Featured by Michael Peck, The National Interest
The Army can now 3D-print body armor on the fly
3D printers are meant to print out knickknacks, not flak jackets — which meant that engineers had to hack into the printer to get the job done
The German navy is building a laser cannon
A German K-130 class corvette next year will receive a prototype high-energy laser weapons system, or HELWS, for a two-year demonstration
The Pentagon keeps pissing away money on weapons programs and getting little in return
This may come as a shock, but the Pentagon is not very good at buying things.
What it’s like being a Russian mercenary in Syria
Good pay, bad food and corruption. That's the life of a Russian mercenary in Syria, according to one veteran who's glad to be out of there.
How the Royal Navy tricked the Nazis into sinking their own battleship during WWII
The captain of the Admiral Graf Spee committed suicide two days after he had ordered his ship to be scuttled in one of the most remarkable sea battles of all time
Russia’s navy is falling behind the US Navy, study says
The Russians should be worried that the Americans are building more warships than they are, a study by the Russian defense press says.
What the hell is China’s new patented ‘magnetized plasma artillery’?
But Chinese scientists believe that magnetized plasma artillery will be so light and energy-efficient that it can be mounted on tanks
A really big deal: China is a drone superpower
Begun, the drone wars have.
The Pentagon wants to know if a swarm of drones can swoop in to help with hurricane relief
The Pentagon wants drones to transport supplies for disaster relief. And not for overseas disasters, but when bad things happen on American soil.
Here’s what you should know about the Air Force’s new robot wingman
There's a lot of buzz about the first flight of an unmanned U.S. Air Force drone, designed to accompany manned combat aircraft into battle, that many believe will herald a new age of aerial warfare.
The Top 26 National Security Threats Facing America, According To The US Government
What do China, Russia, bubonic plague and global warming have in common? They are among the top threats to U.S. national security, according to the U.S. government
Apple Removes Video Game That Portrays Taliban As the Enemy
The U.S. government says it's okay to kill Taliban insurgents battling American troops in Afghanistan. Apple says it's not okay to kill the Taliban in a video game
The 7 Biggest Problems Facing The US Navy, According To A New GAO Audit
How can the U.S. Navy buy more ships and planes when it can’t maintain the ones it has? That’s the...
When American Pilots Go To War, DARPA Wants A Robot As Their Co-Pilot
Someday when American pilots go to war, a robot may be their co-pilot. Not a mere auto-pilot. But essentially a...
Russia’s Air Force Wants To Use Robots As ‘Automated Forward Air Controllers’
Today’s smart bombs and artillery are astonishingly lethal. But for all their smartness, they need a pair of human eyes...
SOCOM Wants New Tech To Stop US Troops From Shooting Their Allies
Nothing says “I don't love you” like shooting your partner. That particularly applies to the numerous places around the world...
The Army Just Purchased This ‘Smart’ Artillery Shell. Here’s What It Can Do
The U.S. Army has ordered a European smart artillery shell with sensor-guided sub-munitions. The BONUS is a 155-millimeter shell by BAE Systems...
How Javelin-Armed Robots Could Render The Tank Obsolete
Pity the poor tank. As if armored fighting vehicles didn't have enough problems, from missiles and rockets to IEDs lurking...
Why US Special Operations Forces Want Russian Machine Guns
Why would U.S. special operations forces want to manufacture Russian machine guns? Just watch any video of a conflict such...
Russia Is Mocking China For Screwing Up The Fighter Jet They Stole
Cheaters never prosper, says Russia. Remember that Russian carrier-based jet that China copied without permission? Those airplanes are crashing, and...
The Air Force Is Stretched Dangerously Thin, According To 2 Grim New Studies
Like a trucking company with too few trucks and too many deliveries, America's airpower is being overworked and under-maintained. Two...
The Marine Corps Is Looking For A Taser Bullet
A bullet that zaps you with an electric jolt like a Taser. That’s what the U.S. Marine Corps wants as a...
The Army Is Eyeing 3 New ‘Big Guns’ To Take On Russia And China
The U.S. Army has proposed three different projects this month for 120mm mortars. Slated for production in 2021 is the Future...
Have The Skies Become Too Dangerous For Military Medevac Missions?
Are the skies becoming too dangerous for military medevac missions to fly? The advent of sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons has caused...
How The US And Russia Steal Each Others’ Top Military Secrets
Last month, Russia claimed that it recovered U.S. Tomahawk missiles that hit Syria, and would crack their military secrets. Soon...