The recommendation nearly doubles the 80 to 100 aircraft the Air Force plans to buy, but he says more are needed if the U.S. is to maintain its advantage in the long-range precision-strike mission.
Researchers backed by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) technology that will one day, it is hoped, allow military physicians to implant chips into our brains that will make sure we never forget anything. And although this sounds like science fiction—perhaps a movie starring Keanu Reeves from the ’90s—it’s quickly becoming a reality.
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Scientists have already tested out implants in people suffering from brain injuries to improve their memory, the defense agency announced at a conference, according to DefenseOne.
DefenseOne is also reporting that a group of scientists from China may have created a stealth material that could make future fighter jets very difficult to detect by some of today’s most cutting-edge anti-stealth radar.
The researchers developed a new material they say can defeat microwave radar at ultrahigh frequencies, or UHF. Such material is usually too thick to be applied to aircraft like fighter jets, but this new material is thin enough for military aircraft, ships, and other equipment.
Stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit problems and keep service members alert during long stretches of combat might increase vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder, a new study suggests, according to Military.com
Defense Department researchers analyzing data from nearly 26,000 service members found that those with prescriptions for the stimulants were five times more likely to have PTSD.
Drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin raise concentrations of the brain chemical norepinephrine, which has been shown to result in more vivid and persistent memories of emotionally charged situations. Traumatic memories are a hallmark of PTSD.