Military Technology

Cisco is linking up with Interpol to share data about the cyber criminals it finds on its network

• <b>On Tuesday, Cisco announced that it will share "cybercrime" data with the international police network Interpol.</b>• <b><br>The data includes information and analysis about security threats that Cisco already aggregates through an existing research arm, Cisco Talos.</b>• <b><br>The company said it won't share information</b> …

Technology

Air Force awards $50M contract to research cybersecurity

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a nearly $50 million contract to a defense contractor to research ways to protect weapons systems from cyberattacks.<p>The Dayton Daily News reports that Colorado-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will conduct the research at …

Technology

Raytheon approved for $10.5B Patriot missile sale to Poland

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $10.5B sale of Raytheon’s (NYSE:RTN) Patriot missile defense system to Poland.<p>The proposed sale …

Business

Chinese theft of sensitive US military technology is stil...

Despite a cyber-warfare truce in 2015, China probably still is engaged in the theft of sensitive U.S. military technology, says an expert.

Military

Chinese theft of sensitive US military technology is still a 'huge problem,' says defense analyst

As President Donald Trump uses his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to address trade and North Korean issues, he also may bring up China's …

China

General Atomics to power UAV-based lasers that destroy enemy ballistic missiles in boost phase

<b>ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –</b> Power electronics experts at the General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems group in San Diego are joining a project to develop …

Military

Elon Musk made a secret appearance to elite US Marines and gave a stirring speech

• <b>Tesla CEO Elon Musk made an undisclosed appearance before a group of elite US Marines and their spouses.</b>• <b><br>Musk delivered a motivational speech and discussed lessons he's learned as an entrepreneur.</b><p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a welcomed appearance at the 1st Marine Raider Battalion Ball and delivered a …

Tesla

Here's what's really terrifying about the Twitter employee who temporarily disabled Trump's account on his last day

• <b>President Donald Trump's Twitter account was taken offline by a departing employee for 11 minutes on Thursday night, and it's a glaring security issue.</b>• <b><br>What if the employee instead had composed a tweet bashing a company's stock, or declaring war on North Korea?</b><p>For 11 minutes on Thursday night, the …

Donald Trump

General Dynamics to upgrade 60 M1 Abrams battle tanks and vetronics to M1A2 SEPv3 configuration

<b>WARREN, Mich. –</b> Armored combat vehicle experts at General Dynamics Corp. will upgrade 60 M1 Abrams main battle tanks and vetronics to the most …

Military

US launches 'most advanced' stealth sub amid undersea rivalry

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Touted as the world's most technologically advanced fast attack submarine, the USS South Dakota is set to join the US Navy fleet amid a growing threat to American undersea dominance from several foreign rivals.<p>Operating beneath the ocean's surface, a submarine's strategic value …

U.S. Politics

Technology for border and perimeter security

Sensors, data processing, interoperability, open systems, and wireless networking are only a few of the enabling technologies for securing the …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Army researchers eye reconfigurable RF and microwave gear for radar, EW, SIGINT, and communications

<b>ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. –</b> U.S. Army RF and microwave researchers are surveying industry for technologies that could enable reconfigurable …

War

A state-sponsored Russian company is providing internet for North Korea and cybersecurity experts are worried

TransTeleCom, a state-owned Russian telecommunications company, is providing a new internet connection to North Korea, multiple news outlets reported this week.<p>Internet analysts began noticing routing databases pick up TransTeleCom-provided connections for North Korea around 5:30 p.m. local time on …

North Korea

Trump Policy Shift Pushes Closer India, U.S Defense Ties

Defense deals and closer military ties will be under discussion during U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s visit to India this week -- a mission that …

Business

US Navy to use Xbox controllers on highly sophisticated submarines

Virginia-class submarines, equipped with some of the U.S. Navy’s most highly advanced and sophisticated technology, will soon use Microsoft Xbox 360 controllers to operate the periscope.<p>Unlike the traditional rotating tube periscope, these submarines use photonic masts that display the images on …

