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Scientists 'Bend' Elastic Waves with New Metamaterials

January 26, 2015 12:26 pm | by University of Missouri-Columbia | News | Comments

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered "elastic" waves. These waves travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent ...

Navy Wants to Increase Use of Sonar-Emitting Buoys

January 26, 2015 9:19 am | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Navy wants to deploy up to 720 sonobuoys at least 12 nautical miles off the coasts of...

Today in Engineering History: Submersible Sets Depth Record

January 23, 2015 2:08 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, 1960, the U.S. Navy-operated bathyscaphe Trieste traveled more...

Army Takes Step to Merge C2, Intelligence Traffic onto WIN-T

January 23, 2015 11:25 am | by Edric Thompson, RDECOM CERDEC | News | Comments

The Army's science and technology and acquisition communities have teamed with the Army G-3/5/7...

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U.S. Navy Approves Boeing, Lockheed Sensor System for Production

January 22, 2015 12:29 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

The F/A-18 Super Hornet infrared search and track (IRST) system, developed and integrated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, received approval from the U.S. Navy to enter low-rate initial production.The IRST system consists of Lockheed Martin’s ...

Lockheed Delivers 1st Enhanced Automated Testing Station for U.S. Navy

January 22, 2015 10:23 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin delivered the first electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) to the U.S. Navy   maximizing aircraft readiness. Sailors and Marines will use eCASS to troubleshoot and repair naval aircraft electronic ...

Boeing Modernizes B-52 Bomber Weapons Bay Launcher

January 21, 2015 1:11 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing and U.S. Air Force personnel successfully installed the first prototype of a new B-52 bomber weapons bay launcher. The change improves the aircraft’s weapons capacity and mission flexibility ...        

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SigmaTEK Announces 'Homes 4 Heroes' Program

January 21, 2015 12:34 pm | by SigmaTEK Systems | News | Comments

SigmaTEK Systems is honoring its veterans by joining with the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s “Homes 4 Heroes” program. The company is asking for support from the manufacturing community for a collective donation of $20,000 ...  

Air Force Base to Get 'Monster' $30M Computer

January 21, 2015 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Ohio air force base is getting a "monster" $30 million super computer to meet a growing demand among scientists and researchers for high-speed computing power. The SGI Ice X supercomputer is expected to be one of the ...

Lift-Off, Signal Acquired for Navy Communications Satellite

January 21, 2015 10:33 am | by Steven A. Davis, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Navy's third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite was launched yesterday at 8:04 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 41. This communications satellite will significantly improve capability for Navy and Department of Defense tactical ...

Army Works to Responsibly Retrograde Radioactives

January 20, 2015 12:57 pm | by Summer Barkley | News | Comments

Care is exercised with all items being retrograded, but extra care and a team of experts is leveraged when equipment containing radioactive isotopes and trace amounts of radioactive material are returned to the United States for reuse or repair ...

Google Launches Virtual USS Constitution Tour Experience

January 20, 2015 12:17 pm | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Kinney, USS Constitution Public Affairs | News | Comments

Using Street View technology, Google Maps photographed the ship in fall 2014 to create an online 360-degree virtual experience of touring Constitution in preparation for the ship's scheduled dry dock restoration period, which begins in ...

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Batteries That Don't Corrode Developed by Army

January 16, 2015 11:53 am | by C. Todd Lopez, ARNEWS | News | Comments

New, lighter batteries are under development for Soldiers now, in-house, at the Army Research Laboratory. Chemists at the lab perform materials research on lithium ion batteries and other advanced battery chemistry in an effort to ...  

Boeing Receives Orders for 336 Military Rescue Radios, System Upgrades

January 16, 2015 11:22 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million ...  

Army Game Studio Creates Virtual Training Environments

January 15, 2015 10:38 am | by Army Marketing and Research Group | News | Comments

Becoming a software developer for the "America's Army" video game at the U.S. Army Game Studio was an unlikely career choice for Matt Roberts, who was not a "big gamer" growing up. But after serving as a Soldier in the Army, Roberts was drawn to ...

