(ReliableNews.org) – The US military is still the most advanced in the world. It’s always coming up with new and creative ways to keep the country safe. An announcement about a new project proves that.
In early April, Space.com reported the US Space Force’s X-37B robotic space plane is trying to find a way to gather energy from the sun for power. We later learned the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is developing a project called the Space Solar Power Incremental Demonstrations and Research (SSPIDR). The goal is to gather solar energy and beam it to Earth. The space-based unit along with the receiving stations would convert the solar energy to useful power. This allows the military to maintain reliable power during its missions, specifically, military ground operations.
Ships and ground convoys are often attacked during military supply operations. This technology may reduce the number of convoys used to supply troops in the field. The energy source can also support the remote use of high-power dependent tech equipment used by today’s warfighters. The result? A safer and more efficient means of conducting warfare and saving the lives of American service members.
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