The X-51A Waverider was powered by a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne SJY61 scramjet engine and designed to ride on its own shockwave and accelerate to about Mach 6. The Air Force now wants to capitalize on that technology by funding the development of hypersonic cruise missiles. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

US Air Force Seeks Hypersonic Cruise Missiles

The U.S. Air Force is moving forward with plans to develop hypersonic cruise missiles. The service has teamed with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,…

The Low-Cost Unmanned aerial vehicle Swarming Technology is a prototype tube-launched UAV. The LOCUST program will make possible the launch of multiple swarming UAVs to autonomously overwhelm and adversary. (Video Still: ONR Video)

Drone Swarms to Storm Beaches: Marine General

The Marine Corps wants to deploy swarms of drones ahead of troops during amphibious operations in coming years. The concept, incorporating Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology,…

(Illustration of V-247 drone tilt-rotor aircraft courtesy Bell Helicopter)

Bell Touts Armed Tilt-Rotor Drone at Army Show

Textron Inc.’s Bell Helicopter unit on Monday touted its just unveiled tilt-rotor drone program for the Marine Corps, along with its V-280 Valor tilt-rotor entrant…