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12634525681?profile=RESIZE_400xWhat would it take for someone to hack a tank?  Modern Western militaries may well be about to find out.  The militaries of the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other powers are contemplating the gradual introduction of electric vehicles into their motorized fleets.  These initiatives are linked to national decarbonization strategies and are also meant to modernize these fleets for the future of warfare.  However, electrification also entails an important and un

12397806069?profile=RESIZE_400xRussia has been accused of attempting to inflame divisions in Germany by publishing an intercepted conversation in which Bundeswehr officials discuss the country’s support for Ukraine, particularly around the supply of Taurus cruise missiles.

The 38-minute conversation, which took place on 19 February 2024, was first published on social media platform Telegram by Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of RT and a sanctioned propagandist, who said the recording had been provided to her by “comra

11029840082?profile=RESIZE_400xThe US military forces used to actively recruit candidates who were avid gamers, due to their expertise in on-line problem solving and keyboard skills.  Now, on-line gaming forums have become a particular worry of the military because of their lure for young service members.  In many US military base recreation halls you will see it; young troops immersed in the world of online games, using government-funded gaming machines or their own consoles.[1]

The enthusiasm military personnel have for gam

10590951269?profile=RESIZE_400xHave you ever heard of the term "cyber soldier"?  If yes, Uncle Sam wants you.  There are military hackers who do fascinating work.  From defending the nation's critical infrastructure to launching attacks on enemy targets, cyber soldiers get advanced training to conduct cyber warfare, even during peacetime.  A cyber soldier's job is to conduct defensive and offensive operations within the military.   Defensive operations refer to protecting their network from enemy cyber soldiers conducting off

10579688677?profile=RESIZE_400xEver since the beginning of the Internet Age, the potential to weaponize digital technologies as tools of international aggression has been known.  This was exposed by Russia’s 2007 cyber-attack on Estonia, which was widely recognized as the first such act by one state against another.  In 2016, NATO officially recognized cyberspace as a field of military operations alongside the more traditional domains of land, sea and air.

The current Russia-Ukraine War demonstrates the next major milestone i

10226651692?profile=RESIZE_400xA provocative piece from Vox, explains the current state of the Russian Cyber War.   After three weeks of fighting, Russia is beginning to deploy increasingly brutal tactics in Ukraine, including indiscriminate shelling of cities and “medieval” siege warfare. Other elements of its military strategy, however, are conspicuously absent in cyberwarfare.  Russia has a history of employing cyberwarfare tactics, which some experts believed could feature prominently in its invasion of Ukraine. The cyber

9982049484?profile=RESIZE_400xHumanoid robot called “Jia Jia” was created by a team of engineers from the University of Science and Technology of China and was presented at a conference in Shanghai at the beginning of 2017.  Jia Jia can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily lifelike robot heralds a future of cyborg labor in China. This was five years ago and was billed as China’s first human-like robot.  2022 - The Brave New World is in full force.