Last week, an amateur drone pilot landed his DJI quadcopter on the deck of Britain’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier. The incident was accidental, but highlights the irony of how difficult it is to neutralize threats from smaller aircraft like drones that are slowly filling the skies. But perhaps modifying a…
On Saturday, President Trump signed an enormous $110 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia. And as you might expect, America’s private military companies are crushing it on the stock market this morning.
3-D printing has already spawned dart guns, pistols, and rifles, but up until now, the 3-D printed arsenal has been lacking the firepower of a guided missile.
As the number and variety of air, space, and surface-based threats to our naval fleets continue to proliferate, defending against them all is getting harder and harder. But equipped with this new unified threat detection system from Raytheon, our Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will know what's coming from 30 times…
Raytheon is making a bold move: it's dumping the proprietary operating system Solaris in favor of Linux for the control systems of its U.S. military drones.
The Tomahawk is among the most widely used and effective conventional weapons in the US arsenal, especially since we began covertly launching them from the safety of submerged submarines during the Cold War. Recently, Raytheon debuted the latest upgrades to its newest generation of Tomahawks—cruise missiles smarter…
While the Phalanx has proven an immensely effective self-defense system for the US Navy, it's far from a watertight solution. To intercept incoming threats that the Phalanx can't handle, the US Navy is investing in a rotating missile-launcher that lobs a baker's dozen of self-propelled missiles at anyone dumb enough…
Even though Iran has backed away from from its threats to lace the Strait of Hormuz with mines, militaries around the world (the US included) continue to employ the devices in large numbers—as much as 200 times as often as any other kind of maritime weapon. So, to augment the DoD's aging fleet of Avenger-class vessels…
A still-chilling consequence of post-9/11 America is that we remain all too aware of the fact that we could be attacked at any moment. And so with worst case scenarios in mind, the military is constantly upgrading our defense systems in increasingly creative ways. Washington DC is next in line. It's getting blimps.
Death by ICBM was a near constant threat to both sides during the Cold War. America's answer: a long-range, phased-array early warning system designed to find, identify, and track these sea-launched ballistic missile threats. It worked so well, the Air Force still uses it.
Defence specialist Raytheon has an automated data harvesting process which can track you with pin-point accuracy and even predict where you're going. Until two days ago it was top secret—but now a leaked video shows exactly what it can do.
It may look like a UAV to you and me, but to an S-400 anti-aircraft battery, this tiny drone looks as big and as menacing as a B-29 Superfortress.
The AGM-114 Hellfire Missile packs a hell of a punch. However, at over five feet long with a 20-pound warhead, it's simply too big to fit on many UAVs, and it's too destructive for military's new targeted strike policy. So rather than let all those potential missile platforms go to waste, Raytheon just built a…
It's not the first crowd control tool to use sound waves, but Raytheon's patent for a new type of riot shield that produces low frequency sound waves to disrupt the respiratory tract and hinder breathing, sounds a little scary.
Night vision is cool. It's also incredibly useful, too, which is why the US military is funding a project that will make it cheap enough to feature on your phone.
Each Predator drone in the US arsenal costs between $4.5 and 10 million which puts them out of the reach of most forward-operating battalions who normally get stuck with smaller, unarmed UAVs. This new guided munitions from Raytheon is about to make those little fliers way more deadly.
In the lead up to Osama bin Laden having his head vented by Seal Team 6, his compound was monitored by a cadre of satellite-mounted hyperspectral imaging devices. These wide-band imagers are now being adapted for use in UAVs.
Clark Gregg may not have have worn the suit in Iron Man 2, but in this video Gregg tries on Raytheon's XOS 2 exoskeleton — it's more or less a battlefield version of Ripley's power loader.
Mike Booen, VP of Raytheon's advanced security and directed energy systems, has "a vision": "We want to get to the point where it's a hand-held device." "It" is the assault intervention device. Development in that direction is underway.