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  • Commentary: Envisioning the Future of Computing

    May 21, 2015

    With advanced computers, the U.S. Army continues to see improvements and efficiencies. But where will we be in 10 years?

  • Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

    May 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

  • 12th CAB Blackhawk Recovery Operation

    May 19, 2015

    In the late morning of 15 May 2015, during a routine training flight, an aircrew from 3-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, flying a UH-60L Blackhawk, made a precautionary landing in a field approximately 35 km east of Bamberg, Germany.The crew experienced a "blade strike" with wires, necessitating an immediate controlled landing of the aircraft.

  • Computer simulations improve lethality

    May 19, 2015

    With the steady increase in computing power, engineers are able to improve lethality with sophisticated computer models by eliminating unworkable designs.

  • Retiring a legend: 3rd CAB salutes Kiowa helicopter during final flight

    May 19, 2015

    The pilots of the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade bid an emotional farewell to the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter during the final flight at Hunter Army Airfield May 13.

  • Army researchers develop cold-spray system, transition to industry

    May 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a novel, hybrid cold-spray system, in collaboration with the South Dakota School of Mines, which is being transitioned throughout the Department of Defense and is anticipated to save millions of dollars in sustainment costs.

  • Nanosatellites may soon communicate with Soldiers from space

    May 18, 2015

    SMDC talks nanosatellites at Pentagon Lab Day

  • RDECOM showcases support to Soldiers at DoD Lab Day

    May 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON (May 15, 2015) -- The U.S. Army demonstrated how its scientific and engineering efforts enable technological overmatch for Soldiers during the Department of Defense Lab Day at the Pentagon May 14.

  • Army researchers create new chemical test method

    May 14, 2015

    Army researchers recently developed and patented a new test fixture and experimental method, named the Low-volatility Agent Permeation method. Permeation is the penetration of a permeate, in this case a lethal chemical agent, through a solid.

  • Computers harness language translation

    May 13, 2015

    While leading a medical training team in Kabul, Afghanistan, a U.S. Navy commander became frustrated as he faced the challenge of interpreting complex medical information.

  • Army to focus on cyber strategy in tactical environments

    May 11, 2015

    The Army is analyzing cyberspace requirements and outlining potential technical investments based on its Cyber Materiel Development Strategy, released in February 2015.

  • Army activates new aviation cargo product directorate

    May 11, 2015

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation marked a milestone with the activation of the Cargo International product directorate during a ceremony May 7.

  • Armed reconnaissance helicopter ends journey

    May 11, 2015

    The Army has closed an important chapter in Army aviation. Joined by colleagues, Army aviators and friends, the product office for Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter cased its colors during a ceremony May 7.

  • US troops demonstrate UAV's capabilities in Estonia

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Nicholas Gatoura, of Anvil Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, assembles an RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicle while his platoon leader, 1st Lt. Joseph Davey, explains the capabilities to British officer Capt. Richard Merchant, of 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, during Operation Siil outside of Johvi, Estonia, May 9. Operation Siil, also known as Hedgehog, is the largest training exercise ever held in Estonia and features more than 12,000 Soldiers from six nations. Operation Siil, part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, is a way for the United States and NATO forces to unite, train, build relationships, trust and enhance interoperability. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joshua S. Brandenburg, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • U.S. and U.K. Troops Learn to Use Eyes in the Sky

    May 10, 2015

    A Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade work alongside British soldiers from 2nd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment to train on the Raven Unmanned Aerial Surveillance system May 9.

  • Army's top enlisted leader looks to future

    May 8, 2015

    He may not be able to predict the future, but Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will do his best to guarantee the American Soldier is ready for whatever that future brings.

  • Miniaturization: Where good ideas, technology meet

    May 7, 2015

    Miniaturization and advances in computing have had an enormous impact on all aspects of life - especially in the realm of digital image and signal processing.

  • Army secretary's civilian aides make first visit

    May 7, 2015

    For the first time, nearly 70 Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army visited the U.S. Army Materiel Command and other tenant organizations here May 4 as part of their annual conference.

  • Researchers create virtual humans

    May 5, 2015

    New research aims to get robots and humans to speak the same language to improve communication in fast-moving and unpredictable situations.

