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Apache's new infrared targeting system spots foes when they fire, doesn't wait for the smoke

Apache’s new infrared targeting system spots foes when they fire, doesn’t wait for the smoke

It just keeps getting harder for America’s enemies to hide from the technological marvel that is the modern US military. A new ground fire acquisition system (GFAS), coming to Apache Attack helicopters next spring, uses infrared sensors to detect muzzle flashes from small arms fire and pinpoint enemy positions to within five meters. Before the […]

NASA awards $270 million to SpaceX and other commercial spaceflight ventures

NASA awards $270 million to SpaceX and other commercial spaceflight ventures

NASA has given its seal of approval (and a lot of money) to SpaceX and three other private companies, as part of its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) initiative — a program designed to spur the development of U.S. commercial spaceflight. The agency awarded a total of $270 million to the four lucky winners, with Boeing receiving […]