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Army innovation through re-engineering

Posted September 24, 2018 by Crystal Chadwick

In 1801, Eli Whitney disassembled ten muskets made from interchangeable parts, placed the parts in a big pile, and then reassembled ten muskets from parts picked at random, demonstrating the revolutionizing concept of interchangeable parts.

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NATO program develops tactical leaders

Posted October 15, 2015 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

Fighter pilots from seven allied countries, including the U.S., U.K., Spain, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, and Italy completed the NATO Tactical Leadership Program in Albacete, Spain, Oct. 9.

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Future Vertical Lift getting top-notch design architecture

Posted November 9, 2015 by David Vergun

Future Vertical Lift, or FVL, is an initiative looking at the next-generation of rotorcraft for 2040 and beyond for the U.S. military. FVL recently added new architecture, which promises to increase safety and security and reduce cost overruns, delays and performance problems, according to Alex Boydston.

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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 technology team helps field robot

Posted December 28, 2015 by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army science and technology advisors have initiated a project to field a robot capable of assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives, or CBRNE, threats from a safe distance.

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Chief of Naval Research helps steer new tech for fleet

Posted January 18, 2016 by Warren Duffie

On Jan. 13, Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter gave the keynote address at the Surface Navy Association's 28th Annual National Symposium, held in Crystal City, Va.

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Red Flag 16-1 comes to an end

Posted February 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12 with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment.

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Hill’s F-35s drop first weapons

Posted February 29, 2016 by Nathan Simmons

Airmen from the 388th and 419th fighter wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, dropped laser-guided bombs at the Utah Test and Training Range the week of Feb. 25, marking the first time an F-35 Lightning II combat unit has deployed weapons from the F-35A.

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Legacy components to be replaced on newest Apache aircraft

Posted March 21, 2016 by Kari Hawkins

The Apache attack helicopter is flying into the future with enhanced sensors and a more reliable turret that improves the aircraft's 40-year-old technology.

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DOD awards $162 million in university research funding

Posted April 8, 2016 by

The Defense Department will issue 23 awards totaling $162 million over the next five years to academic institutions to perform multidisciplinary basic research. The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program, or MURI, supports research by teams of investigators that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline in order to accelerate research progress, said Melissa…

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