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AI in defense turns potential into reality

While AI has long been heralded as a potential game changer for the future, often as a quasi sci-fi tool, its adoption is becoming more of a present reality than a distant prospect.


Army recruiting on pace to hit goal—and break a years-long streak

Service secretary says new initiatives have put the 55,000-recruit goal within reach.

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Geothermal energy easing US military's logistics challenges

DIU is doubling its investment in new technology to harness the heat of Earth's core.

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Why we can shoot down Iranian drones over Israel but not Ukraine

The different outcomes of the weekend’s attacks on Tel Aviv and Kharkiv reflect factors practical and political.


The F-35 program is costing more and doing less, GAO says

Total sustainment costs are now expected to top $1.5 trillion, even as the jet’s mission-readiness declines.


Defense concerns sink Korean bid for shipbuilder Austal

The Australian firm rebuffed a $662 million offer from South Korea’s Hanwha Ocean.


The AI revolution is already here

The U.S. military must grapple with real dilemmas that until recently seemed hypothetical.

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US forces down missiles as Iran attacks Israel

Navy warships and Air Force fighter squadrons shot down dozens of drones and a half dozen ballistic missiles launched from Iran and Yemen, U.S. officials said.


Defense One Radio, Ep. 149: The state of the Army

Our annual State of Defense series continues with a focus on the Army.


Europe is already planning for what happens if Ukraine loses. It’s ugly

A newly energized Russia is already escalating grey-zone operations in Eastern Europe, says Estonia’s defense minister.


What we learn from Serbia's intriguing fighter-jet choice

Belgrade's plan to buy its first Western-designed combat aircraft reveals trends in its military, the region, and Russia.

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Three firms will vie for Marines' $249M loitering-munitions buy

The Organic Precision Fires-Light contract aims to get the weapons to infantry units by 2027.


Russia stole US agencies' emails from Microsoft systems, CISA says

The alert comes a week after DHS faulted the company for a security culture that enabled a similar China-backed cyberattack last year.


Do states need a ‘Space Force militia’? Air Force says no

A recent legislative proposal reignited debate over a potential Space National Guard.