What Will It Take To Sharpen Our Military Tech Edge?

What Will It Take To Sharpen Our Military Tech Edge?

The Pentagon has announced that the U.S. military’s technological edge is need of some fast and serious sharpening. In a speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed a continuously pressing need to innovate or risk loosing our military dominance in the 21st century.  In response to this issue, a Defense Innovation Initiative has been announced. This …

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DARPA Calls On The Public For New Ideas

DARPA Calls On The Public For New Ideas

How would you design a flying aircraft carrier? That’s essentially what DARPA and the Department of Defense have asked in an open call for ideas on an airborne platform that will allow for the launch and recovery of smaller aircraft. DARPA is currently looking for some manner of flying craft that could carry and launch …

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A Different Type Of Military Technology

A Different Type Of Military Technology

The United States Military Academy at West Point is the home of a unique technology venture that aims to educate students on military history in a completely new way. Over the last three semesters, hundreds of cadets and 30 West Point instructors have been beta testing an interactive e-book on military history and experiencing education …

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How Much Do Alliances Matter In Developing Military Tech?

How Much Do Alliances Matter In Developing Military Tech?

The United States has developed some incredible technology throughout its military history. These innovations are essential to maintaining our defensive edge. But as new conflicts redefine our defensive needs and emphasize the need for stronger alliances across the globe, that too shapes military technology and innovation. As our world has gotten smaller and modern warfare …

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Why Better Military Tech Matters To Everyone

Why Better Military Tech Matters To Everyone

The U.S. Department of Defense is always looking for new and better technological military innovations. Some may question whether the funding that goes to the DoD would be better spent elsewhere, but many of us don’t think about just how much of the technology that we use every day actually started as military tech.  The …

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