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April 24, 2019

Warfighters Need ‘Uncompromised’ Technology, Official Says

Adversaries shouldn’t already have read the manual on a new U.S. gun before the first soldier has had a chance to fire one, the Defense Security Service’s director of counterintelligence said here.

March 26, 2019

Pentagon Official: U.S., Partners Must Lead in 5G Technology Development

The next advancement in cellular technology, 5G, is expected to be so fast that it’s able to surpass the speed of wired internet now provided by cable companies. With 5G technology, download speeds are expected to increase from 1 gigabit per second to 20 gigabits per second, said Ellen M. Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment.

March 13, 2019

China a Rising Threat to National Security, Say DOD Leaders

China is building up its military in ways that threaten U.S. and allied interests in the Western Pacific and in the South China Sea in particular, the deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.

Sept. 11, 2018

‘Greywolf’ Brigade Tests Army’s First Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle

The 1st Cavalry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Greywolf” soldiers fielded the Army’s new electronic warfare tactical vehicle, which was developed to give Army electronic warfare teams the ability to sense and jam enemy communications and networks from an operationally relevant range at the brigade combat team level.

Sept. 5, 2018

Freeze Fighter: Warmer Wetsuit Increases Navy Dive Time

Two Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors helped to develop an improved neoprene wetsuit that better protects Navy divers from freezing water temperatures.

Aug. 24, 2018

Okinawa Marines Test Future of Wireless Communications

Marines with 7th Communication Battalion are conducting tests with the new free space optics communications system at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The highly secured FSO system employs an infrared laser, which allows more users on a single network and larger files, imagery and information to be transmitted.

June 26, 2018

Networks, Innovation Key to Air Force Philosophy

Building networks and continuing innovation are key to defending against future threats, Air Force leaders said at the Defense One Tech Summit in Washington.

June 4, 2018

Face of Defense: NASA to Launch First Army Doctor Into Space

Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Andrew Morgan is a NASA astronaut and emergency physician at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Morgan has been assigned to Expedition 60/61, which is set to launch to the International Space Station in July 2019.

May 18, 2018

Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Another Major Award

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.

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