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Smaller Lidars Could Allow UAVs to Conduct Underwater Scans

December 19, 2014 12:01 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Bathymetric lidars – devices that employ powerful lasers to scan beneath the water’s surface – are used today primarily to map coastal waters. At nearly 600 pounds, the systems are large and heavy, and they require costly, piloted aircraft to ...

Naval Shipyard Hiring 715 Workers

December 18, 2014 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has begun hiring more than 700 workers to deal with an increase in...

Boeing's 8th GPS IIF Advances GPS Modernization

December 18, 2014 12:16 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

The eighth Boeing Global Positioning System IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and...

Engineering Newswire 121: The Navy's Newest Hovercraft

December 18, 2014 11:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve hovering over land and sea in the navy’s newest ship-to-...

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New Test Range Helps Create Cyber Marine Warriors

December 18, 2014 10:52 am | by Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

A unique mix of training technologies sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is preparing front-line warfighters to conduct cyber and combat operations simultaneously, as Marines demonstrated during a recent amphibious ...  

Soldier Uniforms May Detect, Neutralize Biological Threats

December 16, 2014 5:10 pm | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards. Today, natural ...

Leading Army Researcher Speaks on Future of Autonomous Vehicles

December 16, 2014 4:50 pm | by TARDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army Technology Magazine interviewed Dr. Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal here. Rogers provides executive management to deliver advanced ...  

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Army Installs First Ground-Based Sense-&-Avoid Radar

December 16, 2014 4:34 pm | by PEO Aviation | News | Comments

The Army-developed Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid, or GBSAA, will initially support UAS transiting from airfields to restricted areas where training and testing can occur. The radar system consists of numerous complex subsystems, including ...

Breakthrough Capability Keeps Subs, Ships on Safe Track

December 16, 2014 4:27 pm | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), officials announced ...

Lockheed Opens Facility to Connect Warfighters to MUOS Satellite Network

December 15, 2014 10:40 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

With the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) expected to achieve global communications coverage next year, Lockheed Martin recently established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put MUOS' new ...

Navy Tests Fish-Shaped Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

December 15, 2014 10:33 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Edward Guttierrez III, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS), Dec. 11. GhostSwimmer is the latest in a series of science-fiction-turned-reality projects ...

Norway Probes Spy Equipment Found in Oslo

December 15, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Norwegian police said Sunday they have warned politicians about possible eavesdropping of cellphone calls after several listening devices were reportedly found in central Oslo, including near government buildings and Parliament ...  

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Photos of the Day: U.S. Launches Classified Defense Satellite

December 15, 2014 8:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload launches from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday ...              

Defense Satellite Launches From California Coast

December 15, 2014 8:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. defense satellite launched from California's central coast after weather delays caused by a major storm that drenched the state. An unmanned Atlas V rocket carrying a classified payload for the National ...     

Company Awarded $21M Contract for Destroyers

December 12, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bath Iron Works has been awarded a $21 million contract to continue work on a class of U.S. Navy destroyers. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said in a statement Thursday night that it was a modification ...        

Air-Bursting Grenade to Begin Evaluation This Summer

December 11, 2014 4:16 pm | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

The Small Arms Grenade Munition round - a 40mm counter-defilade, air-bursting grenade designed for both the M203 and M320 launchers - will undergo evaluation in July 2015. The SAGM round has been under development by the ...    

Picatinny Lightens Soldiers' Load, Shaves 12 Lbs Off Mortar System

December 11, 2014 4:06 pm | by Audra Calloway, Picatinny Public Affairs | News | Comments

Following the successful fielding of the lightweight 60mm mortar system, Picatinny has begun delivering the new lightweight 81mm system to troops. The new M252A1 81mm system is 12 pounds, or 14 percent, lighter than its predecessor, the legacy ...

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Photos of the Day: Navy's Laser Weapon Destroys Moving Targets at Sea

December 10, 2014 5:09 pm | by U.S. Navy | News | Comments

The Afloat Forward Staging Base USS Ponce conducts an operational demonstration of the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored Laser Weapon System while deployed to the Arabian Gulf ...                

Navy Shipboard Laser Operates in Arabian Gulf

December 10, 2014 4:54 pm | by David Smalley, Office of Naval Research Public Affairs | News | Comments

Officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have announced the laser weapon system (LaWS) - a cutting-edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America's Sailors and Marines - was for the first time successfully deployed and ...

Engineer Charged in Theft of U.S. Military Aircraft Documents

December 10, 2014 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators say that upon returning from a trip to China in August, Long was found by screeners at an airport in New York to be carrying a nearly completed application for work with a state aerospace research center in China. It described ...

40,000 Javelin Missiles Delivered to Army & Counting

December 9, 2014 3:26 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

The Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture recently delivered the 40,000th Javelin missile to the U.S. Army. Javelin is a shoulder-fired anti-armor system. After launch, Javelin automatically guides itself to the ...  

USS Anchorage Completes NASA Orion Mission

December 9, 2014 9:29 am | by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher A. Veloicaza, USS Anchorage (LPD 23) Public Affairs | News | Comments

San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) successfully completed recovery operations of the NASA Orion crew module, forward bay cover, and parachutes, Dec 5. The Exploration Flight Test 1 recovery is ...  

Why Employees Leave Their Jobs

December 8, 2014 9:50 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

With fewer Baby Boomers retiring after years of economic uncertainty and more Millennials beginning their careers, today’s workforce is divided almost evenly between Millennials, Generation X and Boomers. The diverse makeup of ... 

Long-Term Aging of Electronics in Nuclear Weapons

December 5, 2014 1:01 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories is studying how environments, including radiation that originates from a nuclear weapon itself, could affect the performance of electronics in the W76-1 warhead as they age. Sandia, which is responsible for ...

Laser Sniffs Out Toxic Gases from Afar

December 4, 2014 12:31 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a way to sniff out tiny amounts of toxic gases - a whiff of nerve gas, for example, or a hint of a chemical spill - from up to one kilometer away. The new technology can discriminate one type of gas from another ...

DCGS-A Provides Foundation for Aerial Intelligence

December 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by Capt. Michael Pederson, 116th MI Brigade (Aerial Intelligence) | News | Comments

As can be seen from the evening news, the military's intelligence mission is more and more important every day. Global instability remains a constant focus for military intelligence. Tasking, processing, exploiting and disseminating ...  

Photos of the Day: Testing Army Tech to Enable Rapid Fire Missions

December 4, 2014 12:08 pm | by Amy Walker, PEO C3T staff writer | News | Comments

Artillery cannon crew members assigned to Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 1st Armored Division, prepare to high angle fire a 155 mm high explosive round from the M777A2 Howitzer, while ... 

Army's Mobile Satellite Network Enables Rapid Fire Missions

December 4, 2014 11:56 am | by Amy Walker, PEO C3T staff writer | News | Comments

During the latest test of the Army's mobile tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, a field artillery battalion used the Soldier Network Extension to extend the range of their fire support ...

Tougher Tungsten to Replace Uranium in Armor-Piercing Projectiles

December 4, 2014 11:42 am | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center | News | Comments

New tungsten alloys being developed in the Schuh Group at MIT could potentially replace depleted uranium in armor-piercing projectiles. Fourth-year materials science and engineering graduate student Zachary C. Cordero is working on ...  

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