Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
at 16:02 PM Nov 23 2016

The VLRAAM is one of the world's largest air to air missiles. Its other advanced features include an AESA radar, a infrared/electro-optical seeker (under the yellow-orange cover on the forward section above the nosecone), and satellite navigation midcourse correction.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 14:10 PM Oct 27 2016

The next time the U.S. Army rolls into battle, it may do so with lasers mounted on the tops of the trucks carrying its soldiers. The lasers will protect the troops inside the armored, IED-resistant Stryker transports from drones, mortars, and other artillery. According to the director of strategic planning for General Dynamics Land Systems, this laser weapon could be ready as early as next year.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 09:54 AM Oct 26 2016

Self-driving convoys were born from a simple military calculus: the fewer people driving vehicles in convoys, the fewer people will die when those convoys get attacked.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:26 AM Oct 25 2016

Self-driving convoys were born from a simple military calculus: the fewer people driving vehicles in convoys, the fewer people will die when those convoys get attacked.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:26 AM Oct 25 2016

There are few better infiltrators that insects. Small, flexible, and ubiquitous, bugs are easy to overlook. Surely, one might think, there's a way to turn that creepy-crawly ability into a military surveillance tool. DARPA, the Pentagon's future-projects wing, has decades of experience looking into insects, or insect-sized robots, as spy machines, and not only that, this investigation predates DARPA.

Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
at 10:39 AM Oct 21 2016

In the Jiangnan Changxing shipyards, one of China's largest shipyards, the next generation of Chinese warships is taking shape. The first Type 055 destroyer began construction in 2015 and is expected to have a full displacement of over 14,000 tons. This would make it the largest non-capital surface warship built in Asia since the World War II era Imperial Japanese Tone class cruisers. The Type 055 will be launched in late 2017 or early 2018, making it not just one of the most powerful warships in Asia, but the world.

Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer
at 11:00 AM Oct 7 2016

The island structure of aircraft carrier CV-17 is so large that they had to install it as two modules, with the forward module going first. It will then be fitted with radars and communications gear.

 
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