Weapons Technology

2nd Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer passes sea test

Feb 3, 2018

The second Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer built at Maine's Bath Iron Works has passed its sea test

Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

Jan 14, 2018

Critics of a plan to make nuclear conflict less likely by developing new nuclear weapons say the actual outcome of such an approach will be just the opposite

Trump's nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

Jan 13, 2018

With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies

Top Russian nuclear weapons designer Avrorin dies at 85

Jan 9, 2018

Yevgeny Avrorin, a renowned nuclear physicist who played an important role in developing Russia's atomic weapons, has died

Japan Cabinet OKs record $46 bln defense budget

Dec 22, 2017

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet has approved Japan's biggest $46 billion defense budget to bolster ballistic missile defense capability

As tensions ease, China keeps building on disputed islands

Dec 14, 2017

Tensions over China's island-building in the South China Sea may have eased in the past year, but Beijing has kept busy

Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with NKorea

Dec 13, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation

Navy's 2nd stealthy destroyer heads out to sea for 1st time

Dec 4, 2017

2nd in US Navy's stealthy Zumwalt class of destroyers heads out to sea for 1st time, departing from Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works in Maine for builder trials

Seoul: N. Korea's new missile could reach Washington

Dec 1, 2017

South Korea says the most powerful missile that North Korea tested this week is potentially capable of striking targets as far as 13,000 kilometers (8,100 miles), which would put Washington within reach.

UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on 'killer robots'

Nov 17, 2017

A U.N. panel is moving ahead with efforts to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, but not as quickly as some human rights groups and other opponents think is necessary to keep up with technological advances

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