Pentagon wants fresh ideas on defending against small drones

DARPA researchers want modular, scalable systems to counter an emerging threat.

Air Force to improve Military Code GPS receivers

A $52.6 million contract with Raytheon calls for modernizing the Miniature Airborne GPS receiver 2000 as the service shifts to stronger, jam-resistant signals.

Navy orders new simulation systems for pilots

With two new contracts, the service looks to expand training programs, particularly for pilots of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Quantum computing center upgrades to focus on AI

A USC-Lockheed Martin computing center doubles qubit capacity for artificial intelligence and optimization applications.

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.

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