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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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DARPA Tests New Close Air Support Technology

The Pentagon’s top research arm and Raytheon will test a new system designed to massively speed up air-ground coordination and reduce targeting time for close air support…





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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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Print Your Prosthetic at Home

The Defense Department has made major advances in prosthetics over the last dozen years, to the point where it is beginning to work with artificial…


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Marines Get Help with Data Overload

The Office of Naval Research recently equipped Marines in Hawaii with special technology to help them sift through loads of data to find only the…


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Raytheon Touts Internet-Wired Strykers

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…




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Army to Rename XM25 Airburst Weapon

U.S. Army weapons officials predict that the long-awaited XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon will be ready for fielding by late 2014. The weapon will…


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Army to Shrink Robot Fleet

The U.S. Army plans to trash nearly half of its small robotic vehicle fleet and develop a new family of unmanned ground vehicles capable of…