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  • Picatinny recycles artillery shells to create cheaper, safer, more realistic training rounds

    Jan 8, 2013

    Picatinny Arsenal munitions experts have developed a process to recycle a family of old artillery shells to create less expensive, more realistic and safer training rounds for Soldiers, giving new meaning to the slogan "renew, reuse, recycle."

  • Intelligence center develops Biometrically Enabled Intelligence to support warfighter

    Jan 8, 2013

    With high-tech gadgets that scan a person's iris and take fingerprints, the National Ground Intelligence Center uses forensic science, known as Biometrically Enabled Intelligence, to support the warfighter.

  • Natick makes resupply from sky possible

    Jan 8, 2013

    Dozens of forward operating bases and thousands of service members depend on supplies that drop daily from the sky and Afghanistan is shaping up to be the largest combat aerial resupply operation in history.

  • Computer detectives hunt hackers, deliver digital justice

    Jan 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army CID's Computer Crimes Investigative Unit is turning the tables on would-be predators online to where the hunters now have become the hunted.

  • Army investigates 'smell-seeing' technology for military application

    Jan 8, 2013

    At the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, scientists are fine-tuning odor-sensing technology that could be used to protect food supplies, identify biological agents and equip the warfighter with newfound capabilities.

  • New range system passes government test

    Jan 8, 2013

    A new "location of miss and hit" electronic shot detection and location system recently passed its government acceptance test.

  • Army assesses electromagnetic vulnerabilities

    Jan 7, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate's Electromagnetic Vulnerability Assessment Facility at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., is a state-of-the-art facility that is used to conduct experiments that address the electromagnetic vulnerability requirements of the U.S. Army Weapon and Communication-Electronics Systems.

  • Army issues Sources Sought Notice to support NIE 14.1

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Army announced that it is seeking interested industry and government sources with mature solutions to enhance existing network systems capabilities to participate in the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1 event, scheduled to take place in October/November 2013, at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Microstructures fold under a beam of light to make useful 3-D devices

    Jan 3, 2013

    A U.S. Army Research Laboratory electrical engineer and a visiting research student from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland were interested in forming useful three dimensional structures similar to origami art. It led them to a scientific method to control folding pathways and enable sequential folding on a millimeter scale that works using a low-intensity laser beam.

  • 'On-the-move' network is commander's eyes, ears at Network Integration Evaluations

    Jan 2, 2013

    During Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 provided Soldiers down to the company level the on-the-move communications and situational awareness needed to conduct real-world battlefield operations.

  • Army.mil content team creates CORE training package

    Dec 27, 2012

    The Army.mil web team created a CORE training package Dec. 27, 2012, in Arlington, Va., to train new CORE users on all aspects of creating and placing content on CORE-powered news and organization pages on Army.mil.

  • Army invests in ideas for stronger future

    Dec 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is giving its workforce the financial push it needs to creatively pursue projects that could yield high rewards.

  • Public Health Command completes health hazard assessment of ballistic underwear

    Dec 21, 2012

    Experts in the U.S. Army Public Health Command's Health Hazard Assessment Program completed an occupational health assessment of the new protective outer garments and undergarments, and provided recommendations on how to minimize any risks.

  • Army applies NIE lessons to integrating network equipment

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Army is applying integration lessons learned from completed Network Integration Evaluations as it continues production of networked vehicles to support fielding efforts to 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • Army deploying service-wide intelligence system

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Army has been given the green light to fully deploy a combat-proven intelligence system to globally network its forces with mission-critical information.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground volunteers recognized for service to eCYBERMISSION program

    Dec 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army honored three civilian employees at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 1, 2012, for their commitment to enriching students' experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly known as STEM.

  • Army engineers design, build roadway threat detection system

    Dec 18, 2012

    U.S. Army engineers have developed a system for detecting possible threats by identifying potential threat locations on unimproved roads.

