Defense Systems Digest

2 AUGUST 2022

Featured Technical Inquiry

European Energetic Additive Manufacturing (AM) Research

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was tasked with determining the extent of energetics additive manufacturing (AM) research and development capabilities in Europe. DSIAC searched available resources for any projects or research being performed by universities or defense organizations in Europe that involve the three-dimensional printing of energetic munitions, explosives, propellants, or rocket engines. There were a few organizations and universities that had […]

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Mr. Andrew J. Tweedell

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Andrew Tweedell

Project Lead, Human Research and Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

Mr. Tweedell is the current Project Lead for the Human Agent Interaction for Intelligent Squad Weapons program at ARL. His military research experience involves the intersection of human performance and data analytics in the physical and cognitive domains. He previously acted as Project Lead for the Techniques for Soldier Exoskeleton Analysis program at ARL, which informed design requirements for future dismounted exoskeletons. He is also a Contract Data Analyst for Optimum Performance Analytics Associates, where he performs statistical analyses related to professional and collegiate sports performance. His scientific publications span neuromechanics, exoskeleton evaluation, cognitive and physical interactions in marksmanship,  and human variability in Big Data.

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Featured News

More HIMARS, “Phoenix Ghost” Drones Bound for Ukraine

The Defense Department has announced another package of security assistance for Ukraine, which will include additional High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), ammunition, and a substantial number of Phoenix Ghost unmanned aerial systems. This latest package includes about $175 million in equipment pulled from existing U.S. military stocks through presidential drawdown authority and $95 million in equipment from the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, or USAI […]

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