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  • Coalition network moves to Korea

    Sep 7, 2012

    Since it was stood up two years ago, the coalition network has become the standard enclave in which to share data and situational awareness between U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. Now a similar tactical network is being upgraded in South Korea to enable U.S. partners in that country to reap similar rewards.

  • U.S. Army Europe launches mobile-friendly website to highlight mission on continent

    Sep 7, 2012

    U.S. Army Europe's official website is now mobile-device friendly, no matter which handset users favor.

  • Army evaluates coalition communications through NIE process

    Sep 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army is bringing coalition partners into its future tactical communications network through the Network Integration Evaluation process.

  • Grafenwoehr's Net Zero program eliminates landfill, creates clean energy

    Sep 7, 2012

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 7, 2012, to assess the garrison's progress with energy initiatives and Net Zero.

  • Teachers become students at NSRDEC

    Sep 6, 2012

    Teachers became students again for a few days this summer as they raced and recorded data for Lego robots or studied dimensions of golf balls and designed their own simulations at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center through "Materials World Modules" training.

  • 10th Mountain Division mortar crews test new equipment

    Sep 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) participated in testing of the new One Tactical Engagement Simulation System, Aug. 14-24, 2012, at Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Army scientists demonstrate rapid detection of nerve agents

    Sep 5, 2012

    Scientists at U.S. Army Research Laboratory use photoacoustics for a low-cost, easy-to-use method to quickly and accurately detect one of about 12 common, deadly gasses at trace levels. This fundamental proof of concept reported on leads to better nerve agent protection.

  • Army advances networking, force-tracking technologies

    Sep 5, 2012

    The Army is preparing to send its next-generation "Blue Force Tracking 2" force-locating technology to Afghanistan. The system is faster and more efficient than its predecessor in providing important data to Soldiers who are on the move in combat, service officials said.

  • North Dakota Guard, tribes dedicate Lakota helicopter

    Sep 5, 2012

    More than 500 people showed up Sept. 4, 2012, to dedicate the North Dakota Army National Guard's newest helicopter, the UH-72A Lakota, at a ceremony which included a tribal blessing of the aircraft.

  • Upgrade to first increment of Army's tactical network to improve interoperability

    Sep 4, 2012

    As the Army prepares to begin fielding the on-the-move capabilities of its tactical communications network, it is executing upgrades to the current network backbone in order to increase the interoperability and commonality of current and future network increments.

  • Rifleman Radio, Nett Warrior increase situational awareness in field

    Sep 4, 2012

    During training in New Mexico the last week of August, Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, learned the benefits of having the Rifleman Radio and Nett Warrior systems with them in the field.

  • Fort Carson counter-IED specialists help train troops

    Aug 29, 2012

    Outside the wire on training area 11, quartermasters trolled the ground with the newest mine detection equipment, searching for command wire, homemade explosive device triggers and other material that could indicate a possible threat.

  • Fort Bragg research examines value of virtual reality as PTSD treatment

    Aug 29, 2012

    Professionals from the departments of Defense and Health and Human Services are at Fort Bragg, N.C., conducting a study to see if the use of virtual reality therapy will help service members coming home from combat environments combat post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • A new silicon valley in the Northeast?

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Army's Benét Laboratories, which is located at the Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York, brought together nearly 30 of the nation's experts this month to share information about a little known resource called "black silicon."

  • Natick lets sun shine in warehouse with solar light pipe system

    Aug 28, 2012

    Consider it the difference between night and day. At least that's the way environmental engineer Rich Valcourt looks at the new solar light pipe system that was installed recently in a warehouse at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass.

  • 101st Airborne Division female Soldiers first to test prototype body armor

    Aug 28, 2012

    While advances in female Army Combat Uniforms are already available, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) first suggested changes be made to Improved Outer Tactical Vests for women in 2009.

  • Army's newest general purpose round shows accuracy in rifle competition

    Aug 28, 2012

    The Army's new M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round is performing well under combat conditions in Afghanistan, but how does it stack up during a rifle competition?

  • West Point cadets get adventures in autonomous manipulation, mobility

    Aug 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Autonomous Systems Division of the Vehicle Technology Directorate recently sponsored two U.S. Military Academy cadets for three weeks as part of their Academic Individual Advancement Development.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier witnesses daughter's birth on Skype

    Aug 24, 2012

    Thanks to technology, military families who are separated by thousands of miles, vast countries and even wars can be brought together in an instant with just the push of a button. For Jordyn Pritchard, a family member and new mom, taking advantage of that technology meant the difference between her deployed husband, Spc. Branden Pritchard being a part of the birth of the couples first child and missing out completely.

