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NAVSEA approves first metal additively manufactured component for shipboard use

Posted October 12, 2018 by

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) approved the first metal part created by additive manufacturing (AM) for shipboard installation, the command announced Oct. 11. A prototype drain strainer orifice (DSO) assembly will be installed on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in fiscal year 2019 for a one-year test and evaluation trial. The DSO assembly is…

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Army hosts competition to find next-generation technological advances

Posted October 5, 2018 by Dr. Bruce D. Jette

Recently, I have endeavored to reach out to traditionally non-defense small businesses that have never worked with the government but have great ideas and perhaps revolutionary innovations that could be of some benefit to the Army.

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Lockheed Martin contract to marry machine learning with 3-D printing for more reliable parts

Posted October 3, 2018 by

Today, 3-D printing generates parts used in ships, planes, vehicles and spacecraft, but it also requires a lot of babysitting. High-value and intricate parts sometimes require constant monitoring by expert specialists to get them right. Furthermore, if any one section of a part is below par, it can render the whole part unusable.

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Innovation Center opens at Lockheed Martin in Orlando

Posted September 26, 2018 by

Necessity sparks invention at the Innovation Center, now open at Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Fla. In this 6,500-square-foot space, employees are empowered with the technology and tools to develop creative solutions to complex problems.

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New Army technology guides Soldiers in complete darkness

Posted September 26, 2018 by

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md., developed a new type of thermal imaging camera that allows Soldiers to see hidden objects that were previously undetectable.

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BAE Systems eyes novel way of flying

Posted September 21, 2018 by

Experts at BAE Systems are developing technologies to enable pilots to control the fighter jet of the future with the blink of an eye. As military domains become more contested, technologies become more complex, and sources of data multiply it is crucial that pilots are able to quickly access, assess and act on critical information.

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Air Force Tech Report

Posted September 14, 2018 by

Getting help to the right location for land rescues in the aftermath of a major hurricane falls to the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. They’re the single agency responsible for coordinating on-land federal search and rescue activities in the 48 contiguous United States while providing assistance to Mexico and Canada. When a distress call comes…

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NASA begins flights to advance military research on pilot breathing

Posted September 7, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas NASA pilot Jim Less sits in the cockpit of a NASA F/A-18 aircraft in preparation for flight tests that will be used to understand the physiological impacts that high-performance aircraft have on pilots. NASA pilot Jim Less climbed into the cockpit of the F/A-18 aircraft, secured his safety equipment, and…

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Army researchers hope to lighten Soldiers’ battery load

Posted September 5, 2018 by David Vergun

Across all six of the Army's modernization priorities there has been a dramatic increase in demand for power as a result of the introduction of new system capabilities and prototypes that are energy hungry.

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Touchdown! NASA’s football stadium-sized scientific balloon takes flight

Posted September 5, 2018 by

NASA photograph The “Big 60,” NASA’s largest scientific balloon was launched from Fort Sumner, N.M., on Aug. 17, 2018. NASA successfully launched a football stadium-sized scientific balloon, dubbed the “Big 60,” on Aug. 17, from Fort Sumner, N.M., for the first time in more than 15 years. A second test flight was conducted Aug. 25….

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