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  • ZeroG arm takes load off Army technicians

    Dec 23, 2014

    Paint removal processes at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania, are getting a helping hand thanks to new technologies that reduce personal fatigue and provide significant time savings.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Serenity payload detects hostile fire

    Dec 22, 2014

    The Serenity payload, developed jointly by the Army Aviation Research, Development and Engineering Center and the Army Research Lab, has been deployed to theater in the Middle East with additional deployments planned for other areas of the world.

  • Army conducts base camp technology demonstrations

    Dec 19, 2014

    The Army took another step toward increasing self-sustainment while saving energy at its contingency bases overseas.

  • Aeromedical research lab works to make MedEvac missions safer

    Dec 18, 2014

    Scientists and engineers of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Enroute Care and Airworthiness Division and Flight Systems Branch, at Fort Rucker, Alabama, recently tested an anti-rotational device that when used on a hoist cable is intended to reduce the spinning of a load when lifted from the ground to the helicopter.

  • Army to launch cruise missile-detecting aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Dec 17, 2014

    Sometime early next week, the Army expects to launch the first of two tethered aerostats from a ground base just north of Baltimore.

  • Leading Army researcher: Future of autonomous vehicles

    Dec 16, 2014

    Army Technology Magazine interviewed Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan. Rogers provides executive management to deliver advanced technology solutions for all Department of Defense ground systems and combat support equipment.

  • Army developing robotic insects?

    Dec 16, 2014

    A mechanical fly buzzing into an enemy operations center for surveillance may still be the stuff of science fiction, but perhaps not for long.

  • 450 scientists visit Army Research Lab 'Open Campus'

    Dec 15, 2014

    In an effort to boost collaboration with academia and industry, the Army Research Laboratory hosted about 450 scientists from universities and private companies at its open house, Dec. 9-10, 2014.

  • Army installs first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar

    Dec 15, 2014

    The Army installed its first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar system, Dec. 15, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned Aircraft system companies

  • Soldier uniforms may one day detect, neutralize biological threats

    Dec 12, 2014

    Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland, have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards.

  • First-person shooters: The future of Army research, development, force capabilities

    Dec 12, 2014

    In an effort to further develop and enhance 'Force 2025' capabilities, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Army Capabilities Integration Center held a pilot test for Early Synthetic Prototyping on Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 8-11, 2014.

  • Picatinny lightens Soldiers' load, shaves 12 pounds off mortar system

    Dec 10, 2014

    Following the successful fielding of the lightweight 60mm mortar system, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, has begun delivering the new lightweight 81mm system to troops. The new M252A1 81mm system is 12 pounds, or 14 percent, lighter than its predecessor, the legacy M252 mortar system.

  • Estonian military signs new deal with U.S.

    Dec 10, 2014

    The Estonian Defense Ministry added the FGM-148 Javelin weapon system, a one-man portable rocket launcher, to its military's arsenal, following the signing of a sales contract during ceremony at the Estonian Ministry of Defense building, in Tallinn, Estonia, Nov. 18, 2014.

  • ARDEC's airburst round to begin evaluation this summer

    Dec 8, 2014

    The Small Arms Grenade Munition round -- a 40mm counter-defilade, air-bursting grenade designed for both the M203 and M320 launchers -- will undergo evaluation in July 2015.

  • DCGS-A provides foundation for aerial intelligence

    Dec 3, 2014

    The Distributed Common Ground System-Army is the backbone of the Army intelligence mission, and DCGS-A provides the tools and databases that the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade uses for worldwide aerial intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance.

  • Army's mobile satellite network enables rapid fire missions

    Dec 2, 2014

    During the latest test of the Army's mobile tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, a field artillery battalion used the Soldier Network Extension to extend the range of their fire support operations to the tactical edge and significantly cut the length of time it takes to process their fires missions.

  • Army Research Laboratory to welcome visitors to Open Campus Open House

    Dec 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory will host an open house at the Kirkland Conference Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dec. 9-10, 2014, for those interested in learning about the lab's Open Campus collaboration opportunities.

  • Natick helps develop containment system used against Ebola

    Nov 26, 2014

    A containment system used to quarantine Ebola virus patients being transported out of West Africa was developed with help from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, in Massachusetts.

  • Natick asks Soldiers about hygiene issues

    Nov 25, 2014

    In its effort to combat body odor and skin irritation affecting Soldiers in the field, the Army has developed antimicrobial treatments for such items as T-shirts, socks and sleeping bag liners, but little is known about the extent of such personal hygiene issues or their effects on warfighters.

  • Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

    Nov 24, 2014

    Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

  • Army Cyber branch offers Soldiers new challenges, opportunities

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers who want to defend the nation in cyberspace, as part of the Army's newest and most technologically advanced career field, now have an Army branch to join that will take its place alongside infantry, artillery and the other Army combat arms branches.

  • Researchers test insect-inspired robots

    Nov 20, 2014

    Army researchers are finding they have much to learn from bees hovering near a picnic spread at a park.

  • Army researchers develop pocket-sized aerial surveillance device

    Nov 19, 2014

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

  • Army Emergency Relief releases new app

    Nov 19, 2014

    Army Emergency Relief released an app which will provide Soldiers and families instant access to AER information 24/7.

  • Army research team earns $500,000 research grant in Head Health Challenge II

    Nov 18, 2014

    Army Soldier-protection experts at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have received a $500,000 grant from the NFL, Under Armour and GE's Head Health Challenge II initiative that will assist its research to protect against brain injury.

  • Soldiers of the future will generate their own power

    Nov 17, 2014

    Wearable technologies may provide U.S. Soldiers with on-the-move, portable energy and reduce the weight of gear they carry into combat.

  • Mock disaster showcases new communications for National Guard and first responders

    Nov 17, 2014

    When the Army National Guard rolls in with its new Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal system, they can immediately provide 4G/Wi-Fi, commercial phone and internet access, and the ability to connect all the disparate radios that various responders bring to the incident site.

  • Army robotics researchers look far into the future

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army envisions a future where robots are integral members of the team performing autonomous actions and maintaining current capabilities.

  • New technology to reduce Soldier's load

    Nov 12, 2014

    Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the Soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army systems expert, during an Operational Energy forum Nov. 12, 2014, in the Pentagon.

  • Remote lethality: Army researchers address a host of challenges

    Nov 10, 2014

    In popular culture, the idea of robots that perform human-like functions has a special hold on the imagination, based on real-life examples like space exploration, unmanned aerial drones and stoked by futuristic scenarios in movies like the "Terminator" series.

  • Fort Bliss completes latest testing of Force 2025 communications system

    Nov 10, 2014

    The Brigade Modernization Command completed their latest field test of the second increment of the Warfighter Information Network-tactical communication system, a Force 2025 initiative that will push real-time intelligence down to a maneuver brigade's company level for the first time, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Nov. 4, 2014.

  • Army focuses on autonomous system development

    Nov 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army has invested in robotics technology for many years, and the focus is ever increasing toward autonomous system development.

  • NY Guard aviators move up to CH-47F

    Nov 7, 2014

    New York Army National Guard aviators in Rochester, New York, are now operating the Army's latest version of the venerable Chinook dual rotor helicopter -- the CH-47F.

  • Autonomy-enabled technology provides pathway to future

    Nov 6, 2014

    Army engineers from the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, in Warren, Michigan, are developing technology solutions for autonomy-enabled systems.

  • G-6: Lighter commo needed to 'bridge gap'

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Army's general in charge of all things tied to the network said one of his top priorities is to build lighter communications systems, during the Association of the U.S. Army Institute of Land Warfare breakfast, Nov. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia.

  • Army's corporate research laboratory guides technology with sharper focus

    Nov 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory released its Science and Technology Campaign Plans for 2015 - 2035, Nov. 4, 2014, to support strategic land power dominance for the Army of 2030 and beyond.

  • Army researchers envision future robots

    Nov 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army is investing in robotics research and development with a vision of increasing autonomy.

  • Stinger upgrade to increase service life, capabilities

    Oct 29, 2014

    Work to extend the service life of Stinger Block I missiles and expand its capabilities on the battlefield began at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma, Oct. 27, 2014.

  • Army evaluates DARPA's futuristic soft exosuit

    Oct 28, 2014

    Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Warrior Web Program.

  • Army scientists striving to develop Ebola vaccine

    Oct 28, 2014

    No vaccines or drugs are available yet to protect people worldwide against Ebola Virus Disease, but two potential vaccines are in human safety testing, and scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases were a critical part of their development.

  • Army develops app to determine body's water needs

    Oct 24, 2014

    Researchers from U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, developed an app that will help unit leaders accurately predict water needs with the goal of minimizing the burden of water transport and sustaining hydration.

  • Optimal batteries can make critical difference on battlefield

    Oct 23, 2014

    Something as seemingly insignificant as a battery could change a battlefield outcome. Staff Sgt. José R. Salcedo III learned this one night in Afghanistan. It was 2012 and Salcedo was on a mounted patrol deep inside Ghazni province. Suddenly, one of the vehicles hit an improvised explosive device.

  • Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners in Operation United Assistance.

  • Army advances technology at Base Camp Integration Laboratory

    Oct 23, 2014

    As the Army rightsizes and transitions to a more expeditionary force, how efficiently its Soldiers can live during deployments becomes increasingly important. Current and future technologies that will help realize that goal by saving fuel, water and money were on display Oct. 22, 2014, during the annual stakeholders meeting at the Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.

  • Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

    Oct 22, 2014

    Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."

  • ARCYBER commander discusses initiatives

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Cyber Command's Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon sat down with reporters Oct. 13, 2014, at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the development of the command and cyber security initiatives.

  • Leaders: Adaptable network critical for Army to 'Win in a Complex World'

    Oct 21, 2014

    As U.S. forces deploy to West Africa to help counter the Ebola outbreak, the Army is surging tactical communications technologies to help connect Soldiers, aid workers and other mission partners across vast and undeveloped terrain.

  • Natick plays key role in helping to fight spread of Ebola

    Oct 21, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center invented a next-generation disinfectant system that kills the Ebola virus on surfaces.

  • Upgrades 'new normal' for armor in uncertain budget environment

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army's priority is restoring the armored brigade combat teams to their relevancy so they can fight with all of their platforms across the entire formation. This is being done through platform upgrades and investments in science and technology.

  • Vice chief discusses Africa, AOC, future vehicle requirements

    Oct 16, 2014

    In a media roundtable at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Gen. Daniel Allyn talked with reporters Oct. 13, 2014, about troops deploying to Africa, the new Army Operating Concept, and how war-fighting concepts will determine vehicle types.

  • Shyu: Army modernization entering 'death spiral'

    Oct 15, 2014

    "This is a death spiral we're in now," said Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, describing the state of Army modernization.

  • Better gear under evaluation for both winter, tropical climates

    Oct 14, 2014

    Up in Alaska, the Army is looking to evaluate some new winter weather gear for Soldiers, including newer face masks, better gloves, and more modern tentage.

  • DOD honors Army civilians for eliminating Syrian chemical weapons

    Oct 13, 2014

    Department of Defense officials honored 45 Army civilians in a ceremony Oct. 8, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, who voluntarily deployed to the Mediterranean Sea to destroy Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile.

  • Natick studies link between body armor fit, performance

    Oct 9, 2014

    Body armor has saved countless lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, but an Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that doesn't fit properly can actually hinder a Soldier's performance in combat.

  • U.S., Thai militaries build relationships through technology

    Oct 8, 2014

    Eleven U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy military and civilian personnel convened in Chao Samran, Thailand, Sept. 22-26, 2014, to evaluate equipment with the Royal Thai Army, during Operation Crimson Viper 2014.

  • Aviation Restructure Initiative allows UAS workhorses to remain aloft

    Oct 6, 2014

    In a climate of deep fiscal cuts, the Army's Aviation Restructure Initiative has some good news for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

  • Unmanned aircraft soar with new capabilities for Apache teaming

    Oct 6, 2014

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, has once again pushed the envelope of technology for its family of unmanned aircraft systems.

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

    Oct 3, 2014

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

  • JIEDDO holds competition for new counter-IED systems

    Oct 3, 2014

    This week at Fort Benning, Georgia, defense contractors are competing to provide the latest technologies to defeat IEDs.

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

    Oct 2, 2014

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

  • Rapid Equipping Force to fall under TRADOC

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army has decided to retain the Rapid Equipping Force and move it under U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, despite the drawdown and pending sequestration, explained the Rapid Equipping Force director, speaking at a National Defense Industrial Association breakfast in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2014.

  • Every Army Soldier, civilian, contractor critical part of cyber defense

    Sep 29, 2014

    During cybersecurity awareness month in October, the Army is focusing on cybersecurity policies, practices and training to improve overall readiness. As part of this effort, commanders at all levels will lead cybersecurity awareness activities.

  • Army capability supports National Guard/first responder communications during emergencies

    Sep 29, 2014

    A new rapidly deployable Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal provides collaboration and communication services at incident sites that link local responders and emergency managers with state and federal authorities.

  • JRTC takes on cyber, hybrid, conventional threats as training evolves with missions

    Sep 26, 2014

    When the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), descended from the night sky into the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, last month, it not only marked the first large-scale joint forced entry air assault in more than 11 years, it also signaled a larger shift in how the Army executes training missions.

