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Science & Defence Technology

Saab command and control system keeps runners safe

Saab is supporting the KAEM.Saab Grintek Defence will deploy its Chaka situational awareness and command and control system in the Kalahari Desert in support of the upcoming 250 kilometre long Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM).


Pentagon reviewing security after fitness apps show locations

The Pentagon.U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of security protocols, officials say, after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement at military facilities around the world, including in war zones.

Lebanese security agency turns smartphone into selfie spycam

A tablet.Lebanon’s intelligence service may have turned the smartphones of thousands of targeted individuals into cyber-spying machines in one of the first known examples of large-scale state hacking of phones rather than computers, researchers say.


Boeing unveils prototype for unmanned electric cargo air vehicle

Boeing has unveiled a prototype unmanned electric aircraft.Boeing on Wednesday unveiled a prototype for an unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing cargo air vehicle (CAV) that the planemaker said will be used to test its autonomous technology.


Are the USA’s electromagnetic guns going off the rails?

A railgun test.Beginning 2005, the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) started development of an electro magnetic railgun (EMRG). Using magnetic fields to accelerate a projectile instead of chemical propellant, the futuristic weapons held promises of launching projectiles at speeds of up to 5,600 mph or Mach 7 to targets up to 100nm away.

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