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A new wave of reconnaissance robots is getting ready for war, some as light as a pound. Which means they'll not only fit inside a backpack, they might even squeeze inside a jacket. Call them pocketbots.
Next week, in a test area just east of Pittsburgh, six Marines will learn to control a robotic truck that may represent the future for logistics convoys, route-clearing missions and other high-risk battlefield operations.
The White House has directed the Defense Department, along with all other federal agencies, to draw up budget options for 2013 that meet the strict spending guidelines put in place by the debt-ceiling agreement of Aug. 2.
Naval Sea Systems Command announced Aug. 18 that fabrication of the future USS Milwaukee, the fifth ship of the littoral combat ship class, has begun at Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard in Marinette, Wis.