SOCOM’s new Soviet-based missile; Deep learning supercomputers; Defense spending boost …

The Stolen Soviet Tech in SOCOM’s New Missile I walked into Dynetics’ Huntsville, Ala., offices this week expecting to chat with company executives about rocket engines. Instead we spend a lot of time talking about the latest manufacturing techniques, new spacecraft and the firm’s decades of work studying and reverse engineering enemy weapons, including Soviet ICMBs. Do I have your attention now? U.S. Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, has Dynetics building a new small bomb with technology copied from Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles, called the Small Glide Munition. The technology is called grid fins, which are lattice-like structures that fold out from the bottom of a rocket, bomb, or missile and steer it toward a target.   “If we hadn’t been in the reverse engineering business, we wouldn’t have been able to exploit a…


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