  • Project Recon software tool maximizes risk management

    May 5, 2015

    The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, is now employing a tool called Project Recon tool that enables various DOD organizations to analyze, manage, and link projects and programs into a centralized database

  • Lab Day to showcase latest battlefield technologies

    May 5, 2015

    The Pentagon Courtyard and south parking areas will be abuzz with the Army's latest research and technology and weapons systems exhibits and displays, May 14.

  • Autonomous aerial resupply systems needed in BCTs

    May 4, 2015

    Unmanned aerial systems could provide significant aerial resupply capabilities for the BCTs of the Army of 2025.

  • Army scientists aim to revolutionize Soldier communication

    May 4, 2015

    Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are investigating communication with a computer or phone without making a sound or moving a single muscle, and it may revolutionize both medical applications and battlefield communications.

  • Army researchers explore the future of computing

    May 1, 2015

    Supercomputers and new kinds of algorithms are making a big difference as Army scientists explore what is possible with future computing, a senior computer researcher said.

  • Army's precision guidance kit achieves new acquisition milestone, demonstrates high reliability

    Apr 30, 2015

    The Precision Guidance Kit (PGK), a program that turns 155 mm artillery rounds into near-precision projectiles, has reached another important milestone on its track to Full Rate Production (FRP). The program successfully completed a first Production Lot Acceptance Test at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, last week to assess the reliability of design corrective actions and provide acceptance of the first low rate initial production lot.

  • SAFE Site facilitates large file transfers

    Apr 27, 2015

    U.S. Army Material Command recently notified AMRDEC that due to SAFE's ubiquitous use for a variety of purposes and types of data, SAFE would be required to have an approved Privacy Impact Assessment or PIA.

  • AMRDEC employees, families race to support campaign

    Apr 24, 2015

    Creativity was on display when the U.S. Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center held its fourth annual Pine Car Derby in support of the Army Emergency Relief campaign.

  • Aviation team wins 2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award

    Apr 24, 2015

    The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the winners of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. The Aviation Weapon Systems Integrated product team led by the Aviation Ground Support Equipment product office, was recognized with the Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Small Program Award for the Halon Extinguisher Replacement Program.

  • Revolutionary mortar system to boost speed, accuracy, enhance Soldier safety

    Apr 23, 2015

    In certain battlefield conditions, such as the mountainous terrain and unimproved roads of Afghanistan, large-caliber indirect-fire weapon systems lack the mobility and maneuverability required to successfully execute an assault.

  • Student-designed windmill blade outperforms manufacturer

    Apr 23, 2015

    Students throughout northern Alabama competed in the inaugural Switchblade Competition April 23 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Alabama.

  • New Army technologies support in-flight communications, expeditionary command posts

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army is delivering new technologies to the Global Response Force that will help transform the concept of a command post from a stationary, tented shelter to a mobile enabler for expeditionary mission command - including during operations in flight and early entry into developing situations.

  • Army works toward common fire control across weapons platforms

    Apr 23, 2015

    Nothing is more basic to a warfighter than aiming and firing a weapon and coordinating that task with others - a process known as fire control. But ever since weapons systems became computerized, there is not been a common fire control system across the various Army weapons platforms.

  • RDECOM commander taps Muller as new CERDEC director

    Apr 22, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 22, 2015) -- The commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command appointed a new director for the its communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, in a ceremony at the Myer Auditorium here April 22.

  • CG updates local AUSA on Aviation

    Apr 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general spoke to Wiregrass community leaders and Soldiers to provide an update on the future of Army Aviation.

  • The New 'Gansler Report'

    Apr 20, 2015

    Seven years after the commission he chaired released its landmark report, Jacques Gansler assesses the current state of defense acquisition in a Q&A with Army AL&T magazine. The article was first published in the April - June 2015 issue of the Army AL&T magazine.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • 3-D shape database improves fit of clothing, equipment

    Apr 17, 2015

    A new database at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is a perfect fit for America's Soldiers. The ANSUR II 3-D Shape Database uses three-dimensional shapes and contour data to improve the fit of clothing and equipment for warfighters.

  • New SES joins the ranks at AMC

    Apr 17, 2015

    Joining the elite ranks of the Department of Army civilian corps, Kevin J. Bostick was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in a ceremony here, April 17. The promotion lands Bostick in the top one-tenth of one percent of all Army civilians.

  • RDECOM names 2015 NCO of the Year winner

    Apr 16, 2015

    Staff Sgt. David Carter did it again.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground defining the cyber professional

    Apr 15, 2015

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, and the Communications-Electronics Command, or CECOM, are working on a number of initiatives to better train Army engineers in the cyber fields.

