Solar energy helps the military save

Security, predictability, climate change, safety – all of these are cited by the U.S. Department of Defense as motivating factors for its embrace of energy-efficient and renewable technologies. But a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts puts just as much emphasis on another factor that might come as a surprise: cost.

Huawei CEO says his company does not spy

Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei, whose appearances are rarer than those of the Giant Panda, stepped into the limelight briefly yesterday to defend his company from spying allegations.

NATO's Tallinn Manual outlines rules for cyber-warfare

A number of prominent military officials believe cyber warfare is one of biggest threats  the United States is facing today.

DARPA drones to launch and land on small surface ships

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently working on an initiative that would allow large drones to take off and land from the surface of small warships - rather than gigantic aircraft carriers.

Uber-mini Black Hornet drones cruise Afghani skies

Not all of the drone aircraft deployed by militaries are actually large flying machines. Case in point? The uber-mini Black Hornet, manufactured by Prox Dynamics, which is slightly reminiscent a military-style MeCam.

USAF tests flying wireless router

The United States Air Force (USAF) recently completed testing of new pod that acts like a flying wireless router for ground troops.

US Navy eyes silent running for nuclear powered subs

One of the most critical aspects of the US military's fleet of submarines is the ability to operate in almost total silence.

Silicon powder produces hydrogen on demand

Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, University at Buffalo researchers have discovered.

50 kW high-energy laser weapon tested in Switzerland

The Pentagon has been developing both offensive and defensive laser weapon capabilities for a number of years.

Vidoe: DARPA drone ship tracks submarines

DARPA - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - is known for designing a variety of high-tech and futuristic platforms for the US military.

Video: Pentagon's robotic pack mule follows orders

For years, DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has heavily invested in the development of robots for various military missions.   

F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSA) training begins

The US Air Force has kicked off official flight training for the F-35 - despite a small fleet that  is years away from any sort of operational status.

Pentagon targets mobile data extraction

Hollywood often makes it seem easy for the police or military to covertly access data stored on a tablet or smartphone.

Video: Playstation controller steers homemade tank

Syrian rebels have taken to creating a number of DIY weapons to battle against the Assad regime holed up in Damascus.

Tethered drones can spy indefinitely

New drones use a tether for power - significantly increasing their duration.

China's Wing Loong based on US Reaper drone

The United States military has been operating its armed MQ-9 Reaper drone since 2007.

Pentagon eyes advanced EMP grenades

Grenades capable of producing an electromagnetic pulse have long been featured in genre games, movies and books.

Cutting military biofuel programs could cost 14,000 Jobs

Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know.

Report: Pentagon fails to encrypt drone transmissions

A reasonable individual would probably assume US surveillance drones conducting recon missions over combat zones would be broadcasting an encrypted video feed.

Video: US Navy sea drone gets tested

The US Navy is testing at least one remote-controlled combat vessel.