The first article that caught my eye was this:
Then we switch to something a little more tasty: Taranis & Mantis
The Global Information Grid (GIG) is an all-encompassing communications project of the United States Department of Defense. It is defined as a “globally interconnected, end-to-end set of information capabilities for collecting, processing, storing, disseminating, and managing information on demand to warfighters, policy makers, and support personnel.” The GIG includes owned and leased communications and computing systems and services, software (including applications), data, security services, other associated services, and National Security Systems. Non-GIG IT includes stand-alone, self contained, or embedded IT that is not, and will not be, connected to the enterprise network
According to the New York Times:
The Pentagon is building its own Internet, the military’s world wide web for the wars of the future.The goal is to give all American commanders and troops a moving picture of all foreign enemies and threats – “a God’s-eye view” of battle.This “Internet in the sky,” Peter Teets, under secretary of the Air Force, told Congress, would allow “marines in a Humvee, in a faraway land, in the middle of a rainstorm, to open up their laptops, request imagery” from a spy satellite, and “get it downloaded within seconds.”Advocates say networked computers will be the most powerful weapon in the American arsenal. Fusing weapons, secret intelligence and soldiers in a globe-girdling network – what they call net-centric warfare – will, they say, change the military in the way the Internet has changed business and culture.“Possibly the single most transforming thing in our force,” Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has said, “will not be a weapons system, but a set of interconnections.”
Taking this one step further down the rabbit hole I am quoting below an extract from an article posted on the Infowars website (by Chris Paine, developed from extensive research carried out by AI of the Prison Planet Forum): –
It seems the U.S. Air Force is investing huge sums of money, which began at a summit at the University of North Dakota, into the development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Army! Thats right folks, and there is a flavor for everyone planned for full force deployment by 2047! Not only is their the Predator and Global Hawk that the world has grown so familiar with, but they are also developing mid- and short-range UAVs as well. All of which are currently capable of autonomously taking off, flying en route to the “mission area” and landing, allowing for minimal human interaction. The real crazy stuff comes in the form of Fly insect-shaped UAV designed for espionage. These micro-sized vehicles are capable of full audio and video transmission making secrecy a thing of the past!As if that wasn’t enough, the payload on each of these machines vary from Infrared/Electro-optical missiles to being able to deploy nano-machine weapons engineered in various different ways. Able to infect the target(s) resulting in whatever devious malaise they are programmed with and ultimately resulting in death.
Below is a video displaying some of the technology mentioned above..courtest of the US Airforce