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US military literally trying to reinvent the wheel

Since 2018, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and DARPA have been trying to reinvent the wheel for the US military, converting it into an all-terrain transformer. Wheels that transform into tracks on the fly and a digital assistant tha... ...

Russia and China fly bombers in joint patrol over Pacific

• Russia's Defense Ministry: "the measure was conducted as part of implementing the provisions of the 2020 military cooperation plan and is not aimed against third countries" Russian and Chinese bomber aircraft flew a joint mission over the Western ... ...

Space Force commander explains how the new military service operates like a startup

The latest branch of the U.S. military was founded just a year ago and will celebrate its first birthday on December 20. General John W. “Jay” Raymond spoke at TC Sessions: Space and explained how the youngest military branch operates like a startup. “In some ways, we’re a startup as well,” Gen. Raymond said. “The ...

Watch Space Force’s Lt. Gen. John Thompson speak on sourcing tech to secure space

Lt. Gen. John Thompson of the United States Space Force spoke at TechCrunch Session: Space earlier this week on the importance of working with startups. The general is the Commander of the Space and Missiles Systems Center, where he oversees research, design, development, and acquisition of satellites and their associated command and control systems for the ...

Trump toadies Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie added to Defense Business Board after Pentagon purge

Donald Trump and his administration have effectively enacted a purge in the Defense Department, in the last 45 days of his term. On Friday, the Pentagon announced that two of Trump's longtime loyalists, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, have been... ...

US Navy bans **** shampoos, lotions, and soaps

The US Navy has banned sailors and Marines from using shampoo, lotions, and other body care products that contain **** or cannabidiol. According to the official statement, their rationale is that the products could contain so much THC that it might "negatively impact mission readiness and disqualify a sailor from continued service." From Stars and ...

No military role in elections, top U.S. general reassures Congress and voters

U.S. Army General Mark Milley is the top U.S. general, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. On Friday, he told lawmakers he did not foresee America's military forces playing any role in the election process, or resolving any possible disputed outcome for the November presidential election. Trump has previously hinted that he would ...