Weapons Technology

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

North Korea says it plans to launch many more satellites

Oct 18, 2017

North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says the country plans to launch many more satellites and is accusing the United States of trying to block its efforts to help achieve the peaceful development of outer space

Body cameras, now gun cameras? Some police trying them out

Oct 14, 2017

A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns

The Latest: Campus cops were told student may have weapon

Oct 10, 2017

Texas Tech University's campus police chief says an officer performed a wellness check on a 19-year-old student because the department received reports that he had been acting erratically and might have "a weapon"

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