Kelsey D. Atherton, C4ISRNET

Kelsey D. Atherton


Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Recent articles by Kelsey:

For Belarus, two rockets on a drone are better than one

When it comes to hunting tanks or other armored vehicles from the sky, a second anti-tank round could be the difference between an enemy destroyed or an enemy merely deterred. → Read More

Can scout drones be programmed with new tricks?

Exyn Technologies announced this week it has built code to allow drones to fly in and map a GPS-denied environment. → Read More

DARPA bets big on hypersonic missile interceptors

Glide Breaker is a program to see if missile interception can work at hypersonic speeds and trajectories. → Read More

Tomorrow Wars Volume 1 Issue 17: Mining the Future

In the latest issue of the Tomorrow Wars newsletter, a discussion of how explosives made in the present can carry harm decades, sometimes even centuries, into the future. → Read More

DARPA wants commanding robots to work like a video game

DARPA's latest swarming exercise brings gesture control and haptic feedback to swarm management. → Read More

We don’t really know what we don’t know in orbit

Recent events show that current methods for calculating satellite collision in orbit are outdated and nearsighted, and better math for conjunction mitigation could shape how humans manage risk to maintain vital functions of space. → Read More

New cybersecurity system protects networks with LIDAR, no not that LiDAR

By combining multiple machine learning tools and mediating them, a new approach to cybersecurity hopes to adapt and learn into the future. → Read More

What electronic warfare can learn from a wagon full of smart phones

Creating a traffic jam with one vehicle is hard, unless that vehicle can fool maps into thinking it is 99 vehicles. → Read More

Army seeks robots to supply its big guns with ammunition

Expertise in AI for off-road driving could safely transport explosive payloads to their proper destination. → Read More

Tomorrow Wars Volume 1 Issue 16: The Uncanny Ally

From pigeon-feather robots to self-healing mechanical joints, lessons for robots from the world of biology. → Read More

New “Savior” drone is read for the trenches of the 2020s

Ukraine's new quadcopter is built with the lessons of recent electronic warfare in mind. → Read More

How can the military use living bricks that multiply?

Engineered living materials are a possible solution to concrete scarcity. → Read More

Why did the military research a pigeon-feathered drone?

Researchers at Stanford explored the mechanics of bird feathers using a drone. → Read More

Pentagon will start figuring out AI for lethality in 2021

The Pentagon's AI center plans to explore how to apply artificial intelligence to battle. → Read More

Can special ‘skin’ make an unflappable new Air Force drone?

A new Air Force project tests wings without control surfaces. → Read More

Russian Army will develop of Storm robot tank and Ally

The two uncrewed ground vehicles, in development by private industry for years, are now going to be formal military programs. → Read More

Why the military might want robots that heal

A novel technique in joint design for legged robots could lead to more self-sufficient machines. → Read More

Don’t expect an invasion of Iran to be TikTok’d

Apps provide one way to turn the tracking information of smartphones into an intelligence asset for adversaries. → Read More

Will Russia’s nuclear armed bombers in 2040 be drones?

As Russia looks to modernize and replace its aging bomber fleet, it might move beyond requirng on-board crews. → Read More

Tomorrow Wars Volume 1 Issue 14: Hypersonic Santa

In this Christmas-themed newsletter, a look at how a wrong number led to an easy myth for explaining missile risk, sort of. → Read More