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Mojave, the new Predator drone, is built to navigate rugged terrain
The new flying machine can take off and land from shorter runways.
The US Navy is testing out drone-zapping laser weapons
A demonstration from the USS Portland is the most recent example of how using a laser could be a cost-effective way to fight threats.
The most compelling military tech stories from the land, air, and sea this year
Robot dogs, new fighter jets, ocean explorers, and much more.
The US Navy is testing autonomous seafaring robots that patrol the ocean
Unmanned vessels like Saildrone and MANTAS can expand the Navy’s understanding of the oceans as potential battlefields.
Flying, amphibious drones may help us fight wildfires in a warming world
Two companies are developing workhorse drones able to transport gallons and gallons of water by air.
These gliding drones could deliver supplies from Air Force planes to the battlefield
The 3-foot-long drones, when released from high-flying planes, are designed to glide for miles.
Russian mail drones could simplify Siberian postal delivery
Neither cold nor snow can keep these drones from reaching where they need to go—hopefully.
Inspired by a seed, this rotating drone will make your head spin
A small folding monocopter could someday conduct reconnaissance missions.
Watch a C-130 cargo plane grab a drone out of the sky
Catching a drone with a large aircraft can help the military reuse these flying robots—and perhaps even someday deploy swarms of them.
The Air Force’s next jet drone will be a new robot wingman
Aircraft like the OBSS, which will have no pilot onboard, are intended to act as teammates for fighter jets like the F-35.