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  • Natick takes protective eyewear into future

    May 19, 2014

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

  • Army inducts self-propelled howitzer into low-rate initial production

    May 19, 2014

    The Army's capability to project land power grew this week with the induction of the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and its companion M992A3 carrier ammunition tracked vehicle into low-rate initial production at Anniston Army Depot, Ala.

  • Under SecArmy Carson stresses network modernization, thanks troops at Fort Bliss

    May 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson visited Fort Bliss, Texas, May 15, 2014, which he described as one of the Army's premier installations to highlight one of the service's top modernization priorities, the tactical communications network.

  • Fort Leonard Wood MPs test new body armor vest

    May 16, 2014

    More than 20 Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., military police officers tested the regiment's newest body armor vests May 5-9, 2014.

  • Researchers consider miniature robots to enhance capabilities

    May 15, 2014

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

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

    May 15, 2014

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

  • JIEDDO launches redesigned IED knowledge portal

    May 14, 2014

    The Joint IED Defeat Organization Knowledge and Information Fusion Exchange provides training resources to prepare joint forces to successfully attack the improvised explosive device, or IED, network and future operating environments.

  • Smartphone app aids victims of sexual assault

    May 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recently developed a "We Care" app that can be used by victims of sexual assault, those who witness sexual harassment or assault, and those in need of suicide prevention help.

  • VCSA Campbell visits Soldiers during Network Integration Evaluation 14.2

    May 13, 2014

    The vice chief of staff of the Army visited the Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which is currently being executed at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army designing next-generation protective mask

    May 12, 2014

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

  • New tactical app helps reduce Unit Task Reorganization burden

    May 9, 2014

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

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

    May 8, 2014

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

  • Aviators eager to witness birth of Future Vertical Lift aircraft

    May 8, 2014

    Pilots want to fly it, mechanics want to maintain it, but no one knows for sure what the Future Vertical Lift aircraft will look like or what its characteristics will be once it cracks its shell and hatches.

  • Apache-UAV teaming combines 'best capabilities of man, machine'

    May 8, 2014

    Apache helicopters, teamed with Gray Eagle and Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles, are a winning combo, according to a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command official.

  • Mortar packaging improvements save time, money

    May 7, 2014

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

  • Army aviation soaring high despite plummeting budget

    May 7, 2014

    Army aviation's funding is down to bare bones, but its portfolios make up the largest portion of the Army's RDA budget, said the service's top research, development and acquisition official.

  • President honors Army public servant for strides in Soldier protection

    May 7, 2014

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

  • Army, industry partner to enhance network standards, security, simplicity

    May 7, 2014

    From an iTunes-like electronic marketplace for downloading security algorithms to network enclaves the size of a suitcase, the Army is joining with government and industry partners to advance communications technologies that support an expeditionary force.

  • Army researchers measure quality of life

    May 5, 2014

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

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

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Natick researchers develop combat cooler

    Apr 30, 2014

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

  • Army increases in-flight situational awareness for rapid response forces

    Apr 28, 2014

    With help from the Army's new in-flight internet and mission command capability, commanders of Global Response Force units will be able to plan missions in the air, while their Soldiers receive operational updates and watch full-motion video of upcoming drop zones before their parachutes ever open.

  • Army breaks ground for largest solar array on DOD post

    Apr 25, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, in southeast Arizona, is expected to get 25 percent of its annual electricity requirement from the solar array being installed on a 155-acre parcel of land.

  • RDECOM facilitates technology discussions at Alaskan exercise

    Apr 22, 2014

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

  • New deployable kennels for military dogs mitigate temperature extremes

    Apr 21, 2014

    To keep the working dogs healthier and more comfortable during deployments, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers from Picatinny and Rock Island are developing kennels for environments with temperature extremes.

