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  • 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.

  • Army research official visits Afghanistan

    Jun 25, 2012

    A senior research and development leader spoke with Army officials in Afghanistan June 11-13. Army leaders in the field are seeking technology solutions for complex challenges.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers learn to fly Army's smallest unmanned aerial system

    Jun 22, 2012

    A mobile training team from Fort Benning, Ga., arrived at Fort Riley, Kan., June 7,2012, to teach 15 Fort Riley Soldiers on how to fly one of the smallest unmanned aerial systems used by the U.S. Army -- the RQ-11B Raven.

  • U.S. Army, Taiwanese officials discuss science, technology collaboration

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. Army and Taiwanese officials met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 18, 2012, to discuss opportunities for partnerships in military research and development.

  • Company Command Posts bring mission command to battlefield edge

    Jun 21, 2012

    In the harsh desert and mountains of the southwestern United States, Soldiers relied on transportable headquarters operation centers to extend mission command capabilities to the edge of the battlefield during the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 12.2.

  • Army civilian engineers team with Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. Army civilian engineers are deploying to Afghanistan along with Soldiers to resolve issues that hinder mission success in theater.

  • Picatinny engineers set phasers to 'fry'

    Jun 21, 2012

    Scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., are busy developing a device that will shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to destroy its target. Soldiers and science fiction fans, you're welcome.

  • Full spectrum: Army pilots, Unmanned Aircraft Systems operators to team up on battlefield

    Jun 21, 2012

    Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems will take on a new role as a Combat Aviation Brigade element with the upcoming deployment this fall of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Army's top signal officer: Everything is network dependent

    Jun 20, 2012

    Army leaders discussed the future of the Army's network during the Network-Enabled Mission Command panel at the Association of the United States Army Mission Command Symposium in Kansas City, Mo., June 19, 2012.

  • Bradley Urban Survivability Kits installed early, under budget

    Jun 19, 2012

    Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles assigned to units stationed in the Republic of Korea became the latest in the fleet to receive the Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III upgrades, last week.

  • New season of Army Research Lab show focuses on cost-saving maintenance

    Jun 18, 2012

    Inside the Lab launched a series about condition-based maintenance that could save more money than the current time-sensitive maintenance method, and give the Army a more effective way of identifying when a part, like a helicopter bearing needs to be repaired.

  • Unmanned Aircraft System operators save lives in combat

    Jun 18, 2012

    Sgt. Christopher Harris was conducting a routine reconnaissance mission in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in 2009, when the Puma unmanned aircraft system he was operating showed nearby, real-time footage of insurgents planting an improvised explosive device along a U.S. Army convoy route.

  • Army to deliver fuel-efficient generators to Afghanistan

    Jun 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army will soon field its next generation of operational energy to Afghanistan with a line of leaner, fuel-saving generators expected to transform the way power is delivered to the battlefield.

  • Army labs build network for next NIE

    Jun 12, 2012

    The Army has finished the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 12.2, where it validated and finalized Capability Set 13, the first integrated set of advanced tactical communications equipment that will be delivered to brigade combat teams starting this fall.

  • Army returns first Wartime Replacement Aircraft to fight

    Jun 11, 2012

    The Army delivered the first OH-58D Kiowa Warrior upgraded under the Wartime Replacement Aircraft Program to the warfighter at a roll-out ceremony at Corpus Christi Army Depot on June 7, 2012.

  • Army preparing to field network systems to deploying brigades

    Jun 11, 2012

    As the Army's third Network Integration Evaluation concludes, the service in the midst of synchronized fielding efforts as it prepares to field the first integrated group of advanced tactical communications technologies to deploying Soldiers beginning this October.

  • Chandler learns about network defense mission at Army Cyber Command

    Jun 11, 2012

    The Army's most senior noncommissioned officer made his first visit to U.S. Army Cyber Command June 7, 2012, and left with a clearer understanding of how the command protects Army computer and electronic networks around the world, and the importance of that mission.

  • Army hosts industry at Network Integration Evaluation

    Jun 7, 2012

    Army officials hosted more than 120 industry representatives at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 last week to show available facilities, answer questions and encourage industry participation in future exercises.

  • Soldiers return from Fort Bliss assessment

    Jun 6, 2012

    Soldiers who took part in the Maneuver Battle Lab's Ground Combat Vehicle assessment last month at Fort Bliss, Texas, praised the various capabilities and features on the five vehicles used in the week-long evaluation.

  • Network Integration Evaluation attracts, educates industry

    Jun 5, 2012

    Representatives from numerous companies in the network and intelligence industries descended on the Network Integration Evaluation's Industry Day, June 1, 2012, for an up-close look at how the Army tests and evaluates new equipment and systems.

