It wouldn't take much effort to hijack a drone over U.S. airspace and use it to commit a crime or act of terrorism, an aerospace engineering expert told a House subcommittee Wednesday.
Inside the Pentagon there are historical displays for almost everything the military has done dating back to this country's Revolutionary War. There are also models of all kinds: planes, trucks, missiles, ships and submarines.
Imagine a future when unmanned drones dot the skies above you. CNN's Athena Jones reports.
France's Dassault has been awarded frontrunner status in the hotly contested $20bn race to supply 126 fighter jets to India, providing a much-needed boost for French economic and industrial prestige.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on what U.S. says happened to missing drone that Iran claims it shot down.
A U.S. stealth drone that crashed in Iran last week was part of a CIA reconnaissance mission which involved both the intelligence community and military personnel stationed in Afghanistan, two U.S. officials confirmed to CNN Tuesday.
A Texas man who had been communicating with Yemeni-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki about jihad was convicted Monday on terror charges.
DARPA, the agency that really did invent the Internet, is now looking at ways the Web might be used to fight the next war.
Last week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, attempted the impossible. It launched an unmanned aircraft from a rocket at 20 times the speed of sound with the goal of controlling its flight through the atmosphere for about 20 minutes -- long enough to glide from the California coast to the Kwajalein atoll in the Pacific.
The military research wing that last week launched a hypersonic aircraft test is being investigated after questions were raised about potential conflicts of interest in awarding lucrative contracts.
The U.S. military is preparing to launch a test flight of a hypersonic aircraft capable of reaching any target in the world in less than an hour.
Dear hackers: The U.S. government wants you.
Police and military forces are increasingly reliant on unmanned aerial vehicles to do jobs deemed too risky for humans to do in person, with drones regularly used in surveillance and warfare, from Liverpool to Libya.
Police and military forces worldwide rely on unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance, so how easy is it to fly a drone?
The military's innovation lab, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, creates the best technology in the world.
The military is dramatically upping its investment in drones over the next nine years, according to Pentagon plans.
The mystery shrouding Google's development of the driverless car slipped a bit earlier this month. Google, it was reported, is quietly lobbying the state of Nevada for legislation that would make it the first state where cars could be legally operated on public roads without someone's hand on the steering wheel
The one major problem for the Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden was the crash of one of their helicopters.
CNN's "American Morning" discusses the Navy SEALs' new stealth helicopter used in the bin Laden mission.
An unmanned predator drone struck a Libyan anti-aircraft system in Tripoli Saturday evening, a NATO spokesman said Sunday.
President Barack Obama has approved the use of armed Predator drones in Libya, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
The United States is starting to use armed Predator drones in Libya, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on China's J-20 stealth fighter aircraft.
A top Chinese military official said his country's growing military muscle posed no threat to countries in the region. His statement came after high-level talks with his U.S. counterpart, Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
The world's military shopping list is being exposed through the WikiLeaks publications. State-of-the-art missiles and American military helicopters are a frequent topic of discussion in the diplomatic cables posted online Sunday by WikiLeaks.
A flying car and a device to help paraplegics walk are named among 2010's top inventions. CNN's Josh Levs reports.
Along with the jetpack, the flying car tops the list of classic science-fiction imaginings that lead legions of fans to ask -- why don't we have this yet?
An Israeli fighter jet carrying two crew members crashed Wednesday night in southern Israel during a routine training flight, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
The Pentagon wants computers to see into the future -- and stop crimes before they happen.
It was a glimpse into the future, when convoys rumble toward the battlefield without a driver behind the wheel, aircraft soar without pilots on board and robots glide forward to fight with machine guns and grenade launchers, all the while beaming back video.
A chunk of the glass ceiling came tumbling down Monday as veteran national security officer Letitia "Tish" Long became the first woman to head a major intelligence agency.
A unmanned aerial vehicle went down in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.
When unmanned aircraft crash in Afghanistan, scavenger hunters frequently aren't far behind, U.S. military incident reports published by WikiLeaks suggest.
CNN's Adrian Finighan speaks with a security analyst about WikiLeaks' release of alleged Afghan war documents.
Unmanned aircraft patrolling the nation's borders have an accident rate seven times greater than general aviation aircraft, and hundreds of times greater than the rate of jetliners, federal officials said Thursday in urging caution in expanding the use of pilotless planes.
A Texas man was indicted Thursday for allegedly attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula after communicating with the U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, according to fedeal authorities.
Unbowed by a raft of boycotts over her immigration policy, Arizona Gov. Janice Brewer has requested helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles from the White House to patrol the border region with Mexico.
CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on the use of drones by the Border Patrol in Arizona and suggestions that more be deployed.
It's a frigid, dark night in the mountainous border region of southeast Arizona. A group of 31 suspected illegal immigrants are walking up and down rocky ridges toward Tucson, Arizona. They're wearing small backpacks and stop to rest every few minutes.
Russia tested its fifth-generation Sukhoi fighter jet in the Russian Far East on Friday.
A suspected U.S. drone crashed in Pakistan's tribal region, a Pakistani intelligence official told CNN.
Last Christmas Eve, Jeff Martin found himself forced to explain to a Canadian general why, when Santa Claus passed through Toronto, Ontario, that night, Google Maps had placed the city in the United States.
It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster: A group of insurgents hack into American military drones, using software they got off the Internet, according to The Wall Street Journal. But, for the benefit of that screenwriter likely pounding away right now to get his idea in first -- as well as for the general public -- what actually happened?
