Small, deep-UV lasers could detect biological and chemical agents on the battlefield

DARPA’s LUSTER program aims for handheld lasers that would allow soldiers to detect dangerous substances from a distance.

Biometrics for access control is knocking on the door

After a 90-day Army pilot program, provost marshal general concludes: “This is the future.”

Classified NRO satellite readied for launch

Secret mission will use a heavy lift launch configuration.

Navy sending black-box locator to aid in search for MH 370

The Pacific Command is sending the highly sensitive Towed Pinger Locator 25 system to the Indian Ocean.

Watch: Big Dog robotic mule gets a head-arm

Four-legged robot is now capable of throwing heavy objects.

Pentagon to reconsider medals for UAV pilots and cyber warriors

Hagel orders a review of military decorations and awards program.

The future of satellites: What are the options?

From reusable launch vehicles to high-throughput satellites and hosted payloads, DOD looks to meet rising demand while cutting costs.

Next phase of Mobile Hotspot program takes wing

DARPA hires L-3 to develop radio and router pods that can be mounted on a Shadow UAV, creating an airborne hotspot.