Science & Tech

US-UK safety pact could shape the future of AI

Two research institutes will collaborate on AI safety tests, among other things.

The Air Force is quietly revolutionizing parts replacement

A startup's robotic system that fits on a truck could replace sprawling die-based factories.

Sentinel flight test delayed more than 2 years

The ICBM program is facing a massive cost overrun and program delays.

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Lawmakers want answers from Pentagon on AI developments with Australia, UK

Senators are seeking more information about AI safety within the AUKUS program.

The Navy is using robot ships to deter human smuggling out of Haiti

4th Fleet’s experiments with unmanned systems are a “game changer” for monitoring illicit activity, commander says

What is the Space Force’s new Futures Command?

Officials announced a fourth field command as part of the Air Force’s massive reoptimization effort.

Army mulls introducing robot platoon into armored brigades

The platoons would be able to use a variety of drones, and swap out components as needed for missions.

Meet the Army’s tech incubator

Army Applications Lab turns five this year—and boasts that the startups it has worked with raised nearly $1 billion in funding.

Marines trade slow ships for drones and supply caches as they prep for modern warfare

Fulfilling sweeping modernization plans are “challenging,” but there's been progress with prepositioned stocks and drones.

Army puts drones front and center in unfunded wishlist

List includes commercial drones for infantry units, plus more counter-drone gear.

Spy agency ready to launch new vehicle-tracking satellites

After tests go well, NRO director looks to start replacing JSTARS aircraft with orbital sensors.

Marines see progress with drones, despite flat budgets

However, a program to mount loitering munitions to vehicles faces delays.

Army aims to equip a division with hand-held counter-drone gear

But one expert said the service may have underestimated just how much that will cost.

Pentagon eyes Starship, designed for Mars, for military missions somewhat closer to home

After a successful, if abbreviated, third test flight, SpaceX’s reusable mega-rocket might be ready before the U.S. military is.

The big AI research DARPA is funding this year

The Defense Department’s key research arm will experiment with ethical chatbots and new robot super pilots.