Bigger, Faster, Stronger: China’s Ever-Evolving Military Tech

China’s military upgrade goes beyond space-based navigation.

The U.S. Air Force Is Giving Its Anti-Drone Efforts a Silicon Valley Twist

A new kind of investor-innovation partnership may help speed emerging technology to the front lines.

Pentagon Requesting $66M For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

The Missile Defense Agency is rushing to put more solutions in the field and trying to put past failures behind them.

The Marines Are Giving Quadcopters to Every Squad

The Corps says new robots, tech, and video games will keep Marines on the tactical edge.

1 Million Drones, Operators Register to Fly in US

After a brief hiatus this year, the FAA reports more than 1 million drone operators have registered with the U.S. government.

Design a Long-Haul Drone And Win Up to $320,000

A National Institute of Standards and Technology contest wants the drone that can haul the most for the longest flight time.

Tomorrow’s Cargo Drones Won’t Look Much Like Today’s Helicopters

Boeing unveils a squarish, skeletal quadcopter to try out new unmanned-delivery concepts.

Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones

A new contest seeks flight systems inspired by Mother Nature and powered by directed-energy beams.

3 Predictions for Government Tech in 2018

Here's which tech will move from buzzword to implementation.

The Pentagon’s New Artificial Intelligence Is Already Hunting Terrorists

After less than eight months of development, the algorithms are helping intel analysts exploit drone video over the battlefield.

Drones On Leashes, Kamikaze Drones, Information Bombs Top Pentagon’s Counterterrorism Wishlist

Expect to see these technologies in a grey-zone battlefield in the not-too-distant future.

With New Testing Rules, Will 2018 Finally Be the Year of the Drone?

The visual line-of-sight rule is perhaps the most important limitation to widespread commercial use of drones.

FBI, DHS Warn of Hacker Mercenaries Funded by Nation-States

Lawmakers also are considering giving Homeland Security more authority to test anti-drone tech.

Thousands Apply to Trump's Drone Pilot Program

Transportation and FAA are accepting proposals to participate in drone innovation zones, where normal regulations do not apply.

Here’s What Citizens Taught Feds During Disasters

After the summer's hurricanes, agencies are looking at how everyday people can help in disaster relief efforts.

Scientists Used Drones to Spy on Whales’ Beauty Routine

Humans aren't the only ones who need to exfoliate.

Drones Take Off in a Public Safety Role

Will successful rescue missions completed with the help of drone operators help loosen some of the FAA's regulations?

Three-Star General Wants Artificial Intelligence in Every New Weapon System

The department's Project Maven uses machine learning to go through drone video feeds but that's just the beginning, Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan said.