This much we know: It’s not a bird and it’s not exactly a plane.
Beyond that, the U.S. Air Force holds all the answers. The mission of the unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which is scheduled to touch down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Tuesday after 22 months in orbit, has been described only vaguely as “to gather more test data.”
Some folks question why the U.S. Navy would need such exotic weapons as the Phalanx and SeaRAM systems, or even electromagnetic rail guns. These Russian-made, radar-guided anti-ship missiles are two such reasons.
Attackers were quick to capitalized on the Shellshock Bash command interpreter bug disclosed yesterday. Constructing a botnet that is rapidly try to infect other servers, according to a security researcher. (more…)
A secret and scrappy court battle that Yahoo launched to resist the NSA’s PRISM spy program came to an end in 2008 because the Feds threatened the internet giant with a massive $250,000 a day fine if it didn’t comply.
Boeing is building a laser cannon for the U.S. Army, and the new weapon has now proved it will be as capable at sea as on land. The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD)—basically a high-energy laser mounted on top of a big truck—was successfully used to blast some UAV drones and 60mm mortars out of the Florida sky earlier this year, Boeing announced Thursday.
China has moved a step closer to creating a supersonic submarine that could travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in less than two hours. (more…)
The Pentagon has acquired two high-tech exoskeletons designed to make it much easier for Navy shipyard workers to suspend and hold heavy hand-held tools such as riveters, grinders and sanders. (more…)
TUCSON, Ariz. – Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Air Force successfully flight tested an upgraded High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM). The HARM Control Section Modification (HCSM) is more precise and accurate, which reduces potential collateral damage. (more…)
New details have emerged on the stealthy fast attack craft from Juliet Marine known as theGhost. This prototype is the only one of its kind (yet!). It looks—and runs—like something out of the next GI Joe flick, according to the folks at Bloomberg Businessweek who recently got a closer look. Eat your heart out, Batboat. (more…)
The Chinese cyberattack group Deep Panda has compromised national security think tanks using sophisticated techniques designed to steal confidential data concerning US foreign policy, according to security researchers at CrowdStrike. (more…)