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Electronic warfare evolving rapidly in the hands of irregular forces

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Electronic warfare is advancing rapidly and is increasingly being used by irregular forces, defence expert Helmoed Romer Heitman has cautioned, and urged governments and...

DEST Conference 2019 prepares SANDF engineers, technologists and technicians for the fourth industrial revolution.

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The Department of Defence Engineering, Science and Technology Conference (DESTC) this week explored the Department of Defence (DoD) preparing for the fourth industrial revolution...

Connectivity key to the fourth industrial revolution

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The fourth industrial revolution needs the right infrastructure, particularly information and communications infrastructure as exchanging information is fundamental to modern society. It is for...

Quantum Stealth aka the invisibility cloak is now patent pending

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Indivisibility cloaks now no longer belong in the realm of fantasy and science fiction as Canadian camouflage company, Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp officially apply to...

Gun with a chip: U.S. Army contracts may lead to a smarter firearm

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A carbine that can call in an airstrike. A computer-aided scope on a machine gun that can turn just about anyone into a marksman....

ISS: Libya’s war becomes a tech battleground

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Libya’s current conflict is emerging as a very different one to what has been fought before in the country, or the world. Fleets of...

Multiple projects lined up for world’s largest 3D printer at the CSIR

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) 3D metal printer – the largest of its kind in the world - is being used...

ISS: Is Africa ready for weapons that call their own shots?

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Robotic weapons that once activated can select and attack targets without any further human intervention are being developed by the United States, China, Russia,...

US Air Force starts using first certified 3D printed aircraft parts

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The United States Air Force’s 60th Maintenance Squadron has become the first field unit in the Air Force to be certified with an industrial-sized...

Fourth industrial revolution under the spotlight at Armscor Engineering Day

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The fourth industrial revolution and its impact on the aerospace and defence industries came under the spotlight at Armscor’s recent Engineering Day. The 2019 edition...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...