  • Army seeks 'operational energy' solutions for NIE 13.2

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Army, through the System of Systems Integration Directorate, announced Aug. 24, 2012, that it is seeking interested industry and government sources with mature solutions to support the Army's "operational energy" capability gap and to participate in the next Network Integration Evaluation.

  • New solar array does heavy lifting at Presidio fitness center

    Aug 24, 2012

    Solar power has come to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., with the completion of a 370 kilowatt photovoltaic array on the roof of Price Fitness Center this past spring.

  • Counter-IED software developed at West Point to support warfighters in Afghanistan

    Aug 23, 2012

    Three cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point spent part of their summer secluded in a locked research lab with its windows blackened inside Mahan Hall working on a new piece of software that can identify the location of weapons caches in Afghanistan.

  • Chemist helps bolster Army's detection of emerging threats

    Aug 23, 2012

    U.S. Army scientists are researching improved technology to detect chemical hazards to ensure the safety of Soldiers against emerging threats. Rod Fry, a chemist with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, is helping to lead the effort for RDECOM's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.

  • Ravens fly over Schofield

    Aug 23, 2012

    Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division participated in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle training, Aug. 21, 2012, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • DOD organizations launch inaugural Joint Science and Technology Institute

    Aug 22, 2012

    The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Joint Science and Technology Office partnered with the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, the U.S. Army Public Health Command, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory to launch its inaugural Joint Science and Technology Institute, from July 28 to Aug. 10, 2012.

  • Army invests $120 million in basic research partnership to exploit new materials

    Aug 21, 2012

    Materials by design partnerships are poised to revolutionize the speed of developing Soldiers' equipment, from body armor to batteries

  • Conference brings military, industry, academia together to discuss space, missile defense

    Aug 21, 2012

    The 15th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition conducted Aug. 13-16, 2012, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., saw more than 11,000 attendees walking through the conference exhibit halls, according to committee organizers.

  • Half-million Army accounts migrated to Enterprise Email

    Aug 21, 2012

    About 500,000 Army accounts are now part of the Defense Department's Enterprise Email, according to leaders in the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Army G-6 office.

  • Solution to weapon development problem: Halo, Mass Effect

    Aug 21, 2012

    David Musgrave is a man with a problem. His latest project is undergoing field testing and he's just not getting the data he wants on how the weapon system he helped to develop is being used. The solution to his problem just might come from the video game industry.

  • 'Vanguard' Soldiers field precision-guided mortar munitions

    Aug 20, 2012

    Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, now have a more accurate method of firing indirect mortar rounds into congested areas, if necessary, after fielding the Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative cartridge over the past three weeks at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Army leaders break ground on $9.6 million solar power project

    Aug 18, 2012

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, toured Tooele Army Depot, Utah, broke ground on the $9.6 million solar power renewable energy project, and talked with media Aug. 17, 2012.

  • West Point cadets waste no time studying waste-to-energy project

    Aug 17, 2012

    No one wants to waste a summer, particularly U.S. Military Academy cadets, who know all about making the most of their time. Ironically, a pair of West Pointers recently came to the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to take part in a project that will study how to turn waste into energy on base camps.

  • Inputs into Army exercises increase command awareness of cyber threat

    Aug 17, 2012

    An increased focus on training and leader development can help commanders at all levels better understand the threat to America posed by adversaries in the cyber domain, said the commander of Army Cyber Command, during the Aug. 16 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association TechNet Land Forces East conference in Baltimore.

  • Army, industry partner to solve network capability gaps

    Aug 16, 2012

    As the Army gears up to field its first integrated package of tactical communications equipment to deploying Soldiers, the service is already partnering with industry to enhance those technologies for the next capability set.

  • Army, industry partner to solve network capability gaps

    Aug 16, 2012

    As the Army gears up to field its first integrated package of tactical communications equipment to deploying Soldiers, the service is already partnering with industry to enhance those technologies for the next capability set.

  • Multiscale modeling research seeks atom-to-application understanding of materials

    Aug 15, 2012

    Army researchers want to enhance Soldiers' battlefield effectiveness without placing an extra load on their backs.

  • Army to streamline Network Integration Evaluation process for industry, small businesses

    Aug 15, 2012

    The Army is refining its buying methods and reaching out to small businesses in order to smooth the path for industry to participate in the Network Integration Evaluations.

  • Army Cyber tells AFCEA about measures to 'prevent, shape, and win'

    Aug 15, 2012

    The Army needs to integrate cyberspace considerations into operational planning across the board: That was the message Army Cyber Command presented to technology company representatives and contractors Tuesday.

