Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Why wait for U.S. government money? Mexico shops on its own to improve its army and police forces, and finds that American companies deliver faster than Uncle Sam.
Mon, 29 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400After two years of trials and training, the Marine Corps delivered the first ABVs to southern Afghanistan last year, where they saw action clearing improvised explosive devices from the roads leading to the Taliban stronghold of Now Zad in Helmand province.
Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400In Green Zone, the new Iraq war thriller starring Matt Damon, cooked-up WMD intelligence, secretive CIA leaks and war-drumming conspiracies are rampant. Here, PM's Joe Pappalardo fact checks the new movie's assertions.
Thu, 04 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400News of cost overruns roil the debate over the world's two most advanced warplanes, the costly F-22 Raptor and the too-big-to-fail F-35 Lightning II. Will UAVs be the final victor?
Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400When the Air Force recently mapped out a game plan to 2047, its report contained a big surprise: Fewer pilots and more robotic planes acting on their own. Are we ready for UAVs that can fire their weapons without human permission?
Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400In the future, the Air Force envisions swapping its pilots for a fleet of versatile-and affordable-unmanned airplanes. A single UAV with interchangeable payloads could replace several legacy airplanes. Here's a look at some possible trade-offs.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400In recent tests at Ft. Benning, Ga. a Northrop Grumman Fire Scout unmanned helicopter ferried a ground robot, the QuinetiQ's Dragon Runner, to its deployment point.
Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400The NGOs and disaster-relief teams might have stolen the spotlight in the battle for survival in post-quake Haiti, but behind most of the aid was a massive U.S. military backbone. Here is a behind-the-scenes photo gallery of the U.S. military effort.
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400This week the Israeli Air Force held a ceremony spotlighting the "operational acceptance" of its biggest unmanned aerial vehicle. Here, we explore how Israel could use this new vehicle to take out Iranian nukes.
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400Is it possible to predict crimes from studying human behavior? A new paper from researchers at the University of California shows how mathematical modeling may soon lead to truly predictive police work.
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400Nonlethal energy-beam blasters that cause pain without killing their targets could finally find a home-inside special operations gunships. Here's how they work.
Mon, 08 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400The Osprey survived Congressional inquiries, scandalous crashes and volumes of argument to sit on the flight deck of the USS Bataan. The mission to Haiti is only the Ospreys second deployment and by far the youngest aircraft in the fleet.
Fri, 05 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400A new Iranian missile and the Pentagon's funding illustrate the importance, and the vulnerabilities, of helicopters in modern battlefields.
Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400On board the USS Bataan, there are four 10 x 8-foot containers that support digital age communications, transferring data at up to 200 Mb/s. From Operation Unified Response in Haiti, Benjamin Chertoff reports on the Navy's new flagship in a box.
Wed, 03 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400The Obama administration released its budget and strategy documents this week, spelling trouble for some military programs. Here's a rundown of some of the losers.