MUNICH/BERLIN(Own report) – The organizers of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), one of the world’s most important military policy conferences, are urging that the EU’s transformation into a war alliance be accelerated. The European Union of states should be able to take on “missions,” similar to the 2011 military operation against Libya, at any time, according to a recent report by the Munich Security Conference, the McKinsey management consulting firm and the elite Hertie School of Governance. Not only drastic increases in the military budgets are being demanded of the EU members, but, above all, investments in modern military equipment. The authors of the report not only emphasize the harmonization of European weapon system standards but are also demanding that EU-states invest more in research, and to a growing extent, involve universities, branches of civilian industries and so-called start-up enterprises. According to the MSC Chairman, the German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger, these are “essential” decisions, because it is “unsustainable” for the EU to continue to rely on US “protection.”
This particular cyber militia has been honing its skills and expanding since 2013. That’s when then-Iranian President Hassan Rouhani increased the country’s cybersecurity spending 12-fold, Business Insider reported in 2015. Rouhani allocated roughly $19.8 million to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Tehran’s military) to up its cyber capabilities. Continue reading
The body, dubbed the Scientific Research Steering Committee, will have a broader focus than the Military-Civil Integration Development Commission set up by Xi Jinping earlier this year. According to defense ministry spokesperson Wu Qian, the group will help manage strategy for scientific development, while coordinating “civilian-military integration,” or cooperation with private sector contractors.
News on nano weapons has now gone mainstream, albeit one article. However, they are not new and have been discussed by experts who published information on them at least as far back as 2004. Take the following articles by Lev Navrozov at the World Tribune, for example:
The next world war will be waged with nano-weapons (Thursday, September 4, 2008)
Molecular nano weapons in China vs. U.S. ‘unilateral disarmament’ (Monday, March 15, 2004)
China’s nano weapons and its doctrine of ‘Unrestricted War’ (Monday, October 15, 2007)
Molecular Nano weapons: Research in China and talk in the West (February 29, 2004)
Roadside bombs? U.S. soldier sees death ‘out of the East in slow motion’ (November 7, 2005)
Must I praise China as Walter Duranty glorified the USSR? (Thursday, April 16, 2009)
Does the CIA know anything about China’s weaponized nanotechnology? (Thursday, May 28, 2009)
It is also within Lev’s archive that you will read about how nano weapons will have their own nano factories that are fully self-sustainable, powered by nano robots that create more and more nano weapons, nano factories, biological nano weapons and more. Entire nano armies could be built from these… by the billions and trillions. They are not only to be considered weapons of mass destruction, but something that could also wipe out enemy weapons of mass destruction. Imagine millions of nano bots dismantling North Korean or Iranian nuclear weapons in their silos and safely eating away the nuclear core like termites on wood — let alone the look on people’s faces when they see it happening right before their very eyes. They can be used for good, or as we also see, for nefarious purposes.
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
– Albert Einstein
Well, Albert. It looks like it just might be nano weapons.
Either way, welcome to (at least) 2004, mainstream media. You’re a bit behind.
Several countries are developing nanoweapons that could unleash attacks using mini-nuclear bombs and insect-like lethal robots.
While it may be the stuff of science fiction today, the advancement of nanotechnology in the coming years will make it a bigger threat to humanity than conventional nuclear weapons, according to an expert. The U.S., Russia and China are believed to be investing billions on nanoweapons research.
“Nanobots are the real concern about wiping out humanity because they can be weapons of mass destruction,” said Louis Del Monte, a Minnesota-based physicist and futurist. He’s the author of a just released book entitled “Nanoweapons: A Growing Threat To Humanity.” Continue reading
The Sea Hunter will carry out three-month missions without any humans on board
The United States just got one step closer to ushering in the era of robotic naval warfare.
A 132-foot autonomous submarine known as the Sea Hunter successfully completed its first performance test this week off the coast of San Diego, keeping it on course to enter the Navy fleet by 2018. According to a statement from Leidos—the company developing the Sea Hunter—the vessel “surpassed all performance objectives for speed, maneuverability, stability, seakeeping, acceleration/deceleration, and fuel consumption.” Continue reading
The U.S. Navy’s newest sub-hunting maritime drone successfully completed preliminary speed and maneuverability testing in preparation for its christening into the fleet this month.
Program officials from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and defense technology firm Leidos are spearheading development of the ACTUV. During the Portland tests, the ship was able to reach a top speed of 27 knots, or 31 miles per hour. Continue reading
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is testing a drone that can hibernate on the ocean floor for years at a time before being launched to the surface and into the air at the push of a button.
Dubbed Upward Falling Payloads (UFP) program, the project was detailed in a biennial report released last week by DARPA, a US Department of Defense agency.
According to DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar, the Agency is trying to approach military technology needs with a new perspective, after having focused primarily on assets for ground wars in the past 14 years. The UFP program will therefore be one of several other research projects DARPA will focus on as a means of revolutionizing the US Military’s maritime strategy. Continue reading
- Designed to hunt down silent and deadly diesel-electric submarines
- Robot boats will go to sea for us to three months at a time
The US Navy is set to unleash an army of ‘ghost drones’ to scour the coasts for enemy submarines.
The robot boats will go to sea for us to three months at a time. Continue reading
The Pentagon’s main research arm wants to find out what a flying “aircraft carrier” carrying a fleet of small aerial drones might look like and how much it would cost the military.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Sunday it would open a competition for proposals to build a large aircraft — similar to a C-130 — that could carry and distribute aerial drones across a large area. DARPA officials said they wanted to see proposals for a system that could both launch the drones, but also recover them mid-flight. Continue reading
The United States military is making progress toward developing a new unmanned space plane, which it aims to begin flight-testing in 2017.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to award the first design contracts for the vehicle project — known as Experimental Spaceplane, or XS-1— in May or thereabouts, officials said. Current schedules call for the vessel to get off the ground for the first time in late 2017 and make an orbital test flight the following year.
DARPA has high expectations for the XS-1 program, which it hopes can eventually launch 3,000- to 5,000-lb (1,361 to 2,268 kilograms) payloads to orbit for less than $5 million per flight — and to do it at least 10 times per year. Continue reading