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  • Army, University of Maryland Baltimore County agree to research partnership

    Jun 9, 2014

    BALTIMORE (June 9, 2014) -- The U.S. Army signed an agreement with the University of Maryland Baltimore County June 6 to spur scientific research in areas of mutual interest. Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and the university entered into a cooperative research and development agreement, known as a CRADA, on the UMBC campus.

  • RDECOM command sergeant major lauds greening program

    Jun 6, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 6, 2014) -- About 30 U.S. Army civilians are set to undertake a week-long course to better understand what it means to be a Soldier. Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie said he has been impressed with the commitment of Army scientists and engineers during his two-and-a-half years as senior enlisted advisor of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Joint meeting helps aerial delivery collaboration take off

    Jun 4, 2014

    Where do you go to find out user needs and what all the services are doing to advance aerial delivery? JTAG, you're it.

  • Researchers participate in new regional nanoeducation hub

    Jun 3, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 30, 2014) -- A new University of Maryland Baltimore College program is teaming with Army and other area universities to offer college students in pursuit of associate degrees internships in nanotechnology paying stipends that compete with major four-year, and Ivy League schools.

  • As 31-year career ends, ARDEC leader pays tribute to colleagues

    Jun 3, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (June 3, 2014) -- Although the Roman-era aqueduct is physically located in Segovia, Spain, it was a solid fixture in the farewell remarks by Dr. Gerardo Melendez at his May 15 retirement ceremony at the Lindner Conference Center.

  • Army scientists teleport data to demonstrate potential for secure communications

    Jun 3, 2014

    Teleportation, a long-standing staple in the world of science fiction, has become a reality for scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md., in terms of battlefield data and image processing.

  • ECBC reintroduces 54k obscurant projectiles to Army, Marine Corps inventories

    Jun 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is reintroducing 54,000 obscurant projectiles into Army and Marine Corps inventories. ECBC's Obscuration and Nonlethal Engineering (ONE) Branch and the Pyrotechnics and Explosives Branch (PEB) redesigned and tested the projectiles before making them available for reuse.

  • Robotics and 3D printing popular topics during Picatinny tour

    Jun 3, 2014

    Josh Weston, honorary chairman of Automated Data Processing, and three representatives of the Yuval Education Services of Israel, visited Mt. Olive High School in Mount Olive, N.J., along with Picatinny Arsenal's innovation lab and 3D printing facility on May 29.

  • Natick studies how fatigue affects Soldiers

    Jun 2, 2014

    A new collaborative study at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center looks at biomechanics and cognitive responses simultaneously to help determine how fatigue affects both the mind and body of Soldiers.

  • Always a Soldier program launches civil-service career

    May 30, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 30, 2014) -- Keyla Kelly never envisioned working as an assistant inspector general for the U.S. Army. The Always a Soldier program afforded Kelly that opportunity as an Army civilian in a career field she thought was outside her reach.

  • Natick employees receive GBFEB honors

    May 29, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (May 29, 2014) -- Three employees from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center were individually honored at this year's Greater Boston Federal Executive Board Excellence in Government awards ceremony May 7 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

  • Natick researchers developing new system to help aircrews 'keep their cool'

    May 29, 2014

    Researchers at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., have been testing a body-worn microclimate cooling system that allows crew members to move around inside the aircraft without tripping on tethers, and to exit the aircraft while still being cooled.

  • APG organizations, union sign partnership agreement

    May 28, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 28, 2014) -- Five U.S. Army organizations and APG's federal employee union signed a charter May 27 to establish a labor-management partnership forum. The National Federation of Federal Employees Local 178 joined management representatives from the Army Contracting Command-APG; Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense; Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; CBRNE Analytical and Remediation Activity; and Edgewood Chemical Biological Center for the signing ceremony.

  • Aviation Applied Technology Directorate welcomes new commander

    May 28, 2014

    The Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, Aviation Development Directorate welcomed U.S. Army Col. Steven Braddom as its new commander during a ceremony at Fort Eustis, May 2.

  • Automotive engineers explore future mobility, protection

    May 27, 2014

    When Gen. Dennis Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center earlier this year, he said, "We don't know where the next contingency will be, but there will be another contingency."

