- Oct 9, 2009
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There's a video on the plasma lightsaber project that I have been meaning to post for ages. Must get around to it.
Sounds like fighting the last war to me. A high velocity air burst weapon should have some provision for anti-UAS functionality. If the fire control problem is insurmountable than infantry lasers should be a thing, as the Chinese have done. For counter UAS capability the response time is paramount and as such, sound tactics, ergonomic design and training is necessary and can not wait: the entire enabling tech for lethal autonomous weapons can be bought from skydio for $1k while even cartels are using MAVs in attacks.To prepare for near-peer conflict, where squad-level soldiers would face increased firepower and have to handle a greater variety of threats, the Army is working to improve the weapons they need to prevail.www.armytimes.com
The Army released a video showing a combined arms live fire range through the display of their relatively new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars (ENVG-B) Enhanced Vision System (EVS), which is a worn optical device that uses augmented reality to visually identify targets and terrain features in low light situations. The night vision devices were developed by L3Harris to deliver imagery and data from the battlefield directly to the soldier’s eye. The system includes a new, high-resolution display and an embedded soldier wireless personal area network, rapid target acquisition and augmented reality algorithms to interface with the Army’s Nett Warrior. The complete system will interface with the Army’s family of weapon sights, while enhancing interoperability and data sharing.