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U.S. attack submarine fleet expands and gets sonar, COTS upgrades - Story

August 28, 2018
More Virginia-class nuclear attack submarines enter "Silent Service" in 2018. While the subs are getting cool sonar and processing upgrades, any embedded systems need to be secured to protect against SATCOM vulnerabilities.

Majorana particles may block intruders on sensitive networks in the future - Story

July 30, 2018
The signature of the long-sought-after Majorana particle - a particle that has unusual properties believed to render it resistant to external interference - has been found by a group of researchers led by UCLA and funded by the U.S. Army. What they've found may just be the key to blocking intruders on sensitive communications networks in the future.

Cyberattack attribution: Is it actually a deterrent? - Story

July 27, 2018
As the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) builds up its cyberwarfare programs, what sorts of cyber ops are North Korea and other nation-state adversaries focusing on? Does attribution or admission of responsibility actually act as a deterrent to other would-be cyberattackers?

U.S. Army's AI facial recognition works in the dark - Story

June 08, 2018
A group of U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) researchers developed an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning technique capable of producing automatic facial recognition from a thermal image captured of a person's face in low-light conditions or at night.

Artificial intelligence can help warfighters on many fronts - Story

May 29, 2018
Bringing artificial intelligence (AI) or "smarts" to the battlefield is already changing the way battles are fought; this technology will become increasingly critical in the future.

RF spectrum sharing between U.S. military, public wireless users to be put to the test - Story

April 27, 2018
The U.S. Federal Communications Com?mission (FCC), with help from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other agencies, is about to open up a 150 MHz-wide swath of radio frequency (RF) spectrum traditionally reserved for the military and allow it to be shared with mobile operators.

Layered counter-drone approaches are essential for deployed U.S. forces - Story

April 20, 2018
Weaponized drones pose a clear and escalating threat to deployed U.S. forces. The increased danger means that layered counter-drone approaches are now essential for detecting, identifying, tracking, and killing not just lone drones but coordinated groups and swarms.

Ready or not, the quantum computing revolution is here - Story

March 20, 2018
A National Science Foundation (NSF) expedition project it calls "Enabling Practical-Scale Quantum Computing" (EPiQC) aims to bridge the gap between quantum designs currently in use and the algorithms necessary to fully embrace their power.

Military avionics get sleek with digital glass cockpit instruments and panoramic displays - Story

March 16, 2018
Among the latest in military avionics trends: Digital electronic displays, panoramic displays, software-defined radio (SDR), improved satellite communications, and precise navigation without GPS.

Quantum radio may outperform other types of communications within harsh environments - Story

February 20, 2018
Quantum radio can provide communications within environments - whether underwater, underground, or indoors - that stymie GPS and other forms of communications.

Radar on the high seas - Story

February 12, 2018
Modern maritime radar systems for missile defense and navigation have become more precise by leveraging commercial signal processing and radio frequency (RF) components in modular designs that enable commonality with clear technology refresh paths.

Next-gen 'Internet of Battlefield Things' on the way - Story

November 29, 2017
In the not-too-distant future, humans and smart technology may merge to function as a cohesive network, providing warfighters with "extrasensory" perception in terms of battlespace situational awareness, prediction powers, and risk assessment.

Ensuring navigation in GPS-denied environments - Story

November 20, 2017
Global militaries are leveraging multiple technologies and creating augmented solutions to ensure navigation in GPS-denied environments. In this QandA with Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Solutions for Rockwell Collins Government Systems, he discusses this trend, the history of GPS technology, improvements in Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) solutions, leveraging M-code, and more. Edited excerpts follow.

Software-defined networking: On-the-fly agility, security - Story

October 18, 2017
When it comes to securing the Department of Defense's massive networks, software-defined networking (SDN) can help protect vulnerable legacy and custom-developed network infrastructure.

U.S. Army Research Laboratory models predict cyber intrusions - Story

October 12, 2017
Researchers from the Army Research Laboratories (ARL) have found that the number of cyber intrusions into a system can be predicted, particularly if analysts are already observing activities on a company or government organization's computer network.

Shipboard electronics trend both sophisticated and "retro" - Story

September 06, 2017
As one of the world's most sophisticated scalable radar systems is poised to make its debut aboard U.S. Navy vessels, so is a "retro" version of an old approach to ship-to-ship communication. This old-style method enables sailors to use their vessels' signal lamps to text-message each other on handheld devices without knowing Morse code during communication-denied scenarios while at sea.

The power of light: A shortcut to satellite-based quantum encryption - Story

August 11, 2017
Researchers in Germany have demonstrated ground-based measurements of quantum states sent by laser aboard a satellite 38,000 kilometers above Earth, suggesting that satellite-based quantum encryption may be within reach by as soon as five years.

Cyberwarfare: A 'Wild West' of nonkinetic weaponry - Story

July 30, 2017
Cyberwarfare is akin to "a guerrilla warfare domain," where attackers hide behind proxies to maintain a level of plausible and diplomatic deniability.

Unmanned ground vehicle pilots drones for "eye in the sky" - Story

June 15, 2017
By pairing sensors on an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) with one or more unmanned aerial systems (UASs), Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) researchers in San Antonio, Texas, can create an "eye in the sky" to improve situational awareness in extreme environments.
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