Tag Archives: weapons

China recruits teenagers to build AI weapons

At a top government-funded research institute, high schoolers are being recruited to develop weaponry operated by AI. The program is China’s latest move in their race against the US to “lead the game of modern wars”. The Beijing Institute of Technology, a leading government-funded research institute, has selected China’s best and brightest youths to participate in an artificial intelligence based ...

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Russia surpassed rivals with precise hypersonic weapons & will deploy more within months – Putin

New Avangard hypersonic glider warheads are just months away from entering military service, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that Russia is the first in the world to develop the breakthrough technology. A hypersonic glider is a type of projectile that can fly and maneuver in the upper atmosphere at speeds of over Mach 5. This makes them harder to ...

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Homeland In-security? 'Entire generation' of US weapons easily hackable

A report from the US Government Accountability Office paints a grim picture of American military security – or the lack thereof. A host of American weapons can easily be hacked, either due to tech issues or human incompetence. The GAO report draws on 30 years of Department of Defense data and interviews with dozens of military officials to reveal a ...

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Netherlands expelled 4 Russians in April for allegedly targeting chemical weapons watchdog

The Netherlands expelled four Russian intelligence officers in April, who allegedly targeted the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Moscow has dubbed the allegations “spy mania.” The operation was the work of Russian military intelligence agents from the GRU, Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld said during a media conference on Thursday. The minister insists that the Russian agents were ...

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Will Musk's SpaceX launch weapons? ‘Think we would,’ company president says

Elon Musk’s rocket-making company is not only tight with the Pentagon but, if duty calls, could also start launching military weapons, SpaceX’s president and chief operating officer has said. SpaceX is known for daring plans to colonize the moon and Mars, and it seems the company is open to including arms in its portfolio of things which they blast into ...

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Bolton promises ‘much stronger’ response if chemical weapons used in Syria

US national security adviser John Bolton has warned that the US, France and UK will launch a ‘much stronger’ response to any chemical weapons attack in Syria, as the US bolsters its regional military presence in preparation. “We’ve tried to convey the message in recent days that if there’s a third use of chemical weapons, the response will be much ...

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Pentagon has ‘zero intelligence’ on Syrian militants’ chemical weapons capabilities – Mattis

Despite having a “fairly good penetration” of the Syrian opposition groups, the US haven’t seen any evidence suggesting that the militants in Idlib are capable of staging a chemical attack, the US Defense Secretary claimed. “We have zero intelligence that shows the opposition has any chemical capability,” James Mattis told journalists on Wednesday, noting that despite its deep “penetration” of ...

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US threatens 'swift & appropriate' response if Syria 'uses chemical weapons again'

The US says it will respond “swiftly and appropriately” if Syrian President Bashar Assad uses chemical weapons “again,” suggesting that Damascus was behind an April “attack” which Moscow says was entirely staged. “The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Idlib province, Syria, where millions of innocent civilians are under threat of an imminent Assad regime attack, backed by ...

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Russia gives US intel on planned chemical weapons provocation in Syria

Moscow has briefed US diplomats on a plan by militants to stage a false flag chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib province meant to frame Damascus, the Russian ambassador in the US has said. Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador in Washington, confirmed to the media on Wednesday he had met with the US special representative to Syria. James Jeffrey, and ...

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Staged chemical weapons attack being prepped in Syria to frame Damascus – Russian MoD

Terrorists are preparing a chemical weapons attack to frame Damascus and provoke an international reaction, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that it would be used as a pretext for the US and its allies to strike Syria. The attack would be used as a pretext for US, UK and French airstrikes on Syrian targets, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major ...

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