  • Updated Army Strong Stories shares Soldier stories on-the-go

    Dec 14, 2012

    To remain at the forefront of readership trends and the ever-changing news landscape, the U.S. Army launched mobile-optimized site enhancements, topic pages and iOS app capabilities as part of its award-winning Army Strong Stories blogging and story-telling platform.

  • Soldiers train with remote-controlled mine-clearing system

    Dec 14, 2012

    Tripping improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance in a controlled way to avoid Soldier injury has become an automated process now for Soldiers.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground organizations establish STEM agreement with Harford schools

    Dec 14, 2012

    Eight major Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., tenant organizations agreed to a partnership, Dec. 14, 2012, with Harford County Public Schools to expand educational outreach efforts in science, technology, engineering and math, commonly known as STEM.

  • Leaders meet at Fort Sill to discuss unmanned aerial system threats

    Dec 13, 2012

    How to neutralize the threat of enemy unmanned aircraft over forward operating bases was a topic addressed at the first Counter Unmanned Aerial System coordination meeting, Dec. 5-6, 2012, at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Natick official named to Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council

    Dec 12, 2012

    An official from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center was named to the Governor's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Advisory Council in Massachusetts.

  • Army's C4ISR community continues support to STEM program

    Dec 12, 2012

    Army engineers, scientists and business professionals volunteered to be virtual judges for an online science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM, competition for students during an annual sign-up road show at the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance campus at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 11, 2012.

  • West Point team developing algorithm to help shape operations against terrorist organizations

    Dec 12, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point Network Science Center hosted a briefing Dec. 5, 2012, about an algorithm which could help shape future operations against terrorist organizations.

  • Fans view new equipment, technologies at Army-Navy game

    Dec 11, 2012

    The Army displayed a wide variety of equipment and technologies at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 2012, including the tactical operations center, mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles, a Stryker vehicle, small and large military robots, and a variety of Soldier weapons, uniforms, helmets and body armor, during the 113th Army/Navy football game.

  • Operational Test Command completes Network Integration Evaluation 13.1

    Dec 11, 2012

    Testers, Soldiers, engineers and combat developers completed the fourth iteration of a series of semi-annual field exercises, called Network Integration Evaluations, at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N. M., just in time to get everyone home for the holidays.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers first to fire Army's new near-precision artillery rounds

    Dec 11, 2012

    Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, from Fort Bliss, Texas, became the first troops to fire the Army's upcoming near-precision projectile, the XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit, during tests in October, at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz.

  • Army expanding its cyber warfare capabilities

    Dec 7, 2012

    The 780th Military Intelligence Brigade hopes to have its new headquarters building at Fort Meade, Va., completed by fiscal year 2014.

  • Army spirit, science combines for festive week at West Point

    Dec 6, 2012

    There are countless ways cadets support the Army-Navy Game and they all contribute to keeping the "12th Knight" spirit strong at West Point. Whether they run the official game ball 150 miles to the stadium, compete against their Naval Academy counterparts in a variety of Patriot Games contests or participate in the awe-inspiring March On during pre-game ceremonies, cadets find ways to be significant contributors to the classic confrontation between Army and Navy.

  • PEO C3T Lean Six Sigma project leads to almost $10 million in cost savings

    Dec 6, 2012

    As U.S. Army leaders continue on a path towards a leaner, more efficient future, individuals within the Army are also making a significant difference in streamlining initiatives. That's what led Kevin Joyce, a logistics specialist with Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T), to reexamine how computers were being reset within Army WIN-T units.

  • U.S. Army's common operating picture tool continues to evolve

    Dec 5, 2012

    A map has been the commander's steadfast strategic planning tool on just about any battlefield throughout history. In recent years however, the map has evolved to embrace digital networking technology and allow commanders -- regardless of their physical location -- to share information in real time and collaborate with other leaders on a common operating picture (COP) of the battlefield. Command Post of the Future (CPOF) is the U.S. Army system that pulls it all together.

