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US military drone goes AWOL, ends up crashing into tree 623 miles away

Vid The US Army is investigating how one of its drones took an unplanned 623-mile excursion and ended up stuck in a tree two states away. The Shadow RQ-7 drone was launched by soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade of the 7th Infantry Division during a training mission in Arizona at 17:16 local time. It was supposed to provide the …
Iain Thomson, 2 Mar 2017

Protected US military server poked via army recruitment website

Beads of sweat must have surely run down the face of one hacker who, while trying to score a bug bounty, inadvertently infiltrated an "internal US Department of Defence website that requires special credentials to access." The unnamed hacker used exploited a pair of vulnerabilities to gain access to the US Army network via an …
Darren Pauli, 23 Jan 2017

Army social media psyops bods struggling to attract fresh blood

Army social media psyops unit 77 Brigade is struggling to reel in new government cyber-warriors in spite of a recruitment publicity blitz last year, according to the Ministry of Defence. The "brigade" – in reality a unit slightly smaller than an infantry battalion, with a target manning strength of 448 people – is under …
A British Army Watchkeeper drone lands at Parc Aberporth. Crown copyright

Poor software design led to second £1m Army spy drone crash

An Army Watchkeeper drone flown by the Royal Artillery crashed on landing after its crew selected the self-flying craft’s “master override” function, according to the official report into the accident. Thales Watchkeeper drone WK006 flopped into the runway at Boscombe Down airfield in November 2015 when its two-man crew, …
Gareth Corfield, 15 Dec 2016

Capita STILL hasn't delivered usable Army recruitment IT system

Infamous IT bungler Capita still hasn't delivered usable ICT systems for British Army recruitment, despite signing the contract to do so five years ago, it emerged in Parliament on Tuesday. Crapita Capita has a contract with the Ministry of Defence, the Recruitment Partnering Project, which was signed for £1.3bn in 2012 to …
The first RAF F-35B Lightning II to land in the UK. Crown copyright

Publishing military officers' names 'creates Islamic State hitlist'

The Ministry of Defence has been accused of creating an Islamic State hitlist by publishing the names and ranks of Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force officers. Made available to the public since the 18th century, the Army and Navy Lists contain the names, service numbers, ranks and date of seniority of every serving officer …
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US Army loses 16,000 personnel records in South Korea

Sensitive information of more than 16,000 US Army personnel stationed in South Korea, plus data on local employees and job applicants, appears to have been compromised after databases loaded with names, identification numbers and addresses were accessed by unauthorised and unknown parties. Specific details of how the 28 May …
Darren Pauli, 6 Jun 2014
Oculus Rift being tested by the Norwegian army

Norwegians trial Oculus Rift in tanks: The ultimate battlefield simulator

Gamers might be excited about using Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles for simulated combat, but the Norwegian army is trying it out for real as a way to maneuver its tanks without exposing the crew. Oculus Rift being tested by the Norwegian army 'Hold on, just checking Facebook.' The system uses four cameras on the sides …
Iain Thomson, 6 May 2014

Robowagons roll! US Army tests all-drone supply unit

The US Army has successfully completed tests of a convoy delivery system made entirely of unmanned vehicles. The Army, along with Lockheed Martin, performed tests at the Fort Hood base in Texas earlier this month. The test pitted a caravan of vehicles against a series of obstacles designed to simulate an urban environment. …
Shaun Nichols, 1 Feb 2014
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Samsung targets South Korean army recruits

Electronics giant Samsung has enlisted the help of an unusual ally in its on-going recruitment efforts: the South Korean army. The country’s pre-eminent chaebol has agreed to pick 100 soldiers from a shortlist of 150 for a four month software training program, it told the Wall Street Journal. Anyone who has graduated from …
Phil Muncaster, 15 Jan 2014
Sony Bravia KDL-40V3000 with fire on the screen

Oz Army red-faced after ready ... aim ... FIRE burns suburbs

Australia's Army is combining tight lips with a red face, after it emerged that one of the large-scale bushfires that's hammering the surrounds of Sydney was sparked by live artillery fire. The blaze has incidentally lit a political conflagration, with the new government working to deflect suggestions that changes in fire …

US military: 'Help us build the ROBO-WARFIGHTER OF THE FUTURE'

The US military has issued a formal solicitation for ideas about technologies that could help create a futuristic fighting suit for its special forces. TALOS-wearing US serviceman You can only hope that when this guy is suited up, he's on your side The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), headquartered at …
Rik Myslewski, 6 Sep 2013
British soldiers model the new MTP (left and right) and existing desert kit (centre). Credit: British Army

Google trains Army's information Top Guns in data skills

The US Navy may have its Top Gun training school, but now the Army is sending its best of the best at systems management to a similar program at Google, to get training in industrial management tactics, techniques, and procedures. Just like its flashier aviation counterpart, places at the Google program had to be earned …
Iain Thomson, 5 Oct 2012
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Can Liam Fox break the power of British Army, Navy, RAF chiefs?

Analysis Last week, the Defence Secretary announced the publication of the Levene report into the way the UK Ministry of Defence is run: and Dr Fox stated that he agrees with all the recommendations it makes. The MoD has formally announced that it "will publish a blueprint setting out all the major changes the Department is embarked on …
Lewis Page, 4 Jul 2011
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MythBusters: Savage and Hyneman detonate truthiness

They've built working crossbows using rolled up newspapers, shot frozen chickens at airplane windshields, and tried to paint a room using dynamite. They say their crowning moment was actually floating a lead balloon, disproving the old cliché. And when their 2011 season debuts Wednesday night in the US, they'll determine whether …
Gavin Clarke, 5 Apr 2011
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Body of murdered cyberwar expert found in landfill

The body of a decorated US Army officer was found dumped in a Delaware landfill on New Years Eve day, a few days after he expressed concern that the nation wasn't adequately prepared for cyber warfare, according to news reports following the bizarre whodunit. Events surrounding the murder of John P. Wheeler III, who most …
Dan Goodin, 5 Jan 2011
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Payback orders for eBay squaddie

A former Army quartermaster has been ordered to pay back £6,000 he made from selling military clobber on eBay. Allan Peet, 41, from Bridgend, used to be a quartermaster for the Parachute Regiment. He had sold items on the auction site including military-issued boots, rucksacks and ration packs, which are not normally available …
John Oates, 26 Nov 2010
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MoD labels Facebook Places a 'targeting pack' for terrorists

Exclusive Security chiefs have cautioned army, navy and RAF personnel to disable Facebook Places, over fears it could be used by terrorists to identify and track targets. The new service could act as a "one stop shop targeting pack", particularly in Northern Ireland, they warn. The Ministry of Defence is concerned about how it could …

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