Military Technology

What Does the Latest F-35 Data Breach Teach Us About Defense Industrial Espionage?

The latest breach in the F-35 program has come out of Australia, where a subcontractor reportedly lost unclassified data on the fighter (and the P-8 …

U.S. Department of Defense

US decides to release Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System to India ahead of Rex Tillerson's visit

The move ahead of Tillerson's visit to India is an indication of the resolve of both countries to strengthen their ties to combat global terrorism …

India

University of Illinois leads $25 million military technology initiative

The University of Illinois is leading a $25 million initiative to develop an "internet of battlefield things."<p>Officials say the initiative aims to have humans and technology work together in a seamless network. They say the initiative will connect soldiers with smart technology in armor, radios, …

University of Illinois

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

China and Russia's Crazy Plan to Make America's Most Powerful Weapon Obsolete

How they can sink the carriers. <i>And if aircraft carriers can’t contribute in the most critical conflicts that face the United States, it will become</i> …

Military

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

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

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

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

Iran claims it has 'Father of all Bombs' after US dropped 'Mother of all Bombs'

Iran's top commander has claimed that their nation has successfully manufactured the 'Father of all Bombs' which is more in weight than the US's …

War

World War 3: Who will win if North Korea drags superpowers into an all-out conflict?

Speculation is rife that growing tensions in the Korean Peninsula could drag world's superpowers into World War 3. Who will be the winner?<p>The ongoing …

North Korea

North Korea fires missile in latest act of provocation

North Korea fired an unidentified missile early on Friday from the Sunan district in its capital, Pyongyang, toward the eastern direction, South …

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 U-2 spy plane is so hard to fly pilots have to perform a 'controlled crash' just to land it

The U-2 spy plane is an engineering marvel, but it can't land on its own. This is the complicated process pilots have to go through to bring the plane down safely.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Military

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 …

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 …

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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

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

Tank version of F-35 would be invisible on radar and allow two-man crew to see all around the tank; 'Israel still has a technological advantage over …

Israel

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

US reportedly smuggles 'infected' microchips into North Korea to destroy nuclear weapons

The infected components are expected to allow the US to change the direction of North Korean missiles or destroy them completely.<p>Amid growing …

North Korea

North Korea conducts its sixth nuclear test

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 was detected in a North Korean province. The artificial quake was caused by North Koreas sixth nuclear test. …

North Korea

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

Maria Motorcycles Yamaha XSR700

Our latest custom motorbike crush comes from a workshop in Lisbon - Portugal. Maria Riding Company is a brand inspired by the real emotions of the …

Motorcycles

India gets its own Sniper Rifle from West Bengal's Ishapore [VIDEO]

Indian-made sniper rifles comes at one-third the price and the quality, at par with the best in the world. The biggest advantage of an indigenous …

West Bengal

57,000 army personnel will be redeployed in a major overhaul: Arun Jaitley

Of the 99 recommendations suggested by the Lt Gen Db Shekatkar (retd) committee, the defence ministry has accepted 65 after consultations with all …

War