The Army's New Tank Fires 'Smart' Cannon Rounds
An unwieldy designation obscures the new fighting vehicle's technological advancements.
We Need to Stop Tiny Robot Sumo-Wrestling
...Before it's too late.
Human vs. Drone Combat Is the New Normal
US human pilots have shot down two enemy drones this month alone. But according to one expert, one day soon—within the next two decades—the drones will outmatch the best human pilots.
The US Shot Down a Mysterious Enemy Drone Over Syria
America’s adversaries are gearing up for robotic battle in the skies.
China’s Military Is Taking a Powerful Turn
The People's Republic is downsizing the world's largest troop force, while scaling up its ambitions in sea, space, and internet warfare.
Why You Should Be Skeptical of the US Military's 'Successful' Missile Defense Test
The missile it intercepted was probably moving slower than one fired at the US from North Korea would be.
Flights of Fancy
Iran’s Stealth Fighter Is Still Fake and Not Convincing Anyone
Iran's military unveiled a new version of its homebuilt Qaher F313 fighter jet last weekend, but a drive down the runway revealed it's far from ready for flight.
War Is Boring
The 'Mother of All Bombs' the US Dropped on Afghanistan Is Nasty, But Mostly for Show
It's unclear how much damage the bomb caused to its intended target—an ISIS tunnel complex—but it may not matter.
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Video Game Swords Are Cooler Than Video Game Guns
Swords add a personal level to combat that guns often don't.
Flights of Fancy
A Company That's Never Made a Plane Wants to Build the Air Force’s New Jets
The Minnesota-based Stavatti has shown off some impressively futuristic designs over the past decade. But so far it's been the aerial equivalent of vaporware—all hype.
Trump Is Calling for a Missile Defense System That Already Exists
And yet, it doesn’t work very well.
The Gear the US Army Wants For 2017 and Beyond
With Russian aggression and the rise of the Islamic State, the Army is searching for tools to deal with what it's dubbed a “hybrid” of high and low-tech foes.