Silicon Valley Assists U.S. Military In Homeland Defense

NORAD F-22s intercepting Russian Tu-142s
NORAD F-22s, supported by KC-135s and E-3s, intercepted two pairs of Russian Tu-142s entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone.
Credit: U.S. Air Force Capt. Cameron Hiller/NORAD
Nearly two decades after an aircraft struck the Pentagon in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, the military air defense systems are finally getting to the point where they can distinguish between a flock of birds and small unmanned aerial systems. A new software system for processing data may...

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