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Two-Man Shop Engineers Mission Success

March 2, 2015 11:20 am | by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

The average Air Force civil engineer (CE) squadron is comprised of more than 100 Airmen specializing in disciplines ranging from electrical to structural engineering. This diversity of skill and strength of numbers enables them to ...  

Lockheed Collaborating to Improve Pilot Vision

March 2, 2015 10:56 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin and H. N. Burns Engineering Corp. have agreed to collaborate on technology that...

Army Advancements Provide Innovative, Realistic Training

February 27, 2015 11:48 am | by Capt. Matthew Brown, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Directorate of Training & Doctrine | News | Comments

Today's Army aviation leaders can augment the training process with innovative training...

Schools Bring Science to Life Through Robotics

February 27, 2015 10:45 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Johans Chavarro, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii | News | Comments

Students from elementary, middle and high schools around the Hawaii region participated in the...

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Boeing, RAAF Test Extended Range Weapon

February 27, 2015 10:08 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

The Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER) demonstrated significant range increase while maintaining its expected accuracy during flight testing conducted by Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ...  

DARPA to Remove Communication Barriers Between Humans, Computers

February 26, 2015 11:02 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

The lifelong human imperative to communicate is so strong that people talk not only to other people but also to their pets, their plants and their computers. Unlike pets and plants, computers might one day reciprocate. DARPA's new ...  

Devices May Help Soldiers Nose Out Bio Threats

February 26, 2015 10:59 am | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

Researchers are refining for Army use a commercial technology that will allow Soldiers to accurately and rapidly detect an array of chemical and biological hazards - from mustard agent to anthrax - and then transmit those results to ... 

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NASA Test Fires New Rocket with Army Motor

February 26, 2015 10:51 am | by AMRDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

When the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center test fired the Peregrine rocket, Feb. 10, members of the local Army research and development community watched with great interest. The igniter motor for the NASA Peregrine was developed and ...

New Process to Save Army Money, Yield Cheaper Rounds

February 26, 2015 10:48 am | by Kevin Jackson, AMC | News | Comments

A new process at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, or MCAAP, will make more recovered projectile bodies viable for reuse in the production of field artillery training rounds and provide the military with a cheaper and safer munition ...  

AF Marks First RQ-4 Non-Military Base Landing

February 26, 2015 9:08 am | by Maj. Ben Sakrisson, 15th Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

A remotely piloted U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft landed Feb. 22, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking this the first time a high-altitude asset has flