The navies of the United States and China are in a naval arms race as each turns out more unmanned surface and subsurface ships. So far in 2022 China has produced the Zhu Hai Yun, a 2,000-ton ship that carries up to fifty unmanned submarine, surface and airborne vehicles. Zhu Hai Yun is operated remotely… Read More Submarines: The Robotic Naval Arms Race
Russia and China have been very public about their envy, anger and hostility towards the new Starlink space-based communication system. Russia was the first to feel the pain caused by Starlink and declared Starlink founder and leader Elon Musk an enemy who should be executed. China was less emotional and more practical by making public… Read More News Monitors Analysis: The Starlink Space-Based Communication System Threat to Russia and China
A lot of these negative attitudes come from fictional representations of future space travel, which feature a lot of combat. That may be the case during the development of space travel but currently it is more efficient to put satellites into orbit and defend them with robotic systems. It is currently too expensive and dangerous… Read More Analysis: The US Space Force and Rise of Satellite Hacking Systems
In early 2022 Israel announced that it was going to deploy a “laser wall” air defense system and do it in less than two years. This seemed unrealistic to most air defense experts, but Israel has been developing more capable laser anti-aircraft weapons for over a decade, along with radar systems that can detect the… Read More Laser Weapons: A Deep Look on Israel’s “laser wall” Air Defense System
In Austria the negotiations with Iran to revive the 2015 treaty that ended sanctions (if Iran halted work on nukes) are not going well. There have been eight rounds of talks since the new, hardline Iranian government took power in August 2021. This was the result of the 2020 national elections which were rigged, as… Read More Analysis: The Iranian Nuclear Deal
China has complained to the UN that American firm SpaceX has put too many of its Starlink satellites into LEO (Low Earth Orbit) and one of them recently came too close to a new Chinese space station. China wants SpaceX to do something about that and demands that the UN declare Starlink a danger to… Read More China complains that SpaceX has put too many Starlink satellites into LEO (Low Earth Orbit)
Recently the U.S. Air Force successfully tested a new MS-177 sensor system for its RQ-4B Global Hawk UAV. The new sensor system is an MSI (multi-spectral imaging) type and the third generation of space satellite quality radar/optical sensors for the 13-ton RQ-4B UAV. This is a large, jet powered UAV that entered service in 2006.… Read More The new sensor system is an MSI (Multi-Spectral Imaging)
Russia has had a hard time competing with Israel and the United States when it comes to UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles or drones), especially when it comes to specialized small UAVs called loitering munitions. These are smaller UAVs that can carry out aerial search for a target and, if one is found, the operator can… Read More UAV’s Loitering Munitions, a Summary on the Latest Technology.
During the recent Hamas/Israel ten-day war there were ample opportunities to test new Israeli AUD (Anti UAV Defense) systems. Israel is a leader in the development of AUD, mainly because it is the one country that faces the widest variety of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) types, and most attacks using UAVs. In preparation for a… Read More Testing of new Israeli AUD (Anti UAV Defense) systems during the Hamas/Israel ten-day war.
The U.S. believes they have spotted a new Chinese ASAT (anti-satellite) system in orbit. This one, Shijian-17, has a grappling arm that enables the ASAT to maneuver into position and grab another satellite for closer examination or to put it in another orbit that will cause it to plunge earthward and burn up in the… Read More News Monitors – Explanation About the New Chinese ASAT (anti-satellite) system in orbit