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UVision Demos the Hero-400EC Extended-Range Loitering System

UVision Air Ltd. has successfully demonstrated the Hero-400EC extended-range loitering system for a strategic customer. The demonstration, which took place in southern Israel in...

Lockheed to Develop Compact Airborne High Energy Laser

The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) awarded Lockheed Martin a $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high-power fiber laser. AFRL...

German Intelligence Agency Gets Spy Satellite System Funds

The German government has allocated 400 million euros ($465 million) to fund the construction of up to three spy satellites for the country's foreign...

F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defence hack

The hackers used a tool called “China Chopper” which according to security experts is widely used by Chinese actors, and had gained access via...

US Soldiers begin battlefield testing using computer gaming

About 500 Soldiers are beginning this week to beta-test a number of computer-generated vehicle platforms and weapons systems in a variety of simulated environments,...

New gaming system to help Soldiers test virtual versions of gear

The Army is rolling out a gaming system, Operation Overmatch, that Soldiers can use to test virtual versions of gear and operation concepts that...

Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time

A Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned...

AUDS Counter-drone System Enhanced for Vehicle Deployment and to Defeat Swarm Attacks

The AUDS counter-UAS defence system has been enhanced for deployment on military and commercial security and surveillance vehicles and with new technology to more...

US Army, UMD researchers develop water-based lithium-ion batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a...

US Soldiers gear up for solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will experience a solar eclipse, where the moon passes between the sun and the Earth. For Soldiers...