  • Division West Soldiers test new technology to defeat IEDs

    Aug 13, 2012

    Military combat engineers and civilian technical experts gathered at McGregor Range, N.M., recently to conduct a series of experiments aimed at providing Soldiers with new technology in the counter-improvised explosive device fight.

  • SCat Gun System saves money, hastens development

    Aug 13, 2012

    Earlier this year the Soft Catch Gun System reached its milestone 500th shot.

  • Harbormaster Command and Control Center manages chaotic maritime logistics traffic

    Aug 9, 2012

    Harbormaster Command and Control Center will be part of an extensive Army, Navy and Marine training operation for a Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore exercise scheduled for mid-August at Fort Story, Va.

  • First flight test successful for Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle air vehicle

    Aug 8, 2012

    For more than 90 minutes, the hybrid air vehicle known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 7, 2012

  • Operational Energy Day shines light on Army's future

    Aug 8, 2012

    The Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass., is a glimpse into the Army's future. Testing is under way there on innovative technologies to produce and conserve energy, reuse water and dispose of waste.

  • Army engineer finds BEST way to support students in robotics competition

    Aug 7, 2012

    PVC pipe, screws, an irrigation valve cover, an aluminum paint grid and a bicycle inner tube. What do they have in common? They're all part of a kit to build a robot according to Lucas Hunter, a mechanical engineer with the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Army Training Network reaches 5 million clicks

    Aug 7, 2012

    In July 2012, the Army Training Network achieved a significant milestone -- surpassing the 5-million-clicks mark since going live in April 2009.

  • Laser revolutionizes sheet metal cutting at Army Depot

    Aug 7, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot artisans are a step closer to automating the entire sheet metal manufacturing process.

  • Army Lab summer students gain real world defense experience

    Aug 3, 2012

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory welcomed 250 high school, undergraduate and graduate students this summer as part of the educational outreach programs at ARL.

  • Networked vehicle production in full swing at U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal

    Aug 3, 2012

    In October, the U.S. Army will begin fielding the first integrated group of networked technologies -- radios, sensors and associated equipment and software -- that will for the first time deliver an integrated voice and data capability throughout the entire Brigade Combat Team formation, from the brigade commander to the dismounted Soldier.

  • Polymerization of natural compounds may offer food, safety, medical solutions

    Aug 1, 2012

    Research chemists at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center believe they may have found a way to make food last longer, create better flame retardant materials, and possibly develop a cancer fighting drug?

  • Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator

    Aug 1, 2012

    The first-ever, fully immersive virtual simulation training system for Soldiers is being fielded at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Dismounted Soldier Training System will be available for leaders to enhance their Soldiers' training in a fully immersive, virtual reality environment.

  • Army developing new aircraft maintenance technologies at research lab

    Jul 31, 2012

    Researchers at the Army's corporate laboratory are testing new technologies it created for the Federal Aviation Administration that could give commercial and military maintenance programs earlier warning of problems.

  • R.A.T.S. research may teach rodents to detect explosives

    Jul 30, 2012

    The Rugged Automated Training System research sponsored by scientists with the U. S. Army Research Laboratory, in collaboration with engineers at West Point and the Counter Explosives Hazards Center, explores whether small rodents could be used to detect improvised explosives and mines.

  • Army plans major Stryker upgrades

    Jul 30, 2012

    Army engineers are designing and implementing important Stryker vehicles upgrades. The efforts are focused on technologies that will provide the platform a stronger engine, improved suspension, more on-board electrical power and next-generation networking and computing technology.

  • Visitors learn about 'Science for the Soldier' at Natick

    Jul 27, 2012

    Science can have profound impacts on Soldiers' lives. That message came through loud and clear July 26, 2012, at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., where basic research scientists from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center offered their inaugural "Science for the Soldier Day."

  • Rapid Equipping Force displays new technology at Pentagon

    Jul 26, 2012

    When Soldiers in the field have an immediate need for a new technology or piece of equipment, they don't have time to wait for it: They need it now.

  • General says ARCYBER progresses, prepares for cyberspace future

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Army's top cyberspace warrior told Congress that the work of the Army Cyber Command adds to national security. Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command, 2nd Army, testified before the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, July 25, 2012.

  • GEMS + summertime science = fun

    Jul 25, 2012

    For the second year in a row the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is hosting the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts.

  • Rock Island Arsenal named Center of Excellence for Add-On-Armor

    Jul 25, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh designated Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Add-on-Armor design, development and prototype fabrication.

  • NSRDEC supports Land and Sea Robotics Camp

    Jul 24, 2012

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center hosted a Land and Sea Robotics Camp for 20 middle school students assisted by 14 high school volunteers, July 9-12, 2012, and July 16-19, 2012.

