Posts

Showing posts from June 10, 2018

Latest News

Forget the S-500 or Su-57 PAK-FA. Russia's Military Has Big Plans for the Future.

Russia has started planning for the development of a series of next-generation weapons to follow-on to systems such as the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA and the S-500 surface-to-air missile (SAM) battery. These new systems—which the Russian government has not named—will be developed under future advanced State Armament Program.



“An important and key issue on our agenda is to define the beginning of the creation of yet another advanced state armament program,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting of the Kremlin’s Military Industrial Commission . Putin said that Russia has to start planning for its future defense needs now as it completes developmental programs that were funded under the current State Armament Plan (GPV-2027). “It is important for us to move further and start planning today the future development and production of advanced weapons and equipment that will define the image of the Russian Armed Forces in the long-term, for the next few decades,” Putin said. Putin …

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Is Google's new set of principles enough to calm fears over militarized A.I.?

Image
There is an ongoing push to have companies involved in the creation of artificial intelligence to develop a code of ethics sooner rather than later.Photo by: Pixabay/geralt Critics have been urging companies involved in the creation of artificial intelligence to develop a code of ethics before it's too late. Now Google is complying, following backlash over its work with the U.S. Pentagon developing a system to analyze military drone visuals. But is this new set of principles enough to calm people's fears about the potential dangers of militarized A.I.? Or is it just a public relations sleight of hand intended to assuage the critics? After all, without any independent oversight, there's little binding Google to its word. The need for oversight is particularly pressing with regards to militarized A.I., or autonomous weapons systems. What differentiates this category of weapons is their autonomy: combat drones, for example, that could eventually replace human-piloted fighter pla…
|

ORG.AKAR: TSK, FIRAT KALKANI VE ZEYTİN DALI HAREKATI İLE GÜCÜNÜ GÖSTERDİ

Image
Genelkurmay Başkanı Orgeneral Hulusi AKAR, beraberinde Kara Kuvvetleri Komutanı Orgeneral Yaşar GÜLER, Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanı Orgeneral Hasan KÜÇÜKAKYÜZ ve Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanı Koramiral Adnan ÖZBAL ile birlikte, 14 Haziran 2018 tarihinde Isparta bölgesinde bulunan birlik ve karargâhlarda inceleme ve denetlemelerde bulundu; Dağ, Komando Okulu ve Eğitim Merkez Komutanlığı tarafından düzenlenen Uzman Erbaş ve Er Temel Askerlik ve İhtisas Eğitimi mezuniyet törenine katıldı. 


|

Rheinmetall Unveils the Lynx KF41 Next-Generation Combat Vehicle

Image
At Eurosatory 2018 Rheinmetall presented its new Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) to the international public for the first time. Highly survivable, adaptable to diverse environments, extremely agile, hard hitting, and with huge payload reserves, the Lynx KF41 is a next-generation combat vehicle designed to confront the challenges of the future battlefield like no other. Most experts agree that land forces will face unprecedented threats on the future battlefield, where emergent technologies have substantially changed the balance of power. Key technologies influencing armored fighting vehicle (AFV) design for the future include anti- access/area denial systems that reduce the ability to gain and retain air dominance, electronic warfare systems that will deny reliable communications, enhanced artillery systems that restrict freedom of action, and advanced AFV designs that are difficult to defeat with existing systems. In concert with the technology challenges of future combat…
|

BAE to develop first-of-its-kind war gaming software for DARPA to model conflicts

Image
The modelling software is intended to help military planners explore the causes of a conflict and assess potential approaches. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring BAE Systems to develop software that will aid military planners in understanding and addressing the complex dynamics that drive conflicts around the world. Under a $4.2 million Phase 1 contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Causal Exploration of Complex Operational Environments program seeks to develop technology to model different political, territorial, and economic tensions that often lead to conflicts, helping planners to avoid unexpected outcomes. According to the company: “With increasingly complicated operational environments and diverse adversaries, military planners are often hindered from rapidly and effectively achieving a holistic understanding of conflict situations due to a lack of time, expert resources, and automated tools. To solve this chall…
|

AMERICA’S BYZANTINE STRATEGY

Image
The Roman Empire was the longest-lasting empire in world history, enduring more than fourteen centuries. Throughout its republican and imperial history, Rome relied heavily on military power, using conquest to expand the empire. As Luttwak observes in Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire (epilogue), the legion was the basic tactical unit of the Roman army that fought “over both enemies and unreliable allies.” After the fall of the Western Roman Empire at the end of the fifth century, C.E., the Eastern Roman Byzantine Empire survived for an additional one-thousand years. Before finally succumbing to the Ottoman Turkish onslaught in 1453, Byzantium survived centuries of civil conflict, the Western Crusades, plague, the Christian schism, the rise of Muslim Caliphates under Mohammed’s successors, the ravages of the Mongols and other invaders of the Middle Ages, and numerous other challenges from both the east and the west. That it endured for so long amidst so much turmoil attests to a com…
|

China Adds Advanced Missiles to South China Sea Islands

Image
This photo shows an aerial shot of part of mischief reef in the disputed Spratly islands / Getty Images China's military has stepped up militarizing disputed islands in the South China Sea by deploying advanced missile systems on the Spratly islands, according to the Pentagon. Defense officials disclosed to the Washington Free Beacon that the militarization has raised alarm bells about China's creeping takeover of the strategic waterway used for some $5 trillion annually in international trade. The officials previewed Defense Department concerns detailed in the forthcoming China military power report. The annual report to Congress is expected to be made public in the near future. "China is continuing its gradual deployment of military equipment to its Spratly Islands outposts in the disputed South China Sea," said one senior official. "These deployments involve the delivery of military jamming equipment as well as advanced anti-ship and anti-aircraft missile sys…
|

Turkish, US Military Officials Agree on Plan for Syrian Town

Image
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's military said Thursday that Turkish and U.S. officials meeting in Germany have reached an agreement on the Syrian town of Manbij, which has been a source of tension between the NATO allies. A U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led force captured Manbij from the Islamic State group in 2016. Turkey views the Kurdish fighters as terrorists because of their links to the Kurdish insurgency in southeastern Turkey, and has demanded they withdraw. A military statement said Turkish and U.S. military officials met at the U.S. European Command headquarters in Stuttgart on Tuesday and Wednesday, and reached an agreement on a "Manbij Implementation Plan." It said the plan would be discussed by senior officials from the two countries, but provided no details. Turkey and the U.S. have offered differing descriptions of their roadmap for Manbij, but the Kurdish forces are expected to retreat to the east of the Euphrates River, meeting a long-standing Turkish demand. Turke…
|