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  1. Boston Engineering's BIOSwimmer. The company also makes the GhostSwimmer. Boston Engineering

    Is that a tuna or an unmanned underwater vehicle?

    The Pentagon tests a UUV about the size of a large fish.

    • Dec 18, 2014
  2. Taiwan shows off UAVs

    Taiwan's military displayed its unmanned capabilities this week.

    • Dec 18, 2014
  3. Israel Aerospace Industries' Heron UAV will be employed in the Republic of Korea. Israel Aerospace Industries

    Republic of Korea Army selects Heron UAS

    The service chose Israel Aerospace Industries' unmanned aerial system as part of an upgrade project.

    • Dec 18, 2014
  4. Italian Air Force Reapers will be used to monitor crowds in Italian cities. Imperi Roberto / Italian Air Force

    Italian Reaper drones to be used for crowd monitoring

    As their deployment to Afghanistan comes to an end, unarmed Italian Reaper UAVs are to be used to monitor soccer games and demonstrations in Italy's cities, following a deal struck between the Italian Air Force and the country's police forces.

    • Dec 17, 2014
  5. The Ground Based Sense and Avoid radar system site at Fort Hood, Texas, is the first of five installations that will aid unmanned aerial systems in navigating occupied airspace. Credit: Viva Kelley/UASAIC

    Army navigates new UAS radar system installations

    Fort Hood's Ground Based Sense and Avoid radar will improve UAS airspace navigation capabilities.

    • Dec 17, 2014
  6. The 'biosleeve' is made by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The sleeve was tested during the lab's Intuitive Robotic Operator Control Challenge in October. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab

    Robotics competition helps Marines select best cutting-edge controller

    The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is selecting at least one of five technologies to study more closely.

    • Dec 17, 2014
  7. The Russian Northern Fleet AKULA class nuclear-powered attack submarine gets underway on the surface. Russia's next generation of nuclear submarines will come equipped with drones and robots, according to some reports in Russian media. Defense Department

    Russia vows to arm submarines with underwater drones

    The next generation of nuclear submarines will also be equipped with robots, Russian media reports.

    • Dec 17, 2014
  8. Coast Guard air crew unhook a MQ-8B Fire Scout during a test on the Coast Guard Cutter, USCGC Bertholf near Los Angeles. U.S. Coast Guard

    Coast Guard launches Fire Scout from a cutter

    The Coast Guard is adopting Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial system for surveillance reinforcement.

    • Dec 16, 2014
  9. An Atlas V rocket similar to this one launched a classified payload for the NRO. Patrick H. Corkery / U.S. Navy

    NRO launches spy satellite

    An Atlas V rocket took the classified cargo into space.

    • Dec 16, 2014
  10. As the amount of data gathered by sensor systems increases, data storage and management become critically important to make effective use of it. MC3 Johndion Magsipoc / U.S. Navy

    Sensor data demands more from storage

    Nimble storage and agile management are necessary to reduce time spent looking for the right data.

    • Dec 16, 2014
  11. L-3 will provide a data link for Desert Hawk III UAVs in Britain, as a partner to Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin

    L-3 to provide data link for UK UAVs

    Lockheed Martin picks the company for the work.

    • Dec 16, 2014
  12. A UAV training complex to be built at Fort Bliss would include a 5,000-foot-long paved runway and access taxiway for the Gray Eagle UAS. Army

    Fort Bliss builds Gray Eagle UAV complex

    The center will feature a 50,000 square-foot hangar, also will support Shadow UAV.

    • Dec 15, 2014
  13. student pilot and sensor operator man the controls of an MQ-9 Reaper in a ground-based cockpit during a training mission flown from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, New York. A lot of what fighter and bomber pilots do 'relies on what's being done with the Predators and Reapers,' Col. Kyle Robinson says. Tech. Sgt. Ricky Best/Air Force

    RPA pilots are getting more respect in flying world

    Col. Ray Alves flew F-16s over Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. But since then, he has trained to 'fly' remotely piloted aircraft.