  • Gas guzzlers disappearing from Army's shrinking fleet

    Dec 5, 2012

    In the past few years, the number of Army non-tactical vehicles has been declining and the number of fuel-hungry vehicles has been declining as well.

  • Army scientists improve garbage-to-energy prototype device

    Dec 5, 2012

    The year was 2008 and the on-going war in Iraq was a dangerous landscape for Soldiers on the ground, especially convoys traveling to and from base camps.

  • Army developing next-generation surveillance aircraft

    Dec 5, 2012

    Army scientists, engineers and program developers are making substantial progress building and integrating a technically sophisticated battlefield surveillance aircraft called Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System in a laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., service officials said.

  • NIE drives technology growth, cost savings

    Dec 4, 2012

    Initial findings from the Army's latest Network Integration Evaluation show steady progress toward improved, user-friendly tactical communications systems, as well as new efficiencies from the consolidation of test practices.

  • Army researchers seek secure quantum communications

    Nov 28, 2012

    Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are pioneering data teleportation -- for the real world.

  • 1-6 Infantry evaluates maneuver capabilities of motorcycles, ATVs during NIE 13.1

    Nov 26, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, are evaluating how motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles can help the maneuverability of Soldiers during reconnaissance missions conducted in scenarios during Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.

  • New energy solutions get field tryout at NIE

    Nov 20, 2012

    The Army's Network Integration Evaluation is not just about testing radios, smartphones and satellites. It's also giving Soldiers the latest generators, solar panels and other operational energy systems for a hands-on assessment of how best to power their new communications gear.

  • Soldiers at NIE run network equipment through life-like combat scenarios

    Nov 20, 2012

    Soldiers completed the month-long Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, Nov. 17, 2012, testing and evaluating 26 pieces of equipment in the field from Nett Warrior to Roamer Net.

  • Army awards new expanded defense communications contract

    Nov 19, 2012

    The Army has awarded a new, expanded defense contract, which will enable the acquisition of hardware, software, services and data in support of the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical mission over a five-year ordering period.

  • NIE 13.1 inserts OPFOR, Soldiers react using NETT Warrior

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers using NETT Warrior during the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 met with mock opposition forces during a combat training engagement.

  • Building green: Corps of Engineers explores overseas LEED alternative

    Nov 15, 2012

    Think global, act local. The phrase, popularized in the 1970s on the back bumpers of hippies' Volkswagens and on the front of their T-shirts, has evolved through the years and taken on a wider meaning. Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is considering the adoption of local green building standards to meet the Army's worldwide environmental and energy performance goals.

  • Space-based capabilities shaping Army of the future

    Nov 15, 2012

    The undersecretary of the Army received a detailed and succinct depiction of how the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command supports America's warfighters during a visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Beyond protection: Army Research Laboratory investigates next-level pelvic, groin protection

    Nov 14, 2012

    New ballistic research areas are filling a critical gap in troop pelvic protection systems, said U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineers.

  • Soldiers using sunlight to improve combat capability

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers are enlisting the sun's power in Afghanistan. Ten solar generators are now providing Special Forces Soldiers in distant outposts the energy they need to accomplish their mission. And, these generators are allowing them precious more time to train Afghan forces and win the friendship of local Afghans.

  • New Army research facility to focus on proteomics, genomics

    Nov 13, 2012

    Two Army institutions unveiled an unprecedented shared resource designed to support basic and applied research projects that will apply a broad but integrated biological approach to a wide variety of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives issues.

  • As Army delivers new network, leaders credit Soldier feedback at NIE

    Nov 12, 2012

    As Soldiers ready for deployment with the Army's new tactical communications network, the Network Integration Evaluations that shaped that capability are now aiming to take it to the next level.

  • Army researchers link ground robots wirelessly

    Nov 8, 2012

    New algorithm that will make it easier for the Department of Defense to maintain wirelessly networked Army PackBots and other military assets using radio communications.

