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“The future of conflict”: how a USF institute is developing military technology (by Natalie Weber)

After launching satellites on a SpaceX flight designed and built by engineers at the University of South Florida, the college’s Institute of Applied Engineering has a slew of new projects in their orbit.

Last year, the institute entered an $85 million contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command, after several years of collaboration between the university and SOCOM, under USF Dean of Engineering Robert Bishop. Now in its second year, the Institute is working on about 15 tasks under the contract and looking to shape what Bishop calls “the future of conflict.”

“The way I like to think about it is less than lethal,” he said. “I like to think about it in terms of ‘how can we use technology and how can we use … the resources we have available to protect this great country but to do it in a different way?’”

 

https://www.tampabay.com/news/education/2021/05/14/the-future-of-conflict-how-a-usf-institute-is-developing-military-technology/?utm_source=Florida+High+Tech+Corridor+Council&utm_campaign=9ff5e7b0f8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_03_23_05_32_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4ef4711ee1-9ff5e7b0f8-438577146&mc_cid=9ff5e7b0f8&mc_eid=7dc591ba61

 

 


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