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  • 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.

  • Army Network Integration Evaluations adopt new goals, new construct

    Dec 23, 2013

    After delivering groundbreaking communications technologies to Soldiers in Afghanistan, the Army should focus tactical network development efforts on simplifying tools and applications, right-sizing command posts and increasing operational flexibility, according to initial conclusions from the most recent Network Integration Evaluation.

  • Army helping draft flight regs for unmanned aircraft in U.S.

    Dec 20, 2013

    With Amazon announcing a test for package delivery using drones, the skies could soon become crowded with unmanned aerial systems, so the Army is providing assistance that could soon regulate the flight of drones over U.S. airspace.

  • FORSCOM breaks ground on Geospatial Readiness Center after original fell to 2011 tornado

    Dec 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command leaders broke ground, Dec. 16, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C., on a new facility to re-establish the command's Geospatial Readiness Center, which was destroyed by a tornado, April 16, 2011.

  • Army fields 101st Airborne new tactical network with integrated training approach

    Dec 18, 2013

    The Army established a new System of Systems training concept drawing on lessons learned from previous units fielded with the integrated communications package known as Capability Set 13.

  • Army's Military Auxiliary Radio System still relevant in Internet age

    Dec 16, 2013

    Years ago before Soldiers used cell phones and social media and when long-distance calling was expensive, they would often communicate from remote areas to home via MARSgrams and MARS telephone patches through the Military Auxiliary Radio System.

  • Army tests vehicle-mounted laser against multiple targets

    Dec 11, 2013

    The Army used a vehicle-mounted high-energy laser for the first time to successfully engage more than 90 mortar rounds and several unmanned aerial vehicles in flight.

  • Army network stays connected even when 'jumping the TOC'

    Dec 9, 2013

    Current technologies such as Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, the Army's mobile tactical communications network backbone, and emerging solutions like the Mobile integrated Command Post -- a vehicle that efficiently provides networking equipment and power to support a command post -- are enhancing a commander's ability to lead from anywhere on the battlefield.

  • Cyberspace warriors graduate with Army's newest military occupational specialty

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers made history when they were awarded the newest Army military occupational specialty, 25D, cyber network defender, during a graduation ceremony Nov. 27, 2013, held in Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • 'Make-a-thon' to design tactical vehicle via online collaboration

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force will host a "Make-A-Thon" event, Dec. 9-13, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga., to develop a mobile command post that is mounted on a commonly available Army Lightweight Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle.

  • Armor plates' ballistics protection scrutinized for Soldier safety

    Dec 4, 2013

    A team of U.S. Army engineers is enhancing Soldier safety in ground vehicles by scrutinizing and validating improved alloys for armor-plate applications.

  • 3D electronic printing holds promise of various applications for Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2013

    As researchers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., explore the potential of 3-dimensional printing, they envision the potential to embed a radio antenna on the side of a Soldier's helmet, or print sensors directly onto a weapon or even an article of clothing.

  • Mission command goes mobile

    Dec 2, 2013

    This year the Army plans to field Joint Battle Command-Platform, the next-generation system providing mounted mission command, friendly force tracking and situational awareness capabilities. JBC-P will also serve as the first version of the Mounted Computing Environment, one of six computing environments that make up the Army's Common Operating Environment, a new set of standards that enable the rapid development of secure and interoperable applications.

  • Milgaming site gets new look, improvements

    Dec 2, 2013

    The Army's premiere gaming website has received improvements which make it more user-friendly. Improvements include reducing the number of clicks needed to get to the most used functions and items on the site.

  • Force Sustainment Systems sends new tropical shelter system to Guam

    Nov 27, 2013

    Any Soldier can attest to the fact that there is nothing worse than getting a new piece of equipment and then finding out that it doesn't work properly.

  • Apache 'Guardian' wins praise from pilots

    Nov 27, 2013

    The newest model of the Apache Longbow attack helicopter, the "Echo," was delivered to Soldiers in January. Since that time, pilots of 1st Squadron, 229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, have had nothing but praise for it.

  • Army's Ultra Light Vehicle now in survivability testing

    Nov 27, 2013

    Two of the three vehicles in the Army's "Ultra Light Vehicle" program have now entered survivability testing in Nevada and Maryland, to evaluate both their blast and ballistic protection capability.

  • SATCOM installation plan exceeds expectations, saves millions

    Nov 26, 2013

    Team Tobyhanna, Pa., is taking a pioneering approach to installing the Army's next generation SATCOM ground terminals using a plan that exceeds the depot's annual Value Engineering Proposal cost avoidance goal by more than 276 percent.

  • Army purchases bird-like, micro-unmanned aerial system

    Nov 22, 2013

    The Army recently purchased 36 Maveric unmanned aerial systems, as a result of an urgent request from Soldiers in combat.

