Defense IT


US-China counterspace tensions mount

The Pentagon's latest report to Congress highlights China's growing military space efforts, which include the ability to disrupt what the U.S. or other countries can do.

At the recent Sea-Air-Space Expo, Navy engineer Steve Price displays a small additively manufactured modular payload multi-rotor drone, capable of accepting a variety of payloads.

How 3D printing can aid the military supply chain

The Naval Surface Warfare Center sees additive manufacturing as a way to deliver "just-in-time" parts, at a much lower cost than current methods.

Bluefin’s SandShark a new breed of small, versatile underwater drones

The autonomous UUV, weighing less than 15 pounds, is capable of a variety of missions, including operating in swarms.

The Air Force wants to add sense and avoid technology to RPAs such as the Predator.

Air Force looking for next-gen sensors

AFRL puts out a call for technologies to improve targeting via new electro-optical sensors for ISR and situation awareness.

Air Force: Cyber is a factor in future air superiority

Two studies point out that cyber activities and a changing threat landscape are having an impact on how the service approaches operations in air and space.

An RQ-21A Blackjack

Navy says hit me again with Blackjack UAS

The small, rail-launched ISR drones are used by the Navy and Marines for ISR, and have shown potential for domestic use.

DOD implementing a system to monitor insider threats

The system will look for systemic threat issues, whether they occur intentionally or accidentally.

Air Force turns its attention to small UAS platforms

The proliferation of small systems present a threat, but also an opportunity, the service says in a recently released 20-year plan for small UAS.

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