Kyle Mizokami

Writer on Defense and Security issues, lives in San Francisco.

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Rifle-Mounted Sensor Can Hear and Locate the Source of Enemy Gunfire

The PEARL system alerts users to the direction of hostile shots.

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France’s New Armored Car Does Not Mess Around

The husky armored car is heavily armed and ready to roll.

The U.S. Army Is Inspecting Its Entire Fleet of Apache Helicopters for a Critical Flaw​​

The faulty part could cause the helicopter rotors to separate in flight.

V-280 Valor Tiltrotor Achieves First Cruise Mode Flight

The Valor is a contender to replace the UH-60 .

The U.S. Air Force Is Borrowing the Army’s Camouflage Uniform

But why does the Air Force wear camouflage anyway?

The Army Is Testing a Missile-Proof 'Iron Curtain'

The system would protect lighter vehicles from rocket and missile attack.

'Gremlins' Will Turn Airplanes Into Flying Aircraft Carriers

Aircraft such as the C-130 Hercules will launch small drones, reel them back in again.

The U.S. Army is Looking for Its First New Submachine Gun Since WWII

The last time the Army adopted a submachine gun was 75 years ago.

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Russia’s Latest Military Tech From the 2018 Moscow V-E Day Parade

The parade is a coming-out party for the latest Russian military hardware.

U.S. Army Getting New Machine Gun Round, Special Ops Getting New Sniper Bullet
The new sniper bullet offers greater range than existing rounds, while the new machine gun round will be the foundation of a new, bette…
The Navy Wants to Give Its Bigger Planes a Way to Shoot Down Missiles

Small interceptors, perhaps on a drone wingman, would keep big planes safe from air-to-air threats.

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America’s Newest Aircraft Carrier Suffers a Breakdown

It’s the second breakdown in a year for the USS Ford’s propulsion system.

Meet Russia’s Machine Gun-Toting Snowmobile

The “Berkut” snowmobile has a heated cab and can tow soldiers on skis.

The U.S. Army Is Rushing to Field Drone-Killing Stryker Armored Vehicles

The threat of enemy aircraft and drones is forcing the Army to field a solution fast.

U.S. Navy Re-Establishes the Second Fleet Because Russia Is on the Rise

The Second Fleet will keep an eye on Russian navy ships on this side of the Atlantic.

The Russian Military Is Getting New Assault Rifles

The AK-12 and AK-15 will replace older weapons in the Russian Armed Forces.

Russian Fighter Flies Within 20 Feet of U.S. Navy Jet

The Sukhoi fighter performed an "unprofessional intercept."

This Remote Alaskan Radar Is America's First Line of Defense

Sitting more than three thousand miles from San Francisco, the giant radar provides advance warning of missile attack.

Marine Corps Commandant: In 15 Years, Our Aircraft Won't Need a Human in the Cockpit

The Commandant of the Marine Corps insists the technology is there.

Marines Set to Field New Designated Marksman Rifle

Designated marksmen are the best shots in a unit but not quite snipers.

Mystery Laser Attacks Against Planes Could Be Linked to New Chinese Base

Someone is lasing airplanes and putting pilots in danger.

The First Tank-on-Tank Battle Happened 100 Years Ago

The lumbering steel beasts were a far cry from today’s tanks.

The Marines Want an Ultra-Portable Kamikaze Drone

The Organic Precision Fires drone could strike targets more than 37 miles away.

Russia Blows Up Junked Warship in Provocative Missile Test

The tiny old frigate was no match for the latest in anti-ship missiles.

High-Powered Microwave Ray Gun Can Stall Cars, Trucks​​

The Radio Frequency Vehicle Stopper sends pulses of microwave radiation to disable vehicles.

Second F-22 Incident in Seven Days Reported

Fighters involved in both incidents were based at Alaska’s Elmendorf Air Force Base.