Defense IT


Marines’ trail-blazing unmanned helicopter returns home

The K-MAX, which exceeded expectations as a cargo-hauling drone in Afghanistan, is being put into storage.

ARL explores dual-sensor gunfire detection, location

Logos Technologies, under a $9.7 million contract, will integrate audio and visual systems onto aerostats to detect hostile gunfire, explosions.

Researchers look to unlock the potential of synthetic biology

A DARPA program wants to make engineered organisms, which could create new sensors, coatings, drugs and other products, more robust, stable and safe.

US says China conducted secret anti-satellite weapons test

Tests of China’s ability to destroy satellites in orbit undermine stability in space and must stop, say State Department officials.

DARPA chief: Military's focus on big systems 'is now killing us'

Prabhaker says Pentagon has to shed its expensive, slow-moving approach to technology and new weapons.

Air Force takes $495M step toward hosted payloads for satellites

The service awards a contract to 14 companies with a plan for fast, flexible satellite operations.

DARPA moves ahead on protecting military wireless networks

The Wireless Network Defense program looks to lay the foundation for the next generation of wireless systems.

9/11 Commission: History could repeat in cyber realm

Ten years after their report, the authors warn of complacency in the face of a growing threat from state actors.