  • Army engineers spur development of tactical microgrids

    Jun 5, 2012

    U.S. Army engineers are leading research on tactical microgrids to deliver more efficient power to Soldiers across combat zones, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Natick becoming more green

    Jun 5, 2012

    This close to Boston, green is a popular color -- especially with the Celtics making an unexpectedly strong run in the NBA playoffs. When people talk "green" at the Natick Soldier Systems Center these days, however, they could just as easily be discussing the environment as basketball.

  • U.S. Army Africa ready to meet complex missions with newly fielded Command Post capabilities

    Jun 4, 2012

    As a direct result of the efforts provided by Program Executive Office of Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, U.S. Army Africa was fielded an Early Entry Command Post capability in May 2011 and a subsequent larger Forward Command Post capability in February of this year in response to an Operational Needs Statement.

  • Army Geospatial Center provides eyes in sky for boots on ground

    Jun 4, 2012

    The Under Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Geospatial Center to gain situational awareness and ensure the Army is correctly prioritizing, balancing and integrating resources to support the contributions of this mission-critical organization.

  • Handhelds connect Soldiers at Army network exercise

    Jun 4, 2012

    Nett Warrior will provide dismounted leaders with the kind of digital information that today is only available inside vehicles or command posts.

  • Natick meeting strengthens science, technology ties

    Jun 1, 2012

    Cooperation between government, private industry and academia to benefit the warfighter took center stage May 29, 2012, at the ninth meeting of the Natick Soldier Systems Center Science and Technology Board.

  • Army scientists energize battery research

    Jun 1, 2012

    Army scientists are squeezing more power from batteries by developing new methods and materials with incredible results.

  • Mortarmen in Afghanistan train with new round, become more lethal

    Jun 1, 2012

    American Soldiers conducted a live-fire exercise, May 27, 2012, at Combat Outpost Terra Nova, Afghanistan, using the new 120mm Precision Guided Round.

  • Stryker team shines at environmental stewardship

    May 31, 2012

    The Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems - Stryker Brigade Combat Team, won both the Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense team awards for Environmental Excellence in Weapons System Acquisition.

  • Army takes important step towards enabling a Global Energy Grid for the battlefield

    May 30, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC engineers hosted the DISA CTO to discuss the Global Energy Grid, a CERDEC concept to leverage civilian smart grid technoogies to more efficiently deliver energy to U.S. forces worldwide. The GEG would use DISA-owned data command and control links to coordinate and schedule the generation and usage of military power sources. This could maximize the delivery of power from available sources to where it is needed most, and efficiently manage these resources.

  • Army chief of staff visits Picatinny Arsenal

    May 30, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited Picatinny Arsenal to tour select research facilities, learn more about its products and address Picatinny employees, May 30, 2012.

  • Army delivers new blue force tracking system to Korea

    May 29, 2012

    The Army's next-generation friendly force tracking system that equips Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced logistics for improved tactical communications and situational awareness has deployed to installations in Korea.

  • Anniston Army Depot begins M777 reset program

    May 28, 2012

    At the end of April, Anniston Army Depot, Ala., began a new reset program for M777 medium, towed Howitzers.

  • Shadow 'enhanced platoons' meet growing need in Afghanistan

    May 28, 2012

    When the Afghan theater commander called on the Army to increase the number of Shadow platoons in theater during the height of the 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom summer campaign, the Army was ready to answer the call.

  • Army Secretary impressed with cyber studies program at Naval Postgraduate School

    May 24, 2012

    Army Secretary John McHugh visited the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., May 21, 2012, and got his own education on what the school offers the military and how the Army benefits from the educational opportunities provided at this international and joint educational institution.

  • Army refining long-term MRAP plan

    May 24, 2012

    The Army is in the process of refining a long-term plan for its fleet of 20,000 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, service officials said.

  • New Army network gets workout at NIE

    May 24, 2012

    Stretched across vast distances and punishing terrain, the Army's new tactical communications network showed its promise as a combat enabler during the service's Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, Soldiers and leaders said.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab assesses vehicles to develop Army ground combat vehicle

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 23, 2012) -- The Maneuver Battle Lab is wrapping up the second phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle Non Developmental Vehicle assessments, which has Soldiers from Fort Benning's experimentation force conducting platoon-level operations on five different platforms.

  • Soldiers prefer lighter machine gun during assessment

    May 23, 2012

    A military utility assessment held at Fort Benning, Ga., in September 2011 has concluded that all participating Soldiers immediately noticed the reduced weight of a prototype light machine gun and most would prefer it to the current squad automatic weapon used in battle.

  • Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

    May 22, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC hosted a coalition interoperability experiment May 10-18, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade and below, prevent fratricide and extend continuity of operations.

  • Chinooks make historic 3,400-mile journey to Alaska

    May 22, 2012

    Four Chinook helicopters were flown 3,400 miles from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. to their new home with the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

  • Army develops generator 1.5 tons lighter than current option

    May 22, 2012

    Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers were recognized for their collaborative efforts with small business to develop a transportable 100 kW generator that is 3,150 pounds lighter than those currently in theater.

  • Army assesses current vehicles as part of Ground Combat Vehicle development process

    May 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

  • 'Installation as docking station' links home front to battlefield technologies

    May 18, 2012

    Soldiers at eight U.S. Army posts are the first to link into the "Installation as a Docking Station" system that allows access to the same IT systems and software used on the battlefield.

  • Picatinny engineer pursues improved hand grenade

    May 16, 2012

    Picatinny Arsenal's Richard Lauch is pushing forward with a new design for a hand grenade fuze that will update what is basically a 100-year-old design.

  • Cadets bring the heat to Rapid Equipping Force

    May 16, 2012

    The team of Class of 2012 Cadets Jacob Baxter, Luke Grant, Jake Young and Isaac Melnick placed first in the inaugural Rapid Equipping Force Grand Challenge, following the presentations and judging May 7, 2012.

  • Army completes network design for Capability Set 13

    May 14, 2012

    The Army has completed the network design for Capability Set 13, the first integrated group of advanced tactical communications technologies that will be fielded to Soldiers beginning this fall.

  • Leaders say Network Integration Evaluation improving Army acquisition

    May 14, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips, military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, stressed the value of the Network Integration Evaluation construct to obtain Soldier feedback and rapidly field network equipment to meet their needs, during a visit to White Sands Missile Range, N.M., last week.

  • Top acquisition official visits network evaluation, emphasizes science, technology

    May 13, 2012

    Army Acquisition Executive Heidi Shyu praised the ongoing Network Integration Evaluation and stressed the importance of blending science and technology into the modernization strategy while meeting with program managers, Soldiers and service leaders May 11, 2012, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army scientists develop deployable renewable-energy solutions

    May 10, 2012

    U.S. Army scientists are researching methods to harness the sun and wind to ease the burdens associated with transporting fossil fuels to dangerous areas.

  • McHugh visits 'Heavy Metal' Brigade, speaks with Soldiers during NIE 12.2

    May 10, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh spoke to Soldiers of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, during a walk through of the 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment's, tactical assembly area at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 9, 2012.

  • 101st Airborne Division adds realism to Army network exercise

    May 10, 2012

    While thousands of Soldiers maneuver across the New Mexico desert to assess the Army's future tactical communications network, a smaller group more than a thousand miles away is playing a quieter but essential role in the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2.

  • Microwave technology could revolutionize combat feeding

    May 8, 2012

    The folks at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate believe that microwave sterilization could revolutionize what Soldiers eat on the battlefield.

  • Army scientists explore wireless power transfer

    May 8, 2012

    A focus of Army Science and Technology is to figure out how to power Soldiers, and their equipment without increasing the amount of weight they have to carry on the battlefield.

  • 101st Airborne Soldiers test howitzer upgrades

    May 8, 2012

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky., recently assisted the Picatinny Arsenal M119A2 Howitzer Logistics Team complete the last phase of logistics training.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot artisans keep Chinook in production

    May 8, 2012

    Two Corpus Christi Army Depot electrical technicians took necessary actions to keep production rolling on the CH-47 Chinook.

  • Tactical communications network backbone heads into operational test

    May 7, 2012

    Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 is nearing the finish line as it heads into its largest operational test this month.

  • Improved batteries, SWIPES to lighten Soldiers' load

    May 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is lightening the Soldier's load by developing smaller and lighter batteries. Scientists and engineers are unburdening the Soldier, increasing maneuverability, reducing fatigue, and cutting time needed for battery re-charging.

  • PEO Soldier celebrates anniversary, welcomes new leader, unveils new logo

    May 5, 2012

    Its name may not sound particularly impressive, but on the tenth anniversary of Program Executive Office Soldier, arguably, no other Army organization has done more to add to the lethality, comfort and safety of the American service member.

  • Soldier technologies displayed at Massachusetts State House

    May 3, 2012

    The 6th annual Natick Soldier Systems Center Showcase was held at the Massachusetts State House, May 2, 2012. Visitors learned about what Soldiers wear, carry and eat.

