A host of popular social media services have inspired secure military apps and sites that look and feel the same--mostly. Here's a look inside the latest creations for troops' Androids and what makes them unique.
A new project to make dealing with humanitarian crises easier includes robot gliders that can deliver aid to crisis zones--and modules that can rapidly transform any private cargo container ship into a U.S. warship.
Raytheon is a name you may associate with turgid-sounding defense tech, but rarely anything that may rank as cool. This may change: It's just unveiled its Scorpion helmet digital info tech, which may sound familiar to fans of Blue Thunder.
American defense firm Raytheon unveiled its anti-aircraft laser, of all places, at an airshow in England. Called the Laser Close-In Weapon System, Raytheon said the 50 kilowatt beam it produces can be used against aircraft, mortars, rockets, and small surface ships, and has already been tested against unmanned aerial vehicles.
It's tough to judge the sustainability of defense contractors--after all, they deal in wartime equipment, which isn't exactly friendly to the planet or the people living on it. But two of the biggest contractors, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, actually have a a lot going for them in the sustainability arena. In the new book The HIP Investor, author and investment adviser R. Paul Herman compares the two. We do the same here.