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DARPA’s Upgraded Atlas Robot to Go Wireless

The Atlas robot was redesigned with the goal of improving power efficiency to better support battery operation. Approximately 75 percent of the robot was rebuilt; only the lower legs and feet were carried over from the original design. (DARPA image)

A total of $3.5 million in prizes will now be awarded to the top three finishers in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the final event of which will be held June 5-6, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. The new […]


British Iraq war report delay sparks cover-up claims

British Iraq war report delay sparks cover-up claims

A further delay to a report into Britain’s role in the Iraq war sparked angry claims of a cover-up on Wednesday, illustrating the lingering controversy over a conflict in which 179 British soldiers died. Six years after the inquiry started […]


F-35 Lightning II Flight Test Update 14

F-35 Lightning II Flight Test Update 14

The previous F-35 Flight Test Update concluded with F-35A test aircraft AF-3 completing 500 flight hours on 18 March 2013, making AF-3 the second mission systems test Lightning II to reach this milestone. This fourteenth installment in the series of […]


US DoD: Operational Test and Evaluation Annual Report: FY 2014

F-35B landing on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1)

The purpose of operational testing is to assure the Military Services field weapons that work in combat. This purpose has been codified in both USC Title 10 and in the Department of Defense’s (DOD) 5000-series regulations for many years without […]


Russia to Test Strategic Missile Forces in Unscheduled Drills

Russia to Test Strategic Missile Forces in Unscheduled Drills

Russia has kicked off its first unannounced drills of the year for the country’s Strategic Missile Forces with over 1,200 active duty servicemen in western Siberia, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Igor Egorov said Tuesday. “During the unannounced exercises of […]


Eurojet Signs MoU With Turkey for EJ200 Engine Program

Turkey's future TFX fighter jet

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines the main areas of collaboration to be developed between ASELSAN Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş (ASELSAN) Turkey’s leading defense company and the European engine consortium EUROJET Turbo GmbH (EUROJET) was signed today by […]


First Israeli Cadets Fly on Aermacchi M-346

First Israeli Cadets Fly on Aermacchi M-346

Earlier this week, IAF flight school cadets flew on the new instructional plane, the Aermacchi M-346, for the first time. Its predecessor, the Skyhawk, was used by the IAF for four decades Excitement was in the air in Hatzerim Airbase […]


China planning naval base in Namibia: report

Chinese Navy Guided Missile Destroyers

Namibia and China are discussing plans for a Chinese naval base in the southwest African country, the Namibian newspaper reported Tuesday, prompting an immediate denial from Beijing. The Namibian quoted a confidential letter from Namibia’s Beijing ambassador to his foreign […]


Scottish MPs lay down gauntlet over UK nuclear fleet

Scottish MPs lay down gauntlet over UK nuclear fleet

The Scottish National Party, which could play a key role in British politics following elections in May, called on the main political parties to scrap Britain’s nuclear deterrent on Tuesday. The SNP’s leader in parliament, Angus Robertson, told MPs that […]


 
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