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US Army developing robotic insects?

US Army developing robotic insects?

A mechanical fly buzzing into an enemy operations center for surveillance may still be the stuff of science fiction, but perhaps not for long. Dr. Ron Polcawich and his team at the Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, in Adelphi, […]


India clears $700 million defence purchase

India clears $700 million defence purchase

India’s defence ministry cleared Wednesday proposals worth nearly $700 million to buy military equipment but deferred a key multi-billion dollar decision on replacing the country’s aging air transport fleet. India, the world’s largest buyer of weapons, is in the midst […]


Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say. In the latest incident, Sweden said […]


Israel, US in abortive missile defence test

Israel, US in abortive missile defence test

Israel and the United States on Tuesday tested the Jewish state’s Arrow 3 ballistic missile interception system, the defence ministry said, with local media reporting the trial was cut short. “A target missile was successfully launched and tracked by the […]


US Air Force Approves Full Rate Production for Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER

US Air Force Approves Full Rate Production for Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER

The U.S. Air Force has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER). JASSM-ER successfully completed U.S. Air Force Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) flight testing in 2013. During IOT&E, the […]


US Navy Tries to Cover Up New Carrier’s Exploding Cost

US Navy Tries to Cover Up New Carrier’s Exploding Cost

Recently, the Project On Government Oversight reported on the unaffordability of the Navy’s long-term shipbuilding budget and on the fact that its acquisition plans will actually cost much more than the service expects. According to the Congressional Budget Office, which […]


Hackers invoke 9/11 in new chilling Sony threat

Hackers invoke 9/11 in new chilling Sony threat

Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks Tuesday in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, again warning the Hollywood studio not to release a film which has angered North Korea. The threat came as lawyers filed a class action suit […]


Future Russian Attack Submarines to Keep Double-Hull Design

Future Russian Attack Submarines to Keep Double-Hull Design

Russia’s next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarines will have a double-hull structure and a displacement of up to 12,000 tons, the Malakhit design bureau said Monday. “The displacement will be roughly similar to that of the Yasen-class subs – some 12,000 tons […]


Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Between USSR, US in Details

Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Between USSR, US in Details

On December 13, 2002, US President George W. Bush announced that the United States will unilaterally withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty with the USSR. The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM Treaty) between the Soviet Union and the United States […]


 
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