Science & Tech

The Army’s Big Convention Was Full of Armed Robots

For now, Western militaries remain reluctant to buy ground weapons that choose their own targets. But that may change.

Science & Tech

U.S.-Led Drone Fleet Starting To Come Together in Middle East

Bahrain, Kuwait pledge to chip in unmanned surface vessels for maritime surveillance and incident response, 5th Fleet says.

Science & Tech

What Surprised One Drone Maker About Russia’s War on Ukraine

Swarmly updates its unarmed, jam-resistant drones as new information comes in from Ukraine's battlefield.

Science & Tech

How Will the Military Use 5G? A New Drone Experiment Offers Clues

High-speed networking promises to help bring AI to bear on floods of battlefield sensor data.

Science & Tech

Autonomous Systems Took Center Stage At AFA

The idea of teaming uncrewed systems with manned aircraft was a focal point in panels at annual conference, and on the showroom floor.

Science & Tech

The U.S. Military Is Buying Electric Jet-ski Robots

Tests will see whether battery-powered personal watercraft can help with search-and-rescue

Science & Tech

US Working on AI to Predict Ukraine’s Ammo and Weapons Needs

But a Pentagon watchdog is already unhappy with the way materiel is being tracked.

Policy

US Weighs Escalation Risk As Ukraine Asks for Longer-range Missiles

Will ATACMS become the latest weapon that Washington has initially withheld, but ultimately given? 

Science & Tech

DOD Must Put Software at the Core of Its Operations, Report Says

The CIA's chief technology officer and the former head of the Air Force's Project Maven want to yank the Pentagon out of the industrial age into the digital age.

Threats

Ukraine’s Western Arms Have Inflicted ‘Significant Damage’ On Russian Supply, Communications Lines, Top US Officer Says

HIMARS alone has been used to hit more than 400 targets, Gen. Milley said at a meeting of Kyiv’s international supporters.

Science & Tech

As Russian Oil Exports Rise, Governments and Shipping Companies Play Cat-and-Mouse

High-tech tracking tools haven’t deterred Black Sea smugglers from lining tankers up like cars at a gas station.

Science & Tech

The Army Wants Smarter Sensors To Ease Soldiers’ ‘Cognitive Burden’

New intelligence and electronic-warfare tools aim to help commanders get data faster.

Science & Tech

US Military Satellites Need to Get Smarter, More Self-Reliant

Future satellites should understand their environment, act autonomously, and be less reliant on Earth for refuel, Space Command’s deputy commander says.

Science & Tech

Artemis Launch Is a Step Back to the Moon, But a Leap Into a New Tracking Domain

As the U.S. and others begin traveling more regularly to the moon, the Pentagon will need to ramp up its extraterrestrial capabilities, experts say.

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