  • Smaller, cheaper 3-D printer offers benefits for warfighter, commercial entities

    Nov 7, 2012

    A recent project being worked by U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Future Warfare Center Innovative Ventures Office since mid-September is a smaller and cheaper 3-D printer than those currently available.

  • Female body armor named among best inventions by Time Magazine

    Nov 6, 2012

    An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2012."

  • New online game trains kids against cyber attacks

    Nov 5, 2012

    The National Science Center is now training kids to stay safe from cyber attack malware. A new online game called Cyber Swarm Defenders is targeted to 6th-8th grade students.

  • Army scientists earn patent for advanced neural chip

    Nov 5, 2012

    Two Army scientists and a university professor earned a patent for the forerunner of a powerful quantum neural dynamics computer chip. The device uses nonstandard mathematics to accomplish analog problem solving at high speed.

  • Regional Training Sites provide efficiencies for network upgrade

    Nov 2, 2012

    The Army will field the next upgrade to its current tactical communications network backbone at regional sites, a more efficient and timely alternative to traditional unit site upgrades.

  • Joint Predator training takes to sky

    Nov 2, 2012

    The Army and Air Force linked training by flying the Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., with the video feed displayed live at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division's Tactical Operations Center at Dona Ana Range, N.M., during the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.

  • RDECOM, NSRDEC representatives attend STEM summit

    Nov 1, 2012

    Representatives from Research, Development and Engineering Command and the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center were among more than 1,000 people who attended the ninth annual Massachusetts STEM Summit, held Oct. 11, 2012, at Gillette Stadium.

  • Upgraded Apache helicopter OK'd for production

    Nov 1, 2012

    The project office for Apache Attack Helicopter announced new model designation, full-rate production decision at D.C. press conference.

  • Natick engineer looks at football technology to improve helmets

    Nov 1, 2012

    A Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center engineer is looking at football helmet technology that could one day also help protect Soldiers.

  • Phillips outlines aviation modernization priorities

    Oct 31, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips said key aviation modernization priorities include CH-47 Chinook F and Black Hawk M procurement, Armed Aerial Scout demonstrations and the Future Vertical Lift program.

  • ARCYBER working to build joint-info environment

    Oct 31, 2012

    Army leaders addressed the growing arena of cyberspace and the threats it presents during the "Cyber Domain and LandWarNet: Powering the Army" panel at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Soldiers at NIE evaluating capabilities in tactical context

    Oct 31, 2012

    More than 3,800 Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, deployed to the field Oct. 15, 2012, to begin the evaluation of capabilities in a tactical environment.

  • Shyu outlines strategic modernization planning approach

    Oct 26, 2012

    Army acquisition is in the early stages of refining an integrated, multi-pronged strategic approach to equipment modernization which seeks to harvest key lessons learned from a decade of war, service leaders said Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Natick employees participate in 'greening' event

    Oct 25, 2012

    About 40 Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering employees experienced what it is like to be a Soldier when they participated in a "greening" event, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • iRobot mission rolls to Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Oct 25, 2012

    Tobyhanna Army Depot's new robotics mission helps warfighters remotely search for improvised explosive devices using either a laptop computer or backpack control system.

  • 'Fearless Felix' historic space jump has Natick ties

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Equivital Life Monitor that "Fearless" Felix Baumgartner strapped on before his 128,100-foot, record-breaking jump was supported and developed with the assistance of researchers at the U.S. Army research Institute of Environmental Medicine's Biophysical and Biomedical Modeling Division, in Natick, Mass.

  • Army plans easier access to doctrine by 2015

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Army plans to have a new, easy-to-use method for Soldiers to access manuals and other military publications by 2015.

  • Research & Development underway for Abrams modernization

    Oct 22, 2012

    To help alleviate space, weight, and power constraints, the Army has launched the Abrams Engineering Change Proposal program designed to buy back as much space, weight, and power as possible by redesigning and modernizing many elements of the tank.

