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Army Poised to Advance Cross-Domain Capabilities with State-of-the-Art Hangar

The U.S. Army celebrated a ribbon cutting for a new research and development aircraft hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 10. The U.S. Army”s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, moved its Flight Activity or CFA, from a 74-year-old WWII hangar into a modern facility. This multimillion dollar facility is an Army

What to Know About the GBU-43/B, ‘Mother of All Bombs’

The “Mother of All Bombs,” the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, is the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in America’s arsenal, and it was used for the first time in combat on April 13 in Afghanistan against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. If you’ve never heard of this bomb, you’re likely not alone. …

How to Land a Drone on a Manned Airplane: DARPA’s ‘Gremlins’

This time, General Atomics’ secret weapon isn’t the drone. It’s the mechanical arm that catches it in mid-flight — and then hauls it into the back of a C-130 cargo plane, also in mid-flight. General Atomics, which builds the iconic Predator, has rolled out its offering for DARPA’s Gremlins program, blandly called the Small Unmanned