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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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KC-46 team wins DOD environmental award

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The KC-46A Pegasus program’s Environment, Safety and Occupational Health team was named the Defense Department’s top large program in environmental excellence in weapon system acquisition April 22.

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Hill F-35s form up for combat training

Posted May 9, 2016 by Kari Tilton

F-35 Lightning II pilots from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, began flying routine four-ship combat training missions at the Utah Test and Training Range in the west desert May 2.

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NATO chiefs discuss range of issues at military committee meeting

Posted May 20, 2016 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone From left: Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe; Gen. Petr Pavel of the Czech army, the chairman of NATO’s Military Committee; and Gen. Denis Mercier of the French air force, the alliance’s supreme allied commander for transformation, brief reporters about the results of the Military…

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