The world is still recovering from the devastation wrought by the Second World War, and with the advent of the Internet, the Internet is bringing back the sense of wonder and excitement that was absent before the end of the Cold War.
In the years since, many military technologies have been reinvented in an effort to better protect the military’s ability to communicate.
Here are the best military communications gear trends of the last decade.1.
The US military is using the best of the future in the fight against cyberattacks.
In a recent speech, US Navy Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said that the Navy’s new anti-cyber threat platform, called “Bionic”, will provide unprecedented situational awareness, allowing the Navy to respond quickly and with precision to any cyberattack.
The platform is based on the latest advancements in nanotechnology, allowing for the creation of highly efficient “faster than light” optical sensors, allowing a weapon to be detected by an anti-radiation missile (ARAM) in just one second.
“With a single-pixel sensor, the Bionic can detect an incoming missile with a range of 2.5 miles, compared to just three feet for an existing anti-aircraft missile,” says Richardson.
“By using this technology, we can now detect the incoming ballistic missile on a much more accurate, faster basis, enabling us to strike the incoming target and kill it before it even reaches our forces.”
The US Navy has been testing Bionic’s ability for over a year, and has already been deployed in Europe and the Middle East.
“In the past year, we’ve made significant progress in the deployment of the new technology,” says Rear Admiral John W. Johnson, commander of the US Pacific Fleet.
“This platform will enable us to defend our interests around the world with unprecedented speed and precision.”2.
Nanosatellite TechnologyNanotechnology is becoming increasingly prevalent in the military as more nations and corporations invest in it.
In April, a US Air Force test flight of a small satellite that can be launched from a small drone is scheduled for next month.
This satellite will be able to send out a “hyper-sensitive signal” to military radar stations that could be used to monitor and pinpoint enemy activity.
The satellite is expected to be able provide valuable intelligence to the military and give them a “first-person view of the battlefield”.
“The military will be using this to detect any enemy activity, including enemy drones, from far away,” says David Nellis, vice president for commercial development for Global Communications and Satellite Systems, which manufactures the U.S. Air Force’s satellites.
“You will not only be able see and track enemy activity from a distance, you will be looking at the enemy in person.
That’s going to be a game changer in terms of our ability to detect and track potential enemy threats.”3.
Nano-opticsNano-optical sensors are used by the military in a wide range of technologies including surveillance systems and communications equipment.
While the technology is still very young, the military has been developing a range and variety of technologies to exploit it.
The Air Force has developed nanomaterials that can absorb the light energy of infrared waves to help detect targets on the ground, or nanomagnets that can focus light and image the target.
These technologies have a range that extends up to about 1,000 meters.4.
Laser technologyThe U.N. Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, signed in 1946, has been a major milestone in the development of technology for the protection of civilians and war-fighters.
The Convention sets limits on the weapons that can enter a warzone, requiring them to be “necessary and proportionate” and “conventional” in nature.
Weapons that enter the warzone must be made of a “light-weight and low-energy material,” and they must not emit a high-energy electromagnetic pulse.
A laser that uses light to create an image that can then be transmitted to a target can be considered “concussive,” and therefore prohibited under the Convention.
In 2006, the United States agreed to phase out the use of these weapons in war.5.
High-intensity pulsesA number of technologies have the potential to be used for the detection of and control of enemy threats, including laser-based systems and nanomagnetics.
These lasers, however, are more expensive than traditional sensors.
One such technology is called High-Intensity Photon Emission (HIPPE) and was developed by researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.
In this type of system, the laser light is converted into a laser pulse by a chemical reaction.
The laser light travels through the molecules in a chemical solution, and as the molecule breaks down, it releases the energy.
The energy is absorbed by the molecule, which in turn creates the energy to trigger the reaction.
This type of technology is currently being used in