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New technology to reduce soldier’s load

Posted November 14, 2014 by David Vergun

Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army systems expert.

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NAWCWD team achieves automatic target recognition milestone

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division personnel at Naval Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., developed software that enables a radar to accurately alert the warfighter to adversary submarine periscopes on the cluttered and choppy surface of the ocean.

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Army sensors research enables future capabilities

Posted January 5, 2015 by David McNally

Army illustration Army researchers are working on flexible plastic sensors that could be attached to individuals, gear or vehicles. With this technology, Soldiers will gather information on the chemical-biological environment, troop movements and signal intelligence. Army scientists and engineers are advancing sensors research in hopes of giving future Soldiers enhanced situational awareness. Sensor technology has…

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Improved Army system, training to increase vigilance

Posted January 28, 2015 by Kristen Kushiyama

Soldiers of an Army research center have worked to improve training for fellow soldiers on a quick-reaction intelligence capability that better supports the system in the field and potentially reduces reliance on reach-back and in-field contractor support.

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For Navy’s C-20A ‘CATBIRD,’ a chance for nine lives

Posted February 23, 2015 by

Navy photograph C-20 Final Flight: U.S. Navy Gulfstream III C-20A taxiing after its final flight Feb. 2 from Cahokia, Ill., to Carbondale, Ill., arriving at Southern Illinois University. A U.S. Navy Gulfstream III C-20A aircraft scheduled for disposal received new life when it was donated Feb. 3 to Southern Illinois University. The CATBIRD was removed…

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Air Force leaders discuss planned force structure changes

Posted March 23, 2012 by

The Air Force secretary and chief of staff discussed planned force structure changes, and efforts to balance service active-duty and reserve components, during congressional testimony March 20. During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force…

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MRAP has future in Army with clearance, prepositioning

Posted April 17, 2012 by by C. Todd Lopez

The mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle has a future in the Army, said service officials, though it won’t be part of an “MRAP brigade.” MRAPs will be used for training Soldiers and for conducting route clearance. The vehicles will also be prepositioned for use when needed. The Army has more than…

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Navy to christen USNS Cesar Chavez

Posted May 3, 2012 by

The Navy will christen and launch the dry cargo/ammunition ship the USNS Cesar Chavez, May 5, 2012, during a 7:30 p.m., PDT, ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The ship is named to honor prominent civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, who served in the Navy during World War II. Juan M….

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NATO summit to focus on Afghanistan, missile defense

Posted May 15, 2012 by by Donna Miles

Afghanistan will top the agenda items at the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago as coalition members consider an agreement on a long-term strategic partnership that promotes security and stability there, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe reported. “What I am hoping to see is a commitment to resourcing the Afghan national security forces post-2014,” Navy…

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Navy secretary to commission submarine Mississippi

Posted May 31, 2012 by

The Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine Mississippi will be commissioned June 2, 2012, during a 10 a.m., CDT, ceremony at the Port of Pascagoula in Pascagoula, Miss. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Allison Stiller, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for ship programs, will serve as the ship’s…

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