Lightweight plastic body armor will replace Kevlar-based protective equipment used by U.S. troops in 2019. The new Torso and Extremities Protection system, which has been undergoing field testing at bases across the U.S., weighs about 23 pounds — 25 percent lighter than gear worn today, said Lt. Col. Kathy Brown, a program manager for Soldier
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ARLINGTON: The race is on to build hypersonic weapons, missiles that blow through a target”s defenses at more than five times the speed of sound. Or should that be “the race to grow hypersonic weapons”? It turns out an unrelated cutting-edge technology, 3D printing, may be the key to making hypersonics work. The whole aerospace
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Apache attack helicopter is flying into the future with enhanced sensors and a more reliable turret that improves the aircraft”s 40-year-old technology. During a media event at the Association of the U.S. Army”s Institute of Land Warfare Global Force Symposium and Exposition at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., on
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — The Marine Corps wants to be more innovative. Yes, the organization that has a rich history of innovation is trying to strengthen its culture of innovation across the force and not just on the battlefield or in a crisis. Marine Corps leaders recognize that in order to meet the