Saint Leo University
Computer Systems 203
High Teach Software for Military Use
The Pentagon is going to initiate a streamline and tap design into the technological hi-tech private sector, but the growing edge of the American forces are being overshadowed in the hi-tech field from other countries. The government is concerned that the American military technological superiority is now at risk and needs to be evaluated. New challenges that the military must face stem from new technologies such as drones and micro computing. These devices are more accessible than in the time period from the cold war to the 60’s.The super power nations of the world are no longer alone when concerning new weapons technology.
Leads of the Pentagon do not believe, at this point, that our forces are losing their technological edge. Based on data from cyber activities there is a greater risk than being acknowledged. Officials also report that by breaching American computer networks hackers are leaving cyber fingerprints for them to follow. As more attacks continue to occur it only displays to the American public that our computer network systems are vulnerable.
The new robotic revolution of the 21st century has helped warfare in the aviation fields will soon be coming to navy ships at sea. This advanced technology can be seen under the water by mobilizing spy satellites, drones that will launch from the bottom of the ocean, and unmanned robotic submarines. All of which will be controlled through robotic and voice activation systems. With this new system one day pods will launch drones into the air and even from the sea. In order for that to happen there must be a communication link with American forces to prevent electronic jamming in the field. The Robust Automatic Transcription of Speech program will be able to create algorithms for this program and with new software in speech, language and key word spotting this technology is within reach. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) is known for its GPS, Air Force stealth fighters, and drones. DARPA is counting on the people at the Strategic Technologies Office to do research concerning weapons that will one day define high-tech communications systems for the military in the field of battle. These weapons have also been considered for use to help Home Land Security.
The U.S military states it was in jeopardy of losing its hi-tech technological advantage unless they invest in new research to find new ways to build hi-tech computer weapons that will be much faster than those in other counties. The Pentagon would like to unveil new ideas that will streamline the red tape so they may tap into hi-tech technology in the private sector that could help the American forces in the battle field. The Pentagon is somewhat concern that there robotics will be compromised. Another challenge that arises is that the drones used along with their micro-computing can be easily hacked by other countries; a fact that our government must deal with in an age of rapidly evolving technology.
U.S Army Special Forces groups are in the process of testing artificial bug like drones that can help change the future of how the military operates in the field. This little drone can scan the perimeter by flying into an area before the soldiers come in. This device is called PD-100 Black Hornet and sends photos and GPS information back to a computer. This drone can fly for 30 minutes and has a range up to two miles, has a both red and black thermal cameras that you can use during the day or at night. The design of the Black Hornet is made by the Norwegian company Prox Dynamics. The British Army has been using this drone sense 2013 and now the US Army is showing a lot of interest in this advanced technology. The Navy's Advanced Electronics and Computer Field will begin offering complete extensive training in the aspects of