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Air Force Seeks Laser Weapons for Next Generation Fighters - USNI News

The U.S. Air Force has released a new request for a high-powered laser weapon that could be mounted on a next-generation air dominance fighter in the post-2030 era. “The emphasis of this effort is to identify potential laser systems that could be integrated into a platform that will provide air dominance in the 2030+ highly …
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Jake Morain's comment, April 3, 2014 9:27 PM
The USAF has recently requested information on the use of lasers. Different levels of lasers can be used for targeting (low levels) ballistic missile redirection (medium levels) and to the point of lethal levels that can be used to take down enemy aircraft. In 2009, the Air Force tested this technology on a modified Boeing 747 in the effort to redirect a missile which was successful. If the lasers continue to test succesfully, they may find its way onto the Air Force's sixth generation fighter program design floor.
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Defense Tech | The future of the Military, Law Enforcement and National Security

Defense Tech | The future of the Military, Law Enforcement and National Security | Aspects 2 & 3 - F-22 & The future of combat | Scoop.it
Defense Tech exam­ines the inter­sec­tion of tech­nol­ogy and defense from every angle and pro­vides analy­sis on what’s ahead.
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Jake Morain's comment, April 3, 2014 9:08 PM
Engineers from the University of Michigan are developing contact lenses that contain night vision technology. These lenses are made by placing graphene - a form of carbon. Graphene is a form of carbon that contain light-absorbing photons that make dark images seem lighter.
Jake Morain's comment, April 3, 2014 9:11 PM
Development still has a long way to go. the graphene currently absorbs close to 5% of light, but needs to absorb higher percentages - close to 20% - to be combat ready. also, developers are looking for a way for users to activate/deactivate the graphene so that the user will not have to take the lenses out in order to see in normal light.
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Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicle

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Jake Morain's comment, March 28, 2014 9:43 AM
The Gladiator TUGV (tactical unmanned ground vehicle) program will support the army and marine corps. its job essentially is to do some of the more risky jobs that a soldier would have to do. for example, the gladiator can be used to infiltrate small structures/rooms, inspect target areas in order to provide recon, or lead the way into a target area.
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Jake Morain's comment, March 25, 2014 9:34 AM
The MQ-1C Gray Eagle is an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufactured by General Atomics. the Gray Eagle was developed for the need of a long-distance unmanned aircraft that could be loaded with artillery. With all this in mind, manufacturers needed to keep it all within the guidelines to keep its radar signature low. whether this was done by physical design or enhanced physical ability, it had to be done.
Jake Morain's comment, March 26, 2014 9:18 AM
Manufacturers took both these ideas into consideration when developing the Gray Eagle. while rounding out all of its edges and packing artillery within the fuselage, General Atomics developed a UAV that was virtually invisible. but they didn't stop there. They also raised the combat ceiling (highest altitude at which a plane or jet can operate) so that it is now above most military radar scanners.
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F22 Tom Clancy

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Jake Morain's comment, March 6, 2014 9:29 AM
After the cold war, there was a developmental boom in radar technology. As a result, the US military needed something that could stay one step ahead. Thus the advent of the F-22 Raptor, the first of the 5th generation fighter.
Jake Morain's comment, March 6, 2014 9:29 AM
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Jake Morain's comment, March 6, 2014 9:47 AM
The F-22 is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney F-119 engines producing 35,000 pounds of thrust and a max speed of 1,500 mph(here to pittsburgh in 45 seconds) .This makes the F-22 is the fastest fighter jet in the skies without the use of an afterburner. This type of speed actually helps The jet go undetected, being that it travels half a mile every second.
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VI - STEALTH AIRCRAFT: EAGLES AMONG SPARROWS?

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Jake Morain's comment, March 4, 2014 9:37 AM
There are many different variables that are considered when making a jet "invisible". Designing jets with all smooth surfaces such as the B-2 Bomber "flying wing", interior engine/armament placement, and electronic countermeasures are among the most prevalent. All these techniques are used to attempt to reduce the size of its radar signature.
Jake Morain's comment, March 4, 2014 9:49 AM
Radar Absorbing Material (such as iron ball paint) dissipates most of the radar waves, and the smooth or jagged design redirects most of what remains. Also, engines being built inside the fuselage with air intake and exhaust ducts aimed upward or even put on top of the fuselage reduce a jet's heat signature. ECM is the use of radar jammers and ghost imaging. This is used as a final attempt as it still shows that SOMETHING mechanical is there, but doesnt show what or how big it is.
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HowStuffWorks "How F/A-22 Raptors Work"

