Imagine: camouflage that passively confuses and disrupts drones. Or, being able to manipulate a tank’s electro-magnetic signature so as to make it disappear, or appear bigger, or appear to move, or appear to remain still.
Imagine being able to replace a full scale antenna with a battery-sized disposable unit. Imagine a remote turret that can be reconfigured for air defence, anti-armour, or multi-mission capabilities within thirty minutes.
What if we were able to precisely weigh a truck by driving it between two portable tripods? Or precisely measure degradation of vehicle equipment without touching it?
Imagine a drone that uses AI to autonomously find, follow, and employ effects upon adversary assets.
All of these and more were on display as ideas, prototypes, or full production showcases at the recent Army Innovation Day, Quantum Tech Challenge, and Robotics Expo in Perth, as part of the Chief of Army Symposium 2023.
The Cove was there, and here are some of the items that caught our eye, starting with a look at the Expo in this short video:
Image 1 / Multi pulse EW warhead, produced by DefendTex
Image 2 / Robotic dog, as part of a display by Army's Robotic and Autonomous Systems Implementation and Coordination Office
Image 3 / A display depicting magnetic field manipulation, by Shepherd Taylor
Image 4 / Fully integrated AI-driven drone system from Nightingale Intelligent Systems
Image 5 / Reconfigurable remote turret from Moog
Image 6 / AI Powered drone from Frazer-Nash
Image 7 / Some of the Quantum Tech behind an initiative to enhance radar, as part of the Quantum Tech challenge
Image 8 / Drone-disrupting camouflage, as part of a display by University of Technology Sydney
Image 9 / A display from KPMG and RMIT depicting laser detection of equipment degradation, as part of the Quantum Tech challenge
Image 10 / A display from the UWA Quantum Tech challenge entrants about disrupting quantum communications
Stay tuned over the coming weeks for a closer look at various emerging technologies from these expos, as well as outcomes of the Chief of Army Symposium on adaptability. And don’t forget, we are gathering questions about AI, Quantum Tech, and emerging technology to present to Army experts. RICO have graciously agreed to act as SMEs to further your PME in this area, so if you have any questions, enter them below – as your questions come in, we will direct them to RICO, and find the right experts to address them. Enter your questions into the box below.