Technology

US’ Latest Nuclear Subs Use Xbox Controllers for Navigation

Credit: Pixabay<p>The US Navy has a growing fleet of Virginia class nuclear-powered submarines. They are among the most advanced war machines in the …

Geek

Sailing ships to nuclear submarines: get ready for another disruptive shift in naval warfare

<b>THE MIL & AERO COMMENTARY –</b> We may be on the precipice of a major shift in naval warfare that is every bit as disruptive and significant as the …

War

Navy plans to use Xbox controllers for new periscope systems

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy plans to use Xbox 360 controllers to operate periscopes aboard its newer submarines.<p>The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia, reported Saturday that the Navy's Virginia-class subs don't have a traditional rotating periscope. They're being replaced by …

Technology

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan, forcing country into latest state of alert

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan, its latest act of aggression against a neighbour and key Western ally amid a escalating war of …

North Korea

The Marine Corps wants to 3D print cheaper drones

A new prototype scout drone can be printed for less than the cost of the latest iPhone<p>In three minutes, the Scout drone is assembled. One minute more, and it's airborne, tossed by a Marine. The flight is short, maybe 20 minutes at the most, but the information gained is valuable, a real-time video …

Technology

Orbital ATK to help U.S. military develop hypersonic propulsion for aircraft and missiles

<b>ARLINGTON, Va. –</b> Aviation propulsion experts at Orbital ATK Inc. in Elkton, Md., are helping U.S. government researchers develop a full-scale …

Aerospace

Transforming ocean warfare using networked systems of systems (SoS) for wide-area sea control

<b>ARLINGTON, Va. –</b> U.S. military researchers are launching a $45 million project to transform the nature of ocean warfare by augmenting aircraft …

War

DARPA asks industry for cyber defenses to prevent workers from divulging sensitive information

<b>ARLINGTON, Va. –</b> U.S. military researchers are asking for industry's help in developing cyber defenses against manipulative attacks that encourage …

Cybersecurity

China's stealth fighter may be getting a new engine

Relying on Russian engines has put China at the mercy of a single, foreign supplier. That could be changing.<p>With its J-20 heavy fighter, China became the second nation in the world (after the USA) to field a fleet of stealthy fifth generation fighters. But until recently, there has been a key …

Aerospace

The US' biggest electronics giant just cut ties with an elite Russian company believed to be linked to the Kremlin

Best Buy, the biggest electronics retailer in the US, will stop selling products developed by Russian cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Labs, in its stores and on its website, Star Tribune reported on Friday.<p>Best Buy has been a Kaspersky supplier for over a decade, and the firm's products enjoy a good …

U.S. Politics

Irma's clouds may bump SpaceX spy plane launch

Elon Musk's rocket company plans to launch the Air Force's X-37B experimental space plane from Kennedy Space Center just ahead of the hurricane's arrival.<p>Increasingly scary Hurricane Irma is threatening Florida, putting SpaceX's first stab at launching the Air Force's X-37B spy plane in …

Technology

Facebook says fake accounts linked to Russia bought thousands of ads during US election

Facebook on Wednesday said it had found evidence that fake accounts "likely operated out of Russia" purchased thousands of ads during the US presidential election designed to amplify divisive political messages.<p>Facebook said the ads were part of elaborate "information operations" in which …

U.S. Politics

Stealth tanks and sniper drones: Israel reveals the future of military technology

The Defense Ministry has revealed some of the technology being developed by Israeli defense companies and the ministry’s research...<p>Want to enjoy …

Military

Video: USS Ford’s “digital” catapult, (not quite) ready for duty | Ars Technica

In this first installment of our new video series, Ars reviews the malaise of EMALS.<p>The USS <i>Gerald R. Ford</i>, the US Navy's newest carrier, has been a …

Military

Navy uses virtual reality to train crews for deployment on the ships of tomorrow

At Naval Base San Diego, sailors are training for deployment on the ships of the future – all without stepping off dry land. The Littoral Combat Ship …

Military