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US Coast Guard cutter tests lethal capabilities at RIMPAC

COAST GUARD BASE HONOLULU — For the first time, a U.S. Coast Guard national security cutter oversaw American and foreign navy ships during high-end...

This infantry squad vehicle is getting a laser to destroy drones

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The U.S. Army is trying to integrate a 20-kilowatt laser onto its GM Defense-made Infantry Squad Vehicle that could potentially destroy...

Army Space, Cyber and Special Operations commands form ‘triad’ to strike anywhere, anytime

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The U.S. Army’s space, cyber and special operations commands said they formed a “triad” to enhance operational capability across all domains.The...

US Air Force moves to shield Wedgetail acquisition from continuing resolution

DAYTON, Ohio — The U.S. Air Force is trying to speed up a contract award in its plan to buy Boeing’s E-7 Wedgetail early...

Shell companies purchase radioactive materials, prompting push for nuclear licensing reform

WASHINGTON – Late last year, government employees forged a copy of a license to buy hazardous, radioactive material. They created shell companies, then placed...

New US Marine regiment shows off capabilities at RIMPAC ahead of fall experimentation blitz

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII — A new U.S. Marine Corps regiment has shown how it can protect a carrier strike group while navigating through...
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Maxar to aid L3Harris in tracking missiles from space

WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies will build 14 spacecraft platforms for L3Harris Technologies as part of a Pentagon program for tracking missile threats, including from...

Campaigning at the top of the world: The Arctic and homeland defense

The 2022 National Defense Strategy outlines defending the homeland as priority No. 1. To ensure homeland defense, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S....

China appears to wind down military drills near Taiwan

BEIJING — China on Wednesday repeated military threats against Taiwan while appearing to wind down wargames near the self-governing island it claims as its...

US Army’s ‘Lethality Task Force’ looks to save lives with AI

WASHINGTON – As the Pentagon seeks to modernize its weapons program, artificial intelligence and autonomous robots could hold the key to improving the lethality...

Congress should allow Pentagon to work with start-ups on needed innovation

To maximize access to the latest technology to help fight and win wars, the U.S. Department of Defense should partner with venture-backed startups —...

Spanish Army buys Milrem ground robot for testing

SIEGEN, Germany — The Spanish military took delivery of a THeMIS robotic vehicle, made by Estonia’s Milrem Robotics, to gauge how unmanned ground technology...
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