  • Army hosts Network Industry Day

    Jul 23, 2012

    As it looks ahead to more Network Integration Evaluations, the Army hosted an industry day, July 19, 2012, to discuss opportunities to collaborate on the future tactical communications network.

  • Army researcher receives top White House award for scientific excellence

    Jul 23, 2012

    A young researcher from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has received top honors for scientific excellence.

  • Verification, innovation key to success for NIE 13.2 candidate capabilities

    Jul 20, 2012

    During an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, 2012, which was meant to keep the industrial base informed about requirements to support the upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 13.2, Army officials said the performance of systems in a controlled and repeatable environment will identify issues with equipment prior to placing it in an operational environment.

  • Next-generation blue force tracking reaches key milestone

    Jul 19, 2012

    The Army's next-generation friendly force tracking and messaging system crossed a key threshold July 17, 2012, as it proceeds toward the field.

  • Army Secretary emphasizes importance of Detroit Arsenal

    Jul 19, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh toured the Detroit Arsenal, headquarters of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, July 19, 2012.

  • Women Soldiers to test female-specific body armor

    Jul 19, 2012

    Today, both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor -- designed for them -- that will be shorter in the torso with more customized adjustments specific to the female form.

  • MCoE team builds training apps to reach Soldiers at 'point of need'

    Jul 18, 2012

    Army training at Fort Benning, Ga., has never been just in the classroom -- now it's virtually everywhere -- available in virtual form on Soldiers' smartphones, tablets and other devices.

  • Fort Hood resources now on smartphones

    Jul 18, 2012

    A new mobile website now makes Fort Hood's Community Resource Guide accessible on a smartphone. The resource guide contains a comprehensive list of local, regional and national resources aimed at maintaining the health of the force.

  • OPS/Intel convergence produces full-spectrum situational awareness for commanders

    Jul 17, 2012

    PM Mission Command has partnered with PdM Distributed Common Ground System-Army to converge the operational data from Command Web with the intelligence data from DCGS-A.

  • Robotics Rodeo highlights advances in life-saving technologies

    Jul 17, 2012

    The 2012 Robotics Rodeo held at Fort Benning, Ga., June 20-29, 2012, allowed manufacturers to showcase the latest robotics technology designed to defeat battlefield threats, especially improvised explosive devices.

  • Directorate proves critical to Network Integration Evaluation success

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army's System of Systems Integration Directorate has lead the Army's integration efforts during the Network Integration Evaluations and served as a key acquisition team manager supporting the service's new acquisition model, known as the Agile Process, since its stand up in October 2011.

  • Stryker units in Afghanistan now equipped with precision mortars

    Jul 16, 2012

    The first-ever Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120mm high-explosive mortars can achieve: a direct hit on a target with the first round fired.

  • Combat Feeding serves up varied menu

    Jul 16, 2012

    The "Operational Rations of the Department of Defense" ration book recently released by the DOD Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center seems to offer something for every palate.

  • Robots revolutionize Army aviation maintenance at depot

    Jul 16, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot introduced its sixth robotic metal spray unit to coat helicopter components better, faster and cost efficiently.

  • Network Integration Evaluation speeds fielding of Army encryption capability

    Jul 13, 2012

    The Army's 75th Ranger Regiment is already reaping the benefits of advanced encryption tools for their Rifleman Radios in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, as a direct result of successful participation in the Network Integration Evaluation 12.1.

  • Army to host Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 Industry Day

    Jul 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army will host a Network Integration Evaluation Agile Process Industry Day, July 19, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for interested industry partners who are participating in, or that wish to participate in the Army's NIEs/Agile Process.

  • Natick scientists defend against unseen enemies

    Jul 12, 2012

    Christopher Doona of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, uses the tools of science to do battle against disease-causing microorganisms.

  • Students fly 7,500 miles to compete in Army science competition

    Jul 11, 2012

    Students competing in the U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION science competition come from all over the United States. This year, for the first time, one team came from China. Flying almost 7,500 miles, the RADIANS team traveled to the National Judging & Education Event, held June 18-22, 2012.

  • Army acquisition executive visits Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

    Jul 10, 2012

    Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at Rock Island, Ill., which is the only vertically integrated metal manufacturer in Department of Defense.

  • Robotics rodeo showcases new technologies

    Jul 9, 2012

    More than 40 vendors and five universities showcased nearly 75 different technologies during the 2012 Robotics Rodeo at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Computer simulations created to train Soldiers on howitzers

    Jul 9, 2012

    Two Soldiers and two Marines made their virtual debut last month while helping Picatinny Arsenal engineers create a computer trainer for the M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzer.

