Air Force steps up the competition for a new rocket engine

Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Services join two other companies in developing prototypes to replace the Russian-made RD-180 engine.

Army picks 17 companies for $5B ITES-3H contract

The contract for hardware, software and related services will run into February 2021.

Carter looking to drop 'cyber bombs' on ISIS

The Defense secretary, while offering few details, said DOD is looking to limit the group's command and control capabilities and overload its networks.

Army awards new deal for Manpack radios

Harris Corp. gets a maximum $12.7 million contract to supply the two-channel, software-defined radios.

A Shadow UAS at launch.

Army wants lightweight weapons for UAS

The service is looking for small guided munitions to be outfitted on unmanned aerial systems, though it's not saying which UAS would use them.

China's new radar installation raises the stakes in Pacific

The installation, along with other activities, changes the operational landscape in the South China Sea, the Navy and analysts warn.

Army immerses soldiers in a virtual reality dome

Natick researchers’ new VR dome will help study the impacts of real-world operational situations on soldiers’ cognitive abilities and performance.

Global Hawk takes another step toward replacing the U-2

Manufacturer Northrop Grumman said the unmanned aircraft successfully competed flight tests for the first time with the SYERS-2 sensor found on the U-2.

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