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Recent Inquiries

Using Laser Illumination With High-Speed Imaging

What literature exists on using laser illumination with high-speed imaging?

What information exists on using thermate grenades underwater against mines or limpets?

What information exists on using thermate grenades underwater against mines or limpets?

The Manufacturing and Load, Assembly, and Packing of 155-mm Rounds for the U.S. Army

Who manufactures and performs the load, assembly, and packing of 155-mm rounds for the U.S. Army, and how do they process the energetic material?


Mark 21 Fuze

Major Milestone Reached for Key Weapons Component

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and the Kansas City National Security Campus completed a crucial weapons component development milestone, prior to full rate production. The Mark 21 Replacement Fuze interfaces with the W87-0 warhead for…

NSWC Crane and Navy leadership break ground for the new Missile Technology Evaluation Facility

NSWC Crane to Build New Hypersonics-Focused Research and Development Capability

CRANE, Ind. – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new strategic and hypersonics research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) facility on Thursday, March 21. The Missile Technology…

USAF techs discuss electromagnetic spectrum operations at computer monitors.

DISA Awards OTA Contract to Develop Next Iteration of Electromagnetic Battle Management – Joint

The Defense Information Systems Agency announced that it awarded Palantir USG, Inc. a $9.8 million other transaction agreement/authority contract to develop an Electromagnetic battle management – joint decision support prototype — which will represent a…


full-scale rotating detonation rocket engine

Rotating Detonation Engine Propulsion Integration Efforts at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

Rotating detonation engines (RDEs) have garnered substantial attention as an emerging technology with applications to aerospace propulsion and energy generation due to their high-power density. Significant research and development have improved the operability and performance…

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman David Douglas, from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, assigned to the first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) air department, wears an explosive device disposal suit, Sept. 21, 2022. Ford is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications and workups for a scheduled deployment this fall. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Daniel Perez)

NSWC Indian Head Division Battle Lab

In the last decade, Warfighters have grown reliant on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment to meet their operational needs rather than use traditional U.S. Department of Defense acquisition paths. Although COTS systems may offer a responsive and…

Emerging Applications of Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics in Naval Energy Autonomy

This webinar will present several emerging applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML) in naval energy autonomy and digital transformation and summarize relevant research and development efforts carried out by the University of Dayton…


Three military personnel initiate a detonation process.

17th International Detonation Symposium

The International Detonation Symposium started in 1951 and was originally a Navy-sponsored discussion of about 17 papers. In subsequent years, it has been sponsored by both DoD and DOE labs and has grown to over…

JCAT - image of tanks and helicopters

Threat Weapons & Effects (TWE) Training 2024

The Joint Combat Assessment Team will host the 2024 Threat Weapons & Effects Training at Eglin Air Force Base, FL on 7-9 May 2024.  This annual training event is a collaborative effort between the Joint Combat Assessment Team, United States Army Aviation Research Laboratory, Naval Air Systems Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Missile and Space Intelligence Center, National Ground Intelligence Center, and other agencies. 

USAF F-35A Lightning II’s and an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft fly in formation

Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP) Model Users Meeting (JMUM) 2024

The 2024 Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP) Model Users Meeting (JMUM) will take place 26–28 March 2024 at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD  20723. The purpose of this recurring meeting is to provide model users, managers, stakeholders, and other interested individuals with information about the latest developments and updates associated with JASP-sponsored models and other models used throughout the aircraft survivability technical community.