Experts were skeptical of Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s claims this week that it plans to build a fusion reactor small enough to fit on the back of a truck over the next decade. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company — the world’s largest defense contractor, known for its stealth fighter jets and guided missiles — on Wednesday announced […]
General Dynamics Corp. is poised to begin delivering the first batch of new trucks for U.S. Special Operations Command, an official said. The Falls Church, Virginia-based tank-maker plans to deliver in December nine of its ultra-light-duty, four-wheeled vehicles called the Flyer 72 (for its 72-inch width). The truck was on display this week at an Army […]
If Oshkosh Corp. has its way, military trucks will soon feature driver-assist safety systems similar to those found on commercial vehicles, from the BWM X5 to the Ford Focus. Just a bigger, more intense system.
The U.S. Navy has reported a technological breakthrough in so-called swarming operations involving unmanned boats, officials said. In a recent exercise on the James River near Fort Eustis, Virginia, the service experimented with the NASA-inspired technology using 13 unmanned patrol boats. At the sight of a simulated enemy ship, some of the self-guided vessels broke […]
Helicopter-maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. unveiled its next-generation light-attack helicopter, the S-97 Raider, during a ceremony Thursday in Florida. The coaxial design features counter-rotating rotor blades and a push propeller, among other innovations, that will allow it to fly much faster and farther than today’s choppers.