  • Warrant officers play critical role in Army network operational test

    Jul 9, 2012

    Network Operations warrant officers played a key role in keeping the network strong as its capabilities were stressed and evaluated during the major operational test of the Army's second generation tactical communications network backbone -- Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2.

  • Counter-IED teams locate roadside bombs using 'metal detectors on steroids'

    Jul 6, 2012

    Joint Afghan National Army-U.S. forces counter improvised explosive device teams in Shamulzai District, Afghanistan, use their VMR-2 Minehound and VMC-1 Gizmo metal detectors to keep coalition forces safe.

  • Medical Prototype Development Lab improves SMEED

    Jul 5, 2012

    Under the direction of the Medical Support Systems Project Management Office, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity employs a small team of engineers and engineering technicians who work to design and build prototypes, laboratory testing equipment and other devices designed to get products to the field.

  • Army to deliver new network technologies

    Jul 3, 2012

    Army leaders said plans are underway to deliver eight brigade combat teams of integrated, capability-enhancing networking technologies beginning in October.

  • Army accepts last Persistent Threat Detection System aerostat

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Persistent Threat Detection System entered its next chapter, May 29, 2012, as the Army accepted delivery of the last PTDS ordered, at the Lockheed Martin facility in Dayton, Ohio.

  • Defense acquisition program saves Soldiers' lives

    Jul 2, 2012

    When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American warfighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.

  • Army 'upcycles,' reuses old gear for new technologies

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate recently completed a project for the Rapid Equipping Force on reusing discarded Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station imaging sensors for inexpensive, ground-based persistent surveillance systems.

  • New Information Processing Center to consolidate information assets in Europe

    Jul 2, 2012

    German and American officials broke ground for the next stage in transformation on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne in Germany, June 28, 2012.

  • Army radar to allow UAS to fly in National Air Space

    Jul 2, 2012

    The MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system will be able to train in the same airspace as the Boeing 747 by March 2014, with the help of the Army-developed Ground Based Sense and Avoid system.

  • Research lab chief scientist gains presidential recognition

    Jul 1, 2012

    The chief scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, received a Presidential Rank Award, along with three other U.S. Army Materiel Command awardees.

  • Research lab chief scientist gains presidential recognition

    Jun 29, 2012

    New technologies to help the Army protect Soldiers resulted in a 2011 Presidential Rank Award for Dr. Stephen Lee.

  • High school scholars visit NSRDEC

    Jun 29, 2012

    Thirteen students from the Research Science Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, June 26, 2012, to learn a little bit about what goes on there.

  • New tactical network set to begin fielding in the fall

    Jun 29, 2012

    New equipment and training, part of the Army's "Capability Set 13" begins fielding in October. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, out of at Fort Bliss, Texas, will be the first recipients of more than 15 new systems included in the set.

  • Army expanding, upgrading Gray Eagle fleet

    Jun 28, 2012

    The Army is upgrading its fleet of MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems while also advancing plans to equip each 10-15,000 Soldier division with its Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Targeting and Acquisition capabilities, officials said.

  • Electronic Warfare officer updates 'Old Crows' on EW innovations

    Jun 27, 2012

    Lt. Col. Lisa Mahood of the HQDA, Electronic Warfare Division spoke at the Association of Old Crows Capital Club Town Hall meeting at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va., June 15, 2012.

  • Army to field new network after NIE reaches 'next level'

    Jun 27, 2012

    The Army's strategy for enhancing its tactical communications network through large-scale, Soldier-driven evaluations conducted every six months has reached a critical milestone as the service moves toward fielding the network to deploying brigade combat teams.

  • Smartphone app coming for Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 27, 2012

    A new smartphone app, due out this fall, will be able to provide a virtual tour of Arlington National Cemetery, list events there and help visitors locate gravesites.

  • In short term, Gray Eagle trades reliability for capability

    Jun 27, 2012

    The Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle program is under its estimated budget, and is also meeting expected availability rates in theater.

  • Sizing up today's Soldier

    Jun 26, 2012

    What is the true measure of today's Soldier? If the question were philosophical, the answer could stir some debate. From a physical standpoint, however, Dr. Claire Gordon and Cynthia Blackwell will soon provide as accurate an answer as you're likely to find anywhere.

  • Network Integration Evaluation, Agile Process bring about fundamental change

    Jun 26, 2012

    Experts from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command discussed the Network Integration Evaluations and the Agile Process during the Virginia Peninsula General Douglas MacArthur Chapter of the Association of the United States Army professional development forum in Williamsburg, Va., June 21, 2012.