Category Archives: Weapons

Improving Military Training with Machine Learning and AI

A special forces warrior in training endures a tremendous amount of physical challenges in hopes of obtaining acceptance into elite military programs, such as U.S. Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, or Marine Corps Raiders. Though these kinds of individuals may be top-tier in terms of physical fitness, their bodies all differ from each other and would benefit from personalized analysis and training. (more…)

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New Tool Aims to Assist Military Logistics in Evacuating Noncombatants

Researchers from the U.S. Army and North Carolina State University have developed a computational model that can be used to expedite military operations aimed at evacuating noncombatants, disaster response or humanitarian relief. (more…)

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Intelligence Community Benefits From Collaborations, and Can Do Better

An analysis of U.S. intelligence programs aimed at collaborating with academic and industry partners finds that these collaborations are valuable for addressing complex intelligence challenges. The study also notes that institutional silos, lack of information sharing and lack of trust are obstacles to getting the most out of these collaborative efforts. (more…)

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Human Capital Benefits of Military Boost Economy by Billions

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that U.S. government spending on military personnel has a positive impact on the nation’s human capital – essentially improving the American workforce. Using a new computer model, the study estimates the economic impact of this human capital improvement to be $89.8 billion for 2019 alone. (more…)

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Aperto, an IBM Company, Secures Contract to Reinvent the Digital Ecosystem for the Ministry of Defence and the German Armed Forces

BERLIN, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — After a public tender process spanning multiple rounds, the Berlin-based digital agency was awarded the contract to relaunch the Ministry of Defence (BMVg) internet presence by the IT service provider BWI GmbH. Aperto, an IBM Company (NYSE: IBM), will be entrusted with delivering the creative, implementation and editorial services for the Ministry and the German Armed Forces’ digital presence, as well as fundamentally transforming their digital ecosystems. Additionally, IBM was awarded the contract for software maintenance and support. The duration of the framework contract is four years. The technical implementation is based on the CoreMedia content management system. (more…)

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The Next Frontier in Mechanical Engineering: Drones work together to save wounded soldiers

Drone technology is quickly evolving –no longer just for military use, these flying robots now have a place within commercial enterprise. Also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, drones today have practical applications, like delivering packages for Amazon or allowing realtors to take aerial video to show off a sale property. (more…)

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UCLA helps virtual reality lead the charge in battle for U.S. Army recruitment

The video, titled “Leaders Made Here,” features students from the UCLA ROTC unit

The UCLA Army ROTC is working to inspire people to choose the U.S. military as a potential career path. Students from the current Bruin battalion appear in the Army’s first virtual reality recruitment video, which can be viewed through nearly any virtual reality viewer, including Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. (more…)

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