Technology is shaping how wars are fought, borders are protected, crooks are caught, and individual rights are defined. DefenseTech stays on top of these changes, rounding up the day’s news, linking to sources of information, and providing analysis on what’s ahead.
Military.com's DefenseTech Blog
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.
Air Force's Secretive Space Plane Touches Down After 2-Year Mission
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is back on the ground after completing its record-breaking unmanned mission in space.
High Alert: A-10 to Get Upgraded 3D Surround Sound System
The U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft is officially about to get some surround sound.
Kamikaze Drones Could Deploy to Protect Patriot Missile Defense Batteries
The Army is looking to integrate counter-drone capabilities into existing Patriot systems.
Air Force Getting Ready to Deploy a Drone-Killing Laser and Phaser
The Air Force is preparing to send vehicle-borne laser drone-killers overseas in just a few months.
Valkyrie Drone Damaged During Air Force Flight Test
The drone is part of the Air Force’s Low-Cost Attritable Strike Demonstration program.
The First Pilotless Black Hawk Will Soon Take Flight
Sikorsky's original S-70 helicopter model would become the Army's UH-60 Black Hawk and spawn a family of helicopters.
Air Force Launches Office to Plan Future Fighter Jets
The Air Force wants to create a combat-ready fighter jet in just five years.
Raytheon System Would Warn Military Aviation Units of Cyber-Hijacking Attempts
One defense company says it has a solution to detect hacks in real time and warn troops in the fight.