The Solar Battlefield: How the US DOD Will Bring Solar Technology Mainstream

Acting on a mandate to achieve 25 percent reliability on renewable energy by the year 2025, the DOD has been busy in its aggressive pursuit of that goal — proving that more often than not, great things can result from unlikely alliances.

China splurging on military as US pulls back

China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes.

Forbes: More cuts will undermine U.S. security

The congressman, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, said the U.S. has dominated aerial warfare for a half-century but could lose that advantage if it puts budget-cutting ahead of national security.

Pentagon introduces Atlas, its new "robo sapien"

The military on Tuesday showed off its new robot that one day could take on missions deemed too dangerous for humans.

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.


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