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  • Natick's cognitive science research helps steer Soldiers in the right direction

    Oct 2, 2014

    When the going gets tough, Dr. Tad BrunyƩ wants to help. A member of the Cognitive Science Team at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, BrunyƩ is investigating spatial and non-spatial influences on Soldier navigation choices.

  • Bruce Amrein's dedication to ARL continues -- even as he sets out to retire

    Oct 1, 2014

    So many of the men and women who retire from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will tell you that they were fortunate to have worked with such great teams and loved the work and research they conducted while there.

  • NSRDEC, West Point collaborate to support innovative Soldier science and technology

    Oct 1, 2014

    The U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center have mutual interest in identifying research opportunities from within NSRDEC for execution within USMA's Academic Departments and its Centers, resulting in a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on researching innovative technologies such as methods to harvest energy on the battlefield to lighten Soldiers' load and reduce dependency on batteries.

  • Army aerospace engineer 'living life fully' in France

    Oct 1, 2014

    An aerospace engineer from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is now experiencing the south of France as a participant in the DoD's Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program.

  • Senior leaders return; Discuss ongoing and future materiel enterprise priorities

    Sep 29, 2014

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland--The two senior leaders from the Army's Materiel Enterprise completed their second joint town hall meeting here on Aberdeen Proving Ground last Friday.

  • High school teacher becomes Army researcher

    Sep 26, 2014

    Army researchers come from a wide variety of backgrounds. That is the case with Elizabeth Caplinger, a chemist and human factors specialist, who has been with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for about six years.

  • ARL receives legacy award

    Sep 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory received the 2014 Baltimore Federal Executive Board's Federal Women's Advisory Council Legacy Award at the 32nd Annual Federal Women's Council Employee Development Program at Martin's West Aug. 26.

  • Army scientist bolsters nanomaterials research with Singapore

    Sep 24, 2014

    U.S. Army and Singaporean scientists are advancing the future of nanomaterials through an exchange program between the countries.

  • Biography: Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton

    Sep 22, 2014

    Major General John Wharton serves as commanding general of the United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Ron Carty, longtime ARL photographer retires

    Sep 22, 2014

    When the time came for college, Ron Carty chose to go to The Maryland Institute College of Art, which was the only school in the area that offered a degree in photography at the time. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography in 1975. After graduation, Carty worked as an Olan Mills photographer and photo lab technician for five years. He was hired at Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1980 as a photographer (scientific and technical) at what is now called the Aberdeen Test Center. Then in 1990, Carty got a call from an old friend, Bill Nemeth who was the lead photographer at the U.S. Army Human Engineering Laboratory. HEL later became the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate in the early 90s.

  • RDECOM welcomes commanding general

    Sep 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command welcomed new leadership Sept. 22 as the Army returned a general officer to the organization's senior post.

  • Army announces RDECOM command sergeant major transition

    Sep 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced that Command Sgt. Maj. James P. Snyder will assume duties and responsibilities as the command sergeant major for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert O. Beharie.

  • Chemical-biological researchers deliver results

    Sep 18, 2014

    Choking, watering eyes, blistering skin and convulsions are symptoms of imminent death from a chemical weapons attack. The lethality of such attacks, most recently in August 2013, in Syria, sends tremors across the globe.

  • Keeping it clean -- Natick's self-cleaning fabric technology goes commercial

    Sep 17, 2014

    Quoc Truong, a physical scientist at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Massachusetts, is making sure that it all comes out before the wash.

  • Night turns into day: Army researchers enable night lethality

    Sep 16, 2014

    In science fiction, technology problems are solved with the stroke of a writer's pen. In reality, science and technology research takes time, and a lot of effort.

  • Army research team recognized at international nanotechnology conference

    Sep 16, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory received the best conference paper award at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology held in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 18-21.

  • Army radio lab continues to grow

    Sep 16, 2014

    Following its opening earlier this year, the ULTR-A facility has continued to grow and cemented key partnerships in preparation for critical rounds of upcoming tests and the growing demand for tactical radio sustainment.

  • Army pilots Civilian Acculturation program to familiarize new hires with Army culture, mission

    Sep 12, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- As part of the Army Civilian Workforce Transformation Program, the Army has launched the Army Civilian Acculturation pilot program at several installations across the Army in an effort to better integrate new Civilian employees into the Department of the Army.

  • APG, community remember 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 12, 2014

    On a warm, windy and overcast morning at Aberdeen's Festival Park, Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Agueda shared his sense of pride in service to America.

