Military Technology

AP sources: Army chooses Austin for new Futures Command HQ

Jul 12, 2018

U.S. officials say Army leaders will announce on Friday that they've chosen Austin as the location for a new command headquarters that will focus on how to modernize the service and prepare for future wars

US military aims for $1B missile defense radar in Hawaii

Jun 27, 2018

The U.S. military wants to install missile defense radar in Hawaii to identify any ballistic missiles that are fired from North Korea and elsewhere

Army narrows list of cities down to 5 for new command HQ

Jun 16, 2018

A U.S. Army spokesman says officials have narrowed to five the number of cities under consideration to house a prestigious command center that's meant to modernize Army operations and technology

Maker of fearsome animal robots is edging into the light

Jun 5, 2018

The secretive maker of fearsome animal robots is starting to emerge from a quarter century of stealth

Russia's Putin takes his campaign to leading industrial town

Mar 6, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken his campaign to one of Russia's leading industrial companies, vowing to bolster high-tech industries and improve living standards

China pledges strong growth as Xi bids to rule indefinitely

Mar 5, 2018

China's government pledged to deliver robust economic growth and boost military spending while urging the public to embrace President Xi Jinping's rule as its legislature prepared for changes to allow Xi to stay in power indefinitely

No. 2 spender China to boost defense spending in 2018

Mar 5, 2018

China's finance ministry says that the country's defense budget this year will rise to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion)

Reports: China plans to build nuclear aircraft carrier

Mar 1, 2018

Media reports say China is planning to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier capable of remaining at sea for long durations

Russian hackers hunt hi-tech secrets, exploiting US weakness

Feb 7, 2018

An Associated Press investigation finds that Russian cyberspies pursuing sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft

US officials consider new tool to combat mine spills: Robots

Jan 31, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency is considering new technology to explore the polluted mysteries inside old mines