Insurgents hacked live feeds from a US military drone using a mass-market software program. CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.
Insurgents were able to use a mass-market software program to view live feeds from U.S. military Predator drones monitoring targets in Iraq, a U.S. official indicated to CNN Thursday.
A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won $40,000 in a high-tech scavenger hunt on Saturday by discovering the location of 10 red weather balloons.
HLN's Melissa Long talks to MIT's Riley Crane about a high-tech scavenger hunt.
On Saturday, thousands of people nationwide will search the skies in a high-tech scavenger hunt designed to test how far-flung groups can use the Internet and technology to work together.
Barely an hour's drive from the casinos of Las Vegas, a group of unassuming buildings have become as important as the trenches were to WWI. The big difference? Today's warriors are fighting without getting in harm's way, using drones to attack targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Pentagon has revolutionized warfare during the past decade, making unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVs, a staple of modern combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.
President Barack Obama has accomplished some extraordinary things but can he really shoot down a fighter jet?
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks with David Albright, a former U.N. weapons inspector about North Korea's nuclear program.
By all accounts, North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday, ignoring international warnings against doing so. The question is: Where's the payload?
CNN's Christiane Amanpour talks with David Wright of the Global Security Program about North Korea's rocket launch.
After a three-hour emergency session Sunday, the United Nations Security Council failed to come to any agreement on how to deal with North Korea's rocket launch over the weekend.
The U.N. Security Council calls an emergency meeting following North Korea rocket launch. CNN's Richard Roth reports
An emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council concluded Sunday without an official reaction to North Korea ignoring repeated international warnings and launching a long-range rocket, the council president told reporters.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il expressed "great satisfaction" Sunday after his reclusive state launched a long-range rocket, according to state-run media.
U.N. ambassadors emerge from a Security Council meeting after failing to agree on a response. CNN's Richard Roth reports
A new tool that allows doctors to use laser surgery in complex operations has been hailed as a breakthrough in minimally invasive laser technology.
The U.S. military intercepted a ballistic missile Thursday in the first such sea-based test since a Navy cruiser shot down an errant satellite earlier this year.
U.S. military scientists are developing half-machine, half-insect creatures to collect intelligence behind enemy lines
Pilot error was to blame in the April 2006 crash of an unmanned aircraft, despite the fact no pilot was on board, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its accident report issued Tuesday -- the NTSB's first-ever investigation into an incident involving a drone.
If your idea of a robot is a metal-plated humanoid jerkily walking into walls then think again. Scientist are creating a new generation of "soft" machines that can change their shape and size, move in ever more agile ways and even split themselves into smaller robots.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not request a larger plane for personal use to travel cross-country without stopping, Bill Livingood, the House sergeant at arms, said Thursday.
The U.S. military said Tuesday it has not found the pilot of an Air Force fighter jet a day after it crashed in Iraq.
The body of a Greek pilot was found Tuesday, hours after his fighter jet collided with a Turkish F-16 during a mock dogfight over the southern Aegean Sea, according to Turkey's foreign ministry.
An AN-24 military plane believed to be carrying more than 40 Slovak soldiers and crew members has crashed in rugged terrain in northern Hungary.
A military plane with 11 passengers on board has crashed in northwestern Iran, killing a number of high-ranking officials in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.
A military court in Ukraine has sentenced the pilots whose plane smashed into a crowd at a 2002 air show to up to 14 years in prison.
The X-37 -- an unpiloted, reusable spaceplane -- made its first captive-carry flight today under the wings of the White Knight, flying above Mojave, California desert.
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Sen. John Kerry and President Bush challenged each other's ability to protect the nation from terrorism at rallies in different corners of the country Saturday.
An Olympic Airlines flight from Athens to New York was diverted and given a military jet escort to London after a bomb scare.
Here are details of some of the most serious crashes involving Russian planes in recent years, as reported by Reuters news agency:
Mansions, supercars, and bespoke suits may be just fine, but in the world of "positional goods" it's hard to beat that most alluring of accessories, the business jet. Except with a faster business ...
An American Airlines MD-83 jetliner on a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Boston landed in Nashville Thursday afternoon after a note was found saying a bomb or explosive was on board, a government source told CNN.
Two German Air Force pilots have been killed in a mid-air collision between two fighter jets over northern Germany, according to a military spokesman.
The sight of military jets flying low over the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall rattled some nerves Tuesday.
If President Bush is looking for a way to pay down the federal deficit, maybe he should take a lesson from Mike Landa, an aircraft broker in Arlington, Wash. Landa auctioned via eBay a scrapped F/A...
A Navy F/A-18C fighter jet crashed Friday while taking off from Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina, an airport spokeswoman said.
Nobody won. Nobody even came close.
Of more than 100 entries, only 15 robotic vehicles, ranging from a motorcycle to a mega-military truck, made the final cut.
A military plane crashed Wednesday night about a half-mile short of the runway as it attempted to land at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California, killing all four aboard, authorities said.
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The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that it has selected three companies to continue research into ways to thwart shoulder-fired missile attacks on U.S. commercial aircraft.
Shortly after the Russians launched Sputnik in 1957, the United States scrambled to form the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Its mandate: Don't let anyone undermine America's technologic...
It's the most technologically challenging, toughest-to-manufacture product. It delivers more striking power than the combined navy and air forces of most nations. It's the nuclear-powered, Nimitz-c...
So rapidly has the defense industry shrunk in recent years that "consolidation" sometimes seemed a polite way of saying "collapse," as one famous name after another disappeared into a black hole. B...
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