High-energy laser weapon burns through a running engine from a mile away

A 30-kilowatt electric fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a pickup truck during a recent field test, demonstrating how such weapon grade lasers could be used to protect military forces and critical infrastructure.

‘Atlas Unplugged’ humanoid like robot to roam free (of cables) at DARPA Robotic Challenge

Seven of 11 teams competing in the Darpa Robotic Challenge (DRC) in June 2015 will use the new, more powerful, and wirelessly controlled Atlas humanoid robot. The competition that evaluates the use of robots in disaster zone offers $3.5 million in prizes awarded to the best performing teams

US considers Extended Range THAAD, enhanced BMS to defend against attacking hypersonic gliders

The US Missile defense Agency is seeking future missile defense measures that will be able to defeat hypersonic glide vehicles, similar to those being developed by the China, Russia and India.

Aberdeen based aerostat in position to protect Washington from cruise missile attack

The U.S. Army lofted today the first JLENS - Joint Land Attack Elevated netted Sensor aerostat system at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. This large aerostat blimp is equipped with a new cruise-missile and drone-fighting radar system that will cover a wide airspace from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania up to New York and New Jersey.

Robotic spy fish conducts underwater surveillance

The US Navy is testing a fish like robot designed to carry out stealthy, silent and secure underwater surveillance missions - from intelligence gathering to hull inspections, where its silent operation and mission endurance would provide great advantages to sailors and marines.

Facing a wave of terror attacks, Egypt is concerned over ISIS precence on its borders

As it seems, Egypt is already involved in a “full-fledged war” against Islamist groups. President al-Sisi enhanced his anti-terrorism narrative to enforce brutal crackdowns on the Muslim Brotherhood opposition. The Egyptian government actually declared the group a terrorist organization earlier this year -- but Egypt is still facing an escalation of extremist activity.

Elbit Systems unveils a new foliage penetrating radar

Elbit Systems unveiled today a foliage penetrating radar that provides effective persistent surveillance through dense vegetation, forests and jungle. The non rotating radar is used in fixed or temporary installations, as part of perimeter or border protection systems.

US should be prepared to meet North Korean KN08 ICBM

The US is concerned that north Korean provocations could start a cycle of action and counteraction, leading to an unintended, uncontrolled escalation. General Curtis Scaparrotti, the commanding general of U.S. Forces in South Korea considers that, although untested yet, the North Korean KN08 missile is a real threat

AUSA 2014 – Arming drones

Some of the interesting new systems our team has spotted at this years AUSA 2014

Compact tactical radars for the modern manoeuver force

Lightweight, mobile C-RAM radars are providing enhanced situational visibility, force protection to modern tactical forces

US lead coalition target ISIL power centers in Syria

Busy day in Syria - US Air Force stealth fighters, bombers and drones, along with Navy Super Hornets and cruise missiles pound the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in East Syria; Israel shoot down a Syrian Su-24 that penetrates its airspace over the Golan Heights; Syrian launch air strikes target at rebels in the northwest Syria and in Damascus suburbs

French jets strike ISIS targets in Mosul, Iraq

French Rafale jet fighters struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time yesterday, (Friday, Sept. 19) expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against ISIS. The French Rafales hit "a logistics depot of the terrorists" near the city of Mosul.

Could Super Ghost become the future Littoral Combatant?

Could a stealthy, fast going corvette-sized 'super Ghost' vessel take on the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship and win? The people at Portsmouth' Juliet Marine Systems believe it can. They are proposing that, at a cost of a single LCS, the navy take six of Ghosts which will be able to assume many of the LCS' littoral operations either independently, or operating with oceangoing naval vessels as motherships, providing a more affordable, agile and survivable naval strike force.

A miniature drone made of styrofoam help protects airbases in Afghanistan

The US Air Force has been testing the Skate, a small, miniature drone made of styrofoam that has demonstrated the ability to autonomously and quietly conduct surveillance missions in urban areas, or in areas with dense obstacles, providing constant monitoring and surveillance for security and force protection