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  • Army's Network Integration Evaluation exercise enhances readiness

    May 2, 2016

    FORT BLISS, Texas (May 3, 2016) -- Soldiers are getting a hands-on look at the latest enhancements to Army tactical communications equipment during the two-week long Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 16.2, which kicked off on May 2.

  • Picatinny division protects armament systems from cyber-attacks

    May 2, 2016

    Modern armament systems leverage computers and networks to enhance speed and accuracy. But with increased performance comes a greater risk of introducing cyber vulnerabilities.

  • Picatinny Arsenal plays key role in ensuring software reliability

    Apr 28, 2016

    As the U.S. Army replaces its aging fleet of armored personnel carriers, Picatinny Arsenal is playing a crucial role in ensuring that the software for the new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV, meets rigid standards of performance.

  • AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

    Apr 27, 2016

    The Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country. The airframes are being transferred from the National Guard to the active duty Army as part of the Aviation Restructure Initiative in an effort to cut costs in Army Aviation and to fill the mission capability gap left by the retirement of the OH-58D Kiowa Reconnaissance Helicopter.

  • Army Research Institute develops app for acute mountain sickness

    Apr 25, 2016

    The Army has never had technology to plan around the debilitating effects of mountain sickness--until U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine developed the Altitude Readiness Management System app.

  • Army testing air defense system integration

    Apr 25, 2016

    A series of tests at White Sands Missile Range is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army. The Integrated Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept, IFPC Inc 2-I, is a defense system in development to protect Soldiers from aircraft, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial systems, as well as artillery weapons like cannons, rockets and mortars.

  • IoT attacks threaten national security, say cyber experts

    Apr 22, 2016

    Dams, the power grid and other such infrastructure were once closed network systems. Then they were added to the Internet.

  • Wanted: talented cyber operators

    Apr 22, 2016

    Regarding cyber, "we are training in the dozens and our adversaries are training in the thousands," said Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, referencing what he heard at a cyber briefing at Carnegie Mellon, one of the top cyber-security universities in the world.

  • Army experiments on providing 'unlimited magazine' to 2025 Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2016

    A swarm of experts from across the nation assembled for a two-week experiment at Fort Sill trying out systems with the potential to provide service members with unlimited weapons capabilities. The event, called Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment, spanned April 11-22 and demonstrated two types of weaponry - one using lasers and the other using electricity-propelled projectiles to acquire and destroy targets.

  • Picatinny Arsenal, NASA leverage partnership to share knowledge

    Apr 21, 2016

    While military technology and space exploration may seem like two very different areas of expertise, there is enough common ground for engineers from Picatinny Arsenal and the nation's space agency to share best practices and leverage business processes.

  • Critical infrastructure vulnerable to attack, says NSA leader

    Apr 21, 2016

    "There's no doubt that Chinese military planners understand the importance of industrial control systems and the critical infrastructure they control," said Rick Ledgett, deputy director, National Security Agency.

  • U.S. Army successfully demonstrates Iron Dome missile from new interceptor launch platform

    Apr 20, 2016

    The U.S. Army successfully fired a Tamir missile from its newest launch platform on April 14, 2016

  • Partnering Up

    Apr 19, 2016

    When the 82nd Airborne Division deployed to take command of training, advising and assisting Iraqi security forces, its partnership with the 900th Contracting Battalion was already solid.

  • Second wind turbine brings Tooele Army Depot closer to net zero energy

    Apr 18, 2016

    A second wind turbine now towers nearly 300 feet above the rugged landscape of Utah's Tooele Army Depot, part of a rapidly growing sustainable energy network constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District.

  • Space Symposium panel discusses space and international partnerships

    Apr 18, 2016

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- Attendees of the 32nd Space Symposium gathered at the Broadmoor here to listen to an international panel of senior leaders April 14.

  • Minimized Logistics Habitat Unit saves energy, preserves quality of life

    Apr 15, 2016

    For Soldiers in remote locations, home is where the MILHUT is. The small shelter system provides a home-like environment while also reducing energy and water usage, as well as waste. The Minimized Logistics Habitat Unit, or MILHUT, is a containerized shelter that relies on renewable energy technologies, which enable warfighters to be deployed longer in remote areas without the need for resupply. The MILHUT system provides habitat, hygiene and meal preparation capabilities that are not usually available with deployments to remote, austere areas.

