Global military expenditure reached $1.7 trillion. World's top spenders were reported increase their spending because of heightened tension on territories, some have decreased expenditures due to withdrawal of military forces.
Defense April 8, 2016
DARPA wants to see machine learning manage spectrum usage intelligently. It will give $2 million to the group that shares the best idea for doing so.
Defense March 27, 2016
Minnesota-based gunmaker Ideal Conceal has developed a new two-shot pistol that can be folded to make it look like an ordinary smartphone. However, the gun's easy-to-conceal design is a cause for concern among law enforcement officials.
Defense March 25, 2016
A Chinese national pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal sensitive U.S. military information. This involved several years of hacking into the networks of U.S. defense contractors.
Defense March 24, 2016
Military scientists in the UK have developed a sensor that can detect small shifts in gravity. The sensor may pave the way for the development of scanners that are able to see through walls and even underground.
Defense March 24, 2016
The USS Hartford (SSN 768), together with the USS Hampton (SSN 767), have arrived in the Arctic Circle for the Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. Watch the USS Hartford's dramatic surfacing through the thick ice of the region.
Defense March 21, 2016
The U.S. Army recently deployed ski-equipped Apache helicopters to Alaska. The skis will help the choppers to land in marshy areas and prevent skidding on snow.
Defense March 12, 2016
Barack Obama's adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, Lisa Monaco, has promised to reveal the number of people killed by drone strikes launched by the United States since 2009. Is knowing the numbers enough for the controversial operations to gain public support?
Defense March 8, 2016
The U.S. Army is planning to roll out laser-based weaponry to battlefields by 2023. These weapons are designed to shoot down any missiles, rockets, artillery, mortars, or drones that can pose a threat to soldiers and civilians alike.
Defense March 2, 2016
The B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber is designed for a high-threat environment and can be sent from the United States to strike anywhere in the world. The Air Force is excited about this, but legislators are worried about the price tag.
Defense February 29, 2016
The United States Navy is once again teaching celestial navigation to its officers, despite the advancements in GPS technology. Why should this ancient art and science be revived?
Defense February 27, 2016
The F-117 Nighthawk is the stealthiest aircraft in military and aviation history. Find out how those involved in the program were able to keep operations veiled from everyone.
Defense February 19, 2016
A new documentary reveals that Stuxnet, a worm that attacked Iran's nuclear program, is part of a wider cyber operation known as Nitro Zeus. The operation had the capability to launch highly damaging cyberattacks that could cripple Iran at a moment's notice.
Defense February 17, 2016
An admiral in the U.S. Navy has suggested that the government should forgo its plan to test a prototype electromagnetic railgun in favor of having a functional unit be placed on a Zumwalt-class destroyer. The futuristic warship features a built-in power plant with enough energy to power the high-tech gun.
Defense February 15, 2016
An F-16 pilot was having a fuel system emergency while flying over ISIS territory. The pilot was supposed to eject from the plane and land on emeny-occupied land, but a U.S. Air Force tanker saved his life.
Defense February 15, 2016
DARPA is launching the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel, or the ACTUV, on its maiden mission in April. The 132-foot, 140-ton drone is capable of hunting stealth submarines.
Defense February 13, 2016
Latest leakage information by Edward Snowden shows footages of Israeli drones over Gaza strip. British and United States spy agencies surveyed drones for military purposes from Israel.
Defense February 1, 2016
Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department will start taking 3D mugshot of its suspects in custody and store them in a database to make arrests more quickly in the future.
Defense January 25, 2016
A new DARPA program dubbed Neural Engineering System Design seeks to develop an advanced interface to link the human brain to a computer. The implant is intended to connect to up to 1 million neurons in a region of the brain.
Defense January 21, 2016
It claims its Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) is also safer for its troops as well.
Defense January 15, 2016
A military drone called the AirMule is being developed by an Israeli company with the hopes that it could eventually be used for things like civilian rescue in war zones.
Defense January 14, 2016
Star Wars-like laser guns are now a reality. Chinese researchers developed guns from ultrafast portable laser technology with miniaturized mechanisms.
