How the Shift From 4G to 5G Will Impact Military Defense

The Defense Innovation Board — an independent advisory committee to the DoD whose membership includes Neil Degrasse Tyson and Google’s VP of Wireless Services Milo Medin — recently studied the potential impact of the upcoming rollout of 5G wireless on the U.S. military. But while the launch of 5G is poised to provide the DoD with a wide range of …

Could Fish Be the U.S. Military’s New Secret Weapon?

By Troy Barnes – April 1, 2019 With ever-expanding technological capabilities, it can be a struggle for any country’s defense department to stay ahead of the game. The U.S. Department of Defense has continued its push to think outside the box when it comes to keeping U.S. interests safe — from drone ships to the developing Space Force, the DoD …

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Drone Ships Are Coming to the U.S. Navy

By Samir Naqvi – March 25, 2019 With the ability to detect body heat, fly through uninhabitable areas, and instantly transmit high-definition video, photo, and audio across the globe — without putting service members at risk — drones have cemented themselves as part of the next generation of military warfare. But drone technology isn’t just useful when it comes to spotting targets and …

U.S. Tackles Space Security Challenges

By Samir Naqvi – Feb. 18, 2019 Space has been known as “the final frontier” since Star Trek first hit television screens—but to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), space is the final frontier of military defense. It’s vital for the DoD to research and develop new ways to tackle space-related threats, whether from other world superpowers or even extraterrestrial …

What the DoD’s New ‘Cyber Factory’ Means For Defense Technology

By Troy Barnes – Jan. 28, 2019 In October 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (LCMC) announced an unprecedented new acquisition system for military cyber weapons: a “cyber factory” called Unified Platform (UP). Through the development of UP, the Air Force should be able to arm its U.S. Cyber Command warriors with state-of-the-art cyber weapons as soon as …

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Integrating the U.S. Space Command Into the Armed Forces System

By Samir Naqvi – Dec. 26, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence recently appeared at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to announce that the long-anticipated U.S. Space Command will become the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces by 2020. And while not yet confirmed by the Trump Administration, some draft documents leaked from the Department of Defense indicate that …

How Direction Finding Systems Continue to Revolutionize Military Intelligence

By Troy Barnes – Dec. 3, 2018 For more than a century, direction finding systems have been one of the military’s key tools for detecting and intercepting enemy signals. But even with today’s technological advances, which have largely traded trench warfare for cyber warfare, directional finding systems have maintained their relevance. Learn more about how direction finding systems work and how they’ve …

Could HQ2 Nab Amazon a $10 Billion DoD Cloud System Contract?

By Troy Barnes – Nov. 19, 2018 The long wait is over — Seattle-based behemoth Amazon recently announced its second headquarters (or HQ2) will actually be HQs 2 and 3, with bases in Queens, New York, and Crystal City, Virginia. While some point to the geographic and logistical advantages gained by the East Coast approach, others have taken a more …

$491 Million Diesel Contract Could Help Save Troop Lives

By Samir Naqvi – Oct. 15, 2018 Many civilians tend to take for granted their access to electricity and cellular communications. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other events that can suddenly (and temporarily) leave cell towers and power lines inoperable can send residents into a panic. But for members of the military, temporarily losing the ability to communicate with others …

Department of Defense’s ‘Molar Mic’ Tests the Boundaries of Technology

By Samir Naqvi – Oct. 2, 2018 Hearing strange voices inside your head is typically cause for alarm. But it could become a lifesaving reality for soldiers in the very near future. For military members, one of the disadvantages to using handheld radios in the field is their lack of security — even if the signal sent through a two-way …