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In Tomorrow’s Wars, Battles Will Be Fought With a 3-D Printer
May 18, 2013
4:35 pm
Mark Fleming
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July 23, 2011

Fascinating Wired article.  Recommend reading.

In Tomorrow’s Wars, Battles Will Be Fought With a 3-D Printer

A 3-D printed drone is shot down by insurgents near a far-flung base manned by the U.S. military. Within hours, a small lab dropped onto the base by a helicopter days before churns out a replacement — along with plenty of ammunition and reinforced shelters for the troops. A few miles off a nearby coastline, a naval ship-turned-factory harvests resources from the sea and uses on-board printers to make everything from food to replacement organs.

It’s a far-out vision for future combat, but at least one naval officer thinks it could happen….





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