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*+-One day soon, combat units may evacuate their wounded from the battlefield with the help of unmanned aircraft. In late March, three defense firms worked together to conduct the first casualty evacuation using a KMAX unmanned cargo helicopter, according to Lockheed Martin. The U.S. Marine Corps relied on the unmanned KMAX from 2011 to 2014 […]

*+-Army weapons officials recently showed off its latest effort at arming an unmanned vehicle to keep soldiers safer on the battlefield. The Ripsaw unmanned ground vehicle, though still in development, has been tested and is capable of driving up to 1 kilometer ahead of various types of formations, said Bob Testa, lead engineer for the […]

*+-Huntington Ingalls’ Undersea Solutions Group showed off its Proteus mini submarine at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. The potent-looking vessel can serve as a unmanned underwater vehicle or a manned swimmer-delivery system. The battery-powered Proteus can carry six combat swimmers 350 to 700 nautical miles, depending on the type of battery used, according to […]

*+-U.S. Army science and technology leaders want to use rapid-prototyping equipment more often to help bring innovation to the battlefield faster. Increasing the pace of innovation has been a popular topic this week at the Association of the United States Army’s winter meeting. Army technology experts and defense industry officials have discussed ways to simplify […]

*+-U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operators to be able to drain intelligence from enemy computers, so they don’t have to lug them off the battlefield. Intelligence gathering is a critical part of special-ops missions to capture or kill high-value targets such as the SEAL Team 6 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Operators grab […]