Technologies 2022, August

Combat and engineering. Robotic systems for the Russian army

Combat and engineering. Robotic systems for the Russian army

RTK "Uran-6" of the engineering unit of the Western Military District at an exercise, January 2021. Photo by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation In the interests of the Russian army, ground-based robotic systems for various purposes are being developed. Some of these products have already been put into service and are being mass-produced, while others remain

"Petrel" through the eyes of US intelligence and CNBC

"Petrel" through the eyes of US intelligence and CNBC

The promising models of Russian weapons, announced last year, are attracting the attention of the media and foreign intelligence services. From time to time, information from intelligence structures appears in the open press. On September 11, the American news agency CNBC again turned to the topic of a promising rocket

In the wake of a fresh demonstration of new products from the RF Ministry of Defense

In the wake of a fresh demonstration of new products from the RF Ministry of Defense

Obviously, in the wake of the fruitful communication between President Putin and Donald Trump and to give a motivating further positive communication impulse to our American "partners", the Russian Ministry of Defense has pleased with new videos on samples of weapons from the presidential "package

US Army Missile Delivery Service

US Army Missile Delivery Service

Potential supplier of supplies for the US military. Spaceship from SpaceX. Source: techcrunch.com Missile Affairs Marines If ballistic missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads, why can't they send Marines into enemy lines? This just problem has been attended to in the United

"Sharpness" and others. Hypersonic weapons for videoconferencing

"Sharpness" and others. Hypersonic weapons for videoconferencing

MiG-31K with the "Dagger" missile - this complex is already on duty hypersonic systems. One complex of this kind has already been put on alert, and new ones are expected to appear in the future

Invisible warmth: the subtleties of Israeli camouflage

Invisible warmth: the subtleties of Israeli camouflage

Israeli shooter in a protective suit from Polaris Solutions. Source: polarisolutions.com Contrary to the laws of physics Camouflage has always been of great importance to warfare. At the strategic, operational and tactical levels, it was important to hide manpower and equipment from the eyes of the enemy. Before

Solar Impulse 2 will become an atmospheric satellite for the US Navy

Solar Impulse 2 will become an atmospheric satellite for the US Navy

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft during the first tests, November 2014, the US Navy is showing great interest in unmanned aerial systems of different classes. Now they intend to study and evaluate the concept of an ultra-long flight time UAV. Development, construction and testing of a prototype

Cyber ​​weapons of mass destruction

Cyber ​​weapons of mass destruction

The modern world has been digitized. Not yet fully, but its "digitalization" is developing at a rapid pace. Almost everything is already connected to the network or will be connected in the near future: financial services, utilities, industrial enterprises, the armed forces. Almost everyone in use

AML project. Unmanned missile system for the US Army

AML project. Unmanned missile system for the US Army

M142-based AML prototype firing The US Army is exploring the possibility of introducing unmanned technology into the missile system. The Autonomous Multi-Domain Launcher (AML) concept provides for the construction of a self-propelled launcher without the usual cockpit. Control

Hypersonic unmanned swarms: problems of electronic filling

Hypersonic unmanned swarms: problems of electronic filling

Source: en.wikipedia.org Hypersonic mainstream The most important historical moments of the XXI century will definitely be replenished with the development and adoption of hypersonic weapons. This unconditional trump card is on a par with nuclear deterrence systems. By the level of complexity and required resources

Stiletto defeats drones

Stiletto defeats drones

This is not a combat ship, but rather a concept. A floating test bed, as the US Navy calls it. A platform for testing new naval combat techniques and technologies. In general, we will return a little later on how the United States approaches the issue of all futuristic projects, but for now on the topic. And on the topic of working off

Theory, practice and perspectives. American submersible aircraft projects

Theory, practice and perspectives. American submersible aircraft projects

One of the variants of the submarine aircraft from NSWC Carderock For many decades, various projects and concepts of submersible aircraft have regularly appeared - devices capable of alternating aerodynamic flight and scuba diving. Due to objective limitations and difficulties, neither

US Navy refuses rail gun

US Navy refuses rail gun

One of the first experimental railguns built according to the EMRG program rail guns. Through the ElectROMAGNETIC Railgun (EMRG) program

Cyclone Cycle Development Program. New implementation of an old idea

Cyclone Cycle Development Program. New implementation of an old idea

The proposed appearance of the aircraft "Cyclocar" In the field of vertical take-off and landing aircraft, the undisputed leadership belongs to helicopters. However, the search continues for alternative schemes that may have real prospects. In particular, right now Russian

Ultra-wideband radar: yesterday or tomorrow?