  • Army tests network capabilities at NIE 14.2

    May 27, 2014

    With an unprecedented level of Joint and international involvement, Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, the seventh in a series of semi-annual field evaluations which focused on improvement and simplification of the Army's networked capabilities, came to a close May 22, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Army Research Laboratory: Open campus will enable collaboration

    May 27, 2014

    ADELPHI, Md. (May 26, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory will leverage in-person interactions for deeper insight into the technological challenges the Army faces into the future by opening spaces on campus to Army partners.

  • Panel: Ground vehicle success depends on foresight, collaboration, optimization

    May 23, 2014

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. (May 23, 2014) -- Army researchers and engineers see the current environment in the ground vehicle community as a path to success for the Army in the future.

  • Picatinny celebrates its workforce at the 2014 Teams' Tournament

    May 23, 2014

    On May 20, Picatinny Arsenal held its 2014 Teams' Tournament, an annual competition for all employees at Picatinny's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).

  • Insect-inspired technology to extend situational awareness

    May 22, 2014

    Soldiers' missions frequently lead them to locations where they must assess the status of structures, and where the presence of threats is not immediately known or easily detectable.

  • Researchers enable next generation of Army's construction simulation

    May 22, 2014

    U.S. Army researchers are developing technologies to enable the next generation of simulators for training uniformed construction and combat engineers.

  • Army, NASA, university collaboration promotes additive manufacturing

    May 22, 2014

    Additive manufacturing is changing the way organizations design and manufacture products around the world.

  • Picatinny educational outreach extends to nearly 200 New Jersey schools

    May 22, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Currently, the STEM Program at Picatinny has supported close to 200 schools in New Jersey, in the process providing support to more than a quarter-million students since 2008.

  • Army scientists forecast future warrior needs

    May 21, 2014

    Ten to 20 years ago, Army scientists were taking on tough challenges, thinking of the future and wondering how to help American warriors win decisively through technological advantages.

  • Army develops smoke screens for future battles

    May 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is researching and developing smoke screen compositions to keep pace with the changing face of conflict.

  • RDECOM wins four safety awards

    May 21, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 21, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has won four safety awards, officials announced recently. The command's nominations for fiscal 2013 earned four of the possible nine organizational awards from its headquarters, Army Materiel Command, said Clifford Wendel, RDECOM safety director and surety officer. RDECOM's award winners were also considered for Department of the Army recognition.

  • AMC assembles experts to shape the OIB of the future

    May 21, 2014

    An initiative to reshape the Organic Industrial Base to remain relevant and effective for the future is under way at the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • Army software researchers develop MRAP simulator

    May 20, 2014

    Army software engineers faced a challenge: Saving Soldiers' lives. With the development of new simulation applications, Soldiers can now use advanced computers to train for worst-case scenarios.

  • Explosives detection kit ready to enter new acquisition phase

    May 20, 2014

    A small, easy-to-use and lightweight explosive screening kit continues to move forward toward full fielding as a means to provide Soldiers with the capability to screen for suspected homemade explosive materials.

  • Soldier weapons: Taking the long view

    May 20, 2014

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 20, 2014) -- As the Army's materiel developer for small arms, PEO Soldier's Project Manager Soldier Weapons continues to enhance the capabilities of current weapon systems while it pursues future Soldier needs identified by user communities, such as the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

  • Army science advisor connects agribusiness, international SOF

    May 20, 2014

    Relatively obscure Agribusiness Development Teams deployed to Afghanistan in recent years with the mission of providing the Afghan population the means to become self sustaining.

  • Natick takes protective eyewear into future

    May 19, 2014

    When it comes to the very best in vision protection for the warfighter, researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center make sure the eyes have it.

  • AMRDEC deputy retires from active duty

    May 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 19, 2014) -- Col. Jeff Mockensturm, deputy director of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, retired Thursday, concluding 29 years of active military service.

  • Visiting Italian scientist brings international experience to Natick

    May 16, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (May 16, 2014) -- Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are leveraging the unique perspectives of visiting international scientists through a program with the U.S. Army International Technology Center - Atlantic.