    • Dec 16, 2014
  14. The United Kingdom has joined the United States, Canada and The Netherlands in testing AEHF for their most important communications needs, from heads of state to troops in the field. Lockheed Martin image

    Northrop Grumman delivers protected communications payload

    Delivered early, the payload includes a variety of antennas to facilitate communications.

    • Dec 11, 2014
  15. The Aerosonde small unmanned aerial vehicle has been authorized by the FAA. Aerosonde

    Aerosonde UAV receives FAA approval

    The Aerosonde flights will be near Blackstone, Virginia.

    • Dec 11, 2014
  16. The KaBOOM antenna at sunrise. NASA

    XTAR contributes X-band to help NASA spot space debris

    In a project called KaBOOM, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is testing a phased reflector antenna array to improve detection and tracking of space junk near Earth.

    • Dec 11, 2014
  17. This ship-mounted laser has been proving its worth as a weapon in Navy tests. Navy

    Laser weapon prototype proves mettle in tests

    The Office of Navel Research has successfully tested a ship-mounted laser weapon system in the Persian Gulf.

    • Dec 11, 2014
  18. Raytheon's Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer has been flight-tested by the Marines and Air Force. Raytheon

    Data-linked mini-jammer takes flilght

    The Air Force and Marine Corps have test-flown the EW device.

    • Dec 10, 2014
  19. The Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD) system can distinguish a periscope from radar clutter on the ocean. Navy

    Periscope-spotting radar software poised to go wide

    A new round of tests for the Navy's Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination system is a prelude to full-scale production.

    • Dec 9, 2014
  20. Arcturus JUMP Fixed Wing VTOL UAV Arcturus

    Arcturus upgrades JUMP 15 UAV

    Vertical take-off craft now has improved endurance and efficiency.

    • Dec 9, 2014
  21. Leidos takes electronic warfare contract

    The Air Force Research Laboratory IDIQ calls on the company to research, develop and test a variety of warning and countermeasures systems.

    • Dec 8, 2014
  22. Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene was killed Agu. 5 in an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan. U.S. Army / via Getty Images

    Report: General's killer fired 30 rounds

    Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the first American general officer to be killed by combat fire since Sept. 11, was shot by an Afghan MP who fired approximately 30 rounds from a barracks bathroom window into a large group of coalition forces.

    • Dec 5, 2014
  23. The MQ-8C, an upgraded MQ-8B Fire Scout with a larger airframe, can fly nearly twice as long and carry three times more payload. Navy

    Navy receives first MQ-8C Fire Scout

    The MQ-8C, an upgraded MQ-8B Fire Scout with a larger airframe, can fly nearly twice as long and carry three times more payload.

    • Dec 5, 2014
  24. Fort Hood is home to two Gray Eagle UAV companies. Army

    Fort Hood gets UAV sense-and-avoid

    Ground-based system will 'paint a 3-D picture.'

    • Dec 5, 2014
  25. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Warrior Web program seeks to create a soft, lightweight under-suit that would help reduce injuries and fatigue and improve Soldiers' ability to efficiently perform their missions. US Defense Department

    Army labs test DARPA's load-lightening exosuits

    The futuristic exosuits being tested by US Army researchers won't help soldiers outrun locomotives, and it'll still take more than a single bound to clear a tall building.

    • Dec 4, 2014
  26. The unmanned K-MAX, helicopter and the small unmanned Indago quad rotor successfully conducted a firefighting mission during a demonstration. Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed teams dissimilar UAVs

    Demonstration involved two unmanned craft fighting a fire.

    • Dec 5, 2014
  27. Retired Lt. Gen. David Deptula has been barred from doing business with the Pentagon through February of 2016 as the result of an investigation. Center for a New American Security

    Former Air Force general debarred by general counsel

    The US Air Force has barred a retired general from business dealings with the Pentagon through Feb. 1, 2016, following an investigation by the General Counsel's office over ties to a failed airship contract.

    • Dec 4, 2014

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