  • 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Picatinny Arsenal

    Sep 11, 2014

    Picatinny Arsenal observed the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Picatinny 9/11 memorial located at the Visitors Center. From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Hu'Dene Wright, Acting Installation Senior Commander Col. Scott Turner, and Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Ingrid Parker salute after a wreath was placed at the memorial.

  • SMA visits Natick on 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 11, 2014

    On the 13th anniversary of a day etched in the nation's collective memory, the Army's highest-ranking NCO visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Talking lethality with Army's senior non-commissioned officer

    Sep 10, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III discussed the future of lethality with Army Technology Magazine.

  • Lethality on a beam of light: Scientists test high-energy lasers

    Sep 10, 2014

    High-energy laser research has been ongoing since the 1960s. But the Army is now getting to the point where demonstration systems are shooting down mortars and unmanned aerial vehicles with high-energy lasers.

  • Under secretary sees science behind the Soldier

    Sep 10, 2014

    The afternoon started with a fireball, and finished with Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson chatting with senior non-commissioned officers about the science behind the Soldier.

  • Future Fires: Integrating technology solutions

    Sep 9, 2014

    Army leaders are looking to the future force and seeking to be revolutionary in their thinking about integrating technology, according to current guidance from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno. Army researchers are exploring technology solutions to enable improved lethality and fires.

  • Questions for PEO Missiles and Space

    Sep 9, 2014

    Army Technology Magazine interviewed Brig. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood, Program Executive Officer for Missiles and Space at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama for its recent Lethality issue. Thurgood is responsible for the development, production, fielding and life cycle management of the Army's missile and space related systems.

  • Disruptive Technology: How the Army Research Laboratory will change the future

    Sep 8, 2014

    Scientists are unlocking the mysteries of power, energy and lethality in the search for new materials and technologies. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory conducts fundamental research, which endeavors to provide revolutionary capabilities to the Army of 2025 and beyond.

  • Investing in the Army's future

    Sep 5, 2014

    The U.S. Army vision for lethality science and technology investment is to enable overmatch in weapon systems for both offensive and defensive capabilities.

  • CERDEC engineer receives Louis Dellamonica Award for counter-IED work

    Sep 4, 2014

    Army Materiel Command tapped an engineer from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, for one of 10 distinguished 2013 Louis Dellamonica Awards.

  • Enhanced grenade lethality: On target even when enemy is concealed

    Sep 4, 2014

    Small Arms Grenade Munitions are munitions rounds that aim to provide warfighters with the capability of shooting a 40-mm low-velocity grenade from an M203 or M320 rifle-mounted grenade launcher with the certainty that, if their target is hiding or behind an object, damage will still be inflicted.

  • Open Campus initiative allows open collaboration for Army Research Laboratory

    Sep 4, 2014

    In order to successfully bring ideas to life, collaboration between various agencies, both federal and non-federal, is often necessary. Army Research Laboratory's Open Campus initiative is a program that allows for this type of collaboration between ARL researchers, academia, industry and small business, both nationally and globally.

  • Natick cooks up energy-efficient kitchen appliances

    Sep 3, 2014

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, is revamping the Expeditionary TRICON Kitchen System, or ETKS, with energy-efficient appliances.

  • Army turns to researchers for future lethality

    Sep 2, 2014

    The Army of the future may have fewer Soldiers but more lethality thanks to research in precision, scalable effects and improved range.

  • Hughes promoted to two-star general

    Sep 2, 2014

    Pantego, Texas native and University of Texas at Arlington graduate Daniel P. Hughes was promoted to the rank of U.S. Army Major General on Sept. 2.

  • Army announces RDECOM leadership change

    Sep 2, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 2, 2014) -- The U.S. Army has announced a change of leadership at the Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • ARL employee receives distinguished Louis Dellamonica award

    Aug 28, 2014

    A civilian general engineer from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate receives the honor of being selected as one of the recipients of the 2013 Louis Dellamonica Award.

  • Army research center, students celebrate 20 years of STEM-student programming

    Aug 27, 2014

    More than 200 rising fourth through 10th graders and their families gathered at an Army-hosted math and science summer camp closing ceremony Aug. 19.

  • Senior executive engineer shares vision for center

    Aug 27, 2014

    The helicopter in view of James Lackey's AMRDEC office says it all -- where he's been, who he's always wanted to be and where he is headed.

  • Army improves fuel accountability, visibility on battlefield

    Aug 27, 2014

    The U.S. Army is testing systems to improve how fuel is monitored and tracked across the battlefield, officials said.

