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The electromagnetic railgun prototype launcher made by BAE Systems Plc is shown here at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Sept. 22, 2012. (U.S. Navy/John F. Williams)

Navy May Create Experimental Squadron

As the Navy aims to make its ships more deadly and experiments with a host of new technologies, ranging from railguns to laser weapons, the…



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 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,…




(Video courtesy U.S. Navy)

WATCH: Iranian Speed Boats Harass US Destroyer

The U.S. Navy has released video showing four Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels harassing the guided missile destroyer USS Nitze. An American sailor can be…