  • Army, Air Force move data over same network for first time at Joint Base San Antonio

    Sep 24, 2014

    This month, the Army and Air Force achieved major network security and capacity upgrades at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, in partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency. This is the first Department of Defense location to achieve the pairing of new switching technologies and security stacks. In addition, network speed for end users has increased dramatically.

  • Army scientist bolsters nanomaterials research with Singapore

    Sep 24, 2014

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

  • Chemical-biological researchers deliver results

    Sep 18, 2014

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

  • Geospatial analysis tool built to support Army intelligence analysis

    Sep 17, 2014

    The ability to obtain this information, analyze it and produce a report for commanders has been enhanced by the Situational Awareness Geospatially Enabled geospatial tool, supporting the Distributed Common Ground System-Army.

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

    Sep 17, 2014

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

  • Night turns into day: Army researchers enable night lethality

    Sep 16, 2014

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

  • Avatar-based simulations to boost counseling skills

    Sep 16, 2014

    Five Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment training modules are now being used as part of cadet leadership classes at the U.S. Military Academy, at West Point, New York.

  • Body sensors to help Soldiers in future conflicts

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland.

  • Army investing in Soldiers, civilians to fight war against hackers

    Sep 12, 2014

    The commander who oversees the Army's cyber world spoke at the monthly breakfast of the Association of the U.S. Army on the 13th anniversary of 9/11, saying the information technology that company commanders have at their disposal today is equivalent to what a division commander had in 2001.

  • SMA visits Natick on 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 11, 2014

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

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

    Sep 10, 2014

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

  • Under secretary sees science behind the Soldier

    Sep 10, 2014

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

  • Future Fires: Integrating technology solutions

    Sep 9, 2014

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

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

    Sep 8, 2014

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

  • Investing in the Army's future

    Sep 5, 2014

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

  • Army standing up cyber brigade, possible cyber branch

    Sep 5, 2014

    The Army is activating a Cyber Protection Brigade Sept. 5, 2014, and discussing a new cyber branch that could be established as early as next month.

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

    Sep 4, 2014

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

  • Open Campus initiative allows open collaboration for Army Research Laboratory

    Sep 4, 2014

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

  • Cyberspace chief: Beware, the adversary is watching

    Sep 3, 2014

    The Army is under constant threat from cyber attacks and users must remain vigilant, warned the chief of the Army's Cyberspace and Information Operations Division.

  • Natick labs gives kids hands on experience in science through GEMS

    Sep 2, 2014

    This summer the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine once again sponsored the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts.

  • Army turns to researchers for future lethality

    Sep 2, 2014

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

  • Sill simulator trains Stinger crews

    Aug 28, 2014

    Inside the Improved Moving Target Simulator, Fort Sill's (Okla.) newest Avenger crewmembers are encapsulated in training necessary to take down enemy aerial targets.

  • Army improves fuel accountability, visibility on battlefield

    Aug 27, 2014

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

  • International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

    Aug 21, 2014

    In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center leads Army, region in endoscopic suturing

    Aug 20, 2014

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia, is the first U.S. Army medical treatment facility to offer endoscopic procedures using the Apollo OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System.

  • RDECOM engages in technology discussions at Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 18, 2014

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

  • Three million M18 grenades produced without a failure

    Aug 18, 2014

    The Directorate of Ammunition Operations at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas, achieved a major quality milestone July 2, 2014, when it produced its three millionth M18 colored smoke grenade without a failure.

  • Feedback welcome on new Performance Triad app

    Aug 18, 2014

    Important information and helpful links on sleep, activity and nutrition -- the three components of Performance Triad -- are now available as an app that can be downloaded to any smartphone.

  • AMC leader praises ammo plant's capabilities, support to DOD

    Aug 18, 2014

    The senior Army leader responsible for equipping the nation's Soldiers with everything they wear, shoot, drive, fly and eat made his first-ever visit to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma.

  • Smarter ground robots partnering with Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2014

    Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology Shyu, provided the keynote address at National Defense Industrial Association's Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition in Hyattsville, Md., Aug. 13, 2014, emphasized common architecture, open-source software and open standards for robotics development to further competition that will benefit the Army, taxpayers and industry.

  • Army selected for Joint Strike Fighter software assessment

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • Synthetic bones may help in search for shock wave defense

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

    Aug 11, 2014

    A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.

  • North Carolina Guard joint team prepares for cyber threats

    Aug 11, 2014

    Over the past five years, the North Carolina National Guard has built a group of information technology professionals who make up its Joint Cyber Defense Team.

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

    Aug 8, 2014

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

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