Ultra-wideband radar: yesterday or tomorrow?

Modern local conflicts, even in countries of the lowest level of development of the armed forces (Syria, Ukraine), show how important the role of electronic reconnaissance and detection equipment is. And what benefits can be gained by a party using, for example, counter-battery systems

What awaits the Russian military equipment of the future

What awaits the Russian military equipment of the future

The equipment of the soldier of the future has been developed over the past few decades in many countries of the world. In the USSR, similar developments began in the late 1980s, during the years of the war in Afghanistan. Already in Russia, several sets of combat equipment were brought to a serial state, the most famous and

Uncertain future and limited prospects. Army jetpacks

Uncertain future and limited prospects. Army jetpacks

Gravity Jet Suit on trials in the Netherlands, April 2021 Half a century ago, several leading countries were actively involved in the topic of the so-called. jetpacks and other individual aircraft. At that time, technologies did not allow creating such a product with a sufficient level of performance, and

1600 kg of thrust. New tests of a ramjet pulsating detonation engine

1600 kg of thrust. New tests of a ramjet pulsating detonation engine

In order to create a technological reserve for the further development of aviation, rocket technology and astronautics, several promising projects are being developed in our country, incl. a fundamentally new engine. The other day it was announced the completion of tests of a direct-flow pulsating detonation

Tokamak T-15MD. New opportunities for Russian and world science

Tokamak T-15MD. New opportunities for Russian and world science

The Kurchatov Institute performed the physical launch of a deeply modernized hybrid thermonuclear reactor T-15MD. The experimental setup is intended for research and development of promising technologies, which can then be used in domestic and international

Development of domestic weapons based on new physical principles

Development of domestic weapons based on new physical principles

Combat laser complex "Peresvet". Photo by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Leading countries are looking for technologies to create fundamentally new types of weapons. In our country, similar systems are also being developed, designated as "weapons based on new physical principles" (ONFP). One of these

On the verge of a breakthrough: artificial intelligence goes to the Russian army

On the verge of a breakthrough: artificial intelligence goes to the Russian army

Uranus-9 at Army-2016. Photo: Vitaly V. Kuzmin Happy autonomous future The situation in the world is changing rapidly. At the beginning of the 21st century, everyone admired the capabilities of the RQ-4 Global Hawk strategic reconnaissance drone. Last year, no one was surprised by the ordinariness of the destruction of manpower and

Soldiers to order

Soldiers to order

Military robots get rid of foreign elements The development of unmanned aerial vehicles in Russia at one time spent about five billion rubles, but we were forced to buy UAVs abroad. When we have modern robotic systems (RTC) of various profiles, it will not

Fighting robots in future wars: expert conclusions

Fighting robots in future wars: expert conclusions

At the beginning of February this year. in the editorial office of the "Independent Military Review" was held a traditional expert round table, organized by the Independent Expert and Analytical Center "EPOCHA" and dedicated to the problem of the development of military robotic systems. Participants in the discussion, understanding all

American program J-UCAS

American program J-UCAS

In America, the development of a multifunctional UAV the size of a fighter is in full swing. The unknown agency of advanced development DARPA is sponsoring a new program to create multipurpose attack UAVs J-UCAS. The Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems program aims to develop a UAV in the list of tasks

From fission to synthesis

From fission to synthesis

During the time that has passed since the first test in Alamogordo, thousands of explosions of fission charges have thundered, in each of which precious knowledge about the peculiarities of their functioning has been obtained. This knowledge is similar to the elements of a mosaic canvas, and it turned out that this “canvas” is limited by laws

Combat robotic systems

Combat robotic systems

The program was launched in 1962. It envisaged the creation of a complex for conducting reconnaissance deep behind enemy lines. The UAV had to carry one high-resolution camera. In the early 60s, the development of a promising reconnaissance aircraft began. The work on the creation of the aircraft was then taken up

