Special tactics operators conduct close-quarters battle training at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, Jan. 27, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carly Kavish)

SOCOM wants new targeting tools for urban battles

U.S. Special Operations Command is on the hunt for new non-line-of-sight targeting systems.
A NATO flag is set up prior to the signing ceremony of the law, ratifying the NATO Protocol on Finland and Sweden’s membership, on board the Polish Navy frigate ORP Kosciuszko in Gdynia in July 22, 2022. (Photo by MATEUSZ SLODKOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

NATO unveils first opportunities for its new innovation accelerator program

NATO’s new DIANA initiative is set to officially go into operation on Monday, with the kickoff of its first-ever pilot challenge.
Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, director of All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office at the Department of Defense, gives a presentation during a public meeting of NASA’s unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) independent study team, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington. (NASA/Joel Kowsky photo)

Pentagon office developing new sensors to better detect UFOs

AARO director Sean Kirkpatrick provided an update on the Pentagon's UFO-hunting work at a public NASA meeting Wednesday.
In a an open hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) before the House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Mr. Scott Bray shared this Navy image of a UAP captured during Naval Exercises off the East Coast of the United States in early 2022. The image was captured through night vision goggles and a single lens reflex camera. (DOD photo)

Pentagon’s UFO office now investigating more than 650 cases of ‘unidentified anomalous phenomena’

The nascent office has been applying existing technologies and building new ones to accomplish its broad mission.