  • Fifth generation Army tank cartridge reports loudly for duty

    Apr 21, 2014

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

  • Largest solar array on U.S. military installation to be developed

    Apr 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced April 14, 2014, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • NIE 14.2 teams with Bold Quest to assess coalition force integration

    Apr 16, 2014

    Planning and training for Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 is well underway with the major events slated to start at the end of April and lead to the Joint Staff J-6 Bold Quest exercise.

  • Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort

    Apr 15, 2014

    How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project is complete, it should either be saving energy or generating energy.

  • Cyber Network Defender MOS now open to NCOs

    Apr 14, 2014

    A new military occupational specialty, 25D Cyber Network Defender, is now open to staff sergeants, sergeants first class and master sergeants in the active component, per Military Personnel Message 14-085.

  • VCSA: Fiscal constraints mean 'greater risk' in modernization

    Apr 9, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell said the Army is reducing its end strength as "rapidly and as responsibly," while doing its best to meet its operational requirements, during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on Airland, April 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

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

    Apr 4, 2014

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

  • Latest 'Virtual Battle Space' release adds realism to scenarios, avatars

    Apr 3, 2014

    The most recent version of the Army's 3D virtual training game, Virtual Battle Space 3, allows players to personalize their avatar within the simulation and the scenes and scenarios look a lot more real as well.

  • Modernization strategy Soldier-focused in lean years

    Apr 2, 2014

    Research, development and acquisition investments have declined 37 percent since the fiscal year 2012 budget planning cycle, the Army G-8 told Congress, April 2, 2014.

  • Suitcase-sized capability keeps coalition network running during retrograde

    Apr 1, 2014

    As U.S. and coalition forces draw down in Afghanistan and take most of their communications infrastructure with them, a new capability the size of a suitcase will enable Soldiers to connect to the coalition network from anywhere on the planet.

  • Natick's 'model' employee

    Mar 31, 2014

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

  • Army Medicine's secure healthcare messaging fielding near completion

    Mar 31, 2014

    Army Medicine is near completion in the implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, the Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, to all 52 of its military treatment facilities worldwide.

  • Handheld inspection tool will increase food safety for Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2014

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

  • Fort Belvoir hosts new Cyber Defense Training Program

    Mar 28, 2014

    Fort Belvoir, Va., played host to the Cyber - Digital Master Gunner Solution Course, March 3-21, 2014.

  • Airmen team with Army depot to learn 'Lean' process

    Mar 26, 2014

    Air Force aircraft maintenance mechanics recently teamed up with Tobyhanna Army Depot employees to standardize processes for work performed on a satellite communications system and tactical radios.

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

    Mar 25, 2014

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

  • Natick study examines effects of stress on Soldiers' immune systems, cognitive ability

    Mar 25, 2014

    Training and operations can put such tremendous physical and psychological stresses on warfighters that their immune systems and their ability to respond to threats may be compromised.

  • Army outlines network modernization priorities

    Mar 24, 2014

    Army chief information officer/G-6 outlined priorities for network modernization as the Army plans for Force 2025, at the Army IT Day hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in Vienna, Va..

  • Air and missile defense to get smarter software

    Mar 24, 2014

    New equipment that may soon integrate missile and air defense systems was demonstrated at the Pentagon this week, including the integrated fire control network relay, engagement operation center and the integrated collaborative environment.

  • Unmanned vehicle demonstration showcases leap-ahead technology

    Mar 21, 2014

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

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

    Mar 20, 2014

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

  • Turning base camp waste into energy

    Mar 19, 2014

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

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

    Mar 19, 2014

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

  • 'Live synthetic' Army's next generation of simulation

    Mar 19, 2014

    The Future Holistic Training Environment Live Synthetic will fuse live training with simulation environments in the coming years.

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

    Mar 18, 2014

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

  • USARIEM researchers study Soldiers' running styles

    Mar 14, 2014

    At a time when running barefoot or with so-called minimalist shoes has gained increasing traction, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., decided to study how Soldiers run during physical training and if running style contributes to training-related injuries.

