July 31, 2017
North Korea’s ICBM Lands in Japan’s Economic Zone, Official Says
The Pentagon director of press operations said the North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile that was launched July 28 from Mupyong-ni traveled about 620 miles before splashing down in the Sea of Japan about 103 miles from the coast of Hokkaido, Japan.
July 30, 2017
Ballistic Missile Defense System Test Successful
The Missile Defense Agency and 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade soldiers conducted a successful missile defense test using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system -- the 15th successful intercept in 15 tests for the THAAD weapon system.
June 24, 2017
Vice President Engages Troops at Schriever Air Force Base
Vice President Mike Pence said the service members at Schriever Air Force Base are on the cutting edge of technology and arms, guarding the nation in space and in cyberspace, during a troop talk while visiting the installation.
June 22, 2017
Military Children Use Virtual Reality Simulators at STEM Workshop
BETHESDA, Md. —
During a Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences workshop, middle school students donned high-tech virtual and augmented reality simulators and tested out revolutionary modular prosthetic limbs and interacted with experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
June 21, 2017
Army Scientists Hope Space Experiment Unlocks Clues to Bone Healing
FORT DETRICK, Md. —
Scientists at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are hoping to determine how bones heal in microgravity, based on an experiment that launched to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX in February and returned to earth aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft in March.
June 14, 2017
DARPA Programs Create Defense Systems for Data, Networks
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's acting director said the internet is an infrastructure that supports all aspects of modern life and his organization is creating technology to protect U.S. data, networks and national security.
May 30, 2017
Defense Department Successfully Intercepts Missile in Test
The Defense Department successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a test of the ground-based midcourse defense element of the nation's ballistic missile defense system.
Defense Department Slates Missile-Intercept Test
The U.S. military is conducting a flight test to exercise the ground-based mid-course defense element of the nation's ballistic missile defense system.
May 19, 2017
Reconnaissance Aircraft Makes Historic Appearance at Northern Edge
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —
This year, the distinctly black U-2S Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft from Beale Air Force Base, California, flew for the first time at Northern Edge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and showcased the unique capabilities it can bring to the joint fight.
DoD Lab Day Features Innovative Warfighter Technologies
The Defense Department showcased new warfighter technologies, including self-driving boats and helmets that send instant messages, during the second biennial Lab Day.