Defense IT

Future of unmanned capabilities: MALE vs HALE

While the U.S. has had a lot of success with medium-altitude unmanned aircraft against non-state actors, more technologically formidable militaries such as China's could be a problem.

Special Forces: Why use a Cadillac when a Ford will do?

Budgetary pressures and the wide variety of threats prompt SOCOM to prioritize its ISR resources to reflect each threat.

High-power laser weapon advances to field testing

The HELLADS project, funded by DARPA and the Air Force Research Lab, is shooting for a small, lightweight laser capable of 150 kilowatts of output.

Cutting-edge glasses give Marines a clear view of augmented reality

The glasses, developed by ONR, were used for the first time with the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer.

Air Force gives Lockheed $735M deal for satellite support

The contract calls for continued support of three generations of satellite communications.

China's military calls for 'online Great Wall'

Amid a massive military build-up in the South China Sea, the PLA argues in a commentary that "sovereignty" in cyberspace is the front line in competition with the West.

How brainwaves could teach software to ID threats

ARL has started research into using the EEG readings of experienced soldiers to train algorithms that would in turn help future soldiers.

NRL patents a small, orbital space junk sensor

The low-power, low-cost Optical Orbital Debris Spotter will allow for greater monitoring of the space debris threatening critical satellite infrastructure.