  • Army engineers develop chargers for phones, laptops in combat

    Oct 18, 2012

    A team of U.S. Army engineers are developing new battery chargers for smartphones, tablet computers and laptops for deployed Soldiers without access to a traditional electrical grid. They have engineered and built prototypes for 8-port, 4-port, and 2-port USB chargers, as well as an AC/USB adaptor -- all of which use a military standard battery such as the BB-2590 as the main power source.

  • JLTV program moves into EMD phase

    Oct 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army-led Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program is beginning a 33-month Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase to test and prepare the next-generation vehicles for a Limited User Test, Capabilities Production Document and Milestone C procurement decision in fiscal year 2015, service officials said.

  • Army fields next-generation radar

    Oct 17, 2012

    The Army has begun fielding new radar systems to protect forward-deployed forces.

  • New ARL thermoelectric technology, approaches to reclaim wasted energy

    Oct 17, 2012

    U.S. Army Laboratory researchers are scavenging heat that pours from major weapon system engines or tailpipes and turning it into electrical power, and if their experiments prove applicable across multiple military platforms, ground and air vehicles could get built smaller, weigh less and potentially save billions in fuel costs.

  • Fort Jackson training new Soldiers with Virtual Battlespace 2 simulator

    Oct 16, 2012

    A Fort Jackson, S.C., battalion is piloting a new training tool that will look familiar to many new Soldiers. Virtual Battlespace 2 offers battlefield simulations that allow instructors to create new scenarios and engage the simulation from multiple viewpoints.

  • SkySat balloon, payload launch impresses Army officials

    Oct 16, 2012

    The Combat SkySat military retransmission platform stayed aloft for 30 minutes during it maiden flight over Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 11, 2012.

  • HMMWV production reaches new milestone

    Oct 16, 2012

    Red River Army Depot employees are making history. The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle recapitalization production facility is able to produce more than 40 vehicles per day.

  • Army delivers new tactical network to 10th Mountain Division

    Oct 15, 2012

    Soldiers will soon be able to cover greater distances, make quicker decisions and share more information using the Army's new tactical communications network, according to leaders of the first unit to receive the equipment.

  • New munitions, good workload on tap for Ammunition Operations

    Oct 15, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Ammunition Operations is keeping busy lately with new munition work, as well as looking down the road at a robust workload for fiscal year 2013.

  • Army receives go-ahead on Manpack radio production

    Oct 15, 2012

    The Army has received authorization to continue production of an advanced radio that will link Soldiers at the company level and below with real-time information passed on its holistic tactical communications network.

  • Army completes first pilot Stryker exchange vehicle

    Oct 15, 2012

    Last week, the Army completed the first vehicle in their ground-breaking Stryker Double V-Hull exchange program. The program exchanges flat-bottom Stryker hulls for the newer DVH design.

  • Army begins fielding of first networked capability set

    Oct 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army, through its System of Systems Integration Directorate, announced that the first fielding of Capability Set 13 has begun new equipment training with two brigade combat teams of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y., and Fort Polk, La.

  • ARL's combustion lab sparks studies that could lead to JP-8 'super engine'

    Oct 12, 2012

    Studies are underway at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to create a 'super engine' that could allow military ground vehicles, stationary power generators, and small unmanned aerial vehicles, for example, to operate with the same kind of fuel.

  • Defense's investment in supercomputing is a game-changer for Army R&D

    Oct 12, 2012

    Teams of Army experts have spent the last five months laying the groundwork for a computational powerhouse at the Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Panetta spells out DOD roles in cyberdefense

    Oct 12, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spelled out in detail the Defense Department's responsibility in cybersecurity during a speech to the Business Executives for National Security meeting in New York, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • Building an energy sustainable Corps

    Oct 12, 2012

    In the 80s "Reuse, Renew, Recycle" was the way ahead for conquering the earth's energy and pollution problems. Today, energy and environmental sustainability has become so much more vast and complicated, that those three verbs don't cut it anymore.

