News tagged with weapon systems

German military to launch cyber command

Germany's armed forces Saturday launch a cyber command, with a status equal to that of the army, navy and air force, meant to shield its IT and weapons systems from attack.

dateMar 31, 2017 in Security
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What makes a 'smart gun' smart?

Every time a toddler accidentally shoots a friend or family member, a teen kills himself via gunshot or a shooter perpetrates an act of mass violence, public discussion circles back to "smart gun" technology. The concept ...

dateJan 11, 2016 in Other
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A brief history of nukes in space

In just a few short weeks, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will make its historic flyby of Pluto and its moons. Solar panels are unable to operate in the dim nether regions of the outer solar system, and instead, New Horizons ...

dateJun 26, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Laser weapon system stops truck in field test

Lockheed Martin's 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a small truck during a recent field test, demonstrating the rapidly evolving precision capability to protect military forces and ...

dateMar 04, 2015 in Engineering
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