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Lessons from F-35 Can Be Applied to Space Weapons, Retired General Says
Like the F-35, future national security equipment needs to be able to execute more than one mission.
Driverless Army Combat Vehicles Face Uncertain Future, General Says
The head of Army Futures Command says combat systems capable of controlling themselves will be difficult to achieve.
Auto-Loader May Be a Challenge for Army’s New Self-Propelled Cannon
The U.S. Army is poised to see its dream of fielding an auto-loading, self-propelled howitzer become a reality.
The Army Is Building a 3D Database of Real Cities for Virtual Reality Training
The effort, known as One World Terrain (OWT), is part of the Army's sweeping modernization effort.
Army Eyeing Navy's High-Powered Laser to Fight Enemy Drone Swarms
Army officials are getting help from the Navy to make the service's High Energy Laser program more than twice as powerful.
Soldiers Will Control Robotic Combat Vehicles in Upcoming Test
Next year, the Army plans to have soldiers fire at targets using remote-controlled robotic vehicles.
Air Force 1st Lieutenant Beats 4-Star Dad in Livestreamed Dogfight Game
Score a win for the Viper pilot in the battle over which Air Force fourth-generation aircraft brings the heat.
This Air Force Base Is Using 1950s Tech to Give F-35 Pilots More Flight Time
The Air Force is turning to half-century-old equipment to get its pilots off the flight lines and back up into the air.
Top Army Official Tests Out Futuristic Smart Combat Glasses
The U.S. Army's new boss recently got a chance do shoot-house training with the latest smart soldier glasses.
Here Are All the Military Planes Flying at Trump's 4th of July Military Parade
All three U.S. stealth aircraft will reportedly fly during this year's "Salute to America" July 4th event in Washington, D.C.
Air Force Commander, Pilot Son to Dogfight in Livestreamed Flight Game
Air Combat Command chief Gen. Mike Holmes will battle his son, 1st Lt. Wade Holmes, an F-16 pilot, in the game Ace Combat 7.
Congress Wants the Navy to Prove it Can Fight Off Enemy Drone, Boat Swarms
Rep. Seth Moulton is pressing Navy leaders to show they’re ready to combat swarms of small boats or drones.
Navy Buys Tech that Can Land F-35s on Carriers with Pinpoint Accuracy
When the F-35C embarks on its first carrier deployment it's expected to take with it a pinpoint-accurate landing system.
Did F-35 Testing for Extreme Weather Conditions Fall Short?
A recent news report shows that weather conditions have some effect on the Pentagon's stealthy fifth-gen fighter.
Air Force's Future Stealthy Combat Drone Could Use AI to Learn
Kratos Defense completed its second test flight of the XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned aerial vehicle on June 11 in Yuma, Arizona.
Army Hopes to Field Robotic Mules to Carry Gear Next Year
Combat units would get remote-controlled robotic vehicles designed to carry ammo, water and other heavy combat necessities.
Sikorsky Gets $542M Navy Contract to Build 6 New Presidential Helicopters
The next president will have a new ride.
Army Close to Picking Firm to Build Hypersonic Weapon, General Says
The service hopes to select a commercial firm to build prototypes of the advanced strategic weapon by late summer.
Army’s Next Infantry Weapon Could Have Facial-Recognition Technology
U.S. Army weapons officials invited defense firms to design and build prototypes of an advanced fire control system.
Army Leaders Turn to New Tech to Fix 'Atrophied' Supply System
U.S. Army leaders discussed how using cell phone apps and 3D printing may help the service's sustainment machine keep up.