  • Army on budget, on schedule with hypersonic missile program

    Mar 14, 2014

    In August, the Army expects to again test its Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Technology Demonstration. The results of that test will help determine the system's future.

  • Tobyhanna lands Gray Eagle Ground Control Station repairs

    Mar 12, 2014

    The Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy have named Tobyhanna the Depot Source of Repair for the Gray Eagle, or MQ-1C, Unmanned Aircraft System Ground Control Stations.

  • JUPITR program takes shape on Korean Peninsula

    Mar 12, 2014

    The Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition advanced technology demonstration is underway and already making a difference to the Korean Peninsula.

  • Army consolidates network enablers to boost simplicity

    Mar 11, 2014

    As the Army moves to a streamlined and more user-friendly tactical network, the hardware, software and processes that keep it running and secure are realigning to reduce complexity and costs.

  • 'Armed with Science' pilot episode features defense breakthroughs

    Mar 10, 2014

    The Pentagon Channel's pilot episode of Armed with Science is airing at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. (EST), March 10, 2014, and will delve into Army Research Laboratory and Naval Research Laboratory science that shapes the future of defense.

  • Army network boosts speed, simplicity during test

    Mar 10, 2014

    With drastically reduced startup and shutdown times, a new, easy to use graphical interface and improved troubleshooting tools, the Army's mobile tactical network backbone system recently completed a key test.

  • MORE is better when it comes to food rations

    Mar 10, 2014

    Warfighters in extreme, demanding operational environments need additional sustenance to complete their missions successfully -- they simply need MORE.

  • Picatinny scaling up in-house chemicals production to shun higher costs

    Mar 7, 2014

    Picatinny scientists and engineers have established a pilot production facility to create the Army's only in-house process for scaling up chemical compounds, a move that could save money by not having to rely on costlier compounds from outside suppliers.

  • Virtual conference emphasizes collaboration, simplifying technology

    Mar 5, 2014

    By using collaborative, web-based technology to connect hundreds of registrants with speakers from all over the country, the virtual conference went off without a hitch on Feb. 12.

  • New network technologies to support expeditionary signal battalions

    Mar 5, 2014

    In preparation for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 this spring, the 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion is training with new tactical communications equipment technologies fielded by the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program that is smaller in size for easy transport, yet significantly increases capability.

  • DoD Manufacturing Institutes highlight AMC partnerships with academia, industry

    Mar 5, 2014

    When President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Feb. 25 about the next two Department of Defense-led manufacturing institutes, Army Materiel Command leaders were there. Gen. Dennis L. Via, AMC Commander, as well as RDECOM Director Dale Ormond, and AMC Chief Technology Officer Dr. Grace Bochenek, were among the Department of Defense and industry invitees. Also included were Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, and Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren.

  • AWTC helps enhance operational readiness

    Mar 4, 2014

    The Asymmetric Warfare Training Center is a facility that was built to support the Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group's mission to identify capability gaps and provide rapid solution development within various complex operational environments.

  • Army continues to expand body armor analysis work to protect Soldiers

    Mar 3, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory continue to expand body armor analysis work to protect Soldiers - not only protecting their lives, but also their daily life functions after treatment and recovery.

  • ARL research fellow explores virtual humans research at the Institute for Creative Technologies

    Feb 26, 2014

    Peter Khooshabeh is an Army Research Laboratory research fellow in the Institute for Creative Technologie's virtual humans group. His work explores the social effects that virtual humans can have on people in areas including culture, thought and emotion.

  • Army researchers focus on partnerships

    Feb 25, 2014

    Army researchers, scientists and engineers are collaborating and sharing to leverage limited resources and discover leap-ahead technologies.

  • Shyu outlines strategy for modernization at AUSA

    Feb 24, 2014

    To prepare the Army for tomorrow, the seeds must be planted today, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told attendees of the Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Feb. 19, 2014.

