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Army to fuse laser technology onto air defense system

Posted October 24, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

Army photograph by 1st Lt. Robert Barney Lt. Col. Michael Berriman, squadron commander, 8-1 cavalry, 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, communicates to his command during a combined arms maneuver live-fire exercise at the Orchard Combat Training Center, Boise, Idaho, on Sept. 20, 2018. Army leaders plan to add laser technology to the Interim Maneuver Short-Range…

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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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Army innovation through re-engineering

Posted October 4, 2018 by by Crystal Chadwick

In 1801, Eli Whitney disassembled 10muskets made from interchangeable parts, placed the parts in a big pile, and then reassembled ten muskets from parts picked at random, demonstrating the revolutionizing concept of interchangeable parts. In 1913, Henry Ford combines existing technologies to extend the concept of interchangeable parts to the manufacturing process itself, using a…

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New Army technology guides Soldiers in complete darkness

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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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Long-range precision fires modernization a joint effort, Army tech leader says

Posted August 24, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army's No. 1 modernization priority -- long-range precision fires -- is a collaborative science and technology effort between the Army and the other services, said Dr. Thomas Russell.

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CERDEC unveils more than a dozen new technologies for mission command

Posted August 1, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

The Army unveiled 15 Soldier-vetted technologies here, July 18, all meant to improve command post infrastructure and capability.

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Army researchers headed for development of high performance lightweight helmet

Posted June 6, 2018 by C. Todd Lopez

Army photograph by Lt. Col. John Hall Capt. Beverly Nordin and Command Sgt. Maj. James LaFratta, the 173rd Airborne Brigade Support Battalion, make decisions about the employment of heavy machine guns as their paratroopers conduct a base defense live fire in Slovenia, 2017. U.S. Army researchers are currently working on a helmet prototype that will…

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Soldiers’ situational awareness improved using micro-displays, augmented reality

Posted March 26, 2018 by David Vergun

Several new technologies are being developed that, once combined, will provide Soldiers an unprecedented overview of the battlefield.

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Environmentally-safe red glare rocket changes fireworks, Soldier technology

Posted January 26, 2018 by T'Jae Ellis

Army photograph by Dr. Jesse Sabatini U.S. and German researchers teamed to develop an environmentally-friendly red light flare. The formula is a lithium-based red-light-emitting pyrotechnic composition of high purity and color quality, and avoids a list of potentially toxic elements, namely strontium and chlorinated organic materials. Here, they captured a mid-burn image of the strontium-…

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Army scientists shed light on new low-cost material for seeing in the dark

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Army photograph Dr. Wendy Sarney uses the molecular beam epitaxy machine at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to produce infrared detector materials with a new synthesis process. Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Stony Brook University have developed a new synthesis process for low-cost fabrication of a material previously discounted in literature for…

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