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Navy LCS Gun Could Get Potent Airburst Rounds to Take Out Drones
Crews on littoral combat ships could soon be armed with powerful rounds that can blast hard-to-hit drones out of the sky.
New Pentagon Team Will Develop Ways to Fight Enemy Drones
The DoD named the U.S. Army as executive agent for counter-UAS for all the services.
US OKs Sale of a Dozen F-35B Fighters to Singapore
The State Department approved the sale of up to 12 short-takeoff and vertical landing jets to Singapore.
The Army Is Shooting Battery Prototypes to Make Sure They Don't Catch Fire
Soldier power experts will soon conduct safety tests on improved versions of the Conformal Wearable Battery.
F-16 Shoots Down Drone in Test for New Cruise Missile Defense
An F-16 has taken out a drone using an AGR-20A Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket.
Major Problem with New Air Force Tanker Has Been Fixed, Service Says
The Air Force's newest tanker has been cleared to carry extra passengers and equipment following a three-month ban.
Guardsman Lawmaker's Reconnaissance Plane Saved in Defense Bill
The fiscal 2020 NDAA contains provisions to halt the retirement of an Air National Guard's RC-26 surveillance plane.
The Air Force Just Flew a Surveillance Drone for 2 Days Straight
The Air Force just flew an unmanned aircraft for two days, demonstrating the drone's ability to take off and land by itself.
The Marines and Army Are Developing Longer-Range Rockets. Congress Wants Details
Lawmakers want to know more about what the Pentagon is doing to enhance the U.S. military's long-range artillery.
Finding New Ways to Fight Enemy Drones a 'Top Priority' for the Pentagon
The top Pentagon acquisition official said Tuesday that the U.S. military is ramping up its counter-drone effort.
Air Force F-35 Simulator Will Let Pilots Fly in Formation, Talk to Other Aircraft
The U.S. Air Force will get its first F-35 Lightning II distributed mission training simulator system this spring.
Raytheon Unveils Platoon-Sized Infantry Combat Simulator
"When you put your cheek to the stock of that weapon, you have that same sight [picture] as you would in real life."
After Contract Delays, Army Units Finally Close to Getting New ACFT Equipment
Before units can administer the new assessment to soldiers, they still will need battalion sets of special fitness equipment.
Plans for Pentagon's Future Flying Bomb Truck Begin to Take Shape
DoD officials may select a bomber already in the Air Force's inventory to become its munitions-packed "arsenal plane."
Marines Want Crab-Like Unmanned Vehicle to Clear Beach Mines
The Crawling Remotely-Operated Amphibious Breacher (CRAB) will be a submersible, remote-autonomous system.
In First, Air Force Will Send Secure Data Between an F-22 and F-35
The U.S. Air Force will soon test out a gateway that could finally allow the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor to sha...
Following Army, Air Force Tests ATHENA Laser That Can Destroy Multiple Drones
The Air Force recently tested Lockheed Martin's Advanced Test High Energy Asset anti-drone laser as Pentagon interest in emer...
The Defense Department May Have Found a Fix for Contaminated Water on Bases
Academic researchers and the U.S. Air Force have conducted a test using technology that can destroy hazardous chemical compou...
Marines Buying Dozens More Amphibious Combat Vehicles as Test Phase Nears
The service is buying another 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles as it readies for initial operational test and evaluation.
Marines Could Deploy More 'Lightning Carriers' amid High Demand for Flattops
As carrier maintenance issues mount, the Navy is considering loading up amphibious assault ships with F-35Bs.