  • Space and Missile Defense Command History: WGS-1 activated

    Apr 14, 2016

    After six months of testing, the first Wideband Gapfiller Satellite, later renamed Wideband Global Satellite (WGS-1) was successfully activated. One day later, military satellite users in the West Pacific region transitioned from the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), B9 communications satellite to this new state of the art WGS system.

  • Carry-on medical equipment meets airworthiness standards

    Apr 8, 2016

    Approximately 600 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters support the MEDEVAC mission and are equipped with various medical devices to provide critical care to the wounded during air transport.

  • IMCOM supports cyber growth infrastructure

    Apr 8, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl and Maj. Gen. Lawarren Patterson recently co-chaired the sixth Cyber Installation Support Summit at U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters.

  • U.S. Army successfully fires miniature hit-to-kill missile

    Apr 7, 2016

    The U.S. Army successfully fired a Miniature Hit-to-Kill missile from its newest launch platform.

  • Operators shift to cyber electromagnetic activities

    Apr 5, 2016

    A seismic shift has occurred recently in cyber for Soldiers and operators at the corps level and below, said Brig. Gen. Patricia A. Frost. It's known as cyber electromagnetic activities, or CEMA.

  • Expeditionary network equipment for Global Response Force

    Apr 4, 2016

    Continuing to inform requirements and seek solutions for light-weight, expeditionary networking gear for the Global Response Force, the Army recently demonstrated a new modular suite of expeditionary communication equipment that provides increased bandwidth with significant size, weight and power (SWaP) reductions. Demonstration capabilities included a new high-bandwidth Terrestrial Transmission Line Of Sight (TRILOS) radio; the range-extending Troposcatter (Tropo) Lite; Commercial Coalition Equipment (CCE); and the Modular Communications Node - Advanced Enclave (MCN-AE), which supports intelligence users over the WIN-T network. All of these capabilities are commercial hardware solutions.

  • Research Institute of Environmental Medicine creating 3-D Soldier Avatars

    Apr 4, 2016

    Since 2010 researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have taken on the mission to develop a computer program to create the full-body, complete-anatomy avatar of individual warfighters. Their goal is to create a 3-D full-anatomy avatar for any Soldier regardless of gender, shape or size.

  • BREAKING: Army scientists successfully 'teleport' Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2016

    Army scientists have successfully "teleported" a fully equipped squad from a Massachusetts research and development facility to a training area in Germany, the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) announced today.

  • Cyber Innovation Challenge in Silicon Valley

    Apr 1, 2016

    The Army ventured into the heart of the tech industry to engage vendors on the leading edge of cyber capabilities.

  • Army chief information officer announces long-term network strategy, 2025-2040

    Apr 1, 2016

    The Army's chief information officer announced March 31 the release of the Army's new, long-term, network strategy called "Shaping the Army Network (2025-2040)."

  • Small ammo, big benefits

    Mar 30, 2016

    PM MAS partners with small businesses to develop the next generation of small caliber ammunition, designed to reduce the weight by up to 30 percent. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 issue of Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Surgeon General shares secrets to leadership success

    Mar 30, 2016

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen Nadja West, the highest-ranking female graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, says respect is a key to successful leadership.

  • Assessing radios that serve as 'mid-tier' in the tactical network at NIE 16.2

    Mar 29, 2016

    The Army plans to assess the capabilities of the mid-tier at Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 16.2, which runs from May 2-14. To enable mid-tier network connectivity, Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division will use Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) systems as they perform Combined Arms Maneuver missions during NIE 16.2, providing valuable feedback that will help the Army enhance its tactical information network.

  • Scientist simulates complex diesel injection mist with supercomputer

    Mar 28, 2016

    The ability to study complex interactions inside a diesel engine gives Army scientists a new perspective that may help design more fuel efficient and effective engines.

  • Mini UAS: Big capabilities can come in small packages

    Mar 28, 2016

    The basic small-unit fighting capability of the Army is the squad. One of its weaknesses is broad-area situational awareness, particularly in unfamiliar environments. A likely solution? A nano unmanned aerial system, or UAS, with reconnaissance capability.

  • Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

    Mar 25, 2016

    Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

  • US Army successfully fires Stinger missile from new launch platform

    Mar 24, 2016

    The U.S. Army successfully fired a Stinger missile from its newest launch platform on March 23, 2016.

  • Command Web: Visualizing the battle space

    Mar 22, 2016

    Trekking through rough terrain in combat situations, Army engineers provide survivability, mobility and counter mobility data in support of military operations around the globe. Soon, these engineers will be able to input, share and view data with a new suite of engineering applications.

  • Natick jumps into science with the 82nd Airborne

    Mar 22, 2016

    When working to enhance and better understand Soldier performance, sometimes the best approach is to jump right in. Scientists and engineers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, are working closely with the 82nd Airborne Division to garner new insights into the cognitive, physical and emotional performance of Soldiers. The hands-on approach, which takes place in the environment where the Soldiers live and work, gives researchers insights not possible from working in the lab alone.

  • Legacy Components To Be Replaced On Newest Apache Aircraft

    Mar 18, 2016

    The Apache attack helicopter is flying into the future with enhanced sensors and a more reliable turret that improves the aircraft's 40-year-old technology. During a media event at the Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare Global Force Symposium and Exposition at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., on March 17, Apache Project Manager Col. Jeff Hager of the Program Executive Office for Aviation and Lockheed Martin officials explained the need for modernizing the sensor and turret technology on one of the Army's most successful mission-focused aircraft.

  • Army researchers explore future rotorcraft technologies

    Mar 17, 2016

    The U.S. Army is moving ahead with research on potential new component-level technologies for future rotorcraft.

  • Army vehicles get technology upgrades for modernization evaluations

    Mar 16, 2016

    Before Soldiers can evaluate the latest version of the Army's on-the-move communications network this spring, hundreds of Army tactical vehicles are receiving technological upgrades within the Integration Motor Pool at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Army developing more adaptable, secure radar technology

    Mar 15, 2016

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center is developing a more adaptable, secure radar technology that can be programmed in real-time to allow Soldiers to optimize radar performance based on the particular scenario.

  • Rapid Vehicle Provisioning System improves readiness and security

    Mar 14, 2016

    The Army's new Rapid Vehicle Provisioning System (RVPS) reduces the time it takes to provision a brigade's approximately 70 networked vehicles from four weeks to less than five days.

  • Energy harvesting innovations lighten Soldier's load

    Mar 9, 2016

    The Army is enhancing the Energy Harvesting Assault Pack capability to extend the Soldiers' power supply times and lighten their standard loads.

  • British and US troops collaborate in technology experiments

    Mar 8, 2016

    The 3rd Battalion, The Rifles of the United Kingdom, and Soldiers of A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment (Experimentation Force or EXFOR), partnered with the Maneuver Battle Lab to execute the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment, experimenting with a myriad of different technologies and how they can be applied to future war fighting tactics.

  • US Army Cyber Command spurs collaboration with industry, academia

    Mar 7, 2016

    U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army is kicking off new initiatives to help realize the Secretary of Defense's vision for greater collaboration between DoD and Silicon Valley.

  • Robots: Eliminating the first contact with an enemy force

    Mar 7, 2016

    "We should be thinking about having a robotic vanguard, particularly for maneuver formations," said Dr. Bob Sadowski. "There's no reason why the first contact with an enemy force should be with a man-platform, because it means that platform is at the greatest risk."

  • Corps of Engineers engages with next generation

    Mar 3, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 3, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Japan District hosted several events Feb. 22-26 to engage youth in observance of National Engineers Week.

  • New CT scanner brings latest technology to BACH

    Mar 3, 2016

    A brand new computerized tomography (CT) scanner went live at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Feb. 29, considerably increasing capabilities of the radiology division. Humphrey said the faster scan time reduces the time patients are on the table, which increases patient comfort. Productivity of the radiology department also gets a boost with the improved speed of procedures.

  • Toolkit improves cybersecurity

    Mar 2, 2016

    The capability will rapidly provide unit commanders and program managers with current, comprehensive information on their cyber posture.

  • Army seeks to lighten Soldier loads using robots

    Mar 2, 2016

    Soldiers carry out missions while humping over 100 pounds of gear, but could do more if their burden was eased by robotics such as the Squad Maneuver Equipment Transport, said a leader working to modernize Soldier systems.

