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Military academy teams compete with drone swarms

U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force academy teams compete in education-focused experiment to pave the way for future offensive and defensive swarm tactics for warfighters. Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other robots have become increasingly affordable, capable, …

DARPA putting cyber hacking resistance into chips’ microarchitecture

Military and civilian technological systems, from fighter aircraft to networked household appliances, are becoming ever more dependent upon software systems inherently vulnerable to electronic intruders. To meet its mission of preventing technological surprise and increasing national security, DARPA has advanced …

Army testing 100 mph tracked ATV

The 750-horsepower, optionally manned EV2 is capable of reaching speeds of almost 100 miles per hour and costs roughly $250,000. At 9,000 pounds, the Ripsaw is closer in size to the Humvee than a tank. For example, the Army’s M1A2 …