Oct 19, 2020
Could the Army’s 1,000-Mile Cannon Bring Back Battleships?
Big guns made battleships obsolete decades ago. But what if the very same weapon that killed them ultimately ushers in their return?
Oct 12, 2020
Air Force’s New Fighter Stuffed With Secret Tech
The mysterious aircraft will deliver “survivability, lethality, and persistence.” Here's how.
Oct 5, 2020
New Urban Combat Drone Is a Shotgun Toting Hexacopter
Killer drones are making it increasingly difficult to hide on today’s battlefields. The U.K. has developed a new fighting drone designed to help soldiers breach urban defenses....
Sep 11, 2020
What Is Trump's New Nuclear Weapon?
In a series of interviews, President Donald Trump told Bob Woodward that he had built a new nuclear weapon system “nobody’s ever had.” However, the complexity of...
Aug 29, 2020
Why the C-5 Galaxy Is Such a Badass Plane
The C-5 can swallow main battle tanks and take them to Antarctica...and that's just the beginning.
Aug 22, 2020
Air Force Accidentally Reveals It Wants a Hypersonic Nuke
The U.S. Air Force may have accidentally revealed its interest in a hypersonic nuclear weapon system. The Air Force's list of future upgrades for intercontinental ballistic missiles...
Aug 5, 2020
After 75, USS Indianapolis Crew Gets Congressional Gold Medal
Japanese torpedoes struck the Navy cruiser, which delivered the atomic bomb, in one of WWII's biggest tragedies.Congress awarded the crew of the U.S. Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis...
Aug 3, 2020
Hypersonic Weapons Testing Faces a Big Problem: Killer Whales
Washington State officials say that planned firings of the new Hyper Velocity Projectile will harass killer whales, a federally protected marine mammal.Washington State officials...
Jul 25, 2020
What the F-35 of the Future Will Look Like
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is scheduled to receive a long list of upgrades that will ideally keep it the dominant multi-role fighter for years to come.The F-35, already in service...
Jul 16, 2020
Air Force Is Moving From Smart Bombs to Thinking Bombs
Golden Horde introduces swarm tactics to guided munitions—but it also lets the weapons make real decisions.
Jul 16, 2020
Will U.K.'s Tempest Fighter Jet Be Battery-Powered?
The U.K.'s next generation fighter jet could be powered by electricity instead of jet fuel. That's the word from BAE Systems, the lead contractor on the Tempest fighter, which has...
Jul 10, 2020
The F-16's Replacement Won't Have a Pilot at All
Somehow, Skyborg will be an operational weapon system in just three years.The Air Force, according to Aviation Week & Space Technology, expects to have the first operational...
Jun 25, 2020
The Osprey Officially Joins the U.S. Navy
The first Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to serve with the U.S. Navy joined the fleet Monday, June 22, in a small, socially distanced ceremony in California. The CMV-22B Osprey replaces...
Jun 24, 2020
This Robot Tank Is a Glimpse at the Future of Armored Warfare
A new unmanned ground combat vehicle represents the best look yet at the future of unmanned warfare. The Type X robotic combat vehicle (RCV) is a heavily armed, unmanned mini-tank...
Jun 19, 2020
Navy F/A-18s Can Now Carry the Stormbreaker Bomb
A U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet successfully launched a Stormbreaker glide bomb, a major step towards initial operational capability later this year. Stormbreaker is the...
Jun 4, 2020
U.S. Army Tests Scope to Take Down Drones
A new electronic tracking scope designed to give soldiers first round hit accuracy has been spotted in the hands of U.S. Army troops. The SMASH 2000 Plus scope locks onto targets in...
May 26, 2020
New and Improved Tomahawk Missile Now Runs on Corn
The new fuel blend uses feedstocks instead of petroleum in an effort to limit the military's dependence on fossil fuels.
May 22, 2020
Black Hawk Helos Can Now Launch Drones From Midair
The drones could help the survivability of the Black Hawk and future helicopters.The U.S. Army successfully launched a drone from a flying helicopter, sending the unmanned aerial...
May 19, 2020
How Could the AC-130 Gunship Get Any Better?
While a bit behind schedule, the Air Force's gunship is finally getting outfitted with lasers.