  • Maryland congressman visits Army chemical-biological team

    May 16, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 16, 2014) -- U.S. Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) visited members of Team CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives) May 12 to check out the latest developments in chemical and biological defense.

  • Researchers consider miniature robots to enhance capabilities

    May 15, 2014

    A small team of elite special forces operators must hunt down a highly sought after terrorist leader. This terrorist has taken refuge in an urban environment, which offers concealment behind an array of structures, walls and other obstacles.

  • Researchers develop hands-free, eyes-free navigation for Soldiers

    May 15, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory continue to develop and evaluate methods for navigation and communication that are "hands-free, eyes-free and mind-free" to aid Soldiers in the field.

  • Senior aviation researcher looks into the future

    May 14, 2014

    Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center acting Director James Lackey talks about the future of Army aviation research in a recent Q&A with Army Technology Magazine.

  • Engineer achieves 60 years of service and counting

    May 14, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 15, 2014) -- Dwight Eisenhower was president, gas cost 20 cents a gallon, and the transistor radio had just been invented. That's a glimpse of what the world was like the day James "J.B." Hall began a career in civil service. It was Dec. 22, 1953.

  • Army advances mid-tier radio for battlefield network

    May 13, 2014

    With the Army's new tactical network, squads and platoons can share data and images, track friendly and enemy locations and stay connected while covering more ground. Now, the Army is advancing a new radio capability that will more seamlessly connect those units to their higher headquarters.

  • Army announces regional winners in eCYBERMISSION competition

    May 13, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. (May 14, 2014) -- Twenty student teams have been selected as regional first-place winners in the 12th annual eCYBERMISSION competition. The web-based science, technology, engineering and math program, sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, encourages students in grades six through nine to develop solutions to real-world challenges in their communities.

  • Army designing next-generation protective mask

    May 12, 2014

    In 2013, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center scientists, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., began designing concepts for the next generation of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear respirators.

  • Networking the Future Warrior

    May 12, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 12, 2014) -- Today, the Army has a tactical network that provides commanders and Soldiers with information down to the lowest echelons of the battlefield -- but that is held together with the digital equivalent of duct tape and chewing gum.

  • New tactical app helps reduce Unit Task Reorganization burden

    May 9, 2014

    The Army is set to evaluate a new tactical app that could reduce a process that now requires several days and even weeks to plan and execute, down to three clicks and three minutes.

  • MANPRINT program integrates human element

    May 9, 2014

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 9, 2014) -- Practitioners throughout the Manpower and Personnel Integration community, known as MANPRINT, gathered here recently for a workshop to further professional coordination and collaboration.

  • Army names new leader for Quality Engineering & System Assurance Directorate

    May 9, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (May 9, 2014) -- Officials announced the selection of a new director for the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center Quality Engineering & System Assurance Directorate.

  • Special Operations Command leads development of 'Iron Man' suit

    May 8, 2014

    The U.S. Special Operations Command is using unprecedented outreach and collaboration to develop something special with revolutionary capabilities.

  • TARDEC workforce tours Picatinny to discuss new technologies, capabilities

    May 8, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (May 8, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center recently hosted senior leaders, scientists and engineers from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center from Detroit Arsenal, Mich., as part of a three day Home-on-Home collaboration initiative.

  • Army Capabilities Integration Center helps shape future Army

    May 7, 2014

    Army Capabilities Integration Center Director Lt. Gen. Keith C. Walker talks about the Army of 2025 and beyond in a recent Q&A for Army Technology Magazine.

  • Mortar packaging improvements save time, money

    May 7, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (May 7, 2014) -- Picatinny engineers have devised improvements to the packaging of 60 mm smoke and illumination mortars that will save the Army money and allow Soldiers quicker access to the rounds during battles.

  • President honors Army public servant for strides in Soldier protection

    May 7, 2014

    Dr. Ronald Polcawich, with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, was congratulated by President Barack Obama for his Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, at the White House, April 14, 2014.

  • Army researchers think outside the box

    May 6, 2014

    RDECOM Director Dale A. Ormond talks technology and the Soldier of the future in this commentary.

