News tagged with military applications

Steel's inner strength

(Phys.org) —A long-term collaboration between the University and industry has resulted in a super-strong form of steel, which is now being manufactured in the UK for use as stronger and cheaper armour for ...

Jun 10, 2014
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Secured navigation arrives to UK

Vital public service providers, such as the UK's emergency services and key government departments, will soon have access to a more reliable system of satellite navigation, thanks to the greater level of ...

Jul 15, 2013
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Pakistan adopts Chinese rival GPS satellite system

Pakistan is set to become the fifth Asian country to use China's domestic satellite navigation system which was launched as a rival to the US global positioning system, a report said Saturday.

May 18, 2013
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Total autopilot: A step closer

(Phys.org)—Will planes someday fly without pilots? Three EPFL laboratories, commissioned by Honeywell and operating under the auspices of EPFL's Transportation Center, are working on this possibility by ...

Sep 20, 2012
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Military tests usefulness of smart devices

As a Cobra attack helicopter pilot, Marine Capt. Jim "Hottie" Carlson was running support missions above Afghanistan last summer when it occurred to him that it was taking far too long to find where U.S. troops were under ...

Sep 27, 2011
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