Articles by Brendan McGarry

A total of 103 Perdix drones, each weighing less than a pound and with a wingspan of less than a foot, demonstrated one of the world's largest micro-drone swarms Oct. 26, 2016, at China Lake, California, inw hich they demonstrated collective decision-making and adaptive formation after being dropped from the pack of three F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets. (Photo via Defense Department video)

From Drone Swarms to Smart Data, Pentagon Eyes A.I.

The CBS show “60 Minutes” recently featured the rising number of experimental Pentagon technologies operating with artificial intelligence, from drone swarms to ground robots to…





The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is currently conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works/Released)

The Top 10 DefenseTech Posts of 2016

Here’s a look at the 10 most read stories of the year on DefenseTech: 1. Navy’s Futuristic Destroyer Is Apparently Too Stealthy When it comes…



A routine training flight by the U.S. Navy's E-6B Mercury "doomsday plane" captured the attention of sky-watchers this week in Colorado. (U.S. Navy photo)

Navy ‘Doomsday Plane’ Spotted in Colorado

A routine training flight by the U.S. Navy’s E-6B Mercury “doomsday plane” captured the attention of sky-watchers this week in Colorado. The four-engine command-and-control plane…


In this Feb, 17, 2016 file photo, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, center speaks via video conference to people in the Johns Hopkins University auditorium in Baltimore from a location in Russia. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Snowden's decision to leak information about classified U.S. surveillance programs set back the Pentagon's push to recruit cybersecurity experts. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)

Snowden Hurt Pentagon Push to Recruit Hackers: Carter

Edward Snowden’s decision to leak information about classified U.S. surveillance programs set back the Pentagon’s push to recruit cybersecurity experts, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said….


The X-51A Waverider was powered by a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne SJY61 scramjet engine and designed to ride on its own shockwave and accelerate to about Mach 6. The Air Force now wants to capitalize on that technology by funding the development of hypersonic cruise missiles. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

US Air Force Seeks Hypersonic Cruise Missiles

The U.S. Air Force is moving forward with plans to develop hypersonic cruise missiles. The service has teamed with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,…



The U.S. Army has released footage showing soldiers zapping a drone using an anti-drone weapon during training. The one-minute video uploaded Oct. 28 to YouTube show soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, capture an enemy drone using a product called Batelle's DroneDefender during an Oct. 23 exercise at Fort Bliss, New Mexico. (Screen grab via video by Steven Hitchcock/U.S. Army/via YouTube)

WATCH: Soldiers Disable Drone During Training

The U.S. Army has released footage showing soldiers disable a drone using an anti-drone weapon during training. The one-minute video uploaded Oct. 28 to YouTube…









CMI Defence and Raytheon have received cooperative research and development agreements from the Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center to CMI's new Cockerill 3030 turret outfitted with Raytheon's sensor called Commander Independent Viewer. (Photo courtesy CMI)

Army to Test New Modular Turret on Stryker

The U.S. Army plans to test a new modular turret on a Stryker armored vehicle in coming months, company officials said. CMI Defence, a turret-maker…