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Navy engineers test hybrid hydraulic technologies with heavy construction equipment

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Darrell F. Waller

Hybrid hydraulic technologies are being tested July 9-13 by Navy and Army engineers seeking to achieve greater energy efficiencies and reduce costs among the Department of Defense’s heavy construction fleet. The Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, is working with engineers from the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center; the 1st Naval Construction Division;…

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Verification, innovation key to success for NIE 13.2 candidate capabilities

Posted July 23, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Deanna Bague

During an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, which was meant to keep the industrial base informed...

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Carter describes possible unintended effects of sequestration law

Posted August 2, 2012 by by SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

While the Defense Department can foresee the harmful effects of sequestration, the nature of the legislative mechanism makes it impossible to devise a plan that eliminates or substantially mitigates those effects, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Aug. 1. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Carter explained the law’s effect on the defense…

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Harbormaster Command and Control Center manages chaotic maritime logistics traffic

Posted August 14, 2012 by by Amy Walker

A new highly mobile and tactically deployable system is being fielded by the Army to manage the often chaotic maritime supply traffic at harbors, shipping channels and beaches, ensuring route security as Army logistics transition from sea to shore...

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Army’s newest general purpose round shows accuracy in rifle competition

Posted September 4, 2012 by by Eric Kowal

The Army's new M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round is performing well under combat conditions in Afghanistan, but how does it stack up during a rifle competition?

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Underwater construction team conducts assessment of USS Arizona memorial dock

Posted September 14, 2012 by PO3 Dustin W. Sisco

Underwater Construction Team 2, from Port Hueneme, Calif., conducted an assessment of the chains holding the dock next to the USS Arizona Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 11. “Today, we’re taking a look at the dock supports,” said Billy Crowe, Park Service diver for the World War II Valor in the Pacific museum….

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Modular Backpack Panel to allow soldiers to carry heavy, unwieldy loads

Posted September 28, 2012 by Bob Reinert

Lightening soldiers’ loads has always weighed heavily on Rich Landry’s mind. While more and more equipment is being developed to assist them on the battlefield, Landry worries how soldiers will carry it all over rugged terrain in places such as Afghanistan without incident or injury. As an individual equipment designer with the Load Carriage Prototype…

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JLTV program moves into EMD phase

Posted October 19, 2012 by Kris Osborn

Courtesy photograph The AM General BRV-O vehicle is one of three in the Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase. The U.S. Army-led Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV program, is beginning a 33-month Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase, also known as EMD. The EMD phase is designed to test and…

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Second production-level F-35B arrives at Patuxent River

Posted November 26, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Navy test pilot Lt. Christopher Tabert taxis BF-18, a production-level F-35B variant of the Lightning II, after arrival Nov. 8. BF-18 temporarily adds to the complement of F-35B and F-35C test aircraft at the F-35 Integrated Test Facility, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., before heading to its ultimate destination of Edwards…

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‘Fiscal Cliff’ would challenge Army to maintain readiness

Posted December 10, 2012 by C. Todd Lopez

Knowing there’s a possibility the government will go over a “fiscal cliff” on midnight, Dec. 31, the Army recognizes some of the challenges it will face, but a senior leader said Thursday its priority will be to maintain readiness of the force. Like its sister services, the Army faces repercussions and adjustments that would follow…

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