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Airman's 'Frankenphone' connects ground forces, drone pilots

An Air Force sensor operator uses scrap parts to develop a low-budget solution to streamline communication between drone pilots and forward operators calling in air strikes.

Air Force certifies SpaceX for satellite launches

Upstart will compete with incumbent United Launch Alliance on GPS III launches.

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.