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FILE -- In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, a man watches a TV news program showing a file image of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea Could Have Nuclear-Tipped ICBM By Next Year: Report

The Defense Intelligence Agency now estimates that North Korea could have an ICBM with a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the U.S. mainland by next…


Marines Want Swarming Delivery Drones for Resupply, Disaster Relief

Marine Corps leaders have spoken often about acquiring new aerial unmanned platforms for combat and surveillance. But a lesser-known effort to transform logistics using drones…



Army to Test 50 Kilowatt Anti-Aircraft Laser Next Year

The head of Army Space and Missile Command on Tuesday laid out a five-year plan for testing high-energy lasers that would be powerful enough to…


Battelle’s DroneDefender is a shoulder-fired weapon that uses radio waves to cut the link between the drone and its controller. (Photo courtesy Battelle)

Marines Still Searching for Perfect Drone Countermeasure Technology

As the proliferation of commercially available drones intensifies around the world, with enemy forces including ISIS using the unmanned systems to spy on and attack…





U.S. Army soldiers install their missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, at a golf course in Seongju, South Korea, on April 27, 2017. Shon Hyung-joo/Yonhap via AP

THAAD Goes Operational in South Korea

The first phase of the United States’ THAAD anti-missile defense system has been activated on a golf course in South Korea to guard against 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…