Tag Archives: Military

X-37 space plane begins shadowy orbital mission

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket launched a Boeing-built X-37B space plane today on a semi-secret orbital mission under the management of the recently created Space Force. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Anduril expands to Seattle for defense tech

Irvine, Calif.-based Anduril Industries says it’s opening a new office in Seattle and will be hiring engineers to work on defense technologies. “We are building bigger and better systems for our military as quickly as we can,” Palmer Luckey, the … Continue reading

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Space Force X-37B mission to test power beaming

When a Boeing-built X-37B space plane is sent into orbit this month for the test program’s sixth flight, it will try out a technology that’s been more than a decade in the making: space-based solar power. An experiment designed by … Continue reading

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Boeing rolls out first ‘Loyal Wingman’ AI drone

A Boeing-led team has presented the Royal Australian Air Force with its first “Loyal Wingman” aircraft, an AI-equipped drone that’s designed to fly in coordination with crewed military airplanes. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Navy ‘officially’ releases widely seen UFO videos

The Defense Department has authorized the release of three unclassified Navy videos, captured in 2004 and 2015, that purport to show unidentified flying objects — or to use the Pentagon’s preferred term, unidentified aerial phenomena. Get the news brief on … Continue reading

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Refactr wins USAF contract for software automation

Seattle-based Refactr has won a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research contract that calls for the Air Force to evaluate the use of the company’s platform to automate software management processes. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Boeing to resume building military aircraft

Boeing says it will bring about 2,500 employees back to its facilities in the Puget Sound region and Moses Lake, Wash., starting as early as April 13, for limited operations that will focus on defense programs and 737 MAX storage … Continue reading

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