Technology

Quantum Sensors—Unlike Quantum Computers—Are Already Here

And they’re improving at a rate that demands urgent attention.

Tomorrow’s Missile-Warning Satellites Will Join SBIRS, Not Replace Them: Space Systems Command

Off-the-shelf spacecraft and lunar-mission gear are also on the table for Space Force’s acquisition command.

China’s ‘Particle Beam Cannon’ Is a Nuclear-Power Breakthrough

It promises to recycle spent nuclear fuel, making it cheaper and less dangerous—and moving Beijing toward energy independence.

More Reality Checks Could Help Keep DOD Programs on Time and Budget, GAO Says

The Pentagon has long espoused “knowledge-based acquisition,” but doesn’t insist on it.

The Pentagon Is Closing in on 'Ethical' AI Implementation

The Defense Department released guidance for using AI responsibly last year.

What Does Musk's Purchase of Twitter Mean for Disinformation?

His free-speech values could undermine the site's efforts to stem foreign influence operations.

Lockheed Is Delivering F-35s Late—But the Pentagon Is Also Buying Them Too Quickly, GAO Says

More than one-quarter of recent jets are arriving behind schedule, but ahead of planned components that will require costly retrofits, the watchdog says.

China May Have Just Taken the Lead in the Quantum Computing Race

China’s record-shattering processor is 1 million times faster than what Google achieved three years ago–but we are years from the finish line.

Lockheed Martin Hopes the US Has Turned the Corner on Hypersonics

March test ‘one of the biggest steps we've seen’ in development of new hypersonic weapons, company officials say.

Collins Aerospace Creates Group to Make Hypersonic Weapons, Next-Generation Aircraft

The Advanced Structures unit will specialize in using composite materials to make lighter, more versatile systems.

Hicks: Today’s Russia Problem Mustn’t Distract from Tomorrow’s China Problem

An increasingly complex security environment is complicating the Pentagon’s efforts to ease tech firms’ frustrations.

L3Harris Stands Up Group to Speed Military Tech Development

It’s the latest reorganization by CEO Chris Kubasik to help to win Pentagon business.

A Civil War is Brewing In Russian Tech Circles

Russian entrepreneurs and investors who have known each other for years are finding themselves on opposite sides of Putin’s war.

How Technology Is Opening a Window onto Russian Military Activity Around Ukraine

Scraping Twitter is becoming as important as billion-dollar spy satellites.