  • Army researchers measure quality of life

    May 5, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Consumer Research Team have devised a way to measure and model warfighter quality of life in base camps serving fewer than 1,000 personnel.

  • Odierno briefed on AMC's global reach, way ahead

    May 5, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., May 2, 2014, to receive an "AMC Futures" briefing.

  • DARPA's Warrior Web project may provide super-human enhancements

    May 5, 2014

    Dismounted Soldiers carrying full battle gear are pushed to their physical limits. Soldiers often heft 100 pounds or more of essentials. How the Soldier of the future maintains a decisive edge may lie in innovations developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA.

  • Students work with Natick researchers to create prototype female-friendly rucksack hip belt

    May 2, 2014

    An all-female team of four students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute recently developed a design to make the Army-issued rucksack hip belt more comfortable for female Soldiers.

  • Retiring director sees ARDEC well positioned for the future

    May 2, 2014

    As Dr. Gerardo J. Melendez approaches the end of his tenure as the head of Picatinny Arsenal's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, he reflects on the challenges that he faced and the strengths of Picatinny's workforce.

  • Army researchers envision the future

    May 1, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 1, 2014) -- For Army scientists and engineers shaping the technology of the future, the Army of 2025 and beyond is quickly approaching.

  • U.S. Army, Picatinny Arsenal hosts New Jersey Research & Development Council

    May 1, 2014

    Members of the Research and Development Council of New Jersey recently toured Picatinny Arsenal and witness some of the latest in weapons and munitions technology.

  • Natick researchers develop combat cooler

    Apr 30, 2014

    Army researchers answered the call for insulated bottled water containers for Soldiers in the field. The result may be a life-saving product to protect Soldiers in vehicles during combat missions when water bottles could become dangerous projectiles during explosions.

  • A Plan to Make--and Break

    Apr 28, 2014

    Taking the long view of Army modernization means constantly staying ahead of technology. This commentary was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • RDECOM recognizes 2014 NCO of the Year

    Apr 24, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 24, 2014) -- Staff Sgt. David Carter earned top honors following a week of rigorous competition among four noncommissioned officers. Carter captured the award April 24 as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's NCO of the Year.

  • RDECOM facilitates technology discussions at Alaskan exercise

    Apr 22, 2014

    U.S. Army science advisors partnered with military, federal and state agencies to discuss their technology needs during an emergency response exercise, from March 27 to April 2, 2014.

  • The 30 Year Plan: Planting the seeds for the U.S. Army's future and trying to predict the future are

    Apr 22, 2014

    The theme of newest edition of Army AL&T magazine looks 30 years in the future to develop a plan--albeit one that will have to be broken, changed and modified to meet the operational needs of the future--in the April-June issue available online now.

  • Fifth generation Army tank cartridge reports loudly for duty

    Apr 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army fired the first of a new fifth-generation tank cartridge, the M829E4, from an Abrams tank at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., March 18, 2014, as part of a series of critical trials preceding the cartridge's entry into the Army's inventory.

  • Four RDECOM NCOs compete for 2014 honors

    Apr 21, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 21, 2014) -- Four Soldiers are testing their physical fitness, endurance, technical aptitude and reasoning skills April 21 to 24 as they vie for Noncommissioned Officer of the Year honors in the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Army scientist keeps Soldier weapons on target

    Apr 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 18, 2014) -- Dr. Gabriella Larkin has worked for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory for more than five years as a research psychologist. She began her career in the Translational Neuroscience Branch of ARL's Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground and transferred to the weapons branch a year later.

  • RDECOM launches communities of practice to synchronize efforts

    Apr 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 18, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has launched eight communities of practice, known as CoPs, to coordinate efforts in areas that reach across its seven centers and laboratories.

  • Congressmen, Army break ground at future R&D hangar site

    Apr 17, 2014

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (April 17, 2014) -- Congressmen, U.S. Army senior executive service members and other military officials gathered at the Joint Base's Lakehurst section for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of a future Army research and development aircraft hangar April 11.

