Technology

A solid-fuel-powered ramjet missile—a joint venture of the U.S. and Norway—passed a number of tests in August that included achieving speeds in excess of Mach 2 and increasing range, the Pentagon revealed. The technology could be applied to a new kind of hypersonic propulsion as ...
Air Forces Central is standing up a new organization of “super empowered Airmen” who will have the freedom to experiment with cutting-edge technology in the “quite literal sandbox that we have in the Middle East,” said AFCENT commander Lt. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich. One of ...
Artificial intelligence could bring about “biological conflict," said former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, who co-chaired the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. AI’s applicability to biological warfare is “something which we don’t talk about very much,” Schmidt told defense reporters, but it poses grave ...
An experiment for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office resulted in the firing of three different missile types from one open-architecture National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System. The “layered” test showed how the existing NASAMS system could defend air ...
The Defense Department plans to propose new workforce “solutions” to Congress in 2023, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks said in a virtual address to a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency conference. Needs differ across the department, Hicks said. “Some organizations have a good ...