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Military Bits & Pieces

It’s in the nature of the business for the world’s military forces to be at the forefront of technological advancements. And by that, we don’t mean only weaponry but also technologies developed for military use that eventually come to revolutionize the civilian world – a number of them allow you to read this on your gadget right now. So, for all you people with a passion for hardware that goes bang or wears camo for purposes other than tricking spy photographers, here’s a new section on our website dedicated to all things military.

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USAF Spends $34M to Cut the Number of People Needed to Fly the B-52 Stratofortress
USAF Spends $34M to Cut the Number of People Needed to Fly the B-52 Stratofortress

17 Jun 2024, 11:08 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The U.S. Air Force awarded defense contractor L3Harris a $34 million contract to find ways of cutting the crew needed to fly the B-52 Stratofortress by one

 
This May Very Well Be the World's First Starlink-Powered Military Ground Drone
This May Very Well Be the World's First Starlink-Powered Military Ground Drone

13 Jun 2024, 07:43 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / European defense contractor Milrem announced it managed to integrate the Starlink Internet system into a variant of its THeMIS ground drone

 
European AI to Fly Uncrewed Combat Aircraft in Support of Human-Piloted Jets
European AI to Fly Uncrewed Combat Aircraft in Support of Human-Piloted Jets

10 Jun 2024, 09:59 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / European aerospace giant Airbus said it tapped British software company Helsing to develop an artificial intelligence system for its Wingman drone

 
AI Agent Seems "Intentional and Decisive" in Skunk Works Air-to-Air Combat Scenarios
AI Agent Seems "Intentional and Decisive" in Skunk Works Air-to-Air Combat Scenarios

6 Jun 2024, 11:22 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Lockheed Martin Skunk Works flew an Aero L-29 Delfin trainer jet with an AI pilot onboard in air-to-air combat scenarios

 
U.S. Army's New Landing Craft Enters Production 80 Years After D-Day
U.S. Army's New Landing Craft Enters Production 80 Years After D-Day

5 Jun 2024, 12:09 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Vigor announced it has begun low-rate production of the Maneuver Support Vehicle Light (MSVL) landing craft

 
U.S. Fires ICBM at Target 4,200 Miles Away in a Routine Display of Force
U.S. Fires ICBM at Target 4,200 Miles Away in a Routine Display of Force

5 Jun 2024, 10:37 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The American military conducted a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test on June 4, shot a missile from California

 
This Wingman Drone Looks Like the Result of the SR-71 Blackbird Loving a Missile
This Wingman Drone Looks Like the Result of the SR-71 Blackbird Loving a Missile

4 Jun 2024, 12:34 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / European aerospace giant Airbus is in Berlin for the International Aerospace Exhibition, a loyal Wingman drone concept is what it brought

 
Army National Guard Buys Itself the Most Badass Gray Eagle Drone Around
Army National Guard Buys Itself the Most Badass Gray Eagle Drone Around

4 Jun 2024, 09:44 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / General Atomics announced the start of production for the Gray Eagle 25M drone meant to be used by the Army National Guard

 
Gray Eagle With New GA-Cosworth Engine Is the Drone Enemies Will Run From, But Not Escape
Gray Eagle With New GA-Cosworth Engine Is the Drone Enemies Will Run From, But Not Escape

30 May 2024, 11:35 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American defense contractor General Atomics is on the verge of completing testing of a new variant of the Gray Eagle drone engine

 
Bell Is Making a VTOL That Can Fold Its Rotor Blades and Turn Into a Jet
Bell Is Making a VTOL That Can Fold Its Rotor Blades and Turn Into a Jet

29 May 2024, 09:26 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Bell Textron announced it was selected to move ahead with its design for the DARPA SPeed and Runway INdependent Technologies (SPRINT) program

 
Flying Wildcat Is Meant to Take Off From Navy Ships and Track Down Enemy Targets
Flying Wildcat Is Meant to Take Off From Navy Ships and Track Down Enemy Targets

29 May 2024, 06:56 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor AeroVironment presented its entry in the DARPA ANCILLARY program, a tail-sitting drone called Wildcat

 
DARPA Backs This Insect-Like Military Drone, Could Fly in 2026
DARPA Backs This Insect-Like Military Drone, Could Fly in 2026

28 May 2024, 06:13 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Northrop Grumman joins Sikorsky in the race to deliver a new kind of military drone for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

 
U.S. Army's Assault Helicopter With Atreides Ornithopter Vibes Inches Closer to Production
U.S. Army's Assault Helicopter With Atreides Ornithopter Vibes Inches Closer to Production

23 May 2024, 12:20 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Bell announced this week another subcontractor for the V-280 Valor tiltrotor helicopter, Safran, which will supply electric power gear

 
America Fires World's Most Advanced Air Defense Missile Using Aegis for the First Time
America Fires World's Most Advanced Air Defense Missile Using Aegis for the First Time

22 May 2024, 08:04 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced it fired a missile called PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement using the Aegis system for the first time

 
Lockheed Martin to Deliver Millions Worth of Long-Range Hypersonic Weapons for U.S. Army
Lockheed Martin to Deliver Millions Worth of Long-Range Hypersonic Weapons for U.S. Army

21 May 2024, 07:25 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The U.S. Army awarded defense contractor Lockheed Martin a $756 million to deliver additional long range hypersonic weapons systems

 
Military Drone Larger Than the A-10 Thunderbolt II Gets One Step Closer to Production
Military Drone Larger Than the A-10 Thunderbolt II Gets One Step Closer to Production

20 May 2024, 11:25 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / European aerospace giant announced that its Eurodrone concept passed the crucial preliminary design review and is now moving forward

 
Maker of Space Shuttle Engines to Power America's Next-Gen Ballistic Missile Interceptors
Maker of Space Shuttle Engines to Power America's Next-Gen Ballistic Missile Interceptors

17 May 2024, 09:59 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Aerospace company Aerojet Rocketdyne will make the propulsion system for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) missile defense system

 
U.S. to Deploy Thousands of Autonomous Anti-Armor Suicide Drones Against Potential Enemies
U.S. to Deploy Thousands of Autonomous Anti-Armor Suicide Drones Against Potential Enemies

10 May 2024, 11:59 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The U.S. military chose the Switchblade 600 loitering munition made by defense contractor AeroVironment to be part of the Replicator program.

 
USAF Builds From Scratch and Flies Autonomous Drone in 24 Hours, Must Be Some Record
USAF Builds From Scratch and Flies Autonomous Drone in 24 Hours, Must Be Some Record

7 May 2024, 10:52 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The U.S. Air Force (USAF) says it may just have found a way to build and fly small, multi-purpose autonomous drones in under 24 hours

 
DARPA Completes Testing of Underwater Drone That'll Give Sharks Nightmares
DARPA Completes Testing of Underwater Drone That'll Give Sharks Nightmares

6 May 2024, 12:04 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American research agency DARPA announced the completion of full-scale, in-water testing for the Northrop Grumman Manta Ray underwater drone