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 Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) via DARPA.

Air Force Acquires Spy Scope to Protect Satellites

The Air Force has acquired a high-tech Space Surveillance Telescope, or SST, capable of speedily discovering and tracking previously unseen or hard-to-find small objects that could threaten…

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DARPA Wants New Ways to Find Cyber Attackers

The Pentagon’s research arm, the Defense Advanced Project Agency, wants a better way to identify who is executing cyber attacks as part of its new Enhanced…

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Darpa’s Robotic Hand Restores Sense of Touch

The Pentagon’s research arm has achieved another breakthrough in a project designed to revolutionize the technology behind prosthetic limbs and potentially help wounded troops. The…

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Darpa: Calling All Robot Enthusiasts

  The Pentagon’s research arm wants to award robot enthusiasts $150,000 apiece to crank out prototypes that could support troops. The Defense Advanced Research Projects…

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DARPA-Funded Humanoid Runs Through the Woods

Check out this crazy video of a Pentagon-funded humanoid running through the woods. The 6-foot 2-inch, 330-pound Atlas robot is the brainchild of Google Inc….

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DARPA Wants Implantable Hard Drive for the Brain

Seeing a 55-year-old quadriplegic woman steer a F-35 simulator with only her thoughts left Military.com associate editor Brendan McGarry curious to find out more about the…

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DARPA Projects to Watch in 2015

The Pentagon’s research and development arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is out with a list of its 10 most popular stories from 2014….

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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…