“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet’s daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we’re reading about advances in military technology.
1.) Experts: North Korea missile carrier likely from China. The enormous, 16-wheel truck that North Korea used to carry a missile during a recent parade likely came from China in a possible violation of U.N. sanctions meant to rein in Pyongyang’s missile program, experts say.
2.) Iran says it’s recovered data from captured U.S. spy drone. Iran declared Sunday it has “cracked the codes” of the intelligence gathering system of a U.S. spy drone it captured last year for violating its airspace, the nation’s semiofficial media reported.
3.) Android in camouflage: How the military can utilize smartphone tech. Android is still the smartphone platform of choice for the world’s consumers, but it may also be the ideal operating system for the world’s armies, navies and security agencies. The only thing Android is missing is security and hardware for military purposes, according to Finnish wireless engineering firm Elektrobit.
4.) DARPA seeks to wean smart weapons off GPS with hybrid inertial navigation system-on-a-chip. DARPA in Arlington, Va., are trying to reduce the military’s reliance on Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite guidance for advanced munitions, mid- and long-range missiles, and other weapons by creating a navigation-system-on-a-chip that combines traditional and atomic inertial guidance technology.
5.) North Korea military warns of ’special actions’ soon. North Korea’s military says it will launch “special actions” soon meant to wipe out conservative South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s administration.
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