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A tour of the ballistic missile nuclear submarine Redoutable

Take a tour of the Redoutable, the largest as well as the only ballistic missile submarine fully accessible to the public.

By June 26, 2014

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Why Raytheon dumped a decades-old way to make missiles

When Raytheon decided to build a new missile factory, it brought in new technologies and replaced a manual-intensive process that was prone to mistakes.

By June 16, 2014

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A tour of the Royal Air Force Museum

With WWI fighters, seaplanes of the '30s, legendary participants of the Battle of Britain, bombers from WWII, and jets from the '40s to the present day, the Royal Air Force Museum London has examples from every era of flight. Here's a full photo tour.

By July 28, 2014

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Missile-launching, app-controlled Helo TC Assault takes to the air

Griffin's latest remote-control helicopter has started shipping. You use your iPhone or Android smartphone to fly it -- and fire toy projectiles.

By March 22, 2012

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U.S. Stratcom isn't your father's Strategic Air Command

With jurisdiction from the bottom of the ocean to deep space, U.S. Strategic Command has its hands full in a very complex world. CNET Road Trip 2013 visited to better understand the mission.

By August 1, 2013

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Air Force's U-2 aircraft get new lease on life

The draft of the federal budget for 2013 pulls back the throttle on the rival Global Hawk program. An Air Force general says the U-2, a design that dates to the 1950s, is "the stronger system."

By February 22, 2012

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Airborne Laser zaps in-flight missile

The proof-of-concept laser-equipped 747 takes out a ballistic missile in a bittersweet achievement for fans of directed-energy weapons.

By February 12, 2010

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Missile-tracking satellites launched on demo flight

NASA launches a pair of experimental missile-tracking satellites for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, part of a $1.5 billion demonstration that could lead to an operational fleet.

By September 25, 2009

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Boeing's Airborne Laser still up in the air

The Secretary of Defense sees an operational role for the ABL as "highly questionable," but research continues into the missile-zapping system from on high.

By April 24, 2009

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Air Force launches X-37B space plane

The unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle heads into space on its first mission, as the Air Force scopes out how it might eventually serve "warfighters' needs."

By April 23, 2010