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  • Army Technology Magazine launches

    Sep 4, 2013

    A new publication featuring science, technology and engineering advances across the U.S. Army is now available.

  • AMC deputy commander tours research facility

    Sep 4, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 30, 2013) -- Leaders from both the Army Materiel Command and the Research Development and Engineering Command toured Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center facilities at Redstone on Aug. 24.

  • Latest version of America's Army ready for download

    Sep 3, 2013

    The next version of the America's Army video game was released today and is now available for download.

  • Army's manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

    Aug 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear.

  • Picatinny facility earns Energy Star Award

    Aug 28, 2013

    The main entrance into Picatinny Arsenal's Building 65 is like any average lobby, complete with chairs for visitors and a directory list, except for one main difference: its Energy Star plaque.

  • Army stresses creativity, STEM not an either/or choice

    Aug 27, 2013

    The closing ceremony for the 2013 Math and Science Summer Camp signaled more than just the end of summer; it marked 19 years of Army support for educational outreach in science, technology, engineering and math -- STEM.

  • APG recognizes outstanding women in the workplace

    Aug 26, 2013

    Team APG recognized the significant contributions of women in the workplace during the 29th annual Women's Equality Day Celebration Awards Program Aug. 22.

  • Picatinny employee heads to World Powerlifting Championship

    Aug 26, 2013

    Picatinny employee John Corsello will test his mettle against some of the world's most seasoned weightlifters at the 2013 International Powerlifting Federation Masters World Powerlifting Championship in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 23-29.

  • Army Materiel Command selects "Best Warrior"

    Aug 23, 2013

    The Army Materiel Command announced the best noncommissioned officer (NCO) and Soldier to represent the command at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition in October at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Picatinny to remove tons of toxins from lethal rounds

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Pyrotechnics Division of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is developing an alternate formula for certain armor-piercing incendiary projectiles that is friendlier to the environment than the chemicals currently being used.

  • ECBC transitions new elimination technology to JPEO-CBD

    Aug 21, 2013

    From science and technology to advanced engineering, ECBC has partnered with several government agencies to develop a new elimination system designed to convert chemical warfare materiel into compounds not usable as weapons.

  • New network provides 'digital guardian angel' for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Army's new, mobile tactical communications network has reached Afghanistan, where U.S. forces are relying on the technologies to stay connected and cover more ground.

  • Helium supply critical to Army research

    Aug 15, 2013

    Army senior research scientist Henry Everitt doesn't take helium lightly, because the second lightest element in the universe is in high demand by research laboratories such as his at the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Lean six sigma project leads to cost avoidance

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- While completing requirements for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, John Braswell implemented process improvements for the missile design trade study process that promise the Army savings of about $2 million over the next seven years.

  • Army aviation strives to own weather

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Flying a helicopter through rain, fog or cloudy conditions is challenging and dangerous, so a team of U.S. Army engineers have taken on the challenge to research ways to make flying in degraded visual environments easier and safer for rotorcraft pilots.

  • Recruiting commander visits Army Game Studio

    Aug 15, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet visited Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and the Army Game Studio at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.

  • Army uses 3D printing to better equip Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- The Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center is using some of the latest advancements in the areas of composite structures and 3D printing to better equip today's Soldiers.

  • Army researchers help reduce MRAP maintenance

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Due to the immediate need for protecting Warfighters from improvised explosive devices, the Mine Resistant Ambushed Protected program rapidly procured several vehicles specifically designed for this purpose; safety was the main concern, sustainment costs were considered secondary.

  • Presidential helicopter to get upgrade

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- The primary aircraft in the U.S. President's rotary wing fleet is the VH-60N, also known as the White Hawk, and to support its mission planning, the Navy called upon members of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center Software Engineering Directorate.

  • Picatinny cultivates today's teachers, tomorrow's innovators

    Aug 14, 2013

    A program here that invites a select number of students to be immersed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) added a new element this year.

  • Kennedy visits Natick as part of STEM tour

    Aug 14, 2013

    As part of his "STEM Tour of Massachusetts," Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III visited Natick Soldier Systems Center Aug. 14, 2013.