  • Army may create cyber career field for civilians

    Apr 15, 2015

    To better manage personnel, "the Army created the Cyber Branch 17 [for Soldiers] and is exploring the possibility of creating a cyber career field for Army civilians," Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon told senators, April 14.

  • Army continues to provide rapid engineering, prototyping in Afghanistan

    Apr 13, 2015

    Despite the drawdown of American Soldiers in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army engineering community is continuing to develop rapid technological solutions.

  • RDECOM NCOs compete for 2015 honors

    Apr 13, 2015

    Four Soldiers are vying to be named the 2015 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • AMC welcomes its 45th deputy commander

    Apr 13, 2015

    Army Materiel Command welcomed its 45th deputy commanding general in a formal ceremony here, April 13. Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche officially assumed the duties as AMC's second in command on April 10.

  • Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

    Apr 13, 2015

    The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift research.

  • Students compete in wind power competition

    Apr 10, 2015

    Five teams are competing in the first annual Switchblade Competition to be held at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

  • AMC says farewell to a great Soldier, master logistician

    Apr 10, 2015

    One of the Army's highest ranking female officers said farewell in a formal ceremony Friday after nearly 35 years of military service.

  • Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit

    Apr 10, 2015

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow UAS.

  • Lethality expert: TRADOC to publish helpful robotics doctrine

    Apr 9, 2015

    Doctrine drives training and modernization, and new doctrine to be released in January 2016, will provide impetus for growth in the rapidly-evolving field of robotics, Lt. Col. Matt Dooley predicted during the National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition, April 8.

  • Nanosatellites delivered for launch

    Apr 9, 2015

    Preparing for August launch

  • 'Simply proud to serve'

    Apr 8, 2015

    One of the Army's highest ranking female officers will closeout nearly 35 years of military service Friday.

  • Army, industry discuss common modular open architecture

    Apr 7, 2015

    Army engineers met with more than 100 industry representatives to discuss efforts to integrate communications, electronic warfare, and position, navigation and timing capabilities into common modular hardware during the technology day here April 1.

  • Aviation executive gives update on fleet portfolio

    Apr 7, 2015

    Set priorities, make prudent choices and continue to modernize Army aviation systems in ways that provide the best aviation force for the nation within the resources available. That was a key message that the Army's top aviation executive relayed to attendees at the annual Army Aviation Association of America Summit March 31 in Nashville.

  • Aviation branch chief sets priorities for future

    Apr 7, 2015

    The Army's aviation branch chief relayed his priorities to industry members and the Army aviation acquisition community during his presentation at the Army Aviation Association of America Summit March 30-31 in Nashville.

  • Army receives 100th E model Apache

    Apr 7, 2015

    The Army marked another milestone and accepted delivery of the 100th AH-64E Apache attack helicopter from Boeing on March 20.

  • Odierno: Army Operating Concept can help Army face fiscal challenges

    Apr 2, 2015

    While acknowledging the challenges that slashed budgets have wrought, the Army's chief of staff said the Army Operating Concept will actually help the Army address future challenges.

  • Guam Strong: Enabling Sustained Missile Defense Operations

    Apr 2, 2015

    April 4th, 2015 marks the two year anniversary for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) mission on Guam. This important homeland defense mission takes incredible dedication from the THAAD Soldiers. However the Task Force Talon enablers set the stage for the first forward deployed THAAD Battery and are vital to the continued success of the THAAD mission on Guam.

  • AMCOM Commander discusses sustaining readiness at AUSA Global Force Symposium

    Apr 2, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson serves as a panel member at the AUSA Global Force Symposium to discuss "Sustaining Army Readiness to Win in a Complex World," on Thursday, Apr. 2 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.

  • McMaster outlines innovation, potential risks for Force 2025, beyond

    Apr 1, 2015

    When it comes to the challenge of finding ways to innovate the Army to win in a complex world, Army leaders must be in tune with the risks and fallacies that could lead to undermining their own efforts.

  • AMC enables, sustains readiness in increasingly complex world

    Apr 1, 2015

    The Army Materiel Command's top leader said today's Army is consuming readiness as fast as it can be generated.

