Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a widely explored topic in the last couple of decades, with many predictions that the machines will ultimately be the undoing of us all. Nevertheless, AI is very much reality, and proving exceedingly useful to militaries across the world.
Dr Amy Saunders, Editor, Global Military Communications
The Blackjack constellation program gains speed, raising the bar for space domain awareness
DARPA’s LEO network continues its proliferation of satellites intended for its Blackjack constellation project for demonstration in 2021-22, establishing a dedicated network for government and military connectivity including the Pit Boss autonomous mission management system. The first two payloads are planned for rideshare in the summer of 2021, which will continue on to 2024, and likely beyond.
Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications
‘What’s Your Warrior?’ campaign
The US Army’s newest recruitment effort, the ‘What’s Your Warrior?’ campaign, aims to engage younger recruits from a generation becoming increasingly disaffected by the military. Sgt. Jennifer Smith, Signal Support System Specialist, and Paul Mehney, Public Communications Director, US Army Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, outline the new strategy and discuss how the US Army has changed in recent years.
Laurence Russell, News and Social Media Editor
Lasers – From warning to attack
Laser technology, namely a highly focused beam of light, has come a long way in recent years, making its way well into the forefront of new military and defence architectures. With resources being spread across a wide range of new laser activities, it’s an exciting time to be in the field.