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Science & Defence Technology

US Army technicians examine IEDs

An EOD robot.Most soldiers do not think much about what happens to improvised explosive devices (IEDs) once they are found and disarmed by friendly forces. Some may believe that IEDs are taken somewhere in a controlled environment to be safely detonated or disposed of properly.


Cyber security to be under the spotlight at AAD 2018

Cyber security will be under the spotlight at AAD.One of the new features at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition to be held at Air Force Base Waterkloof in September will be seminars, and one of the topics under the microscope will be cyber intelligence and warfare.

UK military pursuing autonomous vehicle development

A UAV.Futuristic drones and unmanned ground robots with autonomous ‘deliver to order’ capability could provide timely answers to the vital challenges of access for humanitarian aid and disaster relief in developing countries and future front-line military logistics support.


US Army's new 3-D printed shape-shifting soft robots crawl, jump, grab

Magnetic active material.New 3-D printed robotic structures can squeeze in tight spaces like a crack in the wall of a cave, jump over trip wire or crawl under a vehicle -- all complex army-relevant functions impossible for humans to perform safely.


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