  • Innovation and collaboration key for equipping the future force

    Apr 1, 2015

    "Innovation, innovation, innovation" is the key for science and technology in order to win in a complex world, said the Army Materiel Command's Chief Technology Officer Patrick O'Neill at the AUSA Global Force Symposium here, Wednesday, Apr. 1.

  • Turkish delegation tours military R&D centers in search of ideas

    Mar 31, 2015

    Turkish scientists, engineers and military officers toured U.S. military research and development centers March 16-31, to examine American science and technology practices to advance their own R&D enterprise.

  • Shyu visits propulsion lab

    Mar 31, 2015

    The Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics & Technology action here, during a March 31, 2015 visit to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Weapons Development and Integration Directorate.

  • Weapons system in a box helps protect deployed Soldiers

    Mar 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center's Weapons Development and Integration Directorate developed the Containerized Weapons System to protect the Warfighter and the military bases and outposts they defend.

  • Vice chief kicks off 'Quad A' by recognizing innovators

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Army's vice chief of staff kicked off the 2015 Army Aviation Association of America conference in Nashville, March 30, by highlighting some of the best aviation units in the Army.

  • CROWS pro uses WAK bag items to score big cost savings

    Mar 29, 2015

    Two years ago, a special emphasis project at the Common Remotely Operated Weapons System shop was to get weapons adaptation kits back into the supply system. Today emphasis remains on the WAK items, but now the push is to retrograde WAK components from the theater.

  • UAS shifts focus to building capability

    Mar 27, 2015

    When Army Aviation first assumed proponency for the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems, the systems were viewed as a disposable materiel solution.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Army science advisors review technology priorities

    Mar 26, 2015

    Army science advisors, from around the world, convened at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., March 24-26, to discuss Soldiers' technology needs and priorities.

  • Army improves systems testing to deliver more capability to fight

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Army is now using high-performance computer modeling and simulation to ensure its weapons platforms and systems deliver greater effectiveness to the warfighters, said Dr. Jeffery Holland, director of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

  • Open application period for Army Civilian leadership training

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)) announced the open application period for the highly competitive Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-14/15s and equivalents) and the newly developed Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-12/13s and equivalents), on March 25, 2015.

  • Outstanding Redstone Arsenal civilians receive annual salute

    Mar 24, 2015

    "The best Army in the world needs the best possible support, and that is what Army civilians deliver every single day." Those words from John Nerger, executive deputy to the commander of the Army Materiel Command, set the tone March 11 at the annual Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army DA Civilians of the Year Awards Dinner. Redstone dignitaries, local leaders and members of AUSA gathered at the Von Braun Center North Hall to recognize Army civilians who go above and beyond in their contribution to keeping their organizations "Army Strong."

  • Redstone senior commander sees strength in diversity

    Mar 24, 2015

    When it comes to the military, Redstone senior commander Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion is "one in a million" -- one of more than 1.4 million diverse faces who serve their country day in and day out. McQuistion addressed members of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Class 28 as part of their diversity day, the first of its kind for a Leadership Huntsville class. Speaking on "Diversity in the Armed Forces," McQuistion spoke to the successes and challenges the military has seen in embracing diversity, as well as how attitudes regarding diversity have changed over the course of her career that spans more than three decades.

  • Engineer commended for life-saving act weeks after CPR training

    Mar 24, 2015

    Two weeks after completing an American Red Cross class a Redstone Arsenal employee put his newly-learned skills to work, earning him national recognition.

  • Army completes second test firing of Multi-Mission Launcher program

    Mar 23, 2015

    The Army's Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept Product Office conducted the launches with support from the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • National Guard needs continued investment, generals tell Congress

    Mar 21, 2015

    Continuing to invest in the National Guard to ensure it remains accessible, responsive and capable will provide the nation a force that is proven on the battlefield and in the homeland.

  • First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

    Mar 20, 2015

    Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS.

  • Senior Executive Service promotion ceremony held for Dr. Juanita Harris

    Mar 20, 2015

    A ceremony was held to promote U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's newly selected senior executive Dr. Juanita Harris. Effective since Feb. 22, Harris will serve as the director for AMRDEC's Weapons Development and Integration Directorate.

  • AMC seeks to ignite a passion for federal service

    Mar 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted the first-ever Academia Day for career counselors of universities, colleges, trade/vocational schools and other academic institutions here, March 20.

  • Commentary: Army researchers seek future aviation gains

    Mar 19, 2015

    Aviation is a foundational capability the Army brings to the joint force to prevent conflict, shape security environments and dominate the battlefield.

