Drones

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…




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…



The Low-Cost Unmanned aerial vehicle Swarming Technology is a prototype tube-launched UAV. The LOCUST program will make possible the launch of multiple swarming UAVs to autonomously overwhelm and adversary. (Video Still: ONR Video)

Drone Swarms to Storm Beaches: Marine General

The Marine Corps wants to deploy swarms of drones ahead of troops during amphibious operations in coming years. The concept, incorporating Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology,…











The Predator C Avenger is a jet-powered unmanned aerial vehicle made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (Company photo)

US, India Tout Defense Ties But No Talk of Drone Sale

Growing military cooperation between the U.S. and India will involve increased military sales, joint exercises and co-production agreements, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday….