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Pentagon looks for weapons to wage cyber warfare

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s researchers plan to bolster their efforts to create offensive weapons for use in cyber warfare, reflecting a growing concern over digital threats, US officials said Monday. The US government needed “more and better options” to safeguard the country from assaults on sensitive computer networks and had…

Probe to examine two years worth of DARPA contracts

A published report this week confirmed that the Pentagon is launching a probe that will look at the last two years worth of contracts handed out by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to ensure there are no conflicts of interest or wasteful spending. The decision was made, a…

U.S. military loses contact with hypersonic aircraft

WASHINGTON — US military scientists on Thursday launched a hypersonic aircraft but lost contact with the experimental plane in its second test flight, officials said. The unmanned Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2), designed as a global bomber prototype capable of a mind-boggling 20 times the speed of sound, launched successfully…

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