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  1. An autonomous swarm boat taking part in a demonstration. Navy

    VIDEO: Robot boats will escort naval vessels

    A successful test along the James River heralds a new use for unmanned systems.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  2. Airmen prepare to do an inspection on a TPS-75 radar in 2012. The 3DELRR program will replace the AN/TPS-75 system. US Air Force

    Air Force awards contract to build next-gen expeditionary radar

    Raytheon beat Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman for the award.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  3. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle taxis in a 2010 test. Air Force

    VIDEO: NASA's secret X-37B space plane will use shuttle hangars

    The program has also completed testing to confirm the planes can land on former shuttle runway.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  4. New Way To Thwart IEDs: JIEDDO and the US Army are testing out robots that may do a better job of keeping IEDs out of culverts than the low-tech bars in current use. Here, Marines in Afghanistan's Helmand province install a 'culvert denial system,' comprised of two metal-bar grates, in March. Sgt. Jessica Ostroska/ / US Marines

    JIEDDO, Army test underground robots

    The Army Research Lab and the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) have just wrapped up a critical new test of small ground and air unmanned assets aimed at detecting improvised explosive devices in culverts in subterranean environments, and officials s

    • Oct 17, 2014
  5. Mike Tanner is President and CEO of HDS Federal. Jason Williams

    The data challenge of UAVs

    ISR data presents a formidable management task.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  6. The ArrowLite, ready to pack for transport. Courtesy

    AUSA: New lightweight UAV defies crosswinds

    The ArrowLite from Stark Aerospace carries ISR hardware.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  7. The changing face of war is changing the concept of tactical radios. DoD

    Tactical radios evolve to meet a new world of demands

    Changing needs on the battlefield require a fresh approach enabled by new technologies

    • Oct 16, 2014
  8. Streamlined Tech: Many of the Army's tactical vehicles, such as this Stryker armored personnel carrier, must pull in GPS signals for several individual pieces of communications and navigation gear. Army planners want to streamline this. US Army

    AUSA: Army seeks new positioning tech

    Concerned about GPS vulnerabilities, the military is developing alternatives.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  9. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics, and technology, left, and Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, speak at an Oct. 14 press conference at the annual meeting of the Association of the US Army in Washington, D.C. Mike Morones / Staff

    AUSA: Science, tech spending key to technical edge

    Ongoing investment is necessary even when budgets tighten.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  10. MG Robert Ashley: All soldiers need a basic understanding of open-source intelligence. Army

    AUSA: Army to require open-source intel training

    All soldiers must gain at least a basic understanding of OSINT.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  11. Intel in Tactical Hands: The ArrowLite UAV, which soldiers launch by hand, is designed to help troops on the ground collect actionable intelligence. Israel Aerospace Industries

    AUSA: IAI pitches ISR gear for ground troops

    Israeli company shows off UAV, countermine package at expo.

    • Oct 17, 2014
  12. Electron microscope photo of photonic crystal fiber from the US Naval Research Laboratory. The diameter of the solid core at the center is 5 micrometers, which is 5 millionths of a meter. Naval Research Laboratory via Wikipedia.

    White House launches DoD-sponsored photonics competition

    Up to $110M is available to develop light-based technology.

    • Oct 16, 2014
  13. COTS devices gain a tactical edge

    Consumer market technologies and concepts influence tactical radio development and acquisition.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  14. Increased technological sophistication leads to an increase of security risks. U.S. Marines

    Tactical radio security adapts to new threats

    Data protection measures create new financial and usability burdens.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  15. A wave of waveforms

    Sophisticated waveforms boost tactical radios' performance, flexibility and securing.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  16. AUSA: The time for acquisition reform may be at hand

    An increased focus on competition, Congressional attention could facilitate change.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  17. Forty percent of the Army's vehicles could be fitted with a Raytheon anti-jamming product, the company says. Army

