May 18, 2018
Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Another Major Award
ARLINGTON, Va. —
The Howard Hughes Award -- given by the American Helicopter Society -- was presented to the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences for their joint work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System.
May 15, 2018
Kessel Run Lab Hits Hyperdrive
Thirty active duty airmen, Air Force civilians and contractors gathered in a shared workspace for the opening of the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab, where they will build the next generation of combat software.
May 7, 2018
Soldier Communication Gets a Boost
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany —
It appears that the days of simple radio communication are over for the soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.
April 19, 2018
Marines Use 3-D Printer to Make Replacement Part for F-35 Fighter
PACIFIC OCEAN —
Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Combat Logistics Battalion 31 are using 3-D printing to make aircraft parts, saving time and money and avoiding logistics hurdles.
April 18, 2018
Speed Must Accompany Innovation, Pentagon Official Tells Senate
The U.S. must focus on getting technology into troops’ hands faster to maintain a technical advantage on the battlefield, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told a Senate panel.
Service Members Seeing First Fruits of Army Acquisition Changes
FORT BELVOIR, Va. —
Changes in the Army acquisition process mean new technology will get to the field faster, including enhanced binocular night-vision goggles, said Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy, who visited Fort Belvoir, Va., to see projects in development.
DoD Must Be More Agile in Technology Development, Official Says
The Defense Department must embrace a more agile approach to technology development to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told lawmakers.
April 9, 2018
DoD Official Highlights Value of Artificial Intelligence to Future Warfare
While conventional warfare remains an integral part of national defense, it is vital to expand the defense strategy to include artificial intelligence, a senior DoD official said at the New America Future of War Conference in Washington.
April 6, 2018
Cyber Students Learn While Gaming
MONTEREY, Calif. —
Two students at the Naval Postgraduate School here have created a way to bridge a training gap in U.S. military cyber operations -- through a game they developed.
April 3, 2018
Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters Make a Difference
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. —
Air Force Maj. Ashley Lundry, an aerial reconnaissance weather officer, and Air Force Maj. Devon Meister, a pilot, are both members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, referred to as the Hurricane Hunters.