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V-22 Osprey angles toward aerial tanker jobs

Some days, an aircraft wants to be more than just a troop transport. The Bell Boeing V-22 program is now trying out the tilt-rotor Osprey to see how it might fare as a flying gas station.

By September 5, 2013


The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)

Longtime Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle investigated the unmanned aircraft that gave the military the ability to attack targets from the other side of the world. He talked to CNET about the drone.

By September 20, 2014


DARPA's hot for futuristic helicopter-like delivery drones

The Pentagon is developing unmanned aircraft for supply runs that can be controlled from a mobile phone or tablet -- think of it as Amazon drones in olive drab.

By February 11, 2014


How the helicopters of the future are shaping up

The Pentagon is looking ahead several decades toward future fleets of rotorcraft -- and working now to lay the plans for getting there.

By October 6, 2013


Chinese hackers reportedly accessed U.S. weapons designs

More than two dozen advanced weapons systems are said to have been accessed. Documents obtained by the Washington Post do not indicate whether the breaches occurred on government or contractor networks.

By May 27, 2013


U.S. Army envisions the helicopter of the future

And by future, we're talking 2030. Let's just hope the planners, builders, and budgeteers keep an open mind to how technology evolves over the next two decades.

By December 16, 2011


Eurocopter concept puts new spin on autogyro

The Eurocopter Group has built a mash-up of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft--the X3--that it hopes will eventually fly at a zippy 220 knots.

By September 29, 2010


'Interim' firepower on the way for Marine Osprey

BAE Systems to deliver remotely operated, 360-degree, belly gun for V-22.

By May 16, 2008


DARPA wants a flying car

The Pentagon division is looking for someone to build a flying four-person vehicle that travels by road and air and takes off without a runway.

By April 15, 2010


Osprey in Iraq: No mishaps

The controversial tilt-rotor aircraft has defied its critics with its performance to date in its harsh new landscape.

By January 8, 2008