Defense

Army researchers add power, range to artillery

Posted November 20, 2015 by Cassandra Mainiero

Army photograph The XM1113 extended range artillery, shown here at a range demonstration, uses a rocket-assist motor. Researchers at Picatinny Arsenal are exploring ways to use electrical charges to give warfighters more control to increase the range and burn rate of rocket propellants. Picatinny Arsenal engineers are improving artillery by extending its range, power and…

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WIN-T network upgrades: Smaller kit, increased capability

Posted December 16, 2015 by Amy Walker

The Army is fielding upgrades for its at-the-halt tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1, or WIN-T Inc 1, which will increase readiness, security and capability while reducing equipment by a third for a more powerful and expeditionary current and future force.

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U.S. Navy certifies latest capabilities of Aegis Combat System

Posted January 11, 2016 by

The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency certified the latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System -- called Baseline 9.C1 -- for the U.S. destroyer fleet. The Aegis baseline, built by Lockheed Martin offers advanced defense capabilities and enhanced integration with other systems external to the ship.

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Carter previews FY2017 defense budget request

Posted February 3, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Addressing diverse global challenges requires new thinking, new postures in some regions and new and enhanced capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Feb. 2 during a preview of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request.

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Gallium alloys could be the future of radio frequency electronics

Posted February 24, 2016 by Derek Hardin

Air Force photograph The enabling attributes of Gallium Liquid Metal Alloys (GaLMAs) make them ideal for 3D freestanding liquid metal structures, as demonstrated by these GaLMA “snowmen.” These structures can lead to the development of three-dimensional circuitry. Electronic circuits and antennas for integral Air Force systems and tasks could one day receive a boost in…

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James visits Luke AFB for more insight on F-35 ops

Posted March 14, 2016 by TSgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James met with Airmen to gain a better understanding of Luke Air Force Base’s mission with a focus on F-35 Lightning II operations, and its maintenance and training facilities March 9-10.

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Army opening infantry, armor to women

Posted April 4, 2016 by David Vergun

Army photograph by SSgt. Russell Klika Soldiers participate in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s Cultural Support Assessment and Selection program. It is is an important addition to the Army’s special-operations community that allow specially selected and trained volunteers to serve alongside special-operations forces in a unique operating environment. Graduates of the training course are…

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John P. Murtha first ship to successfully test new technology afloat

Posted April 20, 2016 by PO1 Timothy Wilson

Sailors aboard the Pre-Commissioning Unit John P. Murtha (LPD 26) successfully tested the Navy's first High Frequency Distribution Amplifier Group (HF DAG) system during Builder's Sea Trials March 1-3 and Acceptance Sea Trials April 13-15 in the Gulf of Mexico.

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U.S., Jordan partner in Eager Lion Exercise

Posted May 16, 2016 by

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Ryan Young Using smoke grenades to cover their avenue of approach toward their targets, U.S. Marines from Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, charge through clouds of smoke during their last live-fire event of Eager Lion 15 around Quweyrah, Jordan, May 19, 2015. Eager Lion 16 will take place…

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