal agency still believes in promoting UGV development. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) […]

The Unmanned Future is Cute

Two possible scenarios from the year 2035: Business development telephone call “Hi, Diane, this is Samar.  Did you see the new RFP from the Palo Alto police?” “Yeah, I got it right here. ‘Urban Disorder Suppression Vehicle.’  The kinetic package sounds nasty.” “Your guys interested?” “Sure.  We’ll do the ISR.  You do the vehicle platform. […]

DB6 & Target Acquisition [VIDEO]

This amazing video illustrates how the DB6 is integrated into a lightweight Ground Target Acquisition System (GTAS).  Made by the Israeli defense giant, IAI, the GTAS is clearly designed for the classic Special Forces mission, i.e. a small number of soldiers infiltrate enemy territory and locate targets. The virtues of the GTAS are the same […]