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New autonomous robot extends communication beyond line-of-sight

Posted December 4, 2015 by Kelly White

Army engineers demonstrated autonomous robots as part of a teaming effort to evolve natural interaction between soldiers and autonomous systems during an exercise here, Nov. 2-3.

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DOD comptroller: Budget deal offers relief, uncertainty

Posted December 2, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Department funding from the recent two-year budget deal was hard to achieve and sets the department up fairly well for the near future, the Defense Department Comptroller said here this week, adding that uncertainty remains in the long term. Mike McCord, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the increase provided…

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Natick investigates self-healing protective clothing

Posted December 2, 2015 by Jane Benson

Army researcher Quoc Truong wants to fill in the gaps in soldier protective clothing -- literally.

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Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

Posted December 2, 2015 by Audra Calloway

While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.

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Army begins positioning equipment in Eastern Europe

Posted December 2, 2015 by Lisa Ferdinando

Army photograph by SSgt. Cooper Cash Pfc. John Morosi, assigned to 2-7th Infantry, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, familiarizes his Polish counterparts on the finer points of the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank during Operation Atlantic Resolve, March 20, 2015. Equipment for the European Activity Set, or EAS, is scheduled to be…

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AF selects 52 for test pilot school program

Posted December 2, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force selected 52 primary and alternate attendees for the U.S. Air Force, U.S Naval, British, and French test pilot schools, with classes slated to begin in June 2016. The 2015 USAF Test Pilot School Selection Board, which convened in July, considered 149 officer and civilian candidates for pilot, flight test engineer, combat systems…

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NAWCWD hosts foreign naval attaché visit

Posted November 30, 2015 by

As part of a tour of the western United States, 17 foreign naval attachés and seven U.S. representatives made a visit to Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif., Oct. 27 to get an idea of various technology developments and applications within the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes operational assessment

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Navy photograph The MQ-8C Fire Scout completes a test flight Nov. 19 at the Point Mugu Sea Range in California. This flight was one of 11 operational assessment events to validate the system’s performance, endurance and reliability. The MQ-8C Fire Scout completed has three week operational assessment period Nov. 20 at Naval Base Ventura County…

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New facility shows path to future Army training

Posted November 30, 2015 by Mike Casey

A team of soldiers and civilians is hammering plywood together and adding off-the-shelf electronics to demonstrate ideas for a new generation of Army training capabilities.

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Navy delivers first APKWS units to Jordan

Posted November 30, 2015 by

Navy photograph A UH-1Y helicopter fires an Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System. The Navy and industry partner BAE Systems recently shipped 110 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System units to Jordan for integration on its CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft. Jordan is the first international partner to receive APKWS, a laser-guided rocket that can destroy targets…

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