    Raytheon upgrades anti-jam system

    GPS-AJ could be integrated into nearly half of the U.S. Army's land vehicles.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  18. Raytheon releases wearable intel system

    Troops in areas lacking bandwidth can receive and generate intelligence information with the device.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  19. The Air Force has awarded a contract for spectrum warfare technologies. Air Force

    Air Force awards spectrum warfare contract

    Northrop Grumman, Leidos are among the winners.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  20. Seventh GPS IIF satellite completes orbital checkout

    A total of 12 IIF satelites will be launched.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  21. AUSA: UTC Aerospace Systems unveils intel software

    Company also talks about sensor deliveries, night vision.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  22. DARPA is looking for sensors to improve the ability of combat troops to detect chemical and biological agents. Sgt. Katryn Tuton / Army

    DARPA seeks better chemical, biological detection

    The SCOUT program wants to find sensors to identify dangerous substances in operational military environments.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  23. GEN David Perkins, shown here during a May change-of-command ceremony, says the Army must be 'constantly learning, adapting and innovating.' Air Force

    AUSA: Army targets adaptability in new operating concept

    The Army must be constantly learning and innovating, general says.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  24. Soldiers take part in a semi-annual network integration evaluation at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. US Army

    AUSA: New war game to focus on tech, partnerships

    Army Warfighter Assessment will replace a Network Integration Exercise beginning in 2016.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  25. A software system under development at Raytheon will be a 'very important step' in bring electronic warfare personnel and assets into the overall operations process, says COL Jim Ekvall, Chief, U.S. Army Electronic Warfare Division. Rob Curtis/Staff

    AUSA: New electronic warfare tool will aid planning

    Raytheon is developing the web-based system under an Army contract.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  26. DARPA seeks software protections against cyber faults

    A new project calls for 'revolutionary' innovations in defensive cyber techniques.

    • Oct 15, 2014
  27. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson (pictured) and Army Gen. Charles Jacoby are in regular contact on threats that call for collaboration. Rob Curtis/Staff

    AUSA: Army, DHS leaders seek closer partnership

    Ebola, ISIL, other threats call for collaborative approaches.

    • Oct 14, 2014
  28. The Warrior HWH provides distinct advantages over other available viewer technologies, including visible, thermal and night vision systems. UTC Aerospace

    AUSA: Warrior HWH improves battlefield vision

    IR scope can provide images in conditions that would baffle some viewers, maker says.

    • Oct 14, 2014
  29. General Dynamics has demonstrated 4G LTE capabilities for tactical networks. File

    General Dynamics demos 4G LTE capabilties

    The ability could enhance WIN-T and other tactical networks.

    • Oct 14, 2014
  30. Exelis and Airbus team up for geospatial imagery

    Exelis and Airbus Defense and Space have agreed to allow users of Exelis' ENVI image analysis software access to Airbus' catalog of geospatial imagery.

    • Oct 10, 2014
  31. AeroVironment wins DARPA UAS contract

    AeroVironment has received a $19 million DARPA contract for Phase II of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) contract.

    • Oct 10, 2014
    GEN Dennis L. Via: Transforming the Army into an expeditionary force hinges on the intersection of people, technology and business. Mike Morones/Staff

    MILCOM: 5 IT challenges to becoming expeditionary

    The key to transformation requires people, technology and business.

    • Oct 14, 2014
  32. Cray will provide an XC supercomputer to the Army Research Laboratory. Cray

    Cray takes DoD supercomputer contract

    The agreement comes through DoD's High Performance Computing Modernization Program.

    • Oct 14, 2014
  33. Swanson: WiFi and 4G LTE capabilities could make command posts more agile. File

    How WiFi makes a command post agile

    Emerging mobility technologies bring obvious benefits for troops in the field, but they have some back-end pluses too.

    • Oct 13, 2014
  34. Testing of the next WIN-T iteration is going smoothly, according to COL Ed Swanson. File

    WIN-T planners aim for increased user-friendliness

    Testing of the next iteration of the network system is underway and going smoothly.

