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Hypersonic jets, lasers future for Air Force researchers

Air Force Research Laboratory researchers have made top priorities of hypersonics, directed-energy weapons and autonomy links between operators and machines, according to Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Masiello, AFRL commander.

US surveillance drones recommissioned as WiFi hotspots

DARPA plans to provide a 1 Gbps communications backbone to military personnel using repuroposed surveillance drones.

Air Force Enhancing U.S. Manufacturing Capability

As the first Institute of Manufacturing Innovation, America Makes will serve as an example of best practices for the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) as it brings together diverse groups from academia, industry, and government to develop technologies and foster manufacturing innovation.

The U.S. Government Wants 6,000 New 'Cyber Warriors' by 2016

"You would think, with all those benefits and a hot area, cybersecurity, that people would just be pouring into the program," says Piotrowski. "We have a very, very tiny pipeline."

China's President Xi urges greater military use of space

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the air force to adopt an integrated air and space defence capability, in what state media on Tuesday called a response to the increasing military use of space by the United States and others.

Air Force faces shortage of engineers

More than any other military service, the Air Force depends on a constant stream of technological improvements and scientific breakthroughs. But according to the service’s chief scientist, a “perfect storm” of personnel issues is endangering the retention and recruitment of top scientific talent.

New US Navy destroyer Zumwalt christened in Maine

The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on enemy radar and reduce the size of its crew.

Hagan Chairs Subcommittee Hearing on Preserving Science and Technology Programs in the DoD

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, held a hearing yesterday with expert witnesses from the Department of Defense (DoD) on preserving science and technology programs that keep the military on the cutting edge.

Powering the ships of the future? Navy develops technology to turn seawater into fuel

The fuel is created with the help of an electrolytic cation exchange module, a machine which removes carbon dioxide from seawater while simultaneously producing hydrogen.

Fox Challenges Marines, Navy to Innovate

The Navy and Marine Corps need to think about how to be more innovative, including leveraging experiences learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the face of budget challenges that could become more acute, acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine H. Fox said today.

U.S. Navy testing more sophisticated pilotless helicopters

Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, chief of Naval Research, said the sensor and software pack is "truly leap-ahead technology" that will let a Marine with no flight experience issue landing instructions to a cargo helicopter via tablet computer after just a few minutes of training.

U.S. Navy to test humanoid robotic firefighters

Some day, if there's a fire on a U.S. naval ship, a humanoid robot may rush in to put it out.

Pursuing Technology Superiority in a Changing Security Environment

Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities. (Witness statements)

How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries

Thanks to a new invention, we’re finally learning how to diagnose and treat the lingering affects of explosive events that have led to a mass of traumatic brain injuries in veterans.

Lockheed Martin and Rowan University partner on radar technology

Lockheed Martin and Rowan University are kicking off an innovative, strategic partnership to develop new technologies for a broad range of radar system applications in support of national defense.

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