Defense January 10, 2016
The last thing the military wants is something that would give away their position to the enemy on the battlefield.
Defense December 29, 2015
The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs has recently passed an action that will have the VA pick up the bill for disabled vets who require the use of a robotic brace-like contraption that helps paralyzed users walk again.
Defense December 18, 2015
A mechanical engineering student built the very first 3D-printed revolver. Dubbed the PM522 Washbear the gun was created using a consumer 3D printer and can fire up to eight bullets between reloads.
Defense December 11, 2015
The U.S. Navy successfully conducted a missile interceptor test off the coast of Southern California last Tuesday, Dec. 8. The tested SM-3 Block IIA missile boasts of a more able kill vehicle and bigger rocket motors for better protection against ballistic missile threats.
Defense December 10, 2015
The United States and Singapore stated that the first P-8 Poseidon aircraft will be stationed in Singapore. The strategic deployment took place after tensions between regional powers stirred the waters of the South China Sea.
Defense December 9, 2015
As B-1 bomber aircraft drop a record number of bombs and F-15E fighter jets use up a variety of weapons in the war against ISIS, the U.S. Air Force has revealed that its munitions stockpiles are now depleted.
Defense December 7, 2015
The U.S. Air Force has hired defense contractors that operates some of the MQ-9 Reaper drones for surveillance. The civilian pilots flying these drones are not allowed to fire missiles.
Defense November 30, 2015
Rice Krispies could be the solution to detecting when post-avalanche snow is safe to walk through.
Defense November 18, 2015
The Air Force unveiled a new lock-picking tool that can do more than pick a lock. It can melt a lock, and other pieces of metal, to nothing.
Defense November 19, 2015
Technology changes the face of warfare, literally. Chinese researchers developed an ultra-stealth material capable of hiding military jets from radar. Here are other warfare technologies in development.
Defense November 16, 2015
A U.S. Navy finally reveals that the California U.F.O. sighted on Nov. 7 was a scheduled and unannounced missile test launch. A military analyst believes the secrecy of the operation was necessary
Defense November 9, 2015
Hackers have attempted to steal top secret information about Australia's project on building its future submarines, dubbed Sea 1000 Future Submarine program. The bidders of the project are pointing their fingers to Chinese and Russian spies as primary suspects.
Defense November 9, 2015
Lockheed Martin's F-35A's 25mm Gatling gun impresses in its first aerial fire tests. However, the multipurpose machine gun is not yet ready for testing in production F-35As.
Defense November 6, 2015
The United States Department of Defense spent almost $43 million of taxpayers' money on the construction of a gas station in northern Afghanistan, a report claims. On top of that, the Pentagon has been unable to explain what caused the gas station to cost so much.
Defense November 3, 2015
The United States military completed the comprehensive testing of its layered missile defense system, involving the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, and the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapons systems. The testing cost around $230 million.
Defense November 2, 2015
A huge military blimp has broken its tether and is floating above the mid-Atlantic states. The blimp is part of a military surveillance project aimed at detecting air attacks and missiles.
Defense October 28, 2015
Pentagon confirms that it has just awarded Northrop Grumman the contract to build Air Force’s Long Range Strike Bomber. The award is said to have a valuation of almost $60 billion.
Defense October 28, 2015
The US authorities have expressed concerns over Russia's increased military activity throughout the globe. The biggest present time threat, which US officials are wary about, is the close proximity of Russians submarines to the underwater data cables that facilitate the world's internet.
Defense October 26, 2015
The U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command held an operational test procedure by launching a Minuteman III Missile on Oct. 21. The launch team and participating officers called the launch a rewarding experience.
Defense October 22, 2015
China unveils the Dongfeng 21D, which is one of the most talked about missiles of late. Nicknamed the carrier killer, the Dongfeng 21D is believed to be a real game changer.
Defense October 23, 2015
The US Army is ready for another round of test of the XM25. The smart grenade launcher is due for testing next year and it could hit the battlefields soon after.
Defense October 14, 2015
After almost two decades, the US Navy has reinstated celestial navigation lessons to the Naval Academy this year. The move came after the increasing threat of cyber attacks.
Defense October 15, 2015