  • Soldiers shape next generation of Army mission command system

    Nov 20, 2013

    While deployed to Iraq, Staff Sgt. Scott Harrison relied on the Army's chief situational awareness system to plot enemy holdouts, mark known improvised explosive devices and exchange command and control messages with fellow Soldiers.

  • Army, DOD team together to increase Pacific military satellite access

    Nov 20, 2013

    By building a "slice" of its larger Network-Centric Teleport system at the Army's Regional Hub Node in Guam, the Department of Defense can access an additional military satellite that was previously out of its reach and improve its support in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • ECBC scientists to improve methods of detecting ricin

    Nov 19, 2013

    An envelope laced with ricin intended for the President of the United States was intercepted in April 2013 by law enforcement officials when protocols established for mail screenings revealed the threat of a biological weapon. Ricin is a highly toxic, naturally occurring protein found in the seeds of the castor oil plant. There is currently no antidote for the substance, which could be lethal if an average adult inhaled a dose the size of a few grains of salt. Preventing the transport of materials laced with ricin is a priority for the national defense community, but in the event of an unknown attack, scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) are researching effective sampling and detection methods of the deadly substance.

  • Paladin hybridizes for future fleet

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Fires Center of Excellence Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate at Fort Sill, Okla., is celebrating a major victory after the Paladin Integrated Management program received Milestone C approval within the Defense Acquisition System.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • REF: Battlefield survival can depend on getting Soldiers critical gear posthaste

    Nov 15, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force is fielding mission-critical equipment to deployed Soldiers, including "hybrid" solar-battery-generator systems that save fuel; 57 are now in Afghanistan, 20 in Tran-Sahara Africa, 12 in Honduras and several in the Philippines.

  • Evolving NIEs help shape Army's future network

    Nov 14, 2013

    Underway this month is the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1, the sixth in a series of semi-annual field exercises that incorporate Soldier feedback to improve and simplify network systems, leverage industry innovation on emerging capabilities and validate new tactics, techniques and procedures -- while also reducing the burden of network integration on operational forces.

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • Results from Army, university tests could improve auto, aviation industry standards

    Nov 13, 2013

    Results from a recent study that looked at how battlefield-born vibrations, like those from blasts and heavy armored vehicles, for example, are leading research scientists to rethink military vehicle testing and evaluation methods that could also, eventually, improve automotive and aviation industry standards.

  • Rapid Equipping Force launches website for innovations

    Nov 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force recently launched ArmyCoCreate.com, a website for Soldiers to identify tactical challenges and collaborate for solutions.

  • Chief sees future of Army equipment at PEO Soldier

    Nov 6, 2013

    The Army's chief of staff inspected an array of advanced technology being mobilized on behalf of Soldiers during a visit to Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., Nov. 1, 2013.

  • Energizing base camps of the future

    Nov 6, 2013

    Innovations meant to improve Soldiers' quality of life during deployments -- while saving lives, fuel, water and money -- were on display Nov. 5, 2013, at the Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.

  • Preserving out-of-this-world food

    Nov 5, 2013

    Getting enough vitamins in one's diet is tough enough on this planet. Consider the health of astronauts in extended spaceflight.

  • Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems

    Nov 5, 2013

    Technologies are being developed and tested that enable Soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

  • 10th Sustainment Soldiers embrace capabilities of new chemical-detection vehicle

    Nov 4, 2013

    Four M1135 Strykers are now in the hands of a Fort Drum, N.Y., unit that specializes in an unconventional warfare mission.

  • McAlester increases public-private partnerships, revenue

    Nov 4, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., had a banner year, generating $16.1 million from 26 public-private partnerships in the fiscal year 2013, said explained a plant official.

  • Quick response keeps Black Hawk fleet airborne

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army turned to Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., for help when a piece of faulty equipment grounded a number of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

  • Army Research Laboratory prototype hardware helps NASA recover images that would be lost at sea

    Oct 30, 2013

    New hardware built by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is helping NASA retrieve experimental images otherwise lost at sea.

  • Army looks to blend cyber, electronic warfare capabilities on battlefield

    Oct 29, 2013

    U.S. Army scientists and engineers continue to define next-generation protocols and system architectures to help develop technology capabilities to combat these threats in an integrated and expedited fashion.

  • NSRDEC deploys energy-efficient tents for testing

    Oct 29, 2013

    A group of shelters were sent to the Southwest Asia Area of Responsibility to be tested by both the Army and Air Force recently as part of the "Advanced, Energy-Efficient Shelter Systems for Contingency Basing and Other Applications" program.

  • Army logisticians, industry navigate budgetary minefield to modernize equipment

    Oct 28, 2013

    Continuing resolutions, sequestration and furloughs are putting equipment modernization, readiness and force structure at risk, said a top leader responsible for equipping Soldiers.

