Defense IT

Backpack generates power through soldiers' motion

The Energy Harvester Assault Pack could eliminate the need to carry batteries by harnessing the power produced through natural movement.

Navy strikes deal for backpack anti-IED jammers

The military is continuing to invest in giving ground troops portable electronic warfare tools.

NRL project would collect solar power in space

The orbiting solar array could collect solar energy unencumbered by atmosphere, then transmit it to Earth via microwaves.

Boeing's new autonomous UUV can run for months at a time

The 51-foot long unmanned Echo Voyager, which runs on a rechargeable power system, can operate without a surface support vessel.

DARPA wants a leg-up on off-the-shelf weapons

The agency's Improv program is interested how people can use commercial technology to threaten U.S. military personnel.

DARPA looks to tap social media, big data to probe the causes of social unrest

The Next Generation Social Science program seeks to harness digital connections to identify "the primary drivers of social cooperation, instability and resilience."

Army, Silicon Valley to tackle social media challenge

As part of DOD's effort to collaborate with industry and academia, two projects will work on how to counter adversaries’ malicious use of social media.

An airman goes through flight procedures during Red Flag 16-1.

Endgame cyber solution proves useful for Air Force at Red Flag

The commercial tool has been effective in hunting and securing networks during the Air Force’s two most recent large-scale exercises.

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