British Army Assembles New Disinformation Division

A rejigging of Army units is to revive a group known as Sixth Division, with the combined force tasked with battling non-specific modern battlefield threats that come under the headings of cyber, electronic, IT and generally unconventional forms of computerised warfare. Read More >>

The Army’s “Snowflake” Ads Seemed to Work

A series of ads for joining the British Army caused quite the internet outrage for half a day or so earlier this year, as they sort of joined in with the trend for mocking today's blamed-for-everything millennials, calling the kids snowflakes, "me me me" millennials and phone zombies, as part of an effort to say "Ah! But that's exactly what we need!" and get youths to join the army. Read More >>

US Army Assures Public That Robot Tank System Adheres to AI Murder Policy

Last month, the US Army put out a call to private companies for ideas about how to improve its planned semi-autonomous, AI-driven targeting system for tanks. In its request, the Army asked for help enabling the Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (ATLAS) to “acquire, identify, and engage targets at least 3X faster than the current manual process.” But that language apparently scared some people who are worried about the rise of AI-powered killing machines. And with good reason. Read More >>

Lockheed Martin Has a Laser For the US Army

While everyone complains about the fact that they don’t have a jetpack or a flying car yet, the US military has patiently waited for its killer laser beams. Lockheed Martin says that it will hand off exactly that to the Army in the next few months. Read More >>

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The US Army’s New 3D-Printed Grenade Launcher Is Straight Out of Science Fiction

Building a gun out 3D-printed parts is so 2013. Now, the United States Army has managed to 3D-print an entire grenade launcher, and it looks roughly like an assault rifle from the realms of science fiction. Also, the new weapon is named RAMBO. Read More >>

Night Vision Goggles and Entire Land Rovers Have Been Stolen from the MoD

The Ministry of Defence has spoken about the problem of things being lifted from army bases, with a quite astonishing list of items that have gone missing being published. Read More >>

Palantir Wins Key Battle With US Army

Palantir, the secretive Silicon Valley technology company that creates tools to mine and analyse large quantities of data, just won an important legal battle against the US Army. The company was protesting the way the Army accepted bids to create an upgraded version of its Distributed Common Ground System, a multi-billion dollar project that helps organise and coordinate efforts across different military branches. Read More >>

New US Combo Grenade Hurts People in Two Exciting Ways

The US Army is developing a new type of hand grenade, to make it a little bit easier to blow people up in a variety of real world environments. Read More >>

Why the US Army is Ditching Android for Apple

The United States Army’s Special Operations Command is reportedly ditching its slow and clunky Android phones for the faster iPhone with a sharper display. In other words, the US Army thinks iPhones are just better. Read More >>

10 of the Biggest, Baddest and Barmiest British Military Vehicles

It's Transport Week here on Giz UK, and while much of our coverage so far has focused on distinctly civilian means of propulsion, it's now time to appreciate the bonkers world of British military vehicles. Read More >>

Gun-Shy Police Could Bring Armed Soldiers to UK Streets

The UK's police forces are having trouble convincing their members to train up as gun carriers, with the problem getting so bad that the Police Federation boss worries we may have to stick the army on the streets to do the difficult job of shooting extreme troublemakers and policing travel hubs. Read More >>

NATO’s Biggest Military Exercise Since the Cold War is Scary Impressive

Wow. This totally looks like the beginning of World War III but thankfully it’s just Operation Trident Juncture, a military exercise by NATO. But not just any old exercise, it’s the biggest military exercise NATO has done in decades and one that required 36,000 troops, more than 140 aircraft and 60 ships from over 30 countries over a month-long span. It’s a truly impressive flex of military might that hopefully we’ll only ever see in training exercises like this. Read More >>

The US Army Built a Robot to Help Soldiers Shoot Guns Better

The US army's latest super-solider innovation is inspired by the movie Aliens. And yes, the mechatronic arm exoskeleton is about as apocalyptic as it sounds. The arm-mounted device is literally a robot that lets soldiers shoot guns better. Read More >>

This Video Shows Why You Should Never Mess With the Queen’s Guard

Ever wondered what might happen if you were to get in the way of one of those guards with the red clothes and pointy furry hats that parade around some of our most densely packed tourist attractions? This man found out. You get sort of chest-stomped by someone ordered never to stop marching lest the Queen chop his head off. Read More >>