  • Aviation and missile scientist selected as 2015 AHS Technical Fellow Award

    Mar 19, 2015

    An Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center scientist has been selected as a 2015 American Helicopter Society Technical Fellow.

  • Army science advisor discusses technology issues at Lightning Forge

    Mar 18, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 18, 2015) -- A U.S. Army science advisor engaged with Soldiers during the Lightning Forge exercise to address equipment challenges.

  • Aviation and missile team selected for vertical flight research award

    Mar 18, 2015

    A team from the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center were selected to receive the 2015 American Helicopter Society Grover E. Bell Award as part of the Hub Mounted Vibration Suppressor team.

  • Army's largest technical library collaborates to define its 21st century future

    Mar 17, 2015

    The board of directors for the largest science and technology library in the U.S. Army met March 11 at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Future of Army Aviation Research: Q&A with lead researcher

    Mar 16, 2015

    Dr. Bill Lewis is the director of the Aviation Development Directorate for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research and Development Center at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

  • RDECOM command sergeant major retires after 30 years of service

    Mar 13, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND (March 13, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command honored Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert O. Beharie during his retirement ceremony March 12.

  • AMCOM commander addresses mission for next decade

    Mar 13, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson addresses APBI attendees, focusing on delivering readiness to the Warfighter as the emphasis of AMCOM's new mission and vision statements, Mar. 4 in Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • Future of Army Aviation: Q&A with AMCOM leader

    Mar 12, 2015

    Army aviators depend on the Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to ensure aviation readiness with seamless transition to combat operations.

  • Archambault: Nobody's telling us 'no' anymore

    Mar 12, 2015

    At 5 feet 4 inches tall, Pilot Tristan Archambault has no problem maneuvering a giant machine that boasts a length of over 50 feet and a cruise speed of 175 mph. It's what she's trained to do. And she's the only female in her unit that does it.

  • RDECOM welcomes new command sergeant major

    Mar 12, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 12, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command welcomed a new senior noncommissioned officer March 12.

  • Army researchers design better protective gear

    Mar 11, 2015

    Chemical-biological protective gear worn by Army pilots and aircrews has evolved to improve survivability in flight.

  • Senior logistician develops next generation of leaders

    Mar 11, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "Without logistics and communications, it's just camping," Army Materiel Command's top leader Gen. Dennis L. Via told more than 250 logistics officers March 9.

  • Aerial resupply lands on ground troops

    Mar 10, 2015

    The U.S. Army is streamlining efforts to provide squad- and platoon-level ground Soldiers, operating in austere environments, with an organic aerial resupply capability that will empower and sustain them on the battlefield.

  • MAFIA provides precision targeting

    Mar 10, 2015

    The Maneuver Aviation Fires Integrated Application, or MAFIA, is revolutionizing the way small units call for indirect fire. MAFIA was created by the Software Engineering Directorate of the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

  • New training system helps defend against ground-fired missiles

    Mar 9, 2015

    Army engineers have developed an advanced system to train aircraft crews to protect aircraft and crewmembers against threats such as shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles.

  • New hangar to increase C4ISR-aviation capabilities

    Mar 9, 2015

    Elements of the U.S. Army will complete and occupy a state-of-the-art research, development and engineering hangar in less than a year that will aid in the support of aviation related projects for the advancement of Command, Control, Computers and Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, known as C4ISR, technologies.

  • Army Warfighter Experiment highlights new technologies

    Mar 9, 2015

    Three Army technologies were in play at the recently conducted Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment on Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • AMC commander invites dialogue with industry

    Mar 9, 2015

    When Gen. Dennis Via, commander of the Army Materiel Command, addressed industry professionals at the Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry, he stressed the importance of using the event as a chance to start an open dialogue with the participating commands and organizations.

  • Inventions benefit Warfighter, educate community

    Mar 9, 2015

    Three innovations created by the Aviation Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center are among the "101 Rocket City Inventions" currently on display at Huntsville's Space and Rocket Center.

  • Simulation centers may hold the future for Air Defense training

    Mar 6, 2015

    With the proliferation of ballistic missiles into conflict zones across the world, the need for advanced air and missile defense has never been higher. Each air defense operating area, however, comes with its own set of challenges, threats and unique operating procedures to overcome them. Simply put, air defense units in South Korea fight differently than those anywhere else.


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