  • Natick scientists use mathematics to battle Listeria

    Oct 11, 2012

    Christopher Doona, a civilian senior research chemist with NSRDEC's Materials and Defense Sciences Division, has done plenty of research on Listeria and understands just how dangerous this pathogen can be.

  • Depot sustains military's electro optics/night vision equipment

    Oct 11, 2012

    Well-trained and skilled Tobyhanna Army Depot employees maintain and support the military's vast array of electro-optics/night vision for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as foreign military service customers.

  • Westphal: No cuts to SOF, intel, cyber

    Oct 11, 2012

    Even as the Army faces a period of budget constraint, it will protect or increase funding for special operations, intelligence and reconnaissance programs, along with space and cyberspace capabilities, said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal.

  • Army celebrates first generation network fielding completion

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Army's current tactical communications wide area network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1, hit a major milestone when it celebrated the final fielding of the last unit identified to receive the system.

  • Army to field radio-based combat ID

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Army has completed field testing for radio-based combat identification capabilities, which it expects to field next year as part of Capability Set 14. This concludes three and a half years of work that will save taxpayer dollars by leveraging and updating software embedded in the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, or SINCGARS.

  • Energy Expo seeks to help save people, post money

    Oct 9, 2012

    This year's Energy Expo at Fort Rucker, Ala., returns for a second time to educate people on ways to be more energy efficient, not only on post, but in their daily lives.

  • Secretary of Defense tours RDECOM contributions to energy security

    Oct 9, 2012

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta learned about the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's contributions to national energy security during a tour of exhibits at the Pentagon, Oct. 4, 2012.

  • Army conducts safety testing on networked vehicles

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Army has completed safety release testing for a new fleet of networked vehicles, paving the way for Soldiers to begin training on them this month.

  • Army chemist provides expertise on unknown samples

    Oct 5, 2012

    Jennifer Exelby, a chemist, leads 10 chemical-agent handlers for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.

  • Army Reserve MPs train with 'eye in the sky'

    Oct 5, 2012

    Army Reserve military police with 200th Military Police Command spend their battle assembly weekends in remote locations fine-tuning their unmanned aerial vehicle flying skills.

  • Communication exercises in full swing as Army preps for its next large-scale network test

    Oct 3, 2012

    In preparation for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, the System of Systems Integration Directorate, with support from the Army Test and Evaluation Command, the Brigade Modernization Command and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, kicked off a four-week-long network validation exercise, last month.

  • Army successfully demonstrates tactical operations smart grid

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army demonstrated a proof of concept for a smart grid that could support tactical operations, this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • Army Signal chief visits CERDEC for a look ahead

    Oct 3, 2012

    Army leaders from its research and development, and requirements communities met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 25, 2012, to strengthen existing ties and discuss opportunities to leverage one another for future support.

  • Army researchers use cutting edge 3D printers

    Oct 3, 2012

    Three-dimensional objects are created with computer-aided design programs at a lab managed by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Virtual Clearance Training Suite teaches Soldiers to fight IEDs in safe environment

    Oct 3, 2012

    A Virtual Clearance Training Suite arrived on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in August, which marked the third fielding of these training systems.

  • Miniaturized atomic clock to support Soldiers in absence of GPS

    Oct 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army has begun the final phase for manufacturing a microchip-sized atomic clock that will support efforts to provide highly accurate location and battlefield situational awareness for the dismounted Soldier, even in the temporary absence of GPS capability.

  • Curbing base camps' appetites for fuel, water

    Oct 1, 2012

    A 450-person Force Provider base camp was established at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to demonstrate energy- and water-saving technologies.

  • Picatinny secures four of the Army's 2011 top ten inventions

    Oct 1, 2012

    Four more Picatinny Arsenal products have been added to the 2011 list of inventions chosen by Soldiers to be named "Army Greatest Inventions."