  • Soldiers getting junctional tourniquet designed to save lives

    Mar 1, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA), a subordinate command within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), is fielding a new junctional tourniquet designed to save Warfighters from dying on the battlefield after injuries to the groin or armpit area. Since the devices are one-time-use items, the new junctional tourniquet can be supplied with the bag (NSN with molle bag: 6515-01-646-2617), or separately with the tourniquet on its own (NSN without molle bag: 6515-01-618-7475). Being able to order and field the tourniquet without the bag for those who already have a carrying case will help the Army avoid unnecessary costs and logistical burden.

  • Integration of cyberspace capabilities into tactical units

    Feb 29, 2016

    The Army's efforts to integrate operational cyberspace capabilities into its tactical units took another big step forward during a recent training rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The cyber participation in the training was a key element in the Army's ongoing Cyber Support to Corps and Below pilot, designed to help the Army develop how it will build and employ cyber in its tactical formations.

  • Soldiers accept out-of-this-world mission aboard space station

    Feb 26, 2016

    Sending Soldiers into space may seem unusual for an Army that conducts a large part of its missions on the ground, but during the next two years NASA's International Space Station will have at least one active duty or retired Army astronaut on board.

  • Self-test kit warns Soldiers of biological exposure in the field

    Feb 26, 2016

    U.S. Army researchers at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center have developed the SmartCAR, a biological self-test kit that can quickly identify if a soldier has been exposed to a pathogen such as ricin, anthrax or plague. The results are then transmitted via Nett Warrior to Army leadership, who can then use that information to make real-time decisions.

  • Laser weapons development by 2023

    Feb 25, 2016

    Responding to lawmakers' questions about how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons, Mary J. Miller responded: "I believe we're very close."

  • Virtual reality dome impact of real-life scenarios on cognitive abilities

    Feb 24, 2016

    For researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, there just may be no place like dome. Thanks to its new virtual reality dome, NSRDEC's Cognitive Science and Applications Team will be better able to study the impact of real-world operational situations on a Soldier's cognitive abilities and performance.

  • New mortar system lighten the load for Soldiers

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced this week that it has received a $4.6 million contract to start a new product line for the 81mm mortar system that will help reduce an infantryman's fatigue and movement time over a cross-country route.

  • Army seeking '3rd offset strategy' to dominate enemy

    Feb 22, 2016

    "Our adversaries have begun to catch us in technology and in some cases, we believe, may overmatch some of our systems," said a senior intelligence adviser.

  • Via: Youth must be mentored toward STEM careers now

    Feb 21, 2016

    When's a good time to start mentoring youth for their futures and to get them interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM? Right now, said Gen. Dennis L. Via, commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • Science is brewing at Natick - Early research sets foundation for advances

    Feb 19, 2016

    A chemical engineer is at the heart of NSRDEC's early research to improve Soldier health and performance.

  • US Army Pacific exercise highlights joint communications for Pacific Theater

    Feb 19, 2016

    Working in collaboration, the Army and Navy demonstrated on Feb. 18 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, how an integrated suite of network technology can effectively provide communications for Joint users throughout the Pacific theater.

  • Army scientists begin first MERS vaccine clinical trial

    Feb 18, 2016

    Army scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research started vaccinations yesterday in the first clinical trial to test the safety and immune response in people of a vaccine candidate to prevent Middle East respiratory syndrome, known as MERS.

  • Corps keeps public water clean naturally

    Feb 17, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has an inter-agency program in place that helps keep New York City's drinking water clean and safe. Recently one of the program's projects was successfully completed in the Town of Walton, New York. The project is protecting drinking water and also sustaining this rural community.

  • Researchers mitigate Soldier stressors with science

    Feb 16, 2016

    Army researchers are trying to better understand the types of stress Soldiers could encounter in combat that might cause degraded performance. They are also looking into ways to mitigate those stress factors, said Dr. Mike LaFiandra.

  • Army selects 3-D printed unmanned aircraft systems concept for future experiment

    Feb 16, 2016

    Each year, the U.S. Army conducts a series of technology demonstrations known as the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments, or AEWE. The event is the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's live, force-on-force experiment.

