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- Global Defence Technology: Issue 84
- Driverless vehicles in the military – will the potential be realised?
- DARPA launches programme to instantly detect exposure to dangerous materials
- US Army researchers develop human-aided training algorithm for robots
- Fitness app Strava shows structure of US foreign military bases
PIRANHA V Armoured Wheeled Vehicles
The PIRANHA V 8×8 is the fifth-generation of the family of Piranha wheeled utility vehicles and was developed by General Dynamics, using private venture funding. It was initially designed specifically to meet the UK armed forces’ FRES requirements.
Driverless vehicles in the military – will the potential be realised?
While the growing chorus of ‘take the man out of the machine’ has led to an explosion in aerial drone use over recent years and kept many pilots safely out of harm’s way, there have been far fewer moves to do the same for military drivers and land vehicles. The pendulum seems to now be swinging however, and Dr Gareth Evans investigates.
US DoD awards $950m contract to REAN Cloud for services and solutions
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a new $950m contract to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Partner REAN Cloud for the procurement of Cloud-based solutions and services.
DARPA launches programme to instantly detect exposure to dangerous materials
DARPA has launched a programme to build a portable device that can quickly establish exposure to deadly materials by reading someone’s epigenome, the body’s biological ‘record keeper’
Orbit to provide aeronautical telemetry system for an Asian MoD
Orbit Communications Systems has received a new order from an undisclosed Asian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the delivery of aeronautical telemetry system.
US Army researchers develop human-aided training algorithm for robots
Researchers at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT) have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn tasks by interacting with a human instructor.
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