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Lockheed Martin and Verizon to Partner to Develop 5G Tech for the Military

The companies recently connected a military communications network to a commercial 5G network.

AUSA Conference Wire: Connect Everything

New: a weapons-testing lab just for networking. Coming up: a wargame featuring a battalion of unmanned vehicles.

The Biggest Lesson from the Army’s Connect-Everything Experiment

New labs to test interconnections are the key to joint all-domain command and control.

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Pentagon’s Top Science Official Adds to Tech-Breakthrough Wishlist

Heidi Shyu, R&D undersecretary, said she went looking for tech areas to trim—and found that some vital ones had been overlooked.

AUSA Conference Wire: Opening Numbers

33,000 expected as the Association of the U.S. Army opens its big annual show in Washington, D.C.

How Well Can AI Pick Targets From Satellite Photos? Army Test Aims to Find Out

The Scarlet Dragon exercise is evaluating ways the service might put new tools to use in the very near term.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 88: How Air Warfare is Changing

Four experts describe lessons from Iraq, Azerbaijan, Gaza, and more.

US Marines Must Relearn to Protect Pacific Supply Lines, Commandant Says

As a backup, Berger says, troops must learn to “forage” for some supplies.

The Pentagon Needs a Strategy That Does Not Hinge on Fragile Networks

A failed wargame should make us think twice about “connect-everything” plans.

What's Missing from US Missile Defense? Pentagon Aims to Find Out

As part of its efforts to integrate weapons across the services, the office of the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs will look anew at missile defense plans.

Sea-Air-Space Conference Wire: Emerging Tech

Tuesday at the Navy League trade show brought a focus on JADC2, drones, and more.

Data Friendliness Will Make Some Weapons More Valuable, Says Northrop CTO

Future weapons will have more value if they connect more easily to the network right out of the box, but that’s not the way military weapons or networks are made today.

‘It Failed Miserably’: After Wargaming Loss, Joint Chiefs Are Overhauling How the US Military Will Fight

In a fake battle for Taiwan, U.S. forces lost network access almost immediately. Hyten has issued four directives to help change that.

Exclusive Interview: Lockheed’s CEO Wants His Company to Connect All the Pentagon’s Weapons

Jim Taiclet has been forming alliances with commercial firms in an attempt to give Lockheed a leg up over its competitors.

Bird-Mimicking Electric Drone Hits New Endurance Record

As the military grapples with connecting more things over longer distances, recent flight reveals a way forward.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 85: Tech Summit, in review

From JADC2 to "tech debt," military officers and experts share their concerns about the future of national security tech policy.

How We Get to Captain America-level Battle Speeds

We are on the verge of Hollywood-level fast, but the service branches need cultural change and cooperation for it to work.