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Non-Traditional Roboticists to Help Bolster National Security

May 28, 2015 12:33 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

The past 10 years have seen an explosion of robotics advances from small businesses and individuals, thanks in part to lower manufacturing costs and the global rise of community workshops such as makerspaces and ...

DoD Floats Electric Boat a $46M Submarine Maintenance Deal

May 28, 2015 11:07 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded several work contracts Wednesday, including a $46.4...

Photos of the Day: Carrier Air Wing 5 Completes Qualifications

May 28, 2015 9:56 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paolo Bayas | News | Comments

Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73)...

Boeing Phantom Works Eyes Laser-Toting UAVS

May 27, 2015 4:58 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Boeing’s Phantom Works president Darryl Davis expects a lot out of the team’s stratospheric...

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Lockheed Martin Lands $69.6M DoD Contract

May 27, 2015 1:10 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tuesday’s award of US Department of Defense contracts was highlighted by a $69.6 million contract modification bestowed to Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training for ...

SpaceX Receives Certification for U.S. Military Launches

May 27, 2015 10:18 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Tuesday announcement makes SpaceX just the second company to receive the green light from the U.S. Air Force for sending national security payloads into orbit ...

Photos of the Day: ​Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER Helicopter Takes First Flight

May 27, 2015 9:35 am | by Sikorsky | News | Comments

During the first test flight, which lasted approximately one hour, RAIDER Pilot Bill Fell and Co-Pilot Kevin Bredenbeck took the aircraft through a series of maneuvers designed to test the aircraft’s ...

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Frankenphone: Creech Airman Improves RPA Communications

May 26, 2015 1:06 pm | by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

In a crowded room of remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators, it would be easy to overlook him, yet his accomplishments scream for attention. His peers have labeled him a 'jack-of-all-trades' and after ...

Smart-Mortar to Help Soldiers More Effectively Hit Targets

May 26, 2015 1:02 pm | by C. Todd Lopez, U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army hopes the 120 mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves Soldiers' ability to put artillery on target ... 

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training Lands $27M DoD Contract

May 26, 2015 10:22 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a small batch of work contracts Friday, highlighted by the exercising of a $27.2 million contract option with Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training ...

China's Army Down Plays South China Sea Island-Building

May 26, 2015 9:43 am | by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to ...

Electromagnetic Rail Launchers Among 5 Patents This Week

May 22, 2015 12:28 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

According to the patent, the new design seeks to increase a rail launcher's energy efficiency and compactness, as well as to allow the use of proven and simple technology components ...

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Army Outfits First Vehicles with Electronic Stability Control

May 22, 2015 12:22 pm | by Charles Parsons, Army Program Office, MRAP, PEO Combat Support & Combat Service Support | News | Comments

Soldiers laud the ballistic protection Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicles that provide them against underbody threats, but now a brand-new MRAP feature, the first of its kind for the Army, will help maximize ...

Lockheed Martin Space System Gets $735M for Satellite Sustainment

May 22, 2015 12:19 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded several work contracts Thursday, including a $735.5 million deal to Lockheed Martin Space Systems for satellite sustainment ...

Tiny Device Could Save Lives on Battlefield

May 22, 2015 12:09 pm | by David Vergun, U.S. Army | News | Comments

Getting rapid treatment for wounds or injuries suffered on the battlefield can mean the difference between life and death. Army medical researchers recently developed "a device that will revolutionize ...

Marines Test Glasses That Enhance Augmented Reality System

May 22, 2015 11:41 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

Marines were able to turn a lush golf course into a hostile battleground complete with tanks, mortar fire and smoke at a demonstration on May 21 using an augmented reality training system from the Office of Naval ...

New Engines Tap Latest Military Tech

May 21, 2015 2:59 pm | by Matt Benvie, GE Reports | News | Comments

From GPS to the Internet, many everyday technologies have military roots. The same is true for jet engines, especially those powering business jets. For America, the jet age began the night of October 4th, 1941 ...

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DoD Awards $72M Contract for MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 Production

May 21, 2015 10:32 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded several contracts Thursday, including a $72 million basic ordering agreement modification to General Atomics – Aeronautical Systems which, will task the company with producing eight additional MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 production configuration aircraft ...

Photos of the Day: Air Force Launches Secret Space Plane

May 21, 2015 10:06 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

A mysterious space plane rocketed into orbit Wednesday, carrying no crew but a full load of technology experiments. The Air Force launched its unmanned mini-shuttle late Wednesday morning. An Atlas V rocket lifted it up ...

DoD Awards $30M Deal for Air Training Missile Reconfiguration

May 20, 2015 10:47 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a number of work contracts to big name companies Tuesday, highlighted by a $30 million pact with Lockheed Martin for the reconfiguration of 200 air training missiles to air-to-ground missiles ...

WWII Spitfire Pilot Returns to the Skies

May 19, 2015 4:06 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A 92-year old World War II veteran took another flight in an iconic Supermarine Spitfire on May 7. Joy Lofthouse was a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary, responsible for flying planes to and from Royal Air Force and Royal Navy factories ...

60 New Technologies Aim to Cut Convoys to Forward Operating Bases

May 19, 2015 2:27 pm | by C. Todd Lopez, U.S. Army | News | Comments

Army research to reduce the use of fuel and water, and to reduce waste output at forward operating bases, or FOBs, promises to dramatically reduce the number of convoys and hours ...

Scientists Print Low Cost Radio Frequency Antenna with Graphene Ink

May 19, 2015 12:49 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Scientists have moved graphene - the incredibly strong and conductive single-atom-thick sheet of carbon - a significant step along the path from lab bench novelty to commercially ...

Raytheon Awarded Contract for Patriot Missile System Ground Support Equipment

May 19, 2015 10:34 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded only three contracts on Monday, highlighted by a $6.9 million foreign military sales contract modification which was given to Raytheon ...

DoD Awards a $7.9B Multiple Award Deal

May 18, 2015 11:59 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a number of work contracts Friday, highlighted by a $7.9 billion multiple award deal to 20 companies for network-Centric Solutions 2, network operations and infrastructure solutions ...

Today in Engineering History: X-1E Damaged After Mach 2 Flight

May 15, 2015 1:45 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, May 15, 1957, the X-1E research aircraft, piloted by NACA pilot Joe Walker, was damaged during landing after a Mach 2 flight. Due to the incurred damage, repairs continued throughout the ...

The First GPS OCX Hardware Has Been Shipped

May 15, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Raytheon has made the first delivery of operational hardware for the Global Positioning System’s Next Generation Operation Control System, or the GPS OCX ...

Super Herc Heads South to Moody AFB

May 15, 2015 11:43 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

A U.S. Air Force crew ferries an HC-130J Combat King II personnel recovery tanker from the Lockheed Martin production facility located here to its new home with the 347th Rescue Group at Moody Air Force Base ...

Army Develops Cold-Spray System, Transitions to Industry

May 15, 2015 11:22 am | by Ms. Joyce M. Conant, ARL Public Affairs | News | Comments

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, has developed a novel, hybrid cold-spray system, in collaboration with the South Dakota School of Mines, or SDSM, which is being transitioned throughout the Department of ...

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