A successor to the storied U-2 spy plane is reportedly in development

Lockheed Martin is developing a successor to the storied U-2 spy plane, Flightglobal reports . Lockeed Martin’s “Skunk Works,” the office in charge of developing the company’s high-end future defense systems, is in the planning stages for a spy plane that combines the best features of both Lockheed’s U-2 and Northrop Grumman’s RQ-4 Global Hawk drone. The RQ-4 and the U-2 already perform similar …

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Facebook Launches ‘Facebook Lite’

With an eye to extending its reach in the developing world, Facebook has launched a new version of its Android app called “Facebook Lite,” which uses much less data by paring down the social network to its essential functions. That should make it much more accessible for people with older devices, limited mobile data plans, or who live in areas with patchy coverage, including large parts of …

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Air Force Developing Swarms of Mini-Drones

The Air Force is in the early phases of developing swarms of mini-drones designed to overwhelm and confuse enemy radar systems or blanket an area with multiple sensors at the same time, service officials said. While still primarily in the laboratory stage, the concept is gaining traction with Air Force scientists who are making progress …

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SpaceX working on micro-satellites for Internet access

SpaceX is working on a network of micro-satellites that will be used to provide Internet access, according to the company’s founder and CEO Elon Musk. “SpaceX is still in the early stages of developing advanced micro-satellites operating in large formations,” Musk wrote in a message on Twitter on Monday. “Announcement in 2 to 3 months.” Musk added that the satellites would be “unfettered …

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