  • Army recognizes institute's biotechnology advances with $48 million renewal

    Feb 20, 2014

    The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies contract with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Army Research Office, was extended in December 2013, providing an additional $48 million over three years to study high performance biological systems and the translation of these to engineering systems of benefit to Soldier.

  • Husband, wife Army scientists receive Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    Feb 19, 2014

    Two U.S. Army computer scientists were recognized for their individual contributions to the scientific community at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference, Feb. 8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Commander presents AMC Perspective at Winter AUSA

    Feb 19, 2014

    Army Materiel Command's top leader began the discussion Feb. 19, 2014, at the 2014 Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala., by emphasizing the suitability of this year's theme to the current status of the Army.

  • AMC leader's visit to research lab gives insight into leap-ahead technologies

    Feb 10, 2014

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Feb. 7, 2014, to gain a deeper understanding of the research that is being conducted at the lab in support of Soldiers today, and those who will don the nation's uniform well into the future.

  • Vice chief honors black engineers at 2014 BEYA conference

    Feb 9, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell served as the keynote speaker and presenter for two awards at this year's 9th Annual Stars and Stripes recognition dinner, Feb. 7, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Free falling: Natick helps military paratroopers

    Feb 3, 2014

    Product Manager Soldier Clothing and Individual Equipment, working with the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, is tackling the capability gaps in oxygen supply, navigation and extreme temperatures associated with high-altitude parachutist missions.

  • Natick researchers developing technology to prevent heat injury in working dogs

    Jan 31, 2014

    Through partnerships with the military working dogs community, local police K-9 units, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine will be developing products and strategies to reduce heat injuries and sustain performance in working dogs for military and law enforcement.

  • Army confirms Rapid Equipping Force as 'enduring'

    Jan 31, 2014

    The Army has affirmed the continued existence of its Rapid Equipping Force, thus maintaining the service's ability to quickly address Soldier non-standard equipment needs.

  • Army partnership supports science, technology, engineering, mathematics education

    Jan 30, 2014

    Deputy Commanding General and Deputy Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, was among Army representatives helping support the U.S. Army All-American Bowl VEX Robotics Competition, where hundreds of students competed in San Antonio, in January of this year.

  • Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC unveils new National Guard ambulance

    Jan 30, 2014

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in Illinois, rolled out the newest Humvee ambulance, Tuesday.

  • U.S. Army, Australian leaders talk research, development cooperation

    Jan 30, 2014

    Australia's chief defense scientist met with U.S. Army leaders Jan. 27, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to explore opportunities for research and development partnerships.

  • AMC commander: Natick 'critical' to Army, nation

    Jan 30, 2014

    The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., to learn more about what is done on the installation to support America's warfighters.

  • U.S., Canada partner to upgrade Canadian howitzer

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Canadian Army has enlisted the help of Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., engineers to evaluate the life-span of their World War II-era C3 Howitzer.

  • Army researchers inspire commercial rifle fire control systems

    Jan 28, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory go about their business every day working on projects to help better serve the military and its members who protect our country. Sometimes the research inspires commercial companies to do additional research and expand on certain aspects to develop products of their own.

  • Natick tests materials for U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team uniforms

    Jan 24, 2014

    He shrugged it off as just another routine day in his lab, but testing conducted by Dr. Phil Gibson helped Burton Snowboards pick a fabric for uniforms that the U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team will wear at next month's 2014 Winter Games.

  • Army program secures critical component for artillery, mortar ammunition

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army is nearing completion on a project to eliminate its dependency on foreign countries for a critical energetic component in artillery and mortar ammunition, officials said.

  • Reserve Soldiers use ammunition classification system to sort ammo, save Army money

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers from the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), arrived at the Ammunition Supply Point at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and discovered a backlog of more than a million rounds of unsorted small arms ammunition.

  • Army aviation innovating despite soaring through budgetary headwinds

    Jan 22, 2014

    Fewer dollars means that for Army aviation to remain relevant and ready, it will need to better partner with industry and its sister-services, become more flexible and expeditionary and equip its squadrons with the best intelligence tools it can afford.

