space war

‘Very Abnormal’ Russian Satellite Escalates Fears of Orbital Arms Race

Russia and China have been ramping up their military presence in space in order to keep up with American capabilities.
Becky Ferreira
keep it simple

The US Air Force Wants Cheap, Disposable Killer Drones

The LCAA would be a fraction of the cost of current military drones and be able to go on more dangerous missions than manned aircraft.
David Axe
armed drones

Europe Is Considering EU-Wide Armed Drone Regulations

With armed drone proliferation from the US and UK, the EU needs a clear and transparent stance on how armed drones are to be deployed.
Ben Sullivan

‘Classified Historical Films’ You Can Now Request From the Pentagon

"Peacetime Governmental Detention," "Nuclear Warfare at Sea," and "Electronic Intelligence Research Techniques" are among the classified films the Pentagon will now consider releasing.
Jason Koebler

In This Game You Play a Drone Pilot, Then a Drone Target

'Killbox' sets out to explore the anxieties and inhumanity of drone warfare.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
All Fronts

China's Drone Army Is Beginning to Look a Lot Like the US's

Is China inheriting the US's drone wars? It certainly seems so.
Tim Maughan
All Fronts

Why We're Worrying About Submarine Warfare Again

Our standoff with the Soviets may be over, but a future of renewed submarine-borne threats is looking increasingly likely.
Matthew Braga
All Fronts

How Tomorrow's Battles Will Be Fought in Augmented Reality

Sophisticated technologies may optimise a soldier’s situational awareness, and ply him or her with information.
Emiko Jozuka

Thousands of Scientists Say We Need a Global Ban on Autonomous Weapons

"Warfare is a bloody, horrific, painful thing and it should always be so."
Victoria Turk
Motherboard Blog

Air Force Pilots Are Learning to Fly Blind Against Chinese Electromagnetic Strikes

It's one of the greater ironies of today's remote warfare.
Brian Anderson
Motherboard Blog

How Data-Driven Soldiers Might Upend the Future of War

TrackingPoint, the Texas-based smart-weapons startup, just released its conceptual vision for the so-called networked battlefield. Unsurprisingly, it looks completely insane.
Brian Anderson
Motherboard Blog

Botched Or Not, US Response to Benghazi Attacks Leaned Heavily on Drones

It’s remained unclear just how crucial unmanned spy- and kill-drones were in making sense of the ambush, and then securing the compound, as it all went down in real time. As it turns out, very.
Brian Anderson