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Report: U.S. Undersea Dominance is in Jeopardy

A new study says emerging submarine detection technologies, computer processing power and platforms such as underwater drones could quickly erode the U.S. military’s global undersea dominance…



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U.S. Military Begins Testing ‘Smart’ Rifles

LAS VEGAS — The U.S. military has begun testing several so-called smart rifles made by the applied technology start-up TrackingPoint Inc., company officials said. The…


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Marine Corps Testing Black Jack Drone

The Marine Corps is testing a new 135-pound, catapult-launched drone that can take off from an amphibious assault ship and climb to 15,000 feet with…


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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 Eyes Samsung smartphones

The U.S. Army this year plans to begin buying Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones for some infantry soldiers, pending approval from the Defense Department, according…


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Army Issues Sources Sought for NIE 14.1

The U.S. Army has released a Sources Sought notice, inviting defense companies to try to improve the service’s existing network in the upcoming Network Integration…


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Where the US Will Spend Its Weapons Cash

If you want further proof of where Pentagon weapon spending is likely to head, check out the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assesments latest publication,…


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Strategic Forces Still Winning

So, CDR Salamander is pointing out at the U.S. Naval Institute blog that the Pentagon’s new strategy is a potentially big win for the Navy,…


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China Launches its Own GPS Satellites

In case you haven’t noticed, China just put its very own GPS network into service. Dubbed the Beidou system, it recently went active, providing positioning,…


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Army Smartphones on Way to Afghanistan

So, the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment is bringing what was supposed to be  the military’s version of a smartphone to Afghanistan. Yup, the software-based JTRS AN/PRC-154…


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A Chinese Version of Rover?

This photo of what appears to be a PLA er, Chinese Army version of a Joint Terminal Attack Controller — you know, the guy who…