  • Army Research Lab, Purdue explore 3-D printing to fix deployed equipment, cut maintenance costs

    Aug 13, 2013

    New technology being developed by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Purdue University will soon help just about any Soldier deployed in far-off locations to immediately spot and fix damaged aircraft and ground vehicle parts.

  • Army scientists collaborate for stronger laser protection

    Aug 13, 2013

    Just as sunglasses protect the wearer's eyes from the ultraviolet rays of the summer sun, some materials protect eyes and sensors from laser devices. U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists are looking at findings from university partners to determine which materials provide the most effective protection against lasers.

  • Army scientists pioneer novel chaotic ranging technology

    Aug 7, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- Army scientists have developed promising new technology for ranging - determining the distance from one location or position to another location or position as with radar and sonar - that lowers cost and complexity by exploiting a phenomenon known as "chaos."

  • Space agency commends Army rocket scientist

    Aug 7, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- Jamie Neidert, chief scientist for energetics at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's Weapons Development and Integration Directorate, received a Director's Commendation Certificate from the NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center for "exemplary leadership" in a joint effort to promote rocket and missile propulsion.

  • Real-world experience, more than alma mater, puts college grads atop hiring lists

    Aug 7, 2013

    As Cadet Edric Zahn enters his second year of college this fall, he's already leaps ahead of the estimated 37 percent of 2013 college graduates who failed to land an all-too-important college internship, which employers say puts students like Zahn on the top of future hiring lists.

  • RDECOM Reservists address technology gaps at Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 6, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve officers are serving a key role in identifying and addressing science and technology needs during a major U.S. Army exercise in the Pacific. Col. John Olson is leading four officers from the Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Detachment 8, who will deploy to South Korea in August for Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013.

  • Biography: Jyuji D. Hewitt

    Aug 6, 2013

  • ECBC conducts 'drill and sample' operation for recovered munition

    Aug 6, 2013

    ECBC's Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction Business Unit successfully destroys a recovered munition at the Munition Assessment and Processing System on July 17.

  • Cadets work alongside Army chemical and biological experts

    Aug 6, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center welcomed cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point this summer to work on chemical and biological defense projects.

  • Former Picatinny employees inducted into Ammunition Hall of Fame

    Aug 6, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Three former Picatinny employees were inducted into the Ammunition Hall of Fame July 25 in honor of their contributions to U.S. military ammunition. Dr. Joseph Lannon, Charles Digney and William DeMassi served the Department of Defense supporting the development, purchase, and delivery of ammunition to U.S. service members.

  • 'Long-Lived Power' could extend life for battlefield sensors

    Aug 5, 2013

    Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are testing tritium, a radioisotope that is produced in nuclear reactors, to power sensors. This alternative energy source could give sensors -- the eyes and ears of warfighters -- a battlefield energy source capable of lasting a 13-year half-life.

  • Empty shells resurrected, find new life as flares

    Aug 5, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (August 5, 2013) -- The saying goes, "no guts, no glory," but the Army has found glory of sorts in a gutted ammunition stockpile that would have been sold as scrap metal.

  • Collaboration leads to new rocket propulsion technology

    Aug 5, 2013

    A team of Army researchers developed a new gel-propellant engine called the vortex engine. Michael Nusca, Ph.D., Robert Michaels and Nathan Mathis were recently recognized by the Department of the Army with a 2012 Army Research and Development Outstanding Collaboration Award for their work titled, "Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Development and Testing of Controllable Thrust Gel Bipropellant Rocket Engines for Tactical Missiles."

  • Harnessing new ideas: ARL's high-risk research pushes tech barrier toward new helmet system

    Aug 1, 2013

    Gunners, patrol personnel, cooks, medics and other Soldiers who wear helmets for long periods of time could get much needed head and neck relief from a revolutionary device developed by U.S. Army Research Laboratory researchers, a new study found. The Vertical Load Offset System--or VLOS, a prototype exoskeletal device designed to displace the static load of the helmet onto the shoulders, proved in recent studies to reduce apparent strain overall on a Soldier's head and neck. Some Soldiers reported both the sensation of lighter head-borne weight and more helmet stability. Achieving these results--given the dynamic movement of the head in combination with helmets loaded with equipment such as night vision devices, batteries and other equipment--is a major step forward, researchers said.

