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June 6, 2016 | Source: Doug Cameron, The Wall Street Journal
The Pentagon has decided to rely on an Abu Dhabi-owned company to supply the most advanced microchips used in U.S. spy satellites, missiles and combat jets.A senior U.S...
June 6, 2016 | Source: David Axe, thedailybeast.com
The operator of the world’s biggest and most sophisticated fleet of warplanes isn’t planning on developing a major new dogfighter. How come?The U.S. Air Force has just...
June 6, 2016 | Source: Jen Judson, Defense News
WASHINGTON — Raytheon, in concert with the US Army, has put together a package of upgrades to modernize 1960s-era Patton tanks still used by many Middle Eastern...
June 6, 2016 | Source: Kris Osborn, scout.com
The Navy and Lockheed Martin are looking at developing a variant of the LRASM missile that fires from a deck-launcher on a ship - as opposed to having a weapon that only...
June 3, 2016 | Source: Michael Molitch-Hou, ENGINEERING.com
There are many factors that will play into the ultimate shift of 3D printing as a technology for rapid prototyping to one of end-part manufacturing, but the one area of...
June 2, 2016 | Source: Claire Swedberg, rfidjournal.com
DARPA's Supply Chain Hardware Integrity for Electronics Defense (SHIELD) program is developing an RFID dielet with a sensor to prove the authenticity and integrity of an...
June 2, 2016 | Source: Raytheon Company, prnewswire.com
TEWKSBURY, Mass., May 23, 2016 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has begun deliveries of pulse power containers in support of the U.S. Navy's Railgun program. The...
June 1, 2016 | Source: Soldier of Fortune, sofmag.com
DARPA was commissioned to develop a new stealth motorcycle for the military in 2014. The goal: a motorcycle with no engine noise that allows the rider to sneak up on the...
June 1, 2016 | Source: Yasmin Tadjdeh, nationaldefensemagazine.org
TAMPA, Fla. — Air Force Special Operations Command is on track to equip an AC-130J Ghostrider gunship with a laser weapon by the end of the decade, officials said May 25...
May 31, 2016 | Source: RICHARD WHITTLE; Breaking Defense
When the Marine Corps developed the V-22 Osprey in the 1980s, the vision was pretty simple: fly troops ashore in amphibious assaults launched from beyond the range of...
May 29, 2016 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, John Keller
THE MIL & AERO COMMENTARY, 12 April 2016. A new order for advanced radar-spoofing electronic warfare (EW) equipment got me thinking: how well do U.S. air-to-air...
May 28, 2016 | Source: DoD LIve, Armed With Science, Glenn Selby
Popular science fiction fantasy literature and film fans have long read about and watched their heroes using lasers to disable or destroy large enemy targets. Yet, these...
May 27, 2016 | Source: U.S. Naval Institute, Megan Eckstein
The Navy has plans to boost its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler capabilities in the coming years to match an evolving threat, but plane manufacturer Boeing is...
May 27, 2016 | Source: Defense News, Lara Seligman
WASHINGTON — The military’s top weapons tester has been warning for months that the F-35 will not be ready for its final test phase until 2018 at the earliest. On...
May 26, 2016 | Source: DoD Live, dodlive.mil
As it has been in the past, technological and operational innovation will be the key to it.There’s been a lot of talk about a Third Offset Strategy at the Defense...
May 26, 2016 | Source: Defense Systems, Mark Pomerleau
POSYDON aims to replace current navigational methods that pose a detection risk for undersea vehicles forced to surface periodically to access the space-based Global...
May 26, 2016 | Source: Defense Systems, Mark Pomerleau
U.S. Naval forces are going all in on unmanned technologies. As evidence, look no further than two recent appointments: retired Marine Gen. Frank Kelley as Deputy...
May 25, 2016 | Source: Defense Systems, Mark Pomerleau
The Navy is continuing to move toward replacing its primary aerial jamming pod, the ALQ-99, with the Next Generation Jammer, which will provide significantly greater...
May 25, 2016 | Source: National Defense, nationaldefensemagazine.org, 2016, Vivienne Machi
The U.S. Air Force has no immediate plans to conduct hypersonic vehicle flight tests, the service's chief scientist said May 17. Greg Zacharias said he "was not aware"...
May 24, 2016 | Source: Defense Tech, defensetech.org, 16 May 2016, RIichard Sisk
The military has turned to a directed energy frequency jammer mounted on an assault rifle-type frame to deal with the growing threat of small drones to military bases...