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June 8, 2015 | Source: Defense Tech
The U.S. Army is experimenting with acoustic threat detection systems to help soldiers in combat zones pinpoint the location of incoming fire, from automatic weapons to...
June 8, 2015 | Source: erdc.usace.army.mil
Protecting the environment from contamination. Training with live munitions can potentially contaminate training-range soils. The explosives and propellants used in...
June 8, 2015 | Source: Breaking Defense
Marines pride themselves on being ready for anything. But as of today, 19 percent of their air fleet is out of action “long-term” awaiting repairs and spares, the deputy...
June 8, 2015 | Source: Breaking Defense
Think it’s hard to find a place to charge your smartphone at the airport? Try finding a power outlet in the ocean. Imagine you’re a robotic Navy mini-sub whose batteries...
June 8, 2015 | Source: army-technology.com
Improved Gray Eagle® (IGE) is an advanced version of the combat-proven Block 1 Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed by General Atomics Aeronautical...
June 8, 2015 | Source: www.army.mil
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 21, 2015) -- The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves Soldiers' ability to put artillery on...
June 8, 2015 | Source: Live Science Contributor
A researcher at the defense company Boeing has filed a patent for a sci-fi-esque cloaking device that would protect soldiers from intense shock waves generated by...
June 8, 2015 | Source: gtri.gatech.edu
Bathymetric lidars – devices that employ powerful lasers to scan beneath the water's surface – are used today primarily to map coastal waters. At nearly 600 pounds, the...
June 5, 2015 | Source: army-technology.com
In today’s budget conscious, environmentally aware climate, the modern military is well used to doing its bit to reuse, reclaim and recycle – and not just drinks cans,...
June 5, 2015 | Source: army-technology.com
The Special Operation Vehicle (SOV) is an open-topped light armoured vehicle developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). The vehicle can be used for long-range...
June 5, 2015 | Source: Defense One
The research agency is making underwater robots that can sleep for years and other robots that can fix satellites in space. To reduce the price of weapons and other gear...
June 3, 2015 | Source: Breaking Defense
The military is drowning in video. Figuring out what’s worth watching can literally be a matter of life and death. The standard technique today is to sit young...
June 3, 2015 | Source: aviationweek.com
Rocket Lab, a sounding rocket and launch vehicle company co-located in the U.S. and New Zealand, is preparing to begin testing a smallsat launcher dubbed Electron that...
June 3, 2015 | Source: AmeriSpace.com
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) and its rocket engine contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne (AJRD) have achieved a major milestone toward a new U.S. state-of-the-art capability to...
June 3, 2015 | Source: DARPA.mil
Many essential military capabilities—including autonomous navigation, chemical-biological sensing, precision targeting and communications—increasingly rely upon laser-...
June 3, 2015 | Source: Defense Systems
Defense Department researchers keep finding more uses for computer modeling and simulation, as computing power increases while its costs come down. In one of the most...
June 3, 2015 | Source: Defense Systems
Gen. Herbert J. Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, “Frankenphone is the kind of innovation [the Air Force] needs.” One Air Force base’s trash has turned out...
June 2, 2015 | Source: Defense Media Network
Appearing on the “Major Command Priorities” panel at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in February 2015, Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, commander of Air...
June 2, 2015 | Source: USNI New
The U.S. Navy’s deck guns could take on new relevance if ongoing tests to fire a guided round at three times the speed of sound from their muzzles are successful, USNI...
June 1, 2015 | Source: dau.dodlive.mil
Armed only with lethal force, and facing vehicles that didn’t stop, U.S. warfighters manning a checkpoint in Iraq were left with a difficult choice—engagement with...