  • UMass-Amherst seniors create quickly deployable 20-foot tower for Army

    Aug 1, 2013

    Five University of Massachusetts-Amherst seniors created a full-scale, 20-foot tall, deployable tower prototype in less than four months.

  • Innovation leads to improvements in on-the-move communications system

    Jul 31, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, Integrated Electromagnetic Materials Research team was recently recognized with a 2012 Army Research and Development Achievement Award for their technology titled, "A Materials Physics Innovation to Achieve Enhanced and Balanced Material Properties to Enable the Army's Next Generation On-The-Move (OTM) Communications Systems."

  • Advanced guidance software increases accuracy of precision airdrop

    Jul 31, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- The Joint Precision Air Drop System, or JPADS, recently received a guidance system software upgrade, greatly increasing its accuracy. JPADS uses a GPS-guided cargo parachute enabling U.S. troops to be resupplied by air in a wide variety of terrains, climates and geographically secluded areas.

  • APG unveils center for STEM, education outreach

    Jul 30, 2013

    Aspiring scientists and engineers are now exploring their future careers at a unified Aberdeen Proving Ground facility dedicated to education outreach.

  • Picatinny computer program saves time, money

    Jul 25, 2013

    By using software "extensions," scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal now have a tool that transforms complex modeling and simulation programs into easy-to-learn software.

  • Dr. Russell's aspiration; to be advocate for U.S. Army Research Laboratory and its people

    Jul 23, 2013

    "People first, mission always," emphasizes Dr. Thomas P. Russell, director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, who took this phrase to heart as he visited each of the directorates and organizations within ARL.

  • Safety Stand Down Day -- not just for today, ARL's everyday culture

    Jul 23, 2013

    Dr. Thomas Russell, director, U.S. Army Research Laboratory provided opening remarks at ARL's annual Safety Stand Down Day held at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 20. After sharing a story where he was involved in an investigation concerning the death of a researcher at a previous job, Russell said he got a rude awaking that completely changed his viewpoint on safety training. "We often think of training day as a day that we don't want to be here," said Russell. "I want you to reflect on today--it's not just … 'Ok, I just got to check the box.' I don't feel that way anymore and neither should you."

  • Army researchers showcase MANPRINT at Pentagon

    Jul 23, 2013

    Researchers from the Manpower and Personnel Integration Methods and Analysis Branch--part of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate--recently participated in the Joint Human Systems Integration display at the Pentagon. This annual event focuses on highlighting HSI as it is implemented across all of the services.

  • Student scientists go 'Inside the NFL'

    Jul 22, 2013

    The Falcons of Skyview Middle School in Leominster, Mass., won the sixth-grade eCYBERMISSION STEM competition with a project that explored helmets and concussions.

  • Army adopts stronger, lighter composite materials

    Jul 19, 2013

    In the future, Army aircraft may be made of all composite materials, and the Prototype Integration Facility Advanced Composites Laboratory is ready.

  • A moveable feast

    Jul 17, 2013

    They grew up on the same block in Seattle, but Lt. Col. Tim Haley and Deborah Haley didn't meet each other until later.

  • Conformal battery unburdens Army's networked Soldiers

    Jul 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army is developing a battery to improve Soldiers' agility on the battlefield while meeting the demands of an increased power burden stemming from new networked electronic devices.

  • Army develops low-cost next generation biological detector

    Jul 15, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Accurately identifying biological threats in order to safeguard U.S. soldiers against them is a capability the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center has provided the national defense community for years. Now, the Center has developed a next generation tactical biological detector that reduces technology costs, saves production time and uses a power source that is more energy efficient.

  • ECBC recognizes scientists with safety award

    Jul 10, 2013

    Dr. John Carpin and David McCaskey were awarded the 2013 Excellence in Safety Award for their innovative design of the McNamara Glove Box Facility, which has promoted and improved the safety culture at ECBC.

