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Oct 11, 2022

SpaceX’s drone ship captured a breathtaking view of the Falcon 9 ‘jellyfish’

Posted by in categories: drones, satellites

Intentional or non-intentional, we do not know, but the drone ship captured the best moments of the night.

SpaceX’s third Falcon 9 launch in as many days might not have been a record-breaking achievement for the company, but it was still every bit as exciting its any other launch. The space company’s trusted workhorse put up quite a show by producing a rather rare phenomenon in the night sky called the space jellyfish.

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Oct 8, 2022

US-China tech war: DJI, world’s largest drone manufacturer blacklisted

Posted by in categories: drones, military

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DJI is one of the 13 companies put on the Pentagon’s blacklist on Wednesday, reported Al Jazeera.

Oct 8, 2022

Russian nuclear submarine armed with ‘doomsday’ weapon disappears from Arctic harbor: report

Posted by in categories: drones, existential risks, military, nuclear energy

Is this a sign of nuclear escalation?


A top-of-the-line Russian nuclear-powered submarine has gone missing from its harbor in the Arctic along with its rumored “doomsday weapon,” according to multiple reports.

NATO has reportedly warned members that Russia’s Belgorod submarine no longer appeared to be operating out of its White Sea base, where it has been active since July. Officials warned that Russia may plan to test Belgorod’s “Poseidon” weapons system, a drone equipped with a nuclear bomb that Russia has claimed is capable of creating a “radioactive tsunami,” according to Italian media.

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Oct 6, 2022

China Pairs Armed Robot Dogs With Drones That Can Drop Them Anywhere

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

😲 Assault Droids!


A video showing a demonstration of a Chinese drone acting as a mini dropship for a robot dog armed with a machine gun has emerged online.

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Oct 4, 2022

Putin may test underwater nuke 150 times stronger than Hiroshima bomb near Ukrainian border: report

Posted by in categories: drones, existential risks, military

Defense officials fear Russian President Vladimir Putin may flex his military power by testing a massive nuclear torpedo called Poseidon, a report said.

NATO reportedly issued an intelligence report to its members and allies warning that the Kremlin is planning to test so-called “doomsday” nuclear torpedo drones, a senior UK defense source told the Times of London on Monday.

Poseidon is a long-range undersea nuke designed to hit coastal cities at extremely long range by traveling to targets underwater.

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Oct 1, 2022

Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Kord team-up to defeat multiple mortars and large drones with Stryker-mounted high-energy laser

Posted by in categories: business, drones, energy, military, space

LAS CRUCES, N.M., May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In four weeks of continuous live-fire exercises, an industry team led by Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) business, and Kord, a wholly owned subsidiary of KBR, defeated multiple 60mm mortar rounds with a 50kW-class high energy laser integrated on a Stryker combat vehicle.

The directed energy weapon system — part of the U.S. Army’s Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense, or DE M-SHORAD — acquired, tracked, targeted and defeated multiple mortars and successfully accomplished multiple tests simulating real-world scenarios.

Continuing to put the DE M-SHORAD system to the test, the recent operational assessment at White Sands Missile Range also included defeating several small, medium and large drones.

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Oct 1, 2022

Blainjett’s hemi-rotor concept promises faster, more efficient VTOL performance

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI

Blainjett Aviation announced that initial testing of its hemi-rotor aerodynamic concept has confirmed its potential to deliver faster, more efficient performance in VTOL aircraft. Subscale tests demonstrated the novel configuration’s net positive lift and low drag through the ascent/hover, cruise, and descent/hover phases of flight.

The startup is applying the hemi-rotor concept to a subscale drone as part of a path to demonstrating that the configuration can scale to larger unmanned or manned aircraft in eVTOL applications from package delivery and cargo to transport and tactical military roles. Blainjett’s hemi-rotor design situates familiar vertical lift rotors partially inside opposite sides of an enclosed fuselage. The airfoil-shaped fuselage also houses a pair of electric motors to drive the lift-rotors. Situated in the empennage above an inverted V-tail, the third motor powers a pusher prop.

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Sep 29, 2022

Scientists send robot into furious hurricane and capture wild footage

Posted by in categories: climatology, drones, robotics/AI

Hurricane researchers sent a marine drone into Hurricane Fiona, where it captured intense footage of the tropical storm. The research drone will help scientists better understand how tropical storms rapidly intensify.

Sep 26, 2022

A robot went inside Hurricane Fiona. The wild footage is unlike anything you’ve seen before

Posted by in categories: climatology, drones, robotics/AI

Saildrone/NOAA

Recently, the collaboration between the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Saildrone, a company that develops sailing drones, did exactly that. They sent a robot into Hurricane Fiona, the tropical storm that has deluged Puerto Rico and is now headed towards Canada’s east coast, Mashable reported.

Sep 25, 2022

How drones, crypto, and satellites are changing the face of war / Thomas Frey & Trent Fowler

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, drones, satellites

Russia’s war on Ukraine has turned a lot of assumptions about the fundamental nature and trajectory of how wars are fought, on its head.

For one thing, Ukraine’s strong defense has upended conventional wisdom about big powers being able to violate at will the sovereignty of little powers.

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