Articles by Matt Cox





Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division's 23rd Chemical Battalion assemble their new PackBot 510 robots. (U.S. Army photo.)

U.S. Army Tests New Chem-Bio Detecting Robots

U.S. Army scientists have launched an experiment to develop a new compact robot that’s capable of detecting chemical, biological and other deadly agents from a…



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Ripsaw UGV Can Reload Itself in a Fight

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…




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USSOCOM Wants Computer-Draining Tech

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…



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Army Testing Pocket Drones

U.S. Army researchers are developing a pocket-sized aerial surveillance drone for soldiers and small units operating on unfamiliar ground. “The Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and…


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Army Paratroopers Get In-Flight Internet

U.S. Army forced-entry units will soon have a new in-flight internet system to help them prepare for mission changes before parachuting into enemy territory. The…



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Sirkorski Demonstrates Unmanned Black Hawk

In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., successfully flew an unmanned Black Hawk helicopter recently in an effort to provide autonomous cargo delivery…



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Coast Guard Wants Precision Machine Guns

The Coast Guard wants to make its deck-mounted machine guns accurate enough for crowded American harbors. To do that, Coast Guard gunners need a weapon mount that’s stable…




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DARPA Taps Firms for New UAS Effort

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts to five defense firms to develop ideas for new unmanned aerial systems that will serve the…