  • U.S. Army aids France with RPG-defense test data

    Jul 9, 2013

    The U.S. Army has transferred technical test data on a rocket-propelled grenade defense system to France that is vital to its military operations in Mali, officials announced.

  • Army leads nation in push to digital manufacturing

    Jul 8, 2013

    The Army is enlisting its Manufacturing Technology Program, commonly known as ManTech, to lead the establishment of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute.

  • Army scientists research new technologies for rapid, accurate detection capabilities

    Jul 5, 2013

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are seeking alternate technology that is more effective and lower in cost, to screen samples and identify whether or not they are a chemical or biological agent

  • July 4, 1863: Turning point in the Civil War

    Jul 3, 2013

    Many consider July 4, 1863 to be the turning point of the American Civil War. Two important, famous, well-documented battles resulted in Confederate defeats: the Battle of Gettysburg (Pennsylvania), July 1-3, and the Fall of Vicksburg (Mississippi), July 4. However, two other major, lesser-known events resulted in two additional Confederate defeats. Both losses, one in Tennessee and one in Arkansas, were influenced by the Vicksburg Campaign.

  • Army technical experts to operate explosive destruction system

    Jul 3, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. --The Program Executive Office for Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives announced on April 18 that it has selected the U.S. Army's Explosive Destruction System to support the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colo.

  • Soldiers teach Army values to student scientists

    Jul 1, 2013

    LEESBURG, Va. -- One of the duties of a noncommissioned officer is to instill the Army's core values into young Soldiers. During one week in June, eight NCOs and one junior enlisted Soldier from the Research, Development and Engineering Command taught those values to young student scientists at the eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event.

  • Combat Feeding Directorate looks for innovation through 'hackathon'

    Jun 27, 2013

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Combat Feeding Directorate has signed a partnership intermediary agreement with Boston's hack/reduce, which will hold the first-ever mobile data "hackathon" with Department of Defense data.

  • Army engineers develop new decontamination guidance

    Jun 26, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Response from medical and emergency personnel during the recent Boston Marathon attacks has been heralded as one of the best because of the planning and practice of first responders and hospitals who handle mass casualty situations.

  • ECBC brings field capability home to Edgewood

    Jun 25, 2013

    ECBC's CBARR Business Unit is known for providing onsite field support to customers across the country. Now, the organization is providing air monitoring and sample analysis support for a characterization effort of WWII-era buildings located in Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Army's eCYBERMISSION announces 2013 winning teams

    Jun 24, 2013

    LEESBURG, Va. -- The U.S. Army recognized the winning student teams of the eCYBERMISSION national science competition June 21. eCYBERMISSION is an annual web-based science competition for sixth- through ninth- grade students.

  • Refining AMC's mission and vision

    Jun 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- After ten months of site visits and internal assessments, the U.S. Army Materiel Command changed its mission and vision statement.

  • The Army honors excellence in STEM education

    Jun 21, 2013

    Students excelling in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) were recently recognized at the 11th Annual eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Education Event in Leesburg, Va.

  • Army tests lethality against moving targets with new software model

    Jun 19, 2013

    Military analysts now have a tool that brings together unprecedented modeling and simulation features to help them better choose, or build weapons to overpower future threats.

  • Army encourages young students to make science a career

    Jun 19, 2013

    LEESBURG, Va. (June 18, 2013) -- Sixteen student scientist teams here for the eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event June 17-21. The NJ&EE includes several science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities in addition to the eCYBERMISSION competition finals.

  • Army updates 'eyes' of Apache helicopters

    Jun 18, 2013

    The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters.

  • Field support training takes system-of-systems approach with Capability Set 13

    Jun 18, 2013

    As the Army's first units prepare for deployment with an array of new communications technologies, a new breed of "super" engineers are also training to help maintain these advanced capabilities in and out of theater.

