David Hambling
David Hambling
Author of 'Swarm Troopers: How small drones will conquer the world,' following cutting-edge military technology in general and unmanned systems in particular. New science fiction collection 'Time Loopers: Four Tales From a Time War' out now in paperback and Kindle.Source
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The ‘Magic Bullet’ Drones Behind Azerbaijan’s Victory Over Armenia

The ‘Magic Bullet’ Drones Behind Azerbaijan’s Victory Over Armenia

BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by Nov 10, 2020,Azerbaijan’s drone-led assault seems to have scored a decisive victory over Armenian forces in the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, with a peace deal coming into effect at 01:00 am local time this morning.Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan under which Azerbaijan will retain possession of territory it has seized in the fighting, calling it "incredibly painful both for me and both for our people." The region is recognized as Azerbaijani under international law, but has been ruled by ethnic Armenians since 1994.The deal...

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Azerbaijan Threatens Chernobyl-Style ‘Catastrophe’ In Caucasus Drone War

Azerbaijan Threatens Chernobyl-Style ‘Catastrophe’ In Caucasus Drone War

...© 2020 Forbes Media LLC. All Rights ReservedThis site uses cookiesContinue to SiteTo give you a great browsing experience free of charge, this site uses cookies. Cookies help us personalize content and ads, provide social media features,track your preferences, and analyze traffic. Forbes may share this information with its advertising, analytics, and social media partners, who may use itwith information you have provided to them in connection with their services.For more information: To consent and proceed, click "Continue to Site."Jul 17, 2020,The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan...

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The EmDrive Just Won't Die | EmDrive Testing Results

The EmDrive Just Won't Die | EmDrive Testing Results

When DARPA the controversial EmDrive in 2018, it looked like a big gamble. Many physicists had dismissed the revolutionary space drive as simply fake science. Now its EmDrive project is greenlit for Phase 2, DARPA told Popular Mechanics in February this year. Meanwhile, other teams are hoping to reach a final demonstration of the technology later this year."This is a technology which could transform space travel and see craft lifting silently off from launchpads and reaching beyond the solar system," says Mike McCulloch, a lecturer in geomatics at the University of Plymouth, U.K., and...

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What Is Ammonium Nitrate And Why Did It Devastate Beirut?

What Is Ammonium Nitrate And Why Did It Devastate Beirut?

Ammonium nitrate, the material that appears to have caused the massive explosion that devastated Beirut on Tuesday, has been behind some of the largest accidental explosions and terrorist bombings on record. The Beirut explosion has marked similarities with the Texas City disaster of 1947, the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history. The main use of ammonium nitrate is as an additive to fertilizer, for helping nitrogen-poor soil. Global production, in the form of a white crystalline solid, runs to over 20 million tons a year, so there is a lot of it around. A small proportion of the...

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Israeli Video Gives Glimpse Of ‘Spiderman’ Urban Assault Drone

Israeli Video Gives Glimpse Of ‘Spiderman’ Urban Assault Drone

BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by Jul 28, 2020,The IDF’s new combined-arms Refaim (Ghost) Unit last week, in a demonstration overseen by IDF chief of staff Lt General Aviv Kochavi. A gives a glimpse of an unusual new drone: a quadcopter which flips over and sticks to a vertical wall and hangs there, before flying off and leaving an object still attached.The Ghost Unit was formed in January to develop innovative tactics, combining infantry with combat engineers, attack helicopters, drones, and robotics. The the unit tested “breakthrough capabilities that were developed in...

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Azerbaijan Threatens Chernobyl-Style ‘Catastrophe’ In Caucasus Drone War

Azerbaijan Threatens Chernobyl-Style ‘Catastrophe’ In Caucasus Drone War

Sign in to your Forbes account For instructions on how to disable your ad blocker, Or Sign In To Continue Using An Ad BlockerIf this is your first time registering, please check your inbox for more information about the benefits of your Forbes account and what you can do next!BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by Jul 17, 2020,The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has again. As previously noted on Forbes, there has recently been an on both sides. Azerbaijan has now threatened to use its capability to hit Armenia's only atomic power plant.At least 16 people have been...

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U.S. Army’s New Drone Swarm May Be A Weapon Of Mass Destruction

U.S. Army’s New Drone Swarm May Be A Weapon Of Mass Destruction

Sign in to your Forbes account For instructions on how to disable your ad blocker, Or Sign In To Continue Using An Ad BlockerIf this is your first time registering, please check your inbox for more information about the benefits of your Forbes account and what you can do next!BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by Jun 1, 2020,‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’ is a term used in arms-control circles signifying something capable of damage on a large scale and subject to international treaties. Analyst Zak Kallenborn argues in a for the U.S. Air Force Center for Strategic Deterrence...

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The US Navy patented a device to make laser ‘ghost planes’ in mid-air

The US Navy patented a device to make laser ‘ghost planes’ in mid-air

×At over 600°C, a jet engine’s exhaust stands out like a beacon when seen in infrared, making it an obvious target for heat-seeking missiles – but a US Navy device might be able to thwart such missiles with ghost images projected in mid-air.The traditional method of defence has been to eject hot flares to draw missiles away from the aircraft. This new approach uses lasers rather than pyrotechnics.When focused to a point, a laser can produce a …Existing subscribers, please with your email address to link your account access.Paid annually by Credit CardInclusive of applicable taxes...

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