  • Expeditionary networked force becoming reality, say generals

    Feb 11, 2016

    The goal of achieving an expeditionary, uninterrupted mission command network is taking shape but is still "a work in progress," said Brig. Gen. Willard M. Burleson III.

  • Cockroach-inspired robotics research opens new doors for missions

    Feb 11, 2016

    Supported by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, researchers from the University of California-Berkeley have developed a small, crawling robot that mimics a cockroach's ability to squeeze through confined spaces.

  • Networked Stryker unit on-the-move at National Training Center

    Feb 10, 2016

    The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division leveraged the Army's latest mobile network equipment package to battle enemy forces during its Decisive Action Rotation at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, which wrapped up last week.

  • Army Europe highlights interoperability at communications conference

    Feb 5, 2016

    Signal, cyber and communications experts from industry, government and the militaries of several NATO allied and partner nations gathered together for the 9th annual Mobile Deployable Communications Conference in Warsaw, Poland, Feb. 4-5.

  • Army needs appropriated funds to ensure energy security

    Feb 5, 2016

    While the Army is making great progress meeting its energy efficiency and renewable energy targets, this is not enough, said Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for energy and sustainability.

  • Zika Virus - What is it? What can you do?

    Feb 5, 2016

    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus closely related to yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile viruses. A Zika virus outbreak was identified in Brazil in early 2015; since then, it has spread to more than twenty-five other countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

  • Picatinny creates videos for howitzer training

    Feb 4, 2016

    Picatinny engineers are creating M777A2 howitzer maintenance training videos to enhance the ability of Soldiers and Marines to conduct maintenance tasks in all operational environments.

  • Computer network defense team trains to safeguard Florida

    Feb 3, 2016

    Most Floridians are probably aware that the Soldiers and airmen of the state's National Guard forces are there to help in an emergency or deployed to combat.

  • Company provides support and training to Soldiers

    Feb 2, 2016

    Cross-training in the Army can be nearly as effective at creating a shared understanding as the old adage to "walk a mile in his shoes."

  • The future of wearable tech

    Feb 2, 2016

    Working Soldiers to failure is a costly mistake, and until recently it's been anybody's guess at what temperature and exertion rate a given Soldier would max out. But now, wearable, chest-based sensors (far more accurate and informative than current wrist-worn models) can tell when a Soldier is nearing cardiac and temperature limits--protecting Soldiers, preventing heat casualties and generating data to help predict how Soldiers will perform under new environmental conditions. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Natick scientists collaborating to create 'second-skin' protection

    Jan 28, 2016

    NATICK, Mass. (Jan. 28, 2016) -- Collaboration has long been second nature for researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, and now a partnership is being applied to developing "second-skin," chemical-biological protection.

  • Sky Soldiers, special operations intelligence specialists refine skills during combined training

    Jan 22, 2016

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 10th Special Forces Group began Exercise Wolfenstein, a 22-day signal intelligence training event in Germany, Jan. 5, 2016.

  • Network interoperability key to common operating picture

    Jan 22, 2016

    Working to address aspects of coalition mission command interoperability, senior Army leaders recently participated in an executive level site visit at Joint Multi-National Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Army training aims at cybersecurity

    Jan 21, 2016

    In a continuing effort to better train U.S. Army engineers in all things cyber, the Army is offering a graduate level certificate in the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity starting Feb. 10.

  • Tobyhanna workforce improves processes, realizes $25 million financial benefit

    Jan 21, 2016

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Do-It-Yourself (DIY)-type projects saved Tobyhanna a bundle by cutting labor hours and material costs during fiscal year 2015.

  • Army prepares to test enhanced network operation tools at NIE 16.2

    Jan 19, 2016

    To make it easier for Soldiers to manage the vast tactical communications network, the Army plans to operationally evaluate newly enhanced and simplified network operations tools during Network Integration Evaluation 16.2 this spring.

  • Malicious coders will lose anonymity as identity-finding research matures

    Jan 15, 2016

    A team of university students tested a tool kit that may one day help analysts to identify malware authors more quickly.

  • Womack surgeons perform reconstructive microsurgeries

    Jan 15, 2016

    When most people think of plastic surgeons, cosmetic procedures like nose jobs and face lifts are what usually come to mind.

