The Army wants drones that make their own networks

The Army wants drones that make their own networks By: Kelsey D. Atherton     With or without optional VTOL booms, the Resolute Eagle can carry Persistent System’s MANET communication tool internally. (PAE ISR)  Eventually, the Shadow will come to pass. The Army is looking for replacements to the venerable drone, first flown in 1991, through its […]

War game: If China or Russia downed an ISR aircraft, how would the US really respond?

War game: If China or Russia downed an ISR aircraft, how would the US really respond? By: Kyle Rempfer     An MC-12W intelligence and reconnaissance aircraft returns from a mission over Afghanistan in 2014. (Senior Airman Kayla Newman/Air Force)  Will the rise of drone warfare unintentionally drag the world into more conflicts? That’s what some pundits […]

On the Pentagon’s wish list: warp drives and invisibility cloaks

On the Pentagon’s wish list: warp drives and invisibility cloaks By: Kelsey D. Atherton     This photograph shows the Laser Ranging Facility at the Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The observatory helps NASA keep track of orbiting satellites. DIA research explored other ways of tracking and defeating unknown […]