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How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

The Death of DSLRs is Near

Two decades ago, DSLRs were introduced to replace film cameras. With only a few megapixels, very short battery life, and an overall low quality, it …

Cameras

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

Do we even need July through December? For a year just reaching its midpoint, 2016 has already been the most. Heartbreaking, surprising, idiotic, ecstatic, life-giving, exhausting. With apologies to whatever happened in the first week of January, the wild mood swings of the last six months started …

Interview: Capturing Timeless Photos Around the World with Jody MacDonald

Jody MacDonald is no ordinary photographer. For nearly the past decade, she's called a 60-foot catamaran her home as she's sailed to the far corners of the earth on a global kiteboarding, paragliding, and surfing expedition that's taken her to over 60 countries.<p>MacDonald, who was born in Saudi …

Spain prevents resale of weapons destined for Middle East

The Spanish Defence Ministry said on Sunday that arms sales conducted by Spain with countries like Saudi Arabia include “end-use assurances” which …

Middle East

RANKED: The world's 20 strongest militaries

Despite budget cuts and a reduction in size, the US has maintained its position as the world's strongest military, according to a report on globalization from Credit Suisse.<p>While the US is still far and away the world's top military superpower, Russia and China are its closest rivals. Canada, …

Missile Defense

Mission: Global Defense<p><i>Ballistic missiles have become a serious threat to international security.</i><p>Missiles are fast, traveling up to 15,000 mph. They …

Sixty percent of global drone exports come from Israel -- new data

Israel has supplied 60.7 percent of the world’s drones since 1985, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.<p>As …

This new DARPA chip could give U.S. a leg up in electronic warfare

In eastern Ukraine, government forces have to face an array of conventional threats. Snipers, artillery and machine gun fire to name a few. On top of that, Ukrainian troops also have to contend with electronic warfare. The separatists, well-supplied and trained by Russia, have the ability to jam …

Military

This highly advanced U.S.-made anti-tank missile could now be on Syria’s frontlines

A picture of a U.S.-made advanced anti-tank missile, apparently in the hands of a group Kurdish forces fighting near the northern Syrian town of Shaddadi, was posted to social media Tuesday.<p>If confirmed, it would be one of the first documented uses of a FGM-148 Javelin in the war against the …

Defence News, Indian Defence News, Indian Armed Forces, Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force

Indian Defence News [View All Story]<p>The Indian government might be keen to send the Rohingya Muslims packing to Myanmar but its consistent failure in …

Funding for radar, electronic warfare, C4ISR, steady in DoD FY 2017 budget request

The total FY 2017 budget request is $582.7 billion, up $2.4 billion from $580.3 billion enacted in FY 2016. The FY 2017 budget also “complies with …

Reports point to a new arms race breaking in the Asia Pacific region : International : News : The Hankyoreh

Australia’s Defense Budget to Jump 81% Over Next Decade

Australia’s defense spending will increase from A$32.4 (US$23.07) billion in fiscal year 2016-17 to A$58.7 (US$41.08) billion in 2025-26, according …

Russia Reveals Scanner That Can See Through Walls

Military engineers in Russia keep coming up with exciting new pieces of technology, and now a team has unveiled a scanner that means enemy soldiers …

China confirms deal with Russia on Su-35 fighter jets

China confirms deal with Russia on Su-35 fighter jets<p>A Russian SU-35 is displayed during the MAKS-2013 international aviation and space show in the …

How does military technology get out of date? What is defined as a justifiable upgrade? Isn't a pistol made 20 years ago as effective now as it was 20 years ago?

Military technology, like any other technology, becomes outdated when newer systems improve upon them greatly, either in capability or in resource …

504th MI Brigade fields new equipment to assist Army’s intelligence mission

By <b>Sgt. Dominique M. Clarke, 504th MI Brigade Public Affairs</b><p><b>FORT HOOD, Texas (November 23, 2015)</b> — Soldiers of the 303rd Military Intelligence …

Military

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Russian Mechanized Infantry Receives New Electronic Warfare System

© Photo : ROSTEC<p>Russian Military Receives Cutting-Edge Electronic Warfare Systems<p>The newest Borisoglebsk-2V electronic warfare system has been …

Here are the 3 high-tech vehicles vying to replace the Humvee

Earlier this year, the US Army announced the three finalists for the massive contract to replace the iconic Humvee, which has been in service for almost three decades.<p>Oshkosh Corporation, defense contractor Lockheed Martin, and Humvee-maker AM General each delivered 22 prototypes of their Joint …

Has the West lost its advantage in military technology?

There has been a number of articles and opinion pieces over the last year raising the warning that the West (namely the U.S.) has or is losing its …

IED EOD UAV High Power Portable Tactical Vehicle Bomb Jammer with DDS Technology

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Polaris Dagor, ready for action

In the 70-odd years since its auspicious debut, the original US military jeep has proved a very tough act to follow.<p>Riding on a long-travel suspension inspired by desert-running Trophy Trucks, the Dagor can seat a squad of nine soldiers or carry a 3,250lb payload.<p>Between 1941 and 1945, Willys and …

China unveils laser drone defence system

China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.<p>The machine has a 1.2-mile range and can bring down “various small aircraft” within five seconds of locating its target, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing a …

Deft Jam: Electronic Warfare Is The Face Of Future Combat

Among the five basic forces that shape our universe, electromagnetism is by far the most malleable in the hands of humans. In fact, civilization as we know it today would be impossible without the myriad uses of electricity that have appeared since Samuel Morse sent his first telegraph message in …

Here's How The World's Most Advanced Missile-Defense System Works

With its unmatched precision, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) can equalize tensions around the world with its mobility and strategic battery-unit placement: In April 2013, the Pentagon deployed a THAAD battery to Guam in order to deter North Korean provocations and further defend …

DARPA is working on something way better than GPS

When your location marker on Google Maps is pinging all over the place, it's usually due to temperamental GPS signal. DARPA thinks this isn't cutting it anymore, and is developing a "radically" new tech that will offer real-time position tracking -- something that'll work despite blind spots or …

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The $400,000 Helmet That Sees Through Walls

When you spend $400 on a motorcycle helmet, you have certain expectations about quality and safety. But what should you expect when your helmet costs $400,000? Well, if you expected it to be magically able to see through walls, you'd be right. It won't actually give you Superman's X-Ray vision, but …