Sailors practice mine countermeasures unmanned surface vessel launch and recovery in the  mission bay of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati (LCS-20). The Navy should develop a robust unmanned capability dedicated to mine countermeasures.
A U.S. Army eSports team member at a gaming rig at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Unlike traditional computer-based simulation and wargames, which rely heavily on preestablished scenarios, AI-embedded simulations could generate vignettes autonomously and produce numerous courses of action for given scenarios.
(Above) Palestinians burn an Israeli Merkava battle tank after crossing the border fence with Israel in the Gaza Strip on 7 October 2023. Hackers and catphishers played a vital role in the planning for the Hamas attacks.
Military physicians have responsibilities as both officers and healthcare providers—roles that are not as contradictory as they might seem.
The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine Montana (SSN-794) during sea trials in February 2022. In the near future, nuclear-powered submarines, which enjoy near-total freedom of movement, could attack an adversary’s surveillance satellites with directed-energy weapons such as lasers and high-powered microwave systems.
Sailors on board the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) stow simulated ordnance in the ship’s Mk 71 vertical launch system (VLS) during a pierside rearming demonstration at Naval Station Norfolk. There have been three demonstrations of the Transferable Re-Arming Mechanism (TRAM), two of which were successful.
Boeing Australia is developing the MQ-28A Ghost Bat, a stealthy, multirole, loyal wingman unmanned combat air vehicle for the Royal Australian Air Force. Australia has ordered at least ten aircraft, and the U.S. Air Force is investigating it for U.S. service.