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Army Confirms: These 5 Cities May Host New Futures Command
Army officials have been visiting cities that represent centers of innovation to find a home for the Futures Command.
Tiltrotor Craft That May Replace Black Hawk Prepares for Test Flight
A team from Textron Inc. and Bell Helicopter will demonstrate the maneuverability of its experimental V-280 Valor helicopter.
After Northrop Pullout, Raytheon Will Make F-35's See-Through Sensor
Lockheed Martin has chosen Raytheon Co. to make the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's next-generation distributed aperture system.
This Heavy-Duty 'Milk Stool' May Save the Air Force Millions
The Air Force Research Laboratory's JFWORX is re-engineering the current milk stool into a 30-pound aluminum version
Army Spends $50 Million to Build Autonomous Supply Convoys
The Army has awarded a $49.7 million contract to Robotic Research LLC for autonomous kits to be tested on supply vehicles.
No End in Sight for B-1 Grounding as New Emergency Landing Reported
The Air Force's fleetwide stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet continues, as news emerges of another emergency landing by a bo...
AFSOC's U-28 Proves Its Value in ISR Mission
Officials say special operations forces flying manned intelligence-gathering planes still have a role to play.
Chunky New Armored Vehicles From Mantis Look Like Space Buggies
An Israel-based company will unveil its new line of highly mobile Mantis armored vehicles at Eurosatory 2018 in Paris.
The Military Still Wants a Belly Gun for the V-22 Osprey
For years, officials have wanted a forward firing gun under the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey's belly.
This Performance Bar Could Keep Recruits from Breaking Bones in Basic
Recruits with a more sedentary background have seen rising injury levels, an official said.
Here's How the Air Force Plans to Recruit Teenage Gamers
Forget the Xbox. The U.S. Air Force wants kids to play a game to help it locate future airmen.
Advanced Super Hornet, F-35 Face Stealth Dilemma
The Navy is expanding its F-35 and Super Hornet fleets, but the two aircraft can't communicate without compromising stealth.
Army May Have to Rely on Simulators to Train for Future Urban Combat
The head of Army Training and Doctrine Command said the service will have to use high-tech simulations to prepare soldiers.
Marines Want New Skis, Not New Ski Boots
The Marine Corps recently announced it will soon search the market for a new ski system that does not require a new ski boot.
Social Media Photos Raise Questions About B-1 Emergency Landing
Photos show a missing ceiling hatch, leading to speculation an in-flight ejection was attempted.
C-17 Globemaster Makes 1st Airdrop in Afghanistan in More Than a Year
The cargo airlifter, based out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, made a drop over Southern Afghanistan on May 10.
Proposed Cannon Would Turn the B-1 Bomber into a Gunship
Boeing has been granted a patent for a cannon to enhance the aircraft's ability to take on more close-air support roles.
Army to Begin Equipping Heavy Units with Active Protection by 2020
The Army has been testing Israeli-made systems such as Trophy for the M1 tank and Iron Fist for the Bradley.
Check Out EOD's New, One-of-a-Kind Robot
Explosive ordnance disposal technicians are working with a next-generation robot that will pick apart bombs and study them.
Army Medicine Embracing Robot Surgery, Other High-Tech Procedures
Physicians far from a field hospital could soon perform delicate, highly specialized surgery on wounded troops using robotics...