  • Corps of Engineers approves flood control plan for San Francisco Bay

    Jan 14, 2016

    The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan designed to protect South San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels. It includes the construction of new levees and the restoration of nearly 3,000 acres of land to tidal marsh habitat.

  • Army helps to meet nutritional needs of Mars astronauts

    Jan 12, 2016

    Researchers in the Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are working on two projects for NASA to help meet the nutritional needs of astronauts at a space station and astronauts traveling to Mars.

  • Corps breaks ground on North Detention Area for Everglades project

    Jan 8, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated the start of construction on one of the three remaining contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County.

  • Astronaut application deadline approaching

    Jan 8, 2016

    Are you a Soldier who wants to reach for the stars? It is possible, and the deadline for applications is approaching.

  • Tobyhanna brings network back to life, continues wireless mission

    Jan 6, 2016

    Tobyhanna Army Depot personnel recently routed more than 16 miles of cat-6 cable to 539 wireless access points at Letterkenny Army Depot, marking the ninth and most recent site across the Army Materiel Command to receive an upgraded wireless local area network.

  • Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

    Jan 4, 2016

    Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

  • Major flooding threatens Mississippi River Valley, Army Corps flood fighters fully engaged

    Dec 30, 2015

    The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, fully activated its flood fighting emergency management operations for the Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts to manage rapidly-rising water levels on the Mississippi River and several tributaries, with the highest Mississippi River levels since the Great Flood of 2011.

  • Army needs Soldiers to get amped up for Prime Power

    Dec 30, 2015

    Some know how to replace a light switch. They're electricians. Others know how to wire up an entire basecamp. Those are 12P "Prime Power production specialists," and the Army needs more of them in the training pipeline.

  • Innovative designs, smart manufacturing deliver Soldier readiness

    Dec 28, 2015

    Army production and logistics is teaming with Army research and development to better streamline the rapid design and fielding of cutting-edge technologies to the Soldier.

  • 2015 marks science, technology breakthroughs

    Dec 24, 2015

    In 2015, the U.S. Army's homepage published dozens of stories regarding technology being developed by engineers and scientists across the force. Among the topics of interest were developments in power distribution, robotics and network security software.

  • iReport smartphone application now available for free download

    Dec 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Europe counterintelligence division has officially released a new smartphone application to facilitate the "if you see something, say something" reporting process for service members, civilians, contractors and Family members in Europe.

  • Some 'Star Wars' tech inspired by the Army's experiments in mobility

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Army has a flying saucer -- a real, honest-to-goodness flying saucer. It also has a jetpack, a hover car and an all-terrain walking vehicle. If that sounds like something out of a "Star Wars" movie, that's because Hollywood is influenced by the Army's experimental technologies.

  • Soldiers bid farewell to Army's oldest unmanned aircraft

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Army's oldest unmanned aircraft system had its final flight here as part of a ceremony that marked transitions for both the aircraft and its operators, Dec. 16.

  • Far East District partnership teaches hands-on engineering tools

    Dec 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District continued its partnership with Department of Defense Dependent Schools Korea promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics with its third annual earthquake tower challenge competition at Seoul American Middle School, Dec. 16.

  • Army technology team helps field robot

    Dec 18, 2015

    U.S. Army science and technology advisors have initiated a project to field a robot capable of assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives threats from a safe distance.

  • Dailey emphasizes value of Soldier perspective at Army R&D center

    Dec 16, 2015

    Bringing together the operational expertise of Army noncommissioned officers and the scientific expertise of civilian engineers is key for better capabilities to get to the field faster, said the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during a visit to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 14.

  • Researchers evaluate true effects of hearing loss for Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2015

    Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for hearing profiles.

  • Army issues awards for first Cyber Innovation Challenge

    Dec 15, 2015

    The U.S. Army has entered into Other Transaction agreements with two vendors to deliver next-generation, Deployable Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) Infrastructure (DDI) prototype kits for Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs).

  • WIN-T network upgrades: Smaller kit, increased capability

    Dec 15, 2015

    The Army is fielding upgrades for its at-the-halt tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1, which increase readiness, security and capability while reducing equipment by a third for a more powerful and expeditionary current and future force.