  • Army researchers embrace collaborative communication tools

    Apr 16, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (April 16, 2014) -- The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center joined other U.S. Army organizations by implementing Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 as their collaborative communications platform after rolling it out to the entire workforce last month.

  • Spring Technology Expo set for April 23

    Apr 16, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - See the latest in technology at the Spring Technology Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center, Bldg. 3326, hosted by the Edgewood Chemical Biological Command/Corporate Information Office.

  • Science advisor engages technology challenges at Central Accord 14

    Apr 15, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is building relationships with its African partners while gaining valuable training experience on the continent, officials said following Central Accord 14 in Cameroon.

  • Army research director briefs initiative for software defined RF

    Apr 14, 2014

    The Communications-Electronics Center of the Research, Development and Engineering Command is pursuing the integration of communications, electronic warfare, and position, navigation and timing capabilities into common modular hardware, the center's Space and Terrestrial Communications director told guests at the AFCEA Aberdeen-Maryland Chapter luncheon here, April 9.

  • Visiting Army scientist makes discoveries in emerging technology

    Apr 11, 2014

    ADELPHI, Md. (April 9, 2014) -- Dr. Joshua Smith has simulated the performance of a novel vacuum thermionic engine based on currently available materials in a paper entitled, "Increasing the Efficiency of a Thermionic Engine using a Negative Electron Affinity Collector," which was recently published in the Journal of Applied Physics.

  • New NSRDEC acting director 'hit the ground running'

    Apr 9, 2014

    In just her second full week as acting director of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Dr. Laurel Allender was already hopping a work-related flight.

  • Improved coating for howitzer spindles to save money, reduce environmental impact

    Apr 4, 2014

    U.S. Army engineers' efforts to implement an improved coating for howitzer breech spindles will provide several benefits -- easing the logistical burden on Soldiers, reducing hazardous waste and saving millions of dollars.

  • Researchers display advanced robotic armament

    Apr 4, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (April 4, 2014) -- Col. Gregory Dewitt, director of the U.S. Army Capabilities, Development and Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, looks at the .50 caliber Advanced Remote Robotic Armament System prototype during his tour of Picatinny Arsenal on April 2.

  • AMC and ASA (ALT) senior leadership tours RIA-JMTC

    Apr 1, 2014

    On Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy commanding general, Army Materiel Command (AMC) and Mr. Gabe Camarillo, principal deputy assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA ALT) along with other leadership from AMC headquarters, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), and The Army National Guard Bureau toured the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC). During the three hour tour and briefing, leaders discussed how to ensure RIA-JMTC remains relevant and ready to support the joint warfighter in an environment of decreasing budgets and workload. As the defense budget decreases from a drawdown of two conflicts, the Army�'s only vertically integrated metal manufacturer is looking for ways to ensure that the artisan skill sets remain ready to support the nation.

  • Natick's 'model' employee

    Mar 31, 2014

    When Steve Smith was growing up in Wayland, Mass., he would go to a movie like "Star Wars," rush home, and try to replicate the technology he had seen using parts from models that he had already built.

  • Handheld inspection tool will increase food safety for Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is working to develop a small, sensitive, hand-held device that will both capture and detect dangerous pathogens that can cause food-related illness.

  • Army civilians who deploy feel a sense of accomplishment, helpfulness

    Mar 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 27, 2014) -- Kenny Light, a human factors engineer in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., began working for ARL in August 2010. Since then, he has always wanted to deploy and support the Warfighter.

  • ARDEC researches advances in fire control technology

    Mar 27, 2014

    Advances in fire control technology are progressing toward making it possible for the shooter to not only determine the exact range on target, but also track and hit the target up to the weapon's maximum effective range.

  • Sacrifices during deployment bring rewarding experiences

    Mar 26, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 26, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate employs staff throughout the United States. David Hullinger, a human factors engineer with the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command field element, in Warren, Mich., is one of those employees.

  • Army manufacturer seeks to raise its quality, confidence of infantrymen

    Mar 25, 2014

    Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., recently announced that it was bringing on line more than $26 million of new or enhanced manufacturing capability this fiscal year. Part of this enhanced capability involves improving the arsenal's quality control.

