Science & Defence Technology

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...

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...

CSIR developing synthetic aperture radar

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is developing synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology for aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and satellites. The Council...

CSIR continues to deliver DRFM devices

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) continues to deliver its Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) devices, used in electronic warfare applications, to...

Hovering into battle

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Although people have been flying for more than a century, personal flight remains elusive. Take for example Bell Aerosystems’ Rocket Belt, which was designed in...

US warhead destroys electronics, not buildings

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The U.S. Air Force has deployed at least 20 missiles equipped with payloads that can destroy military electronics. The missile uses high-power microwaves (HPMs)...

CSIR evolves surveillance camera

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a lighter, cheaper and more compact version of its Otus surveillance camera, which is...

#Africa4Future Cape Town summit concludes on a high

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Participants in the latest Airbus BizLab and GIZ #Africa4Future challenge for innovative African aerospace and remote sensing startups met with experts, investors and other...

US Air Force lab achieves shockwave material breakthrough

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The US Air Force Research Laboratory, along with research partners at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Washington, are working to change the shape of materials...

CSIR develops explosion detection system

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed an explosion detection and active mitigation system designed to protect against threats such as...

BAE Systems flies aircraft with no moving control surfaces

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Using new technologies that replacing moving control surfaces with a simpler ‘blown air’ solution, BAE’s MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has shown the way...

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