  • Senior Executive Engineer Shares Vision For Center

    Aug 25, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The helicopter in view of James Lackey's AMRDEC office says it all -- where he's been, who he's always wanted to be and where he is headed.

  • Students learning leadership skills tour ARDEC labs

    Aug 22, 2014

    Forty students from the Leadership Excellence Direct Results program visited Picatinny Arsenal on Aug.15 to tour the arsenal's facilities and meet with its workforce.

  • World War II Soldier, witness to atomic bomb development, receives recognition at Picatinny

    Aug 21, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Through a confluence of events, Benjamin Bederson, who was drafted into the Army in 1942, had a front-seat view of the top secret effort to develop the first atomic bomb during World War II. Bederson, a resident of the New York City borough of Manhattan, had two and a half years of college physics at the time he was drafted. The Army then sent him to Ohio State University to study electrical engineering as part of a program to teach technical skills to Soldiers for modern warfare.

  • RDECOM engages in technology discussions at Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 18, 2014

    A team of U.S. Army Reserve officers is participating in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014, in South Korea, to engage with Soldiers about their technological needs.

  • Deputy Commanding General of Army Materiel Command tours Picatinny

    Aug 18, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, toured Picatinny Arsenal Aug. 14 to meet with senior leaders, visit a number of facilities and receive briefings on various topics.

  • Under Secretary challenges Army senior leaders to revamp civilian career management

    Aug 15, 2014

    Army Under Secretary Brad R. Carson hosted a two-day session at the Pentagon last month, which was meant to help shape policy changes regarding how the Army hires, trains, develops, and sustains its civilian workforce.

  • Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command releases strategic plan

    Aug 15, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 15, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command released a new strategic plan, which outlines the organization's mission, goals and vision.

  • Natick competes at Leapfest XXXI

    Aug 14, 2014

    Steady rain didn't stop hundreds of paratroopers from jumping at this year's Leapfest, the 31st annual international parachute training and competition event sponsored by the Rhode Island National Guard and held at the University of Rhode Island, Aug. 2, 2014.

  • Collaboration Commons designed to enhance discussions amongst employees

    Aug 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently converted one of its former library spaces located in the Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and designed a room that is more modernized and creative. This resulted in what is now known as Collaboration Commons.

  • Natick evaluating advanced, energy-efficient shelters and shelter components

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, is demonstrating and evaluating new advanced, energy-efficient shelters and shelter components.

  • Maj. Gen. Harold Greene remembered as leader, hero during ceremony

    Aug 13, 2014

    A memorial ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Harold J. "Harry" Greene took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 11, 2014, six days after Greene was mortally wounded in a shooting at Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Afghanistan.

  • Virtual Targets program lauded for cost savings

    Aug 13, 2014

    The Department of Defense this summer announced winners of their 2013 Value Engineering Achievement Awards, recognizing the individual, team and special projects from each DoD agency whose innovative approaches produced better services at a lower cost. PM ITTS' Targets Management Office's Virtual Targets program was one of only eight Army organizations to receive this honor.

  • Army's key mid-tier radio moves forward with tests

    Aug 13, 2014

    With increased bandwidth and range for the terrestrial network, the Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radios will link lower-echelon digital radios like the Rifleman and Manpack to the Army's satellite communications backbone.

  • Army researcher assumes leadership role

    Aug 12, 2014

    Dr. Joshua Rubinstein recently became the new team lead for the Visual Perception and Target Acquisition Research group at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate's Perceptual Sciences Branch.

  • Army selected for Joint Strike Fighter software assessment

    Aug 12, 2014

    The F-35 Joint Program Office has selected the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to perform independent software safety analyses of the next-generation strike aircraft commonly called the Joint Strike Fighter.

  • Synthetic bones may help in search for shock wave defense

    Aug 12, 2014

    Shock waves from battlefield explosions are invisible threats for U.S. Soldiers and their top-of-the-line combat helmets, but with new studies in synthetic human physiology, researchers are learning how to lessen blast wave effects on the brain.

  • Natick hosts Future Workforce Poster Presentation

    Aug 12, 2014

    College students show off their summer science and technology projects at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • ARL's neuroscience program successful example of Open Campus concept

    Aug 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently initiated an Open Campus pilot program at its Adelphi, Md., campus to foster better collaboration across industry, academia, and government. ARL's Open Campus program plans to lead to the continuous flow of people and ideas to ensure transformative scientific discovery, innovation, and transition that are critical to national security.