  • Picatinny software engineering center earns top quality rating

    Jun 18, 2013

    An organization here that develops software that operates in numerous weapons systems used by U.S. military personnel worldwide has attained a top quality rating that no other federal government organization currently holds.

  • U.S., Japan collaborate to navigate

    Jun 17, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 17, 2013) -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Japanese Ministry of Defense's Technical Research and Development Institute recognized five engineers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's aviation and missile center for their contributions to a joint effort.

  • Putting new boots on the ground

    Jun 17, 2013

    What it all comes down to is keeping Soldiers' minds on their missions in Afghanistan, rather than on their feet. That's how Ben Cooper views the development of the Hot Weather Mountain Combat Boot at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, which began in spring 2011.

  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle 'closes capability gap,' Army says

    Jun 17, 2013

    While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there's a "capability gap" in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacement.

  • Army supports STEM careers for girls

    Jun 17, 2013

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Aiming to excite local seventh-grade girls about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, subject matter experts from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center recently supported Project DREAM Work's Girls STEM Discovery Day at Harford Community College.

  • Researchers ensure top performance of Army radios

    Jun 17, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 19, 2013) -- To keep Soldiers safe and lines of communication open, frequent testing of radios used on the battlefield is imperative, Army researchers say.

  • Army aviation engineers play role in helicopter rebuild

    Jun 13, 2013

    The Army has upgraded the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior from 1980s equipment to the most current technology available.

  • Army supercomputing center signals growth in Soldier protection solutions

    Jun 13, 2013

    Supercomputers Army Research Laboratory engineers rely on to influence the direction of future armor solutions and other unprecedented capabilities for the Soldier moved into new space large enough to house five supercomputers each ranging from 4,000 to 20,000 processors each. In the next four years, the center will quadruple its computing capacity.

  • Army harnesses sun to reduce casualties from sniper attacks

    Jun 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.

  • Army demos smaller, lighter, quieter 10kw power unit

    Jun 13, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center Command, Power and Integration Directorate, or CERDEC CP&I, hosted a demonstration of a novel power unit for its Department of Defense partners June 11 and 12.

  • Army interns get "greened"

    Jun 13, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 19, 2013) -- Interns from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications and electronics center participated in training events designed to familiarize them with "day-to-day" military training June 3-7.

  • Army scientist discusses developing Soldier solutions 'at the speed of war'

    Jun 12, 2013

    Mike Anthony recently completed a six-month deployment in which he served as U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center director, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army, South Korean leaders discuss research, development partnerships

    Jun 12, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 12, 2013) -- U.S. Army and South Korean officials discussed potential collaboration in science and technology areas that benefit both the military and civilian sectors June 11.

  • Research center counts on government flight representatives

    Jun 12, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 19, 2013) -- For aviation professionals, safety is job one. At the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's aviation and missile center, only the most highly qualified men and women work as Government Flight Representative and Ground Government Flight Representative.

  • Army scientists advance chemical detection techniques

    Jun 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 11, 2013) -- It's in the news on a regular basis. It's of increasing concern for the President of the United States. It's prompting U.S. forces to be more prepared. Chemical warfare is an increasingly real and dangerous threat to our nation, and the availability of accurate, quick detection is critical to the safety of the Warfighter and our nation.

  • Army scientist honored for exceptional service

    Jun 10, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 10, 2013) -- A recently retired Army research scientist was the focus of honors June 7 during ceremonies here.

  • Army researchers chase helicopter performance gains

    Jun 10, 2013

    A new study by Army researchers looks at inserting carbon nanotubes into the structural design of helicopter rotor blades to improve performance.

  • Maryland State Police briefs RDECOM on regional gang activity

    Jun 10, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Recognizing the signs of potential gang activity is essential to ensuring military personnel and facilities remain safe, U.S. Army officials said. Cpl. Joe Pompilii of the Maryland State Police briefed the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's protection committee June 6 on gang activity.

  • Freedom of Information Act

    Jun 10, 2013

  • Army engineer uses his noodle fishing on reality TV

    Jun 7, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 10, 2013) -- Seven years ago, Allen Neuschwander took the plunge, literally and figuratively, into a new sport. At the time, it was largely an unknown sport. Today, however, thanks to reality television, many have heard about the southern sport of hand fishing.

