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As the U.S. Army decides how many new radios to buy for its ground vehicles, Raytheon Co. wants the service to know that its existing system in Strykers already offers Internet-like connectivity. The Waltham, Mass.-based company has given a decades-old battlefield communications network a digital makeover by upgrading the hardware and software that support roughly […]

The ongoing debate over the role of the U.S. government in cyber-warfare is stalling the military’s efforts to develop and deploy relevant technology, according to the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. “Philosophical issues are freezing us and making us unable to take steps,” Michael Hayden, a former CIA director and retired Air Force […]

As the U.S. Army continues its drawdown in Afghanistan, soldiers and units there are slated to receive interconnected suites of high-tech, next-generation networking gear designed to improve access to combat information and massively strengthen digital connectivity among dispersed ground units on the move, service officials said. The U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division will deploy to […]

The U.S. Defense Department has launched a research initiative aimed at potentially building autonomous robots in a few years — machines increasingly able to perform a greater range of tasks without human intervention. “The projects that were selected cut across at the fundamental cutting edge of the science of autonomy,” Alan Shaffer, acting assistant secretary […]

A government watchdog group has come out against the U.S. Army’s system for collecting battlefield intelligence and recommended that lawmakers consider funding alternatives. Citizens Against Government Waste, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., criticized the service’s Distributed Common Ground System, known as DCGS-A, for having “numerous problems,” including poor reliability, according to a May 9 letter from […]