  • JTRS advances 'Cognitive Radio' concept

    May 2, 2012

    The Joint Program Executive Office for Joint Tactical Radio Systems is moving closer to its vision of Cognitive Radio, a concept engineered to allow a family of software-programmable radios to better use portions of the available spectrum, service officials said.

  • Tablet PC to replace paper for Network Integration Evaluation

    May 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command is beginning to replace paper with digital data collection options in preparation for the next Network Integration Evaluation at White Sands Missile Range this May.

  • Soldiers execute realistic scenario, face hybrid threat as NIE begins

    May 1, 2012

    The Army's largest ever network field exercise rolled into action today, as more than 4,000 Soldiers began to execute a rigorous scenario designed to measure the performance and operational value of advanced tactical communications equipment under real-world conditions.

  • Uncovering the colorless core of the Army's network

    May 1, 2012

    Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, the second generation of the Army's tactical communications backbone, will provide an on-the-move colorless core, enabling commanders to command and control their units without fear of the enemy intercepting sensitive information.

  • Army asks for armed aerial scout demonstration

    May 1, 2012

    The Army released to industry a request for information about a replacement for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior aircraft, April 25, 2012, including a proposal to industry to provide for the Army a demonstration of the current state of the art in rotary-wing aircraft and their subsystems.

  • Teachers receive STEM training at Natick

    Apr 30, 2012

    A dedicated group of high school and middle school teachers spent their April vacations developing skills at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center that they will apply later in their classrooms.

  • Making SPARKs: Anniston fabricates mine rollers

    Apr 30, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot has long been known for its work on heavy tracked vehicles, but one of the installation's latest programs involves some heavy wheels.

  • Airborne radar prepped for missile defense testing

    Apr 30, 2012

    A new air defense radar system is undergoing testing on White Sands Missile Range to ready it for later integrated testing with the Navy this fall.

  • Children learn about work done at Natick for Soldiers

    Apr 26, 2012

    Potential scientists, mathematicians and engineers of the future roamed the Natick Soldier Systems Center campus, April 20, 2012, during the 15th annual Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day.

  • Concept vehicle rolls out to meet Detroit public

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Army debuted its latest concept vehicle that not only significantly improves upon fuel economy, it also has the capability to generate and export electric power to Soldiers in austere locations like Afghanistan.

  • Army tests new medical air beam shelter

    Apr 25, 2012

    The 14th Combat Support Hospital and U.S. Army Medical Department board are wrapping up an assessment of a new air beam shelter that could lead to faster care of wounded troops on the battlefield.

  • Measuring human behavior

    Apr 24, 2012

    Loud sounds. Flash bangs. Bright lights. Blunt projectiles. The Target Behavioral Response Laboratory conducts tests to study how humans react to various devices and how they can be made more effective.

  • Secretary of Army recognizes innovation

    Apr 24, 2012

    Four Soldiers who built a training device to teach service members to safely exit an overturned Humvee were among 22 troops and civilians honored April 24, 2012, as part of the 2012 Secretary of the Army Awards.

  • Textile technologist 'fired up' about her job at Natick

    Apr 23, 2012

    Most of us have experienced the occasional workday that goes up in flames. For Peggy Auerbach, however, that's a normal occurrence.

  • Army leaders discuss S&T strategy, priorities to deliver solutions

    Apr 23, 2012

    The deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology led a dialogue among six officials from across the Army's scientific community, April 18, 2012, at the National Defense Industrial Association's 13th Annual Science and Engineering Technology Conference at North Charleston, S.C.

  • Students in Japan gain Earth, science knowledge from Camp Zama experts

    Apr 22, 2012

    Though they lack the alliterative ring of the "Three Rs," the essential subjects of Science, Technology and Engineering were brought to life for Arnn Elementary students by subject-matter experts from the community here.

  • Army tactical communication network organization reflects on its rich history

    Apr 20, 2012

    As the parent organization of Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, PM WIN-T reflects back on its own history, with roots in early satellite development that date back more than 60 years.

  • White House honors 'Champion of Change' for Afghanistan energy-saving

    Apr 20, 2012

    An Army Reserve officer who researched the effectiveness of energy-saving "micro-grid" technology in Afghanistan was among nine Americans honored as "Champions of Change" by the White House, April 19, 2012.

  • Exhibits ignite thought, pique imagination at Hohenfels school

    Apr 18, 2012

    Students and parents alike thronged the more than 20 exhibits filling the halls of Hohenfels Middle/High School during the ninth annual Math, Science, and Technology Night, March 22, 2012.

