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DoD's Cyber Strategy Being Backed by Northrop Grumman

April 24, 2015 2:44 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced its new cyber strategy on Thursday and Northrop Grumman has already voiced its support ...

Army Tech Supports In-Flight Communications, Expeditionary Command Posts

April 24, 2015 1:38 pm | by Amy Walker, Staff Writer for PEO C3T | News | Comments

The Army is delivering new technologies to the Global Response Force, or GRF, that will help...

New Taser System Among 5 Patents This Week

April 24, 2015 12:25 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

This patent, assigned to TASER International, cites the desirability to improve the accuracy...

Today in Engineering History: 17th Century Warship Salvaged

April 24, 2015 11:45 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 24, 1961, the 17th century Swedish warship Vasa...

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General Dynamics NASSCO Awarded $31.7M Ship Improvement Deal

April 24, 2015 10:19 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a number of work contracts Thursday, highlighted by a $31.7 million award to General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for USS America (LHA 6) fiscal 2015 post-shakedown availability ...

Tech Industry to Train, Hire 90K Military Vets

April 24, 2015 9:56 am | by Darlene Superville, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans ...

World War II Bomb Detonated at U.S. Military Base

April 24, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound World War II bomb. The unexploded ordnance was taken to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst after it was discovered in ...

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The Challenges of Designing a Firefighting Robot

April 23, 2015 3:01 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

The Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) is a humanoid robot designed by the Terrestrial Robotics Engineering and Controls Lab (TREC) at Virginia Tech. Designed for the Navy, the lab realized that with a few changes ...

DoD Awards $89M Submarine Antenna Systems Contract

April 23, 2015 11:39 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Raytheon Company landed an $89 million contract Wednesday from the Department of Defense (DoD) for 25 Submarine High Data Rate (SubHDR) antenna systems ...

Orthotic Tech Helps Military Working Dog Walk Again

April 23, 2015 11:34 am | by Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis, 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army Maj. Andrea Henderson, the veterinarian at the Department of Defense Holland Military Working Dog (MWD) Hospital here, first started treating SStash last October. A degenerative disease had led to one of SStash's hind legs ...

X-47B First to Complete Autonomous Aerial Refueling

April 23, 2015 11:28 am | by Naval Air Systems Command | News | Comments

The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program ...

Army Scientists Put Shoulder-to-Shoulder with Soldiers

April 23, 2015 11:18 am | by C. Todd Lopez, U.S. Army | News | Comments

For 30 years now, the Army has embedded scientists and technology experts in the field - to ensure the exchange of new technology and the feedback it yields - moves efficiently between the researchers who develop it and the ...

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April 2015: Designing a Firefighting Robot

April 22, 2015 2:46 pm | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this edition of PD&D we are designing a firefighting robot and screening infants for hearing loss with a BPA-free hearing screener. Also, in this month’s Brainstorm we ask: What are some of the security risks involved with the ...

3D Shape Database Improves Fit of Army Clothing, Equipment

April 22, 2015 12:29 pm | by Jane Benson, NSRDEC | News | Comments

A new database at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, is a perfect fit for America's Soldiers. The ANSUR II 3-D Shape Database uses three-dimensional shapes and ...

DoD Awards $43M for Night Targeting Systems Work

April 22, 2015 11:52 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense gave out various work contracts on Tuesday, highlighted by a $43 million award to Kollsman Incorporated for the purpose of upgrading Night Targeting Systems ...

DoD Awards $138M Launch Vehicle Production Services Contract

April 21, 2015 11:15 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Various contracts were awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Monday, the most lucrative of which was a $138.04 million deal given to United Launch Services LLC for launch vehicle production services (LVPS) ...

100 Years of Chemical Weapons

April 20, 2015 2:45 pm | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

April 22, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the first large-scale use of chemical weapons in modern warfare. Some of the best minds in chemistry at that time, including a Nobel Prize winner, used their knowledge of science to build ...

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Innovative Tech Destroys Old Munitions

April 20, 2015 2:35 pm | by U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system, here, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April. The system, known as the Explosive Destruction System, or EDS, is visiting Hawaii to destroy 10 ...

How to Inspect a KC-135 Stratotanker

April 20, 2015 2:28 pm | by Airman 1st Class Tara Fadenrecht, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

For more than 40 years, KC-135 Stratotankers have been flying over the sunflower state, and just like any other crew member, they need their "check-ups" too. Keeping the 60-year-old planes up-to-date and safe to fly takes more ...

Today in Engineering History: Armstrong Takes X-15 to 63,250 M

April 20, 2015 12:40 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 20, 1962, NASA civilian test pilot, Neil Armstrong, flew the X-15 rocket plane to 63,250 m. The X-15 hypersonic research program was conducted by NASA with the Air Force, the Navy, and North American Aviation ...

DoD Awards $75M for Marine Species Monitoring Program

April 20, 2015 11:46 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a number of work contracts Friday, highlighted by a $75 million deal with HDR Environmental, Operations, and Construction Incorporated for implementation and management of a Navy marine species monitoring program ...

Sunken Aircraft Carrier Rediscovered Off CA Coast

April 20, 2015 9:44 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

WWII Veteran Reunites with Former Aircraft

April 17, 2015 1:39 pm | by 2nd Lt. Shelley Gregory, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Reunions between old friends are typically full of joy, laughter and shared memories - especially when more than 50 years have passed between meetings. For World War II veteran, retired ...

What It Takes to Be a Boom Operator

April 17, 2015 1:34 pm | by Airman 1st Class Nathan Clark, 97th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Boom operators on an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker have the ability to pump thousands of pounds of fuel to any capable aircraft, thousands of feet above the ground, flying at 200 knots, all while only 47 feet from colliding into each ...

Mini UAV Torpedoes Among 5 Patents This Week

April 17, 2015 1:05 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

This patent, assigned to Boeing, describes a miniature, lightweight torpedo that can be carried and launched by an unmanned aerial vehicle. According to the patent, the torpedo features ...

Raytheon Lands Two DoD Work Deals

April 17, 2015 12:44 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (Dod) awarded two contracts Thursday to Raytheon Company, worth over $35 million ...

Sparton Acquires Hunter Technology Corporation

April 16, 2015 5:07 pm | by Sparton Corporation | News | Comments

Sparton Corporation has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton Hunter Corporation, completed a merger with Hunter Technology Corporation in a $55 million all-cash transaction. The merger is subject to certain and conditional ...

F-35 Program 'On Right Track'

April 16, 2015 2:22 pm | by Terri Moon Cronk, DoD News, Defense Media Activity | News | Comments

Despite its numerous setbacks, the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines, the program’s executive officer told a House Armed Services Committee panel April 14 ...

Army Looks Toward Fully Autonomous Tactical Vehicle

April 15, 2015 1:47 pm | by Ms. Lisa Ferdinando (ARNEWS Org Page) | News | Comments

The Army is working toward developing a fully autonomous tactical vehicle, a robotics expert said. "When you start looking at the mid-term, five to 10 years, we start talking about tapping into external systems," said Mark Mazzara, robotics ...

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