Featured by Kelsey D. Atherton
Here’s how the US Army plans on winning the wars of our future
The conflicts might be really big.
A fleet of winged underwater robots will patrol the seas for the US Navy
The Navy awarded some $40 million for robots that will study the oceans, going as deep as 3,300 feet for as long as 90 days.
This cutting-edge drone is headed out to pasture at an Air Force museum
The Valkyrie is a fancy drone designed to escort a fighter jet. It only flew a few times.
The military wants their robots to be better listeners
Getting soliders and bots to work together more seamlessly involves giving the machines more autonomy, and eventually having them understand natural language.
Heavy-lifting Russian drones could resupply soldiers on future battlefields
The new Checkmate fighter jet may have been the star of a recent arms show, but drones that can carry 2,200 pounds could be crucial parts of war logistics.
The US military wants force fields that could stop nuclear missiles
Force fields are the stuff of science fiction, but directed energy systems to fry drones, or stop people, already exist. Here's what's real about the tech—and what's more fantastical.
Drones could help save soldiers’ lives by delivering blood on demand
British commandos tested out a drone swarm as a blood-delivery system in a recent exercise.
Russia’s new stealth fighter is a bargain worthy of a Bond villain
That's Checkmate, Mr. Bond: What to know about a mysterious new fighter jet out of Russia—and its superficial similarities to the F-35.
This robotic stretcher could transport wounded Marines off future battlefields
The Marines have been testing the EMAV, or Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle. Each one is small enough to fit inside a V-22 Osprey.
The US Marines are testing flying, remote-controlled grenades
What to know about a small device called the Drone 40, and how it can become an airborne explosive.