Ideas

How Poland's new blimp may boost the Pentagon's connect-everything effort

The planned sale of a reconnaissance aerostat could help allies link up to JADC2.

Defense Systems

The Navy is building dashboards for its connect-everything effort

A conversation with Rebellion Defense about its new contract for Project Overmatch.

Defense Systems

In shakeup, Army cancels planned scout helo, will retire two drones

After sinking nearly $2 billion into the FARA program, service leaders decide "enduring, unmanned, and space-based assets" would do the job better.

Defense Systems

Explainer: Pentagon's 'AN' equipment designations

If terms like AN/SSQ-53B(V) have you boggled, Forecast International offers a decoder key.

Policy

How Space Force is raising its cyber defenses

The newest service is building in-house cyber teams but also needs to work more closely with U.S. Cyber Command, a deputy chief of space operations says.

Policy

Military leaders are already using AI tools to help make decisions

Even simpler digitization and automation tools are streamlining combatant commanders' operations, the deputy chief of the Pentagon’s AI office said.

Ideas

Size isn’t everything: China’s new chip is less earthshaking than you may have heard

It’s one thing to make circuits smaller than the US will sell you; it’s another to do it at scale.

Science & Tech

Security remains a challenge as Pentagon broadens 5G plans

As DoD looks to put next-gen cell service to work against China, it will lean heavily on R&D by the US telecom industry.

Ideas

‘Everything you see is live’ as CENTCOM shifts to digital tools

A U.S. Central Command exercise shows that operations can—and soon must—be centered on live data feeds.

Defense Systems

Honeywell shows off augmented-reality headset for tank crews

The goggles are meant to give soldiers in specially-equipped armored vehicles a clear view of the outside.

Defense Systems

Army’s hyperconnected visions depend on new approaches to software, networks

Empowering A-teams and Pacific allies requires overcoming barriers to secure access to data.

Science & Tech

Hamas attack shows space-based sensing can’t see everything

A new Pentagon constellation will close some gaps, but the need for “old-school” human intelligence will remain.

Ideas

AUSA Conference Wire: 'Drones everywhere'

On Day 2, Army buyers roamed the floor looking for software to help build their tactical networks.

Defense Systems

Can you hear me now? Mesh networks could become standard at the U.S. border

Customs and Border Protection will spend $99 million on technologies to make it easier to communicate where there’s no signal.

Science & Tech

IARPA’s new pants will record your location

The intelligence research agency is crafting smart clothing technology equipped with audio, video and geolocation sensors.

Ideas

Extend the Pentagon’s ban on China’s consumer drones

The rest of the federal government—and state and local agencies and even private-sector infrastructure companies—should quit using this Chinese technology.

Ideas

What’s missing from the Quad’s ISR partnership

The year-old Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness can’t do the job with satellites alone.

Policy

China, Russia are eroding the US electronic-warfare advantage, lawmakers say

The Pentagon needs to change its passive approach to spectrum management, EW capabilities, said bipartisan chairs of the Congressional Electromagnetic Warfare Working Group.