  • Army plans baseline assessment for Network Integration Evaluation 15.1

    Jan 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army will evaluate its tactical network baseline during the Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 in fall 2014 in order to set conditions for future network development and refine focus areas for industry innovation.

  • Smarter robots likely in Army's future, planners say

    Jan 22, 2014

    Unmanned robots already have proven their worth on the battlefield, neutralizing improvised explosive devices, and more capable ones are coming in the future, according to the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

  • 'Maj. Clo' feels the heat at Natick

    Jan 16, 2014

    If he's a bit of a hot head these days, you'll have to excuse him. "Maj. Clo" is just doing his job. Lately, he's literally been feeling the heat at work, because Maj. Clo is the thermal test manikin at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

  • Military training equals skills in STEM Ed

    Jan 16, 2014

    Today about 3 million positions are vacant because companies can't find workers with basic technical skills in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. That's why 93 students from the Grafenwoehr Elementary school in Germany, took a field trip on Jan. 14 to the Joint Multinational Training Command.

  • Safety top priority on chem-demil ship, officials say

    Jan 14, 2014

    The mission involving the Field Deployable Hydrolysis System, which will be used aboard the cargo ship MV Cape Ray later this month as part of a U.N. mission to destroy bulk chemical weapons from Syria, is expected to begin Jan. 17, 2014.

  • Corps of Engineers provides 'life support' for VA hospital during electrical upgrade

    Jan 10, 2014

    This fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) completed a electrical distribution system upgrade at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City. The work had little impact on patients and provided significant cost savings.

  • CROWS second screen boosts situational awareness for vehicle crews

    Jan 10, 2014

    Army engineers developed a cabling system to route the video signal from the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station gunner's fire control unit in the back of a tactical vehicle to the Driver's Vision Enhancer screen situated in the front of a vehicle.

  • Picatinny counters Unmanned Aircraft System threats

    Jan 7, 2014

    As the military use of Picatinny counters Unmanned Aircraft System threats has increased dramatically, including by entities that may pose a threat to the United States, scientists at Picatinny Arsenal are part of the effort to counter potential threats to U.S. armed forces by such systems.

  • Combining network management tools makes managing network easier, saves money

    Jan 6, 2014

    The Army is moving to simplify and reduce the number of network management tools its communication officers use to manage the tactical communications network, moving from deliveries of stove-piped tool sets across various systems and echelons to an integrated system.

  • Bullet-stopping helmet returned to Soldier at All-American Bowl

    Jan 6, 2014

    When former Army Spc. Chance Darby was reunited in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2013, with the Advanced Combat Helmet that saved his life in Afghanistan, he said the headgear had successfully stopped an enemy rifle bullet, but left him with two big headaches.

  • Army civilians praised for expertise in support of U.N. mission

    Jan 3, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal accompanied Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall to meet with Army civilians responsible for installing the Field Deployable Hydrolysis Systems aboard the U.S. Navy's MV Cape Ray, in Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 2, 2014.

  • Army team to destroy Syrian chemical weapons afloat

    Jan 3, 2014

    Some 64 specialists from the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard the ship MV Cape Ray to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.

  • Eight teams earn DARPA funds for 2014 robotics finals

    Dec 27, 2013

    Eight robots took their first steps into the future, Dec. 21, 2013, at a racetrack complex near Miami, one that scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency envisioned for them as the world watched the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster unfold in 2011.

  • DOD looks 25 years ahead in unmanned vehicle roadmap

    Dec 26, 2013

    Strategy and budget realities are two aspects of the Defense Department's new Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap, released Dec. 23, 2013.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot breaks ground for new helicopter painting facility

    Dec 23, 2013

    Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, the core of Army aviation's maintenance, repair and overhaul for helicopters, engines and components, broke ground on a new modernized helicopter facility that will house painting operations for Army helicopters, this December.

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