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Another Dead End for Airborne Lasers: Air Force Scraps Effort to Mount Directed-Energy Weapon on Fighter Jet -- The Self-Protect High-Energy Laser Demonstrator, or SHiELD, was envisioned as a laser weapon mounted on fighter jets such as...

3 days ago

Marine Corps Says It Wants Counter-Drone Capabilities 'Yesterday' as It Rushes to Roll Out New Systems -- Over the last five years, the Marine Corps has been improving its counter-drone systems as it looks to reshape the force and...

20 days ago

Air Force MQ-9 Crashed in Africa Last Year Due to Engine Failure, Report Details -- Nearly 10 hours into the MQ-9's flight, a "propulsion system anomaly" occurred, causing the pilot of the remotely controlled...

21 days ago

The Army Has Officially Deployed Laser Weapons Overseas to Combat Enemy Drones -- A pair of laser weapons has been deployed by the Army to an undisclosed location overseas to blast incoming enemy drones out...

26 days ago

Air Force Ospreys in Japan Remain Grounded After Deadly Crash, Even as Marines Return to the Air -- The Air Force is still not flying Osprey aircraft in Japan despite getting the green light to lift a monthslong flight hold...

1 month ago

Top General in Mideast Calls for Microwave Weapons for 'Layered' Defense Against Drone Swarms -- The top general responsible for U.S. troops in the Middle East wants to see a surge of directed-energy weapons in the region...

2 months ago

A Moment of Truth for the Army's Chief Laser Weapon -- Four prototypes reportedly arrived in the U.S. Central Command area of operations in early February, with the Army...

2 months ago

New Navy Robotics Job Aimed at Getting Specialized Sailors to Work on Drones -- The new rating is called robotics warfare specialist and "will accelerate development of deep expertise in rapidly advancing...

2 months ago

Marines Field New Technology that Can Measure Bullet Trajectory, Simulated Wounds in California Exercise -- In its largest annual war game, the Marine Corps outfitted thousands of Marines with new technology meant to measure just how...

2 months ago

Lighter, More Protection: Army Next-Gen Helmet Now Fielded to 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers -- The Next-Generation Integrated Head Protection System will purportedly protect soldiers from small-arms fire in a 40% lighter...

3 months ago

Despite Deadly Attack, US Military Still Grappling with How to Handle Enemy Drones -- Defense officials and experts have spent the last decade warning against the oncoming threats of drones in future warfare...

3 months ago

Air Force Has 'Strong Desire' to Fly Osprey Again Following Deadly Crash, But Questions Remain -- Air Force Special Operations Command officials want to get their fleet of Ospreys back in the air for missions, but are...

3 months ago

Chinese Technology Company Lashes Back at US Claims It Has Ties to Military -- A Nasdaq-listed Chinese technology company that makes parts for self-driving vehicles is threatening to sue the U.S...

3 months ago

As the Marine Corps Says Goodbye to Decades-Old Jet, Its Maintainers Hit the Fleet for the Last Time -- The final class of Marines who will repair and maintain the Harrier's monster F402 jet engine is another casualty of the...

3 months ago

NASA Eyes Billion-Dollar Space Vehicle to Avert International Space Station's Uncontrolled Reentry -- Companies have until March 4 to propose their plans for what NASA is calling the United States Deorbit Vehicle to try to...

4 months ago

Marine Units Rotating to Indo-Pacific Don't Have Their Own Counter-Drone Capabilities, Commanders Say -- Some Marine units rotating to the Pacific to bolster security in the region against Chinese influence do not have organic...

4 months ago

Air Force Issues Smartwatches and Rings to 1,000 First Sergeants to Manage Their Health -- The Air Force's use of the smart devices comes as the Space Force continues its research into the equipment to possibly...

5 months ago

New Apps to Help with Military Family Moves Further Delayed as Private Contractor Takes Over Household Shipments -- Technical issues have further delayed the transition to a new process for overseeing the Defense Department's household goods...

5 months ago

US Military Grounds Entire Fleet of Osprey Aircraft Following a Deadly Crash off the Coast of Japan -- The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps took the extraordinary step of grounding hundreds of aircraft after a preliminary...

5 months ago

As Laser Pointer Incidents Spike, Airmen Are Getting Updated Eyewear That Provides Better Protection -- The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Human Systems Division is starting to field new, upgraded eyewear that can...

5 months ago

For Decades, Recipients Were Honored with Purple Hearts Made During WWII. This Company Now Forges New Medals. -- For decades, recipients of the Purple Heart were honored with medals that had been forged during World War II, leftover stock...

5 days ago

Officers with Higher Rank Get Better Care than Those with Lower Ranks at Military Hospitals, Study Finds -- A look at 1.5 million emergency room visits in the military health system shows that, in addition to racial bias, disparities...

18 hours ago

'He Was Great Before He Came to Us': Air Force Leaders Speak at Funeral of Florida Airman Killed by Police -- The military connection and the attendance and participation by Air Force officials made the service for Roger Fortson an...

18 hours ago

Military Ospreys Can't Fly More Than 30 Minutes from Landing Airfield Months After Grounding Lifted -- Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy V-22 Ospreys were all given the green light to fly again in early March and have been slowly...

18 hours ago