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Japan May Buy Tomahawks For Retaliatory Strikes On North Korean Missile Sites

The system could be paired with the Aegis Ashore anti-ballistic missile system that Japan is also interested in acquiring.<p>DoD<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler …

Military

By 2030, South China Sea will be ‘virtually a Chinese lake,’ study warns

China will have so many aircraft carriers by 2030 that the South China Sea will be “virtually a Chinese lake,” a new U.S. study warns, arguing that the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region was shifting away from the United States.<p>Meanwhile, President Obama’s strategic “rebalance” to Asia has …

China

US Defense 2016 Outlook: Amid Middle East Oil Concerns And Stricter Congress, Industry Faces Uncertain Future

On a small stretch of the Margaret River in Norfolk, Virginia, where some of the U.S. Navy’s most celebrated warships have set sail over the last two …

North Korea
Salaries & Wages

Russia to respond to NATO Black Sea force by deploying new weapons - report

The military is planning to test the fresh forces, infrastructure and weapons deployed to the regions bordering the Black Sea in the headquarters …

U.S. Air Force

How Stealth Was Baptized By Fire During Desert Storm 25 Years Ago

One of the most spellbinding military capabilities used 25 years ago during the Operation Desert Storm was stealth technology. Despite many billions …

​DARPA producing sea-floor pods that can release attack drones on command

The Pentagon’s research arm, DARPA, is developing robot pods that can sit at the bottom of the ocean for long stretches of time, waiting to release …

Fire and Forget: DARPA successfully tests revolutionary self-guiding bullet (VIDEO)

US military research agency DARPA says it is homing in on its long-term ambition of producing self-guided bullets, after staging a test in which a …

Is China Copying DARPA's Shape-Shifting MAHEM Weapon?

Reconnaissance and development<p>For 99 years, armored tanks have been a part of modern battlefields, shrugging off bullet fire and sending footsoldiers running for cover. The development of anti-tank weapons is almost as old, with people struggling to create new tactics and new weapons that can stop …

Military

Here’s DARPA’s Proposed Plan to Recover from a Massive Power Grid Hack

Now, they just need the technology.<p>If a massive attack on America's power grid were to plunge the country into darkness tomorrow, the Pentagon estimates that it would take the nation's top engineers "many weeks" to bring everything back online. That's "many weeks" of the economy, and the military, …

Cybersecurity

DARPA developing mini-LIDAR

DARPA is developing miniature laser imaging systemsradar.<p>The Modular Optical Aperture Building Blocks (MOABB) program aims to develop ultracompact …

DARPA Cancels Plans to Launch Rockets from Fighter Jets

Oh what could have been.<p>Just as Virgin Galactic debuted its new Boeing 747 to launch small satellites from a plane, another plan to use atmospheric airplanes to get small payloads to space is riding off into the sunset. DARPA gave Boeing funding to investigate ways to get small payloads to space …

DARPA's Enormous Sub-Hunting Drone Ship Is Almost Ready To Sail

Sea trials are expected to begin early next year on a 132-foot autonomous vessel designed to track down submarines.<p>In 2010, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) began work on a 132-foot autonomous ship to track and monitor submarines. Now, the 140-ton drone is finally nearing …

DARPA developing drone-mounted lasers to shoot down missiles

The research and development arm of the US Department of Defense plans to establish drone-mounted laser weapons, a scheme referred to as ‘Project …

Northrop Grumman set to develop tail-down UAV for DARPA's Tern program

The competition to fulfil DARPA's plan to turn US Navy destroyers and frigates into drone-launching aircraft carriers seems to be over as Northrop …

Aviation

DARPA eyes converting large aircraft into drone carriers

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a contest to find the best solution for large airplanes, such as C-130 …

Superfast Military Aircraft Crashed in Pacific Ocean, DARPA Says

<i>This story was updated at 5:42 p.m. ET.</i><p>An unmanned military plane billed as the "fastest aircraft ever built" crashed into the Pacific Ocean today …

Aviation

DARPA to test 'submarine' drone that takes off from the ocean

This year, the Pentagon’s advanced research projects department will start testing their new “submarine” drone, which can lie in wait on the ocean …

DARPA’s new drone will be able to take off and land on small Navy ships autonomously

As part of an ongoing effort to increase the effectiveness and versatility of the U.S. Navy’s unmanned aerial system program, DARPA announced it’s …

Military

DARPA's New Battle Drone Makes Every Navy Ship an Aircraft Carrier

AIRCRAFT CARRIERS SUCH AS THE <i>USSNIMITZ</i>CAN CARRY AIRCRAFT, HELICOPTERS, AND DRONES ON DECK. BUT DARPA WANTS TO LAND DRONES ON SMALLER WARSHIPS, AS WELL. IMAGE SOURCE:U.S. NAVY.<p>Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new drone -- and this one could turn every one of America's 272 warships into a virtual …

DARPA testing planes with a 'Star Wars'-style laser cannon

We don't have X-wing fighters just yet, but we may soon have their laser weapons. DARPA is working on a system that's downright Lucasian.<p>Prepare yourself for a future filled with real-life pew pew! The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with Lockheed Martin to test "a new beam …

Aviation

MILITARY TECHNOLOGY: “Not a boutique missile.” Raytheon’s SM-6 Missile Can Now Destroy Both Cruise and Ballistic Missiles

“Not a boutique missile.” Raytheon’s SM-6 Missile Can Now Destroy Both Cruise and Ballistic Missiles<p>The complex challenge of defending a ship or an …

Military