  • Redstone Arsenal collaboration aids requirements analysis

    Aug 11, 2014

    The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, in collaboration with the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Project Office, has developed a tool to assist government teams managing thousands of user requirements. The Requirement Analysis Program Team Redstone, or RAPToR, is a Microsoft Excel-based tool that imports data from proprietary software and provides a series of analyses, metrics, traces and views for users to review and track requirements in a common, accessible interface. RAPToR itself began with user requirements.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, RDECOM remember fallen Soldier Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

    Aug 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, community mourn the loss of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who was killed Aug. 5, 2014, during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Natick observes moment of silence for Maj. Gen. Greene

    Aug 8, 2014

    On a beautiful August morning that matched their former commander's sunny disposition, the Natick Soldier Systems Center community gathered in front of the headquarters building Aug. 8 to remember Maj. General Harold J. "Harry" Greene.

  • 101st Airborne conducts air assault training with new communications gear

    Aug 8, 2014

    Conducting the Army's first large-scale joint force entry air assault in more than 11 years, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ascended into the night to confront a hostile, mobile threat.

  • ECBC, Sen. Mikulski open doors to new facility

    Aug 6, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski visited the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Aug. 5 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Advanced Chemistry Laboratory.

  • Army researchers talk Future Force logistics with CASCOM staff

    Aug 5, 2014

    Army researchers give Soldiers at the Combined Arms Support Command an inside look at Future Force 2025 logistics technologies.

  • Researchers focus on reducing weight of Army combat vehicles

    Aug 4, 2014

    Leading experts in military combat-vehicle research, engineering and design gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, July 29-31, 2014, to discuss a single goal: reducing the weight of the Army's tanks and infantry fighting vehicles by 40 percent in the coming decades.

  • Army tests Officer Scientist and Engineer Program

    Jul 31, 2014

    A partnership between the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has led to the establishment of the Officer Scientist and Engineer Program pilot.

  • Army recognizes autonomous-aviation engineers

    Jul 31, 2014

    Two U.S. Army engineers recently received national recognition for their efforts in advancing autonomous aviation for the military.

  • Natick investigates gut bacteria to improve Soldier rations, performance

    Jul 31, 2014

    It takes guts to research Soldier nutrition and performance--or, more specifically, it takes gut bacteria.

  • Natick visit inspires future scientists and engineers

    Jul 29, 2014

    High school students participating in Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program came to where science and engineering rule, the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, on July 24, 2014.

  • Under Secretary Carson tours CBRNE organizations at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Jul 29, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, to learn about the installation's expertise in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives defense.

  • Q&A: Research vision for 3-D printing

    Jul 28, 2014

    Dr. Thomas Russell is director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Adelphi, Md. He is the chief scientist for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

    Jul 28, 2014

    Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

  • Aviation, missile engineers welcome new leader

    Jul 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced it is filling a senior leadership position responsible for aviation and missile research.

  • Army program gives students hands-on engineering experience

    Jul 28, 2014

    Local high school students worked beside Army engineers and scientists in their labs as part of a new science, technology, engineering and math -- STEM -- program here July 7-18.

  • Army Research Laboratory to host collaboration event

    Jul 25, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Weapons and Materials Research Directorate will host the 2014 Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium Collaboration Day July 28-30, on the Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Army researcher discusses human collaboration with intelligent agents

    Jul 24, 2014

    Dr. Jessie Chen from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate in Orlando, Fla., recently spoke to leading researchers in emotion science and social robotics with Department of Defense scientific leaders and Yale University students in the area of intelligent autonomous systems.

  • Open Campus initiative fosters rewarding experience for guest researcher

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Army Research Laboratory's new Open Campus initiative is opening doors for researchers across the globe to collaborate with some of the Army's most talented scientists and engineers in research endeavors critical to our nation.

  • Picatinny employees receive Packaging Excellence Award for engineering support

    Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army recognized three Picatinny Arsenal employees for providing on-site engineering support to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., where the vehicle signal kit is assembled and fielded.

  • Medical researchers turn to 3-D printing for rapid prototypes

    Jul 22, 2014

    FORT DETRICK, Md. (July 22, 2014) -- To quickly design, fabricate and deliver prototypes of medical equipment to the field, the U.S. Army is employing futuristic 3-D printing technologies.

  • New CT scanner finds diverse, important uses for researchers

    Jul 21, 2014

    Turning a now-standard tool for medical diagnostics and therapeutics to a host of new applications, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate recently acquired a turn-key computed tomography scanner system, known as a CT scanner.

  • Army researchers develop Cargo Pocket ISR

    Jul 21, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts, are developing a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for Soldiers and small units operating in challenging ground environments.