  • RDECOM Salutes STEM Hero: Dr. Sandra Young

    Mar 25, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is recognizing employees who go above and beyond in support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For its first honoree, RDECOM salutes Dr. Sandra Young.

  • Unmanned vehicle demonstration showcases leap-ahead technology

    Mar 21, 2014

    Working closely with Lockheed Martin and a conglomeration of Army technology, acquisition and user community stakeholders, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center successfully demonstrated an unmanned military convoy, Jan. 14, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Picatinny aims for green with new type of primary explosive

    Mar 21, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (March 21, 2014) -- One day, during a tough, live-fire training, an infantryman fires his mortar and the round is on target--an event which announces itself with flame and thunder.

  • Maryland Army National Guard helps Army researchers

    Mar 21, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 21, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recognized the Maryland Army National Guard Feb. 26 for their support of its greening course.

  • From '1984' to 2025: Army, industry focus on next-generation network

    Mar 20, 2014

    From touchscreens and mission apps for Soldiers to wireless networking for command posts, Army senior leaders today outlined their vision for a powerful, yet simple to operate tactical network designed to support both a more expeditionary force and a generation of Soldiers who are digital natives.

  • Turning base camp waste into energy

    Mar 19, 2014

    One 150-person base camp in Afghanistan can produce as much as 1,000 pounds of solid waste a day. The Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center would like to turn a negative into a positive, and solve another problem simultaneously, by converting that waste into energy that could help power U.S. base camps overseas.

  • BenĂ©t Labs' mortar redesign to help infantrymen become more lethal, safer

    Mar 19, 2014

    No sooner than a new mortar system is fielded, Infantrymen demand that it be made better in regards to extended range, increased lethality or capability, and reduced weight. This triggers the entire Army research community, from those who improve the lethality of ammunition to those who design the delivery system, to work on parallel and converging fields of science to achieve a common goal.

  • A PEO Soldier top Soldier shares combat perspectives with Picatinny personnel

    Mar 19, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Maddi's first encounter with combat was Operation Just Cause in Panama, back in a time when "night vision" was generally the product of a flare fired into the sky. Having experienced combat in every decade since the 80s, Maddi has seen wholesale revolutions in the equipment and technology supporting the Warfighter.

  • Army celebrates 2 million hours of unmanned aircraft flight

    Mar 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Program Executive Office for Aviation with its Project Office for Unmanned Aircraft Systems celebrated a major milestone of surpassing two million hours of flight with the Army�'s fleet of unmanned aircraft systems during a ceremony March 18.

  • NSRDEC chemical engineers attach a human face to career choices

    Mar 18, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (March 18, 2014) -- Dr. Natalie Pomerantz and Laurel Doherty are helping Worcester Polytechnic Institute freshmen envision careers in the science, technology engineering and math, or STEM, fields.

  • Army researchers use powerful software to analyze blast effects

    Mar 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 18, 2014) -- The Ballistic Research Laboratory Computer-Aided Design system is an integral part of empowering, unburdening and protecting Soldiers for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at APG.

  • Army at 'tipping point' of unmanned aircraft system capabilities

    Mar 18, 2014

    "We're on the tipping point of unmanned aerial systems' ability to deliver capability to the Soldier," said Col. Thomas von Eschenbach.

  • CERDEC Military Deputy Retires After 29 Years of Service

    Mar 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center Military Deputy Colonel Ronald Jacobs Jr. retired from 29 years of Army service at a ceremony held here March 14.

  • Army studies using technology to improve logistics

    Mar 14, 2014

    A National Research Council committee studying ways to reduce the size of the Army's logistical demands met with Research, Development and Engineering Command experts recently to look at technologies that may help the Army reach that goal.

  • McMorrow labs commemorates 50 years with ceremony

    Mar 13, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (March 12,2013) -- Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Command commemorated 50 years since the dedication of its facility, McMorrow Laboratories, here March 12.

  • Army's longest serving senior research scientist retires

    Mar 12, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 12, 2014) -- After 32 years of civil service, James J. Valdes, Ph.D., stepped down in January from his role as the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Scientific Advisor for Biotechnology, a position that he has held since 1990, making him the longest serving ST in the Army.