HowStuffWorks "How F/A-22 Raptors Work" | Aspects 2 & 3 - F-22 & The future of combat | Scoop.it
The F/A-22 Raptor incorporates the latest stealth technology with a wide array of weapons and computer systems. Learn what sets this jet apart from the F-15.
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Jake Morain's comment, March 3, 2014 9:41 AM
Radar sends beams of radio waves out. By considering the amount of the beams that were reflected back, you can determine the size/shape of an object. The way engineers are designing the exteriors of jets is minimizing its reflectability of radio waves. They do this by one of two design techniques.
Jake Morain's comment, March 7, 2014 9:31 AM
Thanks to the F-22's stealthy design, its radar signature is the size of a bumblebee, even though the jet is more than 60 ft long. The angular shape of the F-22 is its best anti-radar asset. Its rounded fuselage and edges combined with the sawtooth design on the landing gear doors and cockpit leave the jet undetectable.
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9 Amazing Military Technologies of the Future-Kiplinger

9 Amazing Military Technologies of the Future-Kiplinger | Aspects 2 & 3 - F-22 & The future of combat | Scoop.it
Nine military technologies being developed through the DARPA and other parts of the military that could change the face of war
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Jake Morain's comment, April 3, 2014 9:15 PM
microwave ray gun: this weapon uses blasts of microwaves to incapacitate combatants for a period of time. versions of this weapon include a bulk wave shot - for large crowds, and also a rifle-style gun to be used at a distance targeting a single person.
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Raven UAV clips from Act Of Valor - YouTube

HUD styleised for Hollywood. To see the real HUD check these clips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcerPCn3MlA http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_det...
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Jake Morain's comment, April 3, 2014 8:47 PM
a clip from the movie Act of Valor showing the Raven and how it can be used for recon and surveillance. shows how it can track targets locations. also shows the handheld display the controller sees.
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Raven UAS (UAV) - AeroVironment, Inc.

Raven UAS (UAV) - AeroVironment, Inc. | Aspects 2 & 3 - F-22 & The future of combat | Scoop.it
The Raven B System is a Small Unmanned Aircraft system developed by AeroVironment Inc. and used by the United States Armed Forces. This small aerial vehicle is used for surveillance and reconnaissance, and can fly autonomously or with via a remote control.
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Jake Morain's comment, March 26, 2014 9:28 AM
UAV's can come in all different shapes and sizes. One in particular is about half the size of an average man. the RQ-11B Raven is the smallest and most widely used UAV in the US military. equipped with cameras with infrared targeting, troops can deploy the raven simply by turning over its motor and throwing it into the sky. the controller sees everything the Raven sees from a handheld digital display. these are typically used in special operations when stealth is key.
Jake Morain's comment, March 26, 2014 9:30 AM
with a wingspan of 4.5 feet and weighing only 4.2 pounds, the Raven can be carried with ease. the Raven is a lightweight solution designed for rapid deployment and high mobility for military applications requiring low-altitude surveillance and reconnaissance intelligence. 

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Breaking the sound barrier [Jets Compilation] ✔ - YouTube

These are almost all supersonic jet planes breaking the sound barrier on youtube December 2012 Sonic BOOM
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Jake Morain's comment, March 14, 2014 8:56 AM
The speed of sound in our atmosphere is 761 mph. When jets such as the F-22 travel faster than this, they "break the sounds barrier". This event is made known with the "sonic boom" and a vapor cone. the Sonic Boom is the result of the shock waves produced, sounding five times as loud as an average clap of thunder. The vapor cloud is caused by the enormous amounts of pressure surrounding the jet. It compresses all the air around it, almost liquifying the air itself.
Jake Morain's comment, March 14, 2014 8:58 AM
^^^^^^^^^http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/sound/soubar.html
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Capabilities · Lockheed Martin

Capabilities · Lockheed Martin | Aspects 2 & 3 - F-22 & The future of combat | Scoop.it
F-22 Raptor capabilities
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Jake Morain's comment, March 5, 2014 9:50 AM
The f-22 has been the forerunner of the US military's transformation to the implementation of 5th generation fighters. Thanks to its counter-radar design allowing it to penetrate deep behind enemy lines has put the F-22 at the top of its class. " while finding, tracking and targeting enemy air and ground-based threats "
Jake Morain's comment, March 14, 2014 7:37 AM
The F-22 has a wide variety of state-of-the-art technology giving in total dominance in the air. For example, the F-22 generates total information fusion, which is the use of a spectrum of sensors to provide a 360 degree battlespace overview for the pilot. the pilot no longer has to look over his shoulder to see if someone is behind/above/under him. This also helps the engineers building these jets because they can put more of anything in the previously empty space behind the pilot.
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Stealth technology and the counter-stealth response - Airforce Technology

Stealth technology and the counter-stealth response - Airforce Technology | Aspects 2 & 3 - F-22 & The future of combat | Scoop.it
With features to reduce acoustic and visual signatures a key part of the current crop of next-generation fighter jets preparing to deploy around the world over the next ten years, it's an important time for stealth technology.As well as...
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Jake Morain's comment, March 4, 2014 9:30 AM
In this generation of combat, stealth is what gives you the edge. New designs and different building materials (radar absorbing material RAM) are constantly being improved. Technology today can hide an F-22 behind a seagull-sized radar signature.