Defense IT


New project wants AI to explain itself

DARPA's XAI project wants machines to be able to make humans understand their reasoning, which would help build trust in autonomous systems.

A Raytheon NMT undergoes testing.

Navy ups contract for enhancing satellite comms

Contract modification for Raytheon will add to the work being done on the high-speed, versatile Navy Multiband Terminals.

The Army is automating digital certificate monitoring in the field

With a bevy of devices for soldiers to keep track of, CERDEC creates a tool that could eliminate the manual method of making sure certificates are ready to authenticate users.

Bots chase down the bugs in Cyber Grand Challenge

In DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge, seven teams from industry and academia strove to show how automated systems could find and fix software flaws within seconds.

A Navy diver puts Cornell University’s UUV into the water.

Research teams plumb the depths of autonomy with RoboSubs

Schools from around the world join a competition to advance UUV technology and encourage a new generation of engineers.

An engineer at Aberdeen Proving Grounds demonstrates SMASH.

Army looks to set up command posts on the fly

CERDEC is developing a wireless, voice activated system that can help expeditionary forces set up on the go.

Engine glitch stalls Navy's MUOS-5 satellite

The Navy considers its options after the main engine fails for the fifth satellite in the constellation, which is intended to be a spare

Air Force says the F-35 is combat ready

The Joint Strike Fighter, the most complex and expensive weapon system in history, gets a green light from its biggest customer.

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