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Patrick Tucker

Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Utne Reader, and elsewhere.
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U.S. Puts Multi-Warhead Interceptor On the Fast Track

May 26, 2017 The Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, is accelerating the development of an interceptor that can take down several incoming warheads — or one warhead and several decoys — simultaneously. While MDA officials say the move is not a response to any specific threat, one prominent defense watcher notes that North...

Pentagon Accelerates Work on Multi-Warhead Interceptor

May 26, 2017 The Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, is accelerating the development of an interceptor that can take down several incoming warheads — or one warhead and several decoys — simultaneously. While MDA officials say the move is not a response to any specific threat, one prominent defense watcher notes that North...

The Rocket Startup About to Eat Elon Musk’s Lunch

May 26, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With its Thursday announcement of a successful launch of the Electron rocket, a small New Zealand startup changed the private space race. #ItsaTest pic.twitter.com/KRo1iBB1wK — Rocket Lab (@RocketLabUSA) May 25, 2017 What’s special about Rocket Lab? The company is promising to put objects into space for less than $5 million...

DARPA Picks Boeing To Build Its New Space Plane

May 25, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Boeing did such a good job plotting out the commercial future of a reusable satellite-launching plane that they’re going to get to build it—and just maybe, launch a whole new low-cost satellite industry. On Thursday, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced that Boeing had won the contract...

The Rocket Startup That’s About to Eat Elon Musk’s Lunch

May 25, 2017 With its Thursday announcement of a successful launch of the Electron rocket, a small New Zealand start-up changed the private space race. #ItsaTest pic.twitter.com/KRo1iBB1wK — Rocket Lab (@RocketLabUSA) May 25, 2017 What’s special about Rocket Lab? The company is promising to put objects into space for less than $5 million...

DARPA Picks Boeing To Build Its New Space Plane

May 24, 2017 Boeing did such a good job plotting out the commercial future of a reusable satellite-launching plane that they’re going to get to build it — and just maybe, launch a whole new low-cost satellite industry. On Thursday, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced that Boeing had won...

Trump’s First Defense Budget Has North Korea Written All Over It

May 24, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Donald Trump’s first defense-budget request contains large increases for weapons intended to shoot down North Korean missiles or even attack them on their launchers. The budget bumps aren’t unexpected—many appeared in the outgoing Obama administration’s final spending plans as well. Still, they reveal the Pentagon’s intensifying focus on Pyongyang’s missile...

Trump’s First Defense Budget Has North Korea Written All Over It

May 23, 2017 Donald Trump’s first defense-budget request contains large increases for weapons intended to shoot down North Korean missiles or even attack them on their launchers. The budget bumps aren’t unexpected — many appeared in the outgoing Obama administration’s final spending plans as well. Still, they reveal the Pentagon’s intensifying focus on...

In Urgent Request, U.S. Special Ops Adds 350 Kamikaze Drones to Fight ISIS

May 19, 2017 TAMPA, Florida — Here’s how Mad Max the situation in Iraq is right now. Earlier this year, the military put out an urgent request for inexpensive kamikaze drones that special operations troops could fire from handheld bazooka-like launchers against ISIS, according to documents obtained by Defense One. It’s another sign...

In Urgent Request, US Special Ops Adds 350 Kamikaze Drones to Fight ISIS

May 18, 2017 TAMPA, Florida — Here’s how Mad Max the situation in Iraq is right now. Earlier this year, the military put out an urgent request for inexpensive kamikaze drones that special operations troops could fire from handheld bazooka-like launchers against ISIS, according to documents obtained by Defense One. It’s another sign...