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DARPA’s XAI seeks explanations from autonomous systems

Through its Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) programme, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on technologies to enable autonomous systems to better explain their actions. In situations where autonomous systems provide...

Malaysia’s Boustead posts a fall in profits

Malaysian group Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) has posted a decline in profits and flat sales during the third quarter of 2017, it said on 15 November. The company said in a filing to...

China and Philippines sign defence industrial accord

China and the Philippines have signed a defence industrial agreement that will pave the way for increased Chinese exports to the Southeast Asian country and associated technology transfers. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) on...

Industry Can Build 355 Ships, But Which Ones?

WASHINGTON: Sure, American industry can build the 355-ship fleet both Trump and the admirals want, three former Navy Secretaries said today. We can even build it a lot faster than most experts expect, but...

HII Delivers DDG-114 To The Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] delivered its latest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer on Wednesday, the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114), the Navy said. DDG-114 was delivered at HII’s Pascagoula, Miss., facility following successful September in-port...

Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Ralph Johnson

The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Nov. 15. In early September, DDG 114 successfully demonstrated its ship’s systems and readiness during...

Keel Laid for Future USS Lenah H Sutcliffe Higbee

The keel of the future USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) was ceremoniously laid Nov. 14 at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard. The ship’s keel was authenticated by the ship’s sponsors, Louisa...

Turkish maritime drill Dogu Akdeniz-17 coming to a close

Over twenty ships and a number of aircraft are winding up their participation in the Turkish-hosted multinational maritime exercise Dogu Akdeniz-17. The exercise is hosted by Turkey in the… [[ This is a content...

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