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This drone knows precisely where to drop a life-saving raft
Some drones deploy weapons. This one drops rescue equipment to people stranded out at sea.
This heavy-lift drone could quietly carry a sub-hunting torpedo
It's built to carry as much as 660 pounds as far as 18 miles.
Russia wants to launch little drones off of other drones off of ships
The concept, from a Russian equivalent to DARPA, involves flying machines acting like airborne runways for other drones that can then conduct surveillance.
The Army is preparing its first laser weapons for battle
Two lasers faced off in an Oklahoma-style duel this summer.
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.