Apr 23, 2020
Russia Field Testing Its New Armata Tank in Syria
The Russian government has revealed that its new T-14 Armata main battle tank was shipped to Syria for use under “field conditions.” Armata, a brand new tank design, was...
Apr 3, 2020
The Pentagon Just Bought a Bunch of F-35s
The U.S. Military just placed an order for 78 new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, a $4.7 billion agreement that will provide planes for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. The...
Mar 9, 2020
The Air Force’s New Weapon Is…Shipping Containers?
The U.S. Air Force wants the ability to deploy hundreds of drones across a future theater of war, storing them in shipping containers until the moment they are needed. Drone maker...
Feb 25, 2020
Russia Unveils Laika, Its Next-Gen Nuclear Attack Sub
Russia is preparing to begin work on a brand new class of nuclear-powered attack submarine designed to compete with the best of NATO's submarines. The new Laika-class submarine,...
Feb 22, 2020
The U.S. Army Has a Tank Named 'Baby Yoda'
The U.S. Army is headed to Europe, and one of the most dangerous fighting vehicles being sent that way is named... "Baby Yoda".The tank is part of an entire division's worth of...
Feb 19, 2020
USAF Created a Mini Rifle That Fits in Its Ejection Seats
The U.S. Air Force developed a new assault rifle that breaks down into two pieces, allowing it to be stored in the ejection seat of modern jets. The GAU-5A carbine is designed to...
Feb 14, 2020
'Mixed Reality' Goggles Will Give U.S. Army Soldiers Super Vision
The goggles will display crucial information, allowing soldiers to make decisions more quickly.The U.S. Army is planning to buy 40,000 pairs of 'mixed reality' goggles, enough to...
Feb 10, 2020
The Air Force Could Cut Loose Tons of Older Planes
Retiring older planes would make room for a new generation of aircraft.The U.S. Air Force is planning major cuts to its fleet of fighters and bombers, many of which are three decades...
Feb 6, 2020
Navy’s Unmanned Growler Is a Look at War’s Future
The Navy converted manned combat jets into unmanned ones. Nobody had any idea they were doing it.
Jan 30, 2020
Scientists Improve Body Armor By Adding a Pinch of Silicon
Silicon can help reinforce boron carbide's biggest weakness.Researchers at Texas A&M University have figured out how to make boron carbide body armor capable of stopping high...
Jan 29, 2020
The Army Wants to Use AI to Predict Where the Next Battle Will Take Place
The Aided Threat Recognition from Mobile Cooperative and Autonomous Sensors program will tell the Army where the enemy will strike next.
Jan 27, 2020
How the Zumwalt’s Strange Design Actually Helps It Handle Rough Waters
The U.S. Navy's newest destroyer is a “better ride” in rough seas than other ships, thanks to the shape of the hull and other factors. The USS Zumwalt, with its knifelike...
Jan 24, 2020
Why France's Nuclear Weapons Still Matter
Paris wanted its own deterrent, both to protect itself and to keep France "great." Nuclear missile submarines also allowed France to leave NATO for a good number of years while...
Jan 23, 2020
Gremlin Drone's First Flight Turns C-130 Into a Flying Aircraft Carrier
The Pentagon's leading research and development agency conducted the first flight of the X-61A drone system. Known as the Gremlin, the X-61A would be launched by large aircraft near...
Jan 22, 2020
Air Force's B-21 Will Be a High-Tech Doomsday Machine
Key point: The B-2 is already a powerful and sneaky bomber armed with nuclear weapons. But the B-21 promises to be even stealthier and with new technologies that will make it...
Jan 21, 2020
Soldiers Could Soon See Around Corners With Lasers
Here's an unexpected way lasers might beam their way onto the battlefield: sneaking a look around corners to detect adversaries.University researchers funded by the Pentagon can now...
Jan 17, 2020
The Air Force Is Testing a Hypersonic Rocket Booster
The Air Force Research Laboratory's X-60A hypersonic research rocket completed a new round of realistic ground testing. The rocket's engine was tested in both “cold flow”...
Jan 1, 2020
The U-2’s ‘Moon Suit’ Is Almost As Impressive as the Plane Itself
The U.S. Air Force is continuing to improve the pressurized flight suit used by U-2 spy plane pilots, 64 years after the airplane's first flight. The service is using emerging tech,...
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