  • Soldiers at core of Network Integration Evaluation

    Apr 18, 2012

    The flashy systems may attract a lot of attention, but it is the Soldiers who get the final say when it comes to evaluating new network technologies.

  • 'Dagger' Brigade updates vehicle fleet

    Apr 17, 2012

    The Army's newest versions of two vehicles that have kept America's fighting men and women safe for more than a quarter of a century have arrived at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Anniston Army Depot partners to rebuild Saudi tanks

    Apr 12, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot recently contracted to overhaul 143 M1 Abrams tanks for Saudi Arabia's Royal Saudi Land Forces at Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio.

  • Fort Sill maps past with new technology

    Apr 12, 2012

    Former cartographer Staff Sgt. Aaron Peterson, is using his Army training to map the cemeteries at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Army leaders open new energy lab for business

    Apr 12, 2012

    More than 300 government, industry and academic leaders converged on the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Mich., for the grand opening of the Army's one-of-a-kind Ground Systems Power and Energy Laboratory, April 11, 2012.

  • New technology holds promise of greater lethality

    Apr 11, 2012

    The engineers working at the Picatinny Arsenal Advanced Materials Lab are working toward artillery warheads with fragments that flare and burn when the warhead detonates.

  • Army announces "Green Warrior Convoy"

    Apr 11, 2012

    The Army announced plans April 11, 2012, for a "Green Warrior Convoy" to demonstrate and educate the value of science and technology in Army vehicles.

  • New fixed-wing aircraft to replace C-12s

    Apr 11, 2012

    The Army is looking to replace its fleet of 117 C-12 aircraft with something called a "Future Fixed Wing Utility Aircraft."

  • Body armor components get taken to the cleaners

    Apr 10, 2012

    Two members of the Soldier Equipment Support Team at Natick Soldier Systems Center studied the best way to commercially clean rather than replace Improved Outer Tactical Vests.

  • Future vertical lift aircraft to be faster, have smaller logistics footprint

    Apr 10, 2012

    The Army's aircraft of the future will be faster than what the service has now, it will carry more weight, it will require less of a logistical footprint, and officials said it will better do what Army aviation is meant to do: serve the ground commander.

  • Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds

    Apr 9, 2012

    An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform.

  • GEMS program -- science for fun of it

    Apr 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory once again offered the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Picatinny engineer strives to reverse shortage of women in science

    Apr 5, 2012

    As one of only eight U.S. women scientists selected for a science exchange program with Brazil, Picatinny Arsenal engineer Lauren Armstrong is helping to promote greater participation by women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • Army acquiring 'brown-out' assistance for helos

    Apr 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army is in the early stages of responding to an Operational Needs Statement asking for high-tech assistance for pilots to better navigate "brown-out" conditions where terrain becomes obscured.

  • Lakota fleet more than 200 strong approaching 100K flight hours

    Apr 5, 2012

    The Army's newest aircraft, the UH-72A Lakota, is approaching 100,000 flight hours, and maintains one of the highest mission-capable rates among Army aircraft.

  • Apache Block III helicopter performs well in tests

    Apr 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache Block III next-generation attack helicopter is finishing up its Initial Operational Test and Evaluation at Fort Irwin, Calif., and should be ready to deploy with Soldiers sometime next year.

  • Army moves toward pure fleet of upgraded Chinooks

    Apr 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army continues to modernize the next-generation F-model CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter while simultaneously working to upgrade its entire fleet to F-model aircraft, service officials explained April 2, 2012, at the Army Aviation Association of America's 2012 Professional Forum and Exposition.

  • Army upgrading Unmanned Aerial Systems

    Apr 4, 2012

    The Army is moving along with a series of upgrades and technological improvements to its Unmanned Aerial System platforms, UAS Program Office officials said April 3, 2012.

  • Air Soldier System to improve upon Air Warrior, weigh less

    Apr 3, 2012

    The Army is working now to replace its current Air Warrior life-support and communications ensemble with the Air Soldier System -- a lighter-weight ensemble with reduced bulk and improved capabilities.

  • Natick study looks at how Soldiers' bodies cool down

    Apr 2, 2012

    Seventeen years after four Soldiers died from hypothermia during the final phase of Ranger School, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center continue to study how the human body cools down, in hopes of one day developing medical techniques to help prevent such tragedies.

  • Army gears up for next Network Integration Evaluation

    Apr 2, 2012

    From training Soldiers to installing radios on vehicles, Army personnel are engaged in intense preparations for this spring's major field exercise for the tactical communications network.

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