Flight Record Set by High Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Series

January 15, 2015 10:23 am | by Northrop Grumman | News | Comments

The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk and other variants of Northrop Grumman Corporation's High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) series continued to prove their value to U.S. government agencies by flying more ...

Northrop Grumman Wins $963.5M Air Force Contract

January 15, 2015 10:05 am | by Northrop Grumman | News | Comments

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract for the support of Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground Subsystems. Northrop Grumman is the sole award recipient for the indefinite delivery ...

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Nuclear Satellite Terminal Upgrade to Begin Testing

January 14, 2015 4:49 pm | by Justin Oakes, 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs | News | Comments

The nuclear satellite communication terminals that connect U.S. leaders to Minuteman combat crews in the event of a nuclear attack are currently undergoing an upgrade and scheduled to begin operational testing this month. The Air Force will be ...

Revolutionary Weapon Unveiled at Future Force EXPO

January 14, 2015 11:56 am | by Office of Naval Research Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Railgun program continues to move toward scheduled at-sea testing in 2016. Its revolutionary technology relies on electricity instead of traditional chemical propellants, with magnetic fields created by high electrical currents launching ...

Boeing to Provide Torpedo Defense Systems for U.S. Navy

January 14, 2015 11:15 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing, through its Argon ST subsidiary, will provide the U.S. Navy with five additional AN/SLQ-25C surface ship torpedo defense systems, continuing more than two decades of helping protect ships and sailors around the world ...   

Lockheed Awarded $68M Contract for F-22 Work

January 14, 2015 9:04 am | by Mitch Shaw, Hilltop Times correspondent | News | Comments

The Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $67.8 million contract to help finish a year's worth of maintenance and repair work for the F-22 Raptor at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The contract calls for Lockheed to conduct ...    

Lightweight Antenna Increases Army Agility

January 13, 2015 9:22 am | by Amy Walker, PEO C3T | News | Comments

Future Joint contingencies and support operations are expected to require rapid deployment of smaller sized elements to a wide variety of austere environments, with Soldiers needing to fight on arrival. The lightweight, easily transportable ...

Navy Looks to Private Contractors for More Sub Maintenance

January 12, 2015 12:12 pm | by Michael Melia, Associated Press | News | Comments

With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. The commander of the ...    

Minimizing Uncertainty in Designing Complex Military Systems

January 12, 2015 11:41 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Uncertainty is sometimes unavoidable. But in the world of scientific computing and engineering, at least, what’s worse than uncertainty is being uncertain about how uncertain one is. Understanding with confidence the level of uncertainty in ...

DARPA Seeks New Materials for Energy Transduction

January 12, 2015 11:35 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Transduction involving the conversion of energy from one form into another is common in many military and space devices, such as communications antennas (radio waves to electrical signals), thermoelectric generators (heat to electricity) and ...

Sensors Move Army Closer to Common Environment

January 9, 2015 12:48 pm | by Edric Thompson, CERDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Army envisions a future where sensors dynamically interact with each other while sharing information with Soldiers. Its researchers are one step closer to enabling this common operating environment through the development of a ...  

New Deicing Simulator Saves Air Force Manpower

January 9, 2015 10:55 am | by Staff Sgt. Veronica Montes, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

With the winter months comes freezing temperatures, snow, frost and ice, but despite the inclement weather the mission continues, making aircraft deicing a main priority for maintainers. This year, to increase training capabilities and ...

U.S. Navy Divers Use Advanced Equipment in Search for AirAsia Flight

January 9, 2015 10:48 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Toni Burton, from U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs | News | Comments

An eight-member team from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 onboard USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) is supporting the ongoing Indonesian-led search effort for AirAsia flight QZ8501 with advanced Tow Fish side scan sonar systems ...   

MEADS Ready For Transition to European Follow-On Programs

January 7, 2015 2:44 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

The tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program enters 2015 as a candidate for next-generation air and missile defense requirements in both Germany and Poland. MEADS is a primary candidate for the German ...   

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