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New Shadow Unmanned Aerial System provides Soldiers better intelligence

Posted September 6, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Mary Junell

The North Carolina National Guard's Detachment 1, D Company 236th Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently completed six weeks of New Equipment Training (NET) near Fort Bragg, N.C., July 17 - Aug. 25, 2017 after receiving the latest model of the RQ-7BV2 Shadow.

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Army accelerates fielding of mission-command vehicle upgrades

Posted September 1, 2017 by Dan Lafontaine

The Army is ramping up fielding improved mission-command hardware and software that provide increased situational awareness, chat capability and less complex user interfaces for Soldiers in combat vehicles.

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Local

OTC tests latest Apache helicopter radar signal detecting set

Posted September 1, 2017 by Maj. Matthew Miskowski

Thirty of U.S. Army's finest accomplished the Follow-on Test (FOT) of the AN/APR-39D(V) Radar Signal Detecting Set at Inyokern, California, both increasing unit readiness and informing acquisition fielding decisions for the Army.

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Technology

Army completes autonomous micro-robotics research program

Posted August 30, 2017 by David McNally

Researchers from industry and universities across the nation have rallied around a collaborative technology alliance with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory since 2008.

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U.S. Army 3-D prints a building

Posted August 25, 2017 by Michael Jazdyk

The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Ill., has successfully three-dimensionally printed a 512 square-foot concrete structure.

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Army looks to partner with private industry on unmanned aviation technology

Posted August 23, 2017 by David McNally

At a small airfield near the nation's capital, an innovative group of engineers is designing and building futuristic aircraft that are catching the attention of Army researchers.

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Army study reveals new findings on human-autonomy interaction

Posted August 11, 2017 by

A team of Army scientists and engineers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., have challenged long-held views in the area of human-autonomy interaction to change the way science involves people, especially in developing advanced technical systems that involve artificial intelligence and autonomy.

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Technology

Army teams up with university to stretch battery life for mobile devices

Posted August 11, 2017 by T'Jae Ellis

Army photograph by Jhi Scott Army Research Laboratory scientist Arthur von Wald Cresce works in the Electrochemistry Branch. Cresce is also co-inventor of an electrolyte additive with the potential to increase lithium battery energy density by 30 percent. Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Brown University have teamed up to develop solutions that…

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Army aims to field new weapon sight that wirelessly pairs with night vision goggles

Posted August 3, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

In the next 18 months or so, the Army expects to field two new systems to dismounted Soldiers that will allow for more rapid acquisition of targets, even those hidden by darkness, smoke or fog.

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Health & Safety

Army launches holistic health and fitness initiative

Posted July 28, 2017 by Joseph Lacdan

The Army has more obese Soldiers than ever before, and to address the problem, senior Army leaders discussed a holistic approach that includes vegan options at dining facilities and box breakfasts at fitness centers.

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