  • Army leaders: Network, NIEs critical to future force

    Oct 23, 2013

    After putting the tactical communications network "under pressure" in a realistic operational environment in order to quickly deliver a "digital guardian angel" to troops in Afghanistan, Army leaders said the Network Integration Evaluation process is adapting to drive continued innovation.

  • Improvements to Army's new 5.56mm production lines help save government more than $20 million

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition's Enhanced Performance Round program shaved off more than $20 million dollars in a value engineering project aimed at renovating the bullet production lines and improving the program's purchasing strategies.

  • Future uncertain for Ground Combat Vehicle, Armed Aerial Scout

    Oct 22, 2013

    As a result of fiscal "belt tightening, the Ground Combat Vehicle and the Armed Aerial Scout could be delayed, continued or terminated," said the Army's top acquisition professional.

  • Doing lab work for 'HEROES'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Ten students from the UMass Lowell Co-op Scholars Program worked during the summer with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, as part of the Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers, or HEROES, program.

  • CID urges caution when using myPay or No Pay apps

    Oct 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-DOD sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services accounts.

  • Army 'can't afford' not to have Rapid Equipping Force, leader says

    Oct 18, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force plays such an important role in providing Soldiers with what they need to complete their mission that its commander is confident his organization will continue in one form or another even after budget cuts shrink the Army.

  • 'Iron Man'-style suit in early stages of development

    Oct 17, 2013

    U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operators to be protected with what it informally calls an "Iron Man" suit, named after the fictional superhero.

  • Army researchers meet need for Marines' assault vehicles

    Oct 16, 2013

    In response to an urgent operational need, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility teamed with the Naval Surface Warfare Center and Marine Corps to develop an Emergency Egress Lighting System for the Marine Corps' Assault Amphibious Vehicle.

  • Final production of protected satellite terminals postures Army for advanced satellite operation

    Oct 16, 2013

    The Army's advanced protected ground satellite terminals are supporting Air Force testing of new military satellites, and once operational in real-world missions, these advanced terminals will provide a fourfold increase in throughput to bandwidth-hungry forces.

  • 20 years of Army research yields hope for malaria vaccine

    Oct 16, 2013

    Reports of the successful trials that could lead to the world's first malaria vaccine led the headlines of international news outlets last week. Hidden within the story line is the critical role of researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research who have worked steadfastly for more than 20 years to help bring the vaccine to reality.

  • Army announces Cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance to explore underlying cyber science

    Oct 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has established a Collaborative Research Alliance,which will include an alliance of ARL, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, academia and industry researchers to explore the basic foundations of cyber science issues in the context of Army networks.

  • Army live-stream of AUSA exposition to allow viewer participation

    Oct 10, 2013

    This year, the Army will live-stream nearly every discussion panel that occurs at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C. Remote viewers will also be able to interact with panelists via social media.

  • Army observes Information Assurance/Cyber Security Week: Oct. 14-18

    Oct 10, 2013

    The Army will observe an Information Assurance/Cyber Security Awareness Week, beginning Oct. 14, 2013, as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

  • Army approved to continue fielding WIN-T Increment 2

    Oct 8, 2013

    The Army has received approval to continue with further limited additional production and fielding of its mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2.

  • Army, Marine Corps find synergy supporting intelligence mission in pacific

    Oct 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have been working together over the past fifteen months to improve intelligence collaboration efforts focused in Japan and the Republic of Korea.

  • Army lab finding better ways to convert JP-8 to hydrogen for portable electric power

    Oct 3, 2013

    A small team of scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are collaborating with counterparts at the Communications-Electronics and the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centers, to develop technology for lightweight, portable prototype systems that would convert Jet Propellant 8 to hydrogen on the spot.

  • Army develops lightweight ballistic protection for aircraft

    Oct 2, 2013

    Army tactics and training are constantly changing to meet the threat on the battlefield, and one such example is the attack helicopter.

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

  • Soldier input aids Army researchers

    Sep 27, 2013

    Engineers from Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center solicited ideas for future combat vehicle projects from Arrowhead Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Space and Missile Defense Command saves Army money with low-cost 'Zombie' targets

    Sep 27, 2013

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has found a way to save the Army money while still providing capabilities by using low-cost targets during missile defense testing.

  • SecArmy visits, touts, challenges Watervliet

    Sep 26, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Watervliet Arsenal today to assess the effect of sequestration on the arsenal's ability to conduct research and design efforts, and manufacturing, in support of howitzers, cannons, and mortars for U.S. Armed Forces and allies.

  • Secretary of the Army affirms Picatinny's importance to national security

    Sep 26, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., Sept. 26, 2013, to assess the effect of sequestration on the installation's efforts in research, development, acquisition and lifecycle management of weapon systems and ammunition.

  • Putting combat rations packaging on a diet

    Sep 23, 2013

    When it comes to combat rations packaging, Lauri Kline would like to put the Defense Department on something of a diet.