The last manned fighter

The last manned fighter

Fifth generation fighters are the most modern class of combat aircraft to date. The F-35 is the latest development in this class, which has not yet entered the military. But advances in technology could turn the F-35 into the latest fighter in our understanding

Underwater delivery

Underwater delivery

In our country, a project for the development of cargo transportation by submarines has been developed.On the Arctic shelf is more than half of the area of ​​oil and gas provinces of Russia. However, the success of their development largely depends on the availability of a powerful icebreaker fleet, capable of initially delivering equipment

Rebel tanks

Rebel tanks

Counter-guerrilla operations need special armored vehicles After the end of World War II, rebellion became the most common type of hostilities on the planet. This phenomenon was comprehended and described by the outstanding military theorist of the Russian diaspora Yevgeny Messner back in the 60s of the past

Pickup in space

Pickup in space

The US Air Force has launched a new unmanned reusable shuttle X-37B. This is a classified project, about which little is known, in particular its unusually small size: its length is 8.23 ​​meters, a wingspan of 4.6 meters, and a height of less than 3 meters. Using the machine can, however, help

The Pentagon will test an ultra-fast aircraft

The Pentagon will test an ultra-fast aircraft

The Pentagon plans to conduct on Tuesday the first test flight of a device capable of exceeding the speed of sound 20 times, the spokesman for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Joanna Jones, a hypersonic unmanned aerial vehicle, told reporters on Monday

Infantry system of augmented reality IVAS (USA)

Infantry system of augmented reality IVAS (USA)

Soldiers with IVAS Capability Set 2, November 2019 Since 2018, the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) is being developed for the US Army. To date, several stages of testing have been carried out, and this summer a large batch of such products will pass

The hypersonic race continues

The hypersonic race continues

The American TV channel CNBC, which has recently been fond of "merging" various insiders about the RF Armed Forces of varying degrees of inventiveness, issued another one of these days. He said, citing US intelligence, that "after 2024, the interception of warheads of the Russian Bulava SLBM will become

The production of Russian 3D printers stumbles over stereotypes

The production of Russian 3D printers stumbles over stereotypes

The newborn Russian 3D industry can become competitive and large-scale if ordinary consumers see the advantage and cheapness of the new production method, and large companies will use them more widely. In the meantime, the market is growing due to mobile small and medium private companies and

The first space

The first space

The hypersonic race in Russia, the USA and China is reaching the home stretch. In a year and a half, the first serial cruise missiles will appear, capable of hitting targets at a speed of more than Mach 5, and in another ten to twenty years space planes will be created that can independently take off and enter

Artificial intelligence. Part two: extinction or immortality?

Artificial intelligence. Part two: extinction or immortality?

Here is the second part of an article from the series "Wait, how can all this be real, why is it still not talked about at every corner." In the previous series, it became known that an explosion of intelligence is gradually creeping up to the people of planet Earth, it is trying to develop from a narrowly focused to

Find an aircraft carrier: a view from the stratosphere

Find an aircraft carrier: a view from the stratosphere

In the previous article, we examined the problem of searching for aircraft carrier and shipborne strike groups (AUG and KUG), as well as targeting missile weapons at them using space reconnaissance means. The development of orbital constellations of reconnaissance and communications satellites is of strategic importance to ensure

New Russian anti-drone weapons

New Russian anti-drone weapons

Drones from a promising weapon are turning into commonplace. At the same time, lightweight models of these devices, especially commercial ones, are widely available. Simultaneously with the growth in the spread and use of UAVs, devices are being created to combat them. On the battlefield, they can be dangerous

Easibridge assault bridges - tactical novelty

Easibridge assault bridges - tactical novelty

A military order is a source of good income for a private company in any country. And, very often, people in uniforms receive very original proposals. The British company Easibridge presents to sappers, infantrymen and other units its own modular design of assault bridges, which

Enigma and a quantum telephone for 30 million rubles

Enigma and a quantum telephone for 30 million rubles

"Riddle" Rotors of "Enigma" had 26 positions - according to the number of letters of the Latin alphabet. Three rotors, each with a unique wiring of contacts and a different speed of rotation, for example, the third rotor after each stroke (coded letter) turned immediately 2 steps forward. Instead of a simple one-alphabetic