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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, being aware of the advances made by Russia and China in hypersonic missiles technology, is developing a space sensor system to intercept hypersonic missiles in the air. This technology, currently in phase IIa, is called Hypersonic Ballistic Missile Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS), as reported by Sarah Lavallee in Finance 2nd.

Russian-made 9K333 Verba (SA-25) MAN-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) will defend long-range radars against drone threats. They have to down cruise missiles and drones. The Syrian combat showed that drones pose a major threat to radars. The adversary engages them to destroy radars and strip air defense of the viewing ability. Experts believe MANPADS will reinforce the defense of radars which has been insufficient until recently, the Izvestia daily writes.

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop new cyber tools designed to help prevent vulnerabilities in electronic files that can lead to cyberattacks. Development of these tools will be part of DARPA's Safe Documents (SafeDocs) program, which aims to more effectively identify and reject malicious data in a variety of electronic formats.

One conundrum to providing a realistic and immersive virtual training experience for soldiers is portraying computer-generated people and objects behind real things, and doing so in real-time from multiple perspectives as actors and objects move around. Patti Bielling explains on U.S. Army’s website.

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop software that will enable semi-autonomous multi-domain mission planning. The technology will be designed for military operators to leverage battlespace resources from across various domains, such as space, air, land, and sea, for more effective, efficient missions.

Automatic command and control systems received a new function that was tested at Center-2019 exercise. The system analyzes the tactical situation, terrain, weather and capabilities of friendly and adversary troops. Its algorithm rapidly selects the place where the hardware is invulnerable for adversary artillery, aircraft and drones, but can deliver major damage to them, the Izvestia daily writes.

The Russian armed forces will receive a robotic system designed on the basis of the Pantsir-S antiaircraft missile gun. It will be able to automatically detect, identify and destroy targets without an operator’s interference and thus prevent risks to officers and men. The weapon will be able to operate in super low temperatures and in a contaminated environment.

The Robotics University at Fort Leonard Wood, Training Area 211, is ready to field a new robot -- the Man Transportation Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) -- to be used by the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy for multiple purposes, including explosive ordnance disposal and detection of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards. Sam Campbell reports.

A Chinese technology firm is testing a new attack drone specifically designed to help ground troops in street-level combat, in the hope that it can sell the unit abroad, reports say, Liu Zhen reports in the South China Morning Post.

4th Infantry Division soldiers recently finished the final phases of testing a new battlefield smoke-producing system to conceal units during combat at Fort Carson, Colorado. Capt. Christopher Biddie, Test Officer, U.S. Army Operational Test Command, reports.

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