  • New method uses water, motion to develop delicious military food

    Sep 19, 2013

    One of life's greatest necessities, water, is a key ingredient for the new gentle motion retort used by the Combat Feeding Directorate at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., to develop Meals, Ready-to-Eat and Tray Pack products.

  • Rock Island enables 100-percent accountability, quick delivery of war-fighting gear

    Sep 18, 2013

    For just about a year now, employees at the Joint Manufacturing Technology Center at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., have been making it easier for military units to get the sensor and laser equipment they need to equip their Soldiers.

  • Army developing tool to reduce altitude sickness in deployed Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2013

    It is no secret that Soldiers must prevail in all kinds of terrain and climates to complete missions. Afghanistan, for example, boasts mountains with elevations higher than 24,000 feet.

  • Army partners with industry for future of intelligence support

    Sep 17, 2013

    Representatives from small and large businesses from across the country gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 29, 2013, to align efforts with the Distributed Common Ground System team to discuss technology integration opportunities.

  • At times, even munitions must shake, rattle and roll

    Sep 12, 2013

    Will mortars, artillery rounds, and mines function at a basic level, perform at various altitudes, remain intact if transported over rough terrain, function if accidentally dropped from various heights? Finding the answers to these questions is the realm of personnel at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., who work at the Environmental Test Lab, which is part of the Quality Engineering and System Assurance Directorate.

  • Army gives green light for procurement of 3rd Stryker Double-V Hull brigade

    Sep 11, 2013

    The Project Manager for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team received the approval from the Army Acquisition Executive to begin the procurement of a 3rd brigade of Stryker Double V-Hull vehicles.

  • New Army Training Network videos help with training management

    Sep 10, 2013

    The Army's primary website for training resources recently added eight short videos to improve unit training management throughout the force.

  • Army researchers seek better airdrops

    Sep 9, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Sept. 9, 2013) -- Among the many testing capabilities housed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Roller Load Test Facility offers the unique ability to simulate the roller and rail systems used in aircraft to deliver cargo airdrops -- all while still on the ground.

  • 'HEaDS-UP' at Natick for better helmets

    Sep 6, 2013

    In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., are making a "HEaDS-UP" play.

  • TARDEC leaders engage with government, industry, academia partners

    Sep 5, 2013

    The director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center connected with government, industry and academia partners at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, at Warren, Mich.

  • JLTV testing begins, program on schedule, budget

    Sep 5, 2013

    Full-pace, full-scope testing of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes began Sept. 3, 2013, and will last for 14 months.

  • Army Technology Magazine launches

    Sep 4, 2013

    A new publication featuring science, technology and engineering advances across the U.S. Army is now available.

  • 401st AFSB logisticians complete underbody blast protection upgrades in Afghanistan

    Sep 4, 2013

    After nearly five months of running 24-hour operations, seven days a week, Product Manager Heavy Tactical Vehicles, in partnership with 401st Army Field Support Brigade, installed the last of 150 underbody blast protection kits into Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks at Forward Operating Base Shindand.

  • Army launches website about permethrin-treated ACUs

    Sep 4, 2013

    Soldiers spend a considerable amount of time outdoors either training, or during real-world operations. The Army wants them to know just how their uniforms are protecting them from insect-borne diseases.

  • Latest version of America's Army ready for download

    Sep 3, 2013

    The next version of the America's Army video game was released today and is now available for download.

  • New Armor Inspection System ensures ballistic plates safe for deploying Soldiers

    Sep 3, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command has acquired a system that uses X-rays to scan ballistic plates in order to identify deficiencies within them.

  • Army's manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

    Aug 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear.

  • Army awards 2nd technology under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

    Aug 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors, Aug. 27, 2013.

  • Army advances standardized tactical computer

    Aug 27, 2013

    In combat and tactical vehicles, Soldiers can access communications systems that display a complete picture of the battlefield. However, these high-tech situational awareness features are viewed through different computer systems, over separate monitors and with little room to spare.

  • Team Tobyhanna streamlines Nett Warrior fielding process

    Aug 26, 2013

    Several shops at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., are supporting the U.S. Army's Nett Warrior system that provides warfighters secure and mobile voice, video and data communications capabilities.

  • Picatinny to remove tons of toxins from lethal rounds

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Pyrotechnics Division of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is developing an alternate formula for certain armor-piercing incendiary projectiles that is friendlier to the environment than the chemicals currently being used.

  • Cutting edge technology

    Aug 21, 2013

    Twelve members of the Headquarters, 2-399 Regiment, 1st Brigade, 104th Training Division (LT), located at Fort Knox, Ky., took advantage of a rare and unique opportunity to train the headquarter element on a variety of command, control and communication skills using a cutting edge technology called the Dismounted Soldier Training System.

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