Or more accurately, the US Navy wants to own the world’s largest ‘robotic’ ships. Namely, in the form of what has been titled the Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle (LUSV). Recently, the UK’s Royal Navy’s dangerously low number of ships has been highlighted by events in the Persian Gulf, with Iran seizing a British-flagged oil tanker […]

As demonstrations continue against a biulll which would allow extraditions from Hong Kong to China, many have wondered what this means for Beijing’s increasing use of police state surveillance techniques. In the last few years, increasing attention has been given to the more distasteful aspects of China’s ‘Social Credit System’, which has seen journalists essentially […]

What do you get when you cross racing cars and warships? Combat lasers, apparently! Dragonfire, the Royal Navy’s chosen Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) system, has been proposed for the next generation of defensive systems aboard warships (and, most likely, eventually for civilian ships as an anti-piracy measure), to defeat not only incoming anti-ship missiles, […]

When the fictional Ellen Ripley was brought aboard Gateway Station for recovery, during ‘Aliens‘, it seemed like a generic concept which might, some day, become a reality. Now it seems as if NASA’s planning to create the real thing. Granted, it’s technically termed ‘Lunar Gateway’ and to be placed in our moon’s orbit, not Earth’s, […]