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Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system isn’t the only high-tech hardware the country’s military is deploying in its latest fight against the Islamist militant group Hamas in Gaza. Israel Defense Forces have for the first time deployed an unmanned ground vehicle known as the Micro Tactical Ground Robot made by Tel Aviv-based Roboteam to scour underground […]

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The Pentagon is giving more time and money to companies that have shown promise in fielding a humanoid robot. Eleven of 16 firms that put their robot prototypes through their paces in June at have now been given an additional six months and $1.5 million each by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue […]

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FARNBOROUGH, England — While 3-D printed guns and homes are already here, 3-D printed drones and fighter jets are still far from reality. But that hasn’t stopped British defense giant BAE Systems Plc and other aerospace firms in the U.S., Europe and Asia from experimenting with the technology, which has begun migrating from research applications in […]

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FARNBOROUGH, England — Drone-maker General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. unveiled an enhanced cockpit station featuring high-definition touch screens, a video game-like controller, and keyboard for chat and other messaging functions. The San Diego-based maker of the Predator family of military drones demonstrated the new ground control station to attendees and potential customers this week at […]

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FARNBOROUGH, England — The U.S. Defense Department on Monday rejected a rumor that F-35 aircraft standing by at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland were set to leave Tuesday to make their international debut at the Farnborough International Airshow. Officials here at the show and at the Pentagon quickly rejected the report, which emanated from a post […]

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