  • Future Soldiers may wear 3-D printed garments, gear

    Jul 21, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center wear many hats and create many products.

  • Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

    Jul 18, 2014

    Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

  • Natick takes shelter ballistic protection to the 'X' level

    Jul 17, 2014

    Researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, with help from the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine, have developed the Improved Modular Ballistic Protection System.

  • Army creates common technology marketplace for communications hardware

    Jul 17, 2014

    The Army is creating a standard marketplace of tactical communications hardware to support the Common Operating Environment initiative and deliver a familiar and intuitive experience for Soldiers.

  • Chemical-biological center builds additive manufacturing partnerships

    Jul 17, 2014

    Additive manufacturing continues to generate a buzz across the nation, while sparking the economy with new design and manufacturing techniques.

  • Picatinny Arsenal Commanding General retires after more than 31-years of service

    Jul 17, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, Program Executive Officer for Ammunition (PEO Ammo) and Senior Commander of Picatinny Arsenal, officially retired from active duty and relinquished command of the PEO Ammo position to James Shields during a ceremony July 16.

  • APG community gathers for prayer, reflection

    Jul 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 17, 2014) -- About 200 APG Soldiers and civilians gathered July 16 at Top of the Bay for prayer, reflection and fellowship. The Community Prayer Luncheon, hosted by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, featured a keynote address by Mike A. Battle Sr., senior adviser to the U.S. Department of State's African Bureau and retired U.S. Army Reserve chaplain.

  • Natick improves understanding with 3-D printed models

    Jul 15, 2014

    Welcome to Steve Smith's world. It's a place where big is small, small is big and anything is possible.

  • Software helps to protect Soldiers from traumatic combat injuries

    Jul 11, 2014

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 11, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate has fostered closer teaming across the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program by designing a customized software system that integrates a digital library, a management tool for requests for information and other unique resources.

  • Researchers improve smokes, obscurants technology

    Jul 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 11, 2014) -- During a recent event to study the performance of smoke and obscurants, researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate set out to improve the process of measuring transmissivity.

  • Natick puts rapid in prototyping

    Jul 11, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (July 11, 2014) -- Army engineers are working to create 3-D solid models and prototypes from computer-aided design data. These prototypes enable researchers to evaluate and detect component and system design problems before fabrication.

  • German delegation visits Picatinny to enhance armaments

    Jul 11, 2014

    Norbert Weber, deputy director of research & technology from the Armament Directorate of the Germany Federal Ministry of Defence spoke with Barbara Machak, acting director of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Chris Grassano chief of staff for the Program Executive Office for Ammunition, at Picatinny Arsenal on July 10.

  • Redstone team collaborates to improve contracting processes

    Jul 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (July 10, 2014) -- A collaborative team from the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC, and the Army Contracting Command-Redstone is applying Lean Six Sigma research methodologies and managerial principles to identify areas for process improvement and cost avoidance in Army contracting.

  • DARPA seeks advanced manufacturing standards

    Jul 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 10, 2014) -- Since the early 1970s, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, has been making investments to jump-start additive manufacturing.

  • Rapid Equipping Force uses 3-D printing on the frontline

    Jul 9, 2014

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 9, 2014) -- Combat frequently presents unexpected challenges, demanding rapid solutions. When faced with unique problems, Soldiers often devise quick fixes out of readily available materials. Whether minor changes to procedures or small modifications to equipment, adaptation routinely occurs at the tactical level on the battlefield.

  • Military college members tour Picatinny to learn about arsenal's mission, goals

    Jul 9, 2014

    Forty-eight members from the Royal Military College of Canada visited Picatinny on June 18 to learn more about the arsenal.

  • 3-D printed metals may transform Army logistics

    Jul 8, 2014

    A Soldier at a forward operating base needs the proper form to recommend an award for a fellow Soldier. He goes online, opens a form, fills in the blanks and hits "PRINT."

  • Army invests in 3-D bioprinting to treat injured Soldiers

    Jul 8, 2014

    A team of scientists scans the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then prints skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

  • Scientists break new ground with 3-D printing composites

    Jul 7, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 7, 2014) -- When Army research and development investments in additive manufacturing pay off, future warriors who need hard-to-get devices, such as unmanned aerial vehicles or medical devices, may be able to print them on the spot.

  • Natick investigates shelter lighting effects on Soldier thinking, mood

    Jul 2, 2014

    Researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, are investigating the effects of different types of lighting in military shelters on Soldiers.

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