    • Oct 13, 2014
  35. New approaches may be starting to ease the communications interoperability gap. Army

    Is the interoperability gap beginning to close?

    Emerging strategies and technologies may ease the communications breakdown.

    • Oct 10, 2014
  36. The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is a SATCOM initiative intended to improve communications for U.S. armed forces. MC2 John W. Ciccarell / U.S. Navy

    MUOS links C-17, ground station

    General Dynamics oversaw a four-day demo of advanced commuincations capabilities.

    • Oct 9, 2014
  37. The military is rethinking its processes for deploying troops. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

    MILCOM: As troops come home, Army re-examines deployment process

    Improvements to training, HR and logistics must include streamlining the technology that enables the process, according to top leaders.

    • Oct 10, 2014
  38. The Camcopter Schiebel S-100 is an example of Austrian UAV. Austria is sending UAVs to Ukraine, but published accounts do not specify which model. AFP/Getty Images

    Europe sends UAVs to Ukraine

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe will operate the craft, whose mission is not yet clear.

    • Oct 9, 2014
  39. Exelis releases new jammer

    Exelis has released the Disruptor SRx multifunctional electronic warfare (EW) system.

    • Oct 8, 2014
  40. Northrop Grumman unveils mine-hunting sensor

    The company's AQS-24A maritime mine detector was tested in the Navy's mine hunting unmanned surface vehicle.

    • Oct 8, 2014
    Stickley

    MILCOM: Is enterprise IT mindset taking root at DoD?

    The calls for streamlined technology and processes, shared services and enterprise-wide IT at the Defense Department usually are quickly followed with demands less tangible than servers and data centers.

    • Oct 16, 2014

    MILCOM: Army looks to future network for simplicity, interoperability

    Army officials are looking at how to achieve the many mandates they face amid fiscal pressures and a transitioning force: How can they simultaneously cut costs, get more of the military interoperable and modernize all of the underpinning IT?

    • Oct 10, 2014
  41. New jihadist threat intelligence service launched

    Flashpoint Global Partners has launched a threat intelligence service for monitoring jihadist groups.

    • Oct 8, 2014
  42. Some Swedish Navy patrol boats and auxiliary ships will carry Seaeye Falcon remotely operated vehicles for surveying, inspections and more. Saab

    Sweden orders undersea robots

    The Swedish military has ordered 10 remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for underwater operations.

    • Oct 8, 2014
  43. First airborne radio for MUOS satellites

    The ARC-210 radio has become the first airborne radio to operate over the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite system.

    • Oct 7, 2014
  44. Several different types of unmanned craft were used in the unmanned exercise. In the foreground, an 11-meter RHIB motors past a remotely-operated high speed maneuvering surface target. John F. Williams / U.S. Navy

    Navy to fight swarm attacks with armed, unmanned boats

    Attacks by bunches of small, fast boats — swarm attacks — have long been a worry for Navy commanders, concerned about the difficulty of hitting back at such a nimble target.

    • Oct 6, 2014
  45. Polish firm TELDAT is designing militarized routers for Raytheon's Patriot system. MSgt Sean M. Worrell/ / DMA-Ramstein

    Raytheon and TELDAT developing Patriot router

    Raytheon and Polish firm TELDAT are developing militarized routers for Patriot air defense missiles.

    • Oct 8, 2014
  46. Sgt. 1st Class Justin Rotti, a combat developer from the Training and Doctrine Command Fire Cell, Fires Center of Excellence, uses a developmental hand-held precision targeting device during a test at White Sands Missile Range's test site. John Hamilton/ / Army

    Northrop Grumman completes handheld precision targeting device tests

    The company's Hand Held Precision Targeting Device has completed developmental testing at White Sands Missile Range.

    • Oct 8, 2014
  47. Unisys wins Army enterprise support contract

    Unisys has been awarded a $93 million Army enterprise support contract.

    • Oct 6, 2014

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