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North Korea warns South of ‘most miserable end’

North Korea warns South of ‘most miserable end’

North Korea stepped up its rhetoric against the South Wednesday, warning that its neighbor would face a “most miserable end” if it joined the US in “a war of aggression” against Pyongyang. The threat follows a series of North Korean […]

Army’s Benét Laboratories develops 120mm mortar test system

The extended range 120mm mortar system is flanked by Benet Laboratories' mechanical engineers and scientists, who participated in its research and design.

The U.S. Army’s Benét Laboratories, which is collocated on the Watervliet Arsenal, recently announced that it has achieved a significant milestone in the research and development of an extended-range 120mm mortar ballistic test cannon that if fielded, will greatly increase […]

GE Tests Rotating Ceramic Composite Material for Fighter Jet Engine

GE ceramic-matrix composite (CMC)

GE Aviation successfully tested the world’s first non-static set of light-weight, ceramic matrix composite (CMC) parts by running rotating low-pressure turbine blades in a F414 turbofan demonstrator engine designed to further validate the heat-resistant material for high-stress operation in GE’s […]

The Smart Gun Evolves, Canada Develops New Assault Rifle Concept

Prototype designed to be more powerful, accurate and integrated with networked add-ons for situational awareness. Photo: Jocelyn Tessier, DRDC.

More firepower, improved accuracy and smart integrated accessories that connect to command and control networks are the headline features of the new integrated assault rifle concept that Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and Colt Canada have developed for the […]

First Air Force Theater Security Package Deploys to Europe

A pair of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs

The U.S. Air Force deployed 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and approximately 300 Airmen as part of a theater security package to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve this week. The aircraft […]

Exelis to Showcase full spectrum dominance and awareness at 2015 AFA Air Warfare Symposium

EA-6B Prowler assigned the "Vikings" of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) will highlight a range of solutions for U.S. Air Force customers and industry partners at the Air Force Association’s (AFA) 31st Annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition, booth 130, Feb. 11-13, in Orlando, Florida. Exelis will […]

As China circles, US-Thai military friendship stumbles

Thai soldiers stand guard

Perturbed by Thailand’s coup, the United States has scaled back a showpiece joint military exercise with its Southeast Asian ally, but analysts say that with China circling for influence, Washington will not push the kingdom’s generals too far. Famed for […]

US Creates Cyber-CIA to Fight Hackers

US Creates Cyber-CIA to Fight Hackers

The Obama administration announced creation of another federal intelligence center in the long list of law enforcement and spy services. This time its main task will be cyberintel. The last year saw high-profile hacks into Sony Pictures, which set off […]

Squad X Core Technologies Seeks to Bring Technological Advances to the Infantry Squad

Squad X Core Technologies Seeks to Bring Technological Advances to the Infantry Squad

Warfighters in aircraft, on ships and in ground vehicles have benefited tremendously from technological advances in recent decades, with advanced capabilities ranging from real-time situational awareness to precision armaments. But many of these benefits depend on equipment with substantial size, […]

U.S. Navy Pursuing Its Own Offset Strategy Led by the Rail Gun

Electromagnetic Railgun

The Department of Defense is struggling to define a strategy for recapturing the high ground in military technology and countering the proliferation of so-called anti-access/area denial (A2AD) threats. Senior Pentagon officials acknowledge that the military’s ability to project power and […]

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