  • War of 1812 bicentennial: Battle of Craney Island

    Jun 6, 2013

    After wreaking havoc in the northern Chesapeake Bay area in May 1813, the British turned their attention to Norfolk, Va.

  • Cut-resistant safety gloves lower risk of onsite injury

    Jun 5, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 5, 2013) -- When Phil Rice, a chemical engineering technician at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's chemical and biological center, tests and replaces filter systems at APG buildings.

  • Army Seeks Industry Input on the Future of Small Arms Fire Control

    Jun 5, 2013

    On June 27, Project Manager Soldier Weapons will be hosting its first Small Arms Fire Control (SAFC) Industry Day at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to see just how far fire control technology has come, and how far it has to go before landing in the hands of Soldiers. Invitations to the industry day will be extended only to those organizations that successfully document their small arms fire control research and development efforts. Detailed submission requirements are posted on the FedBizOpps.gov website under solicitation number W15QKN13ZE003. Responses are requested by June 10.

  • New executive takes reins of aviation engineering team

    Jun 5, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 5, 2013) -- Jeff Langhout is new to the Senior Executive Service, but he's no stranger to Army aviation.

  • Army, University of Maryland create realistic robotic bird

    Jun 4, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 31, 2013) -- A robotic bird created by Army and University of Maryland researchers is tricking real flocks -- and hawks -- midair, making it a potential unsuspecting future war agent.

  • Heftier unmanned ground vehicle offers more lifting, hauling strength

    Jun 4, 2013

    A small car can't pull a heavy trailer. Sports utility vehicles don't have a compact car's fuel efficiency. A perfect, one-size-fits-all vehicle doesn't exist. The same goes for unmanned ground vehicles, known as UGVs.

  • Army Supercomputing Research Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground opens new facility

    Jun 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Supercomputing Research Center will host an invitation-only open house, June 10, 2013, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Army engineers overcome challenges to field nonlethal weapons

    May 31, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 31, 2013) -- In an Army motor pool in Germany, half a dozen people are wielding wrenches, drills, and components. The noise of the drill dominates, as Soldiers drill mounting holes into Humvees.

  • Between a 'rock or something' and an MRE

    May 31, 2013

    The Flameless Ration Heater, developed at Natick to warm up Meals, Ready-to-Eat in the field, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

  • Army to study biological decontamination of aircraft interiors

    May 31, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 31, 2013) -- In the aftermath of a biological attack, aircraft decontamination would be a complex, challenging process. Army researchers are looking at ways to get military aircraft decontaminated and ready to use again.

  • Engineers quickly return Kiowa to flight in Afghanistan

    May 31, 2013

    When Soldiers needed to replicate a key part of an OH-58D Kiowa helicopter to return it to duty, they turned to the expertise of a deployed U.S. Army civilian engineering team. After the helicopter's fuselage bracket supporting the copilot's seat sustained damage from incoming fire, the 1106th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group Task Force 14 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, sought a quick turnaround solution.

  • Sensor, laser and mission command tech earn R&D awards

    May 31, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 31, 2013) -- The U.S. Army recognized the Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center for outstanding technical achievement advancing Army mission command, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting capabilities in 2012.

  • Top engineer built her career on teamwork

    May 29, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 29, 2013) -- When it comes to success, Patti Martin sees it as a team effort. Throughout her 30 years at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Martin has been involved with many engineering teams that have worked to develop, design and prototype aviation and missile systems that have been game changers on the battlefield.

  • Engineer pushes environmental approach in processes

    May 29, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 29, 2013) -- Words like green and sustainability are often used to refer to recycling, taking better care of the Earth, and new or alternative forms of energy, such as solar- or wind-power.

  • SHARE program shines light on available resources across APG

    May 29, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 29, 2013) -- Many subject matter experts, resources and assets across the installation spark innovative research efforts and perform sound testing capabilities to accomplish mission critical objectives for the U.S. Army.

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