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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...

Fourth industrial revolution driving the sophistication of IEDs

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The fourth industrial revolution (IR) has bought about cyber-physical systems that are changing the landscape of war between state and non-state actors. Smart robotics,...

Civilian investment is the new driver in Research and Development

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Previously driven by military investment, Research and Development (R&D) in the defence industry is now driven by civilian investment, with the adoption of machine...

Bloodhound car needs to get through South African customs before breaking speed records

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The Bloodhound supersonic car will be arriving in South Africa in October this year where it will be driven by Andy Green in the...

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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...