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The Morning Briefing: Military technology

The Morning Briefing: Military technology

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about military technology.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about military technology.

1.) Military spending on biofuels draws fire. When the Navy put a Pacific fleet through maneuvers on a $12 million cocktail of biofuels this summer, it proved that warships could actually operate on diesel from algae or chicken fat.

2.) Australia buys U.S. Growler air warfare technology. Officials say Australia has become the first country other than the United States to buy Boeing EA-18G Growler advanced electronic warfare technology.

3.) Israel military industries develops bullet, shrapnel and fire proof grenade. Israel Military Industries says it has developed a unique grenade that doesn’t explode when hit by shrapnel, bullets or even if exposed to fire.

4.) Military notebook: U.S. disrupts insurgents' circuits. Many may think of the insurgency in Afghanistan as a low-tech operation, but that's not necessarily so. Interfering with the cyber technology of the enemy is an important part of the U.S. strategy, a top commander said last week.

5.) EDAC to produce military engines. EDAC Technologies Corp., a designer and manufacturer of precision components for aerospace and industrial applications, has a new long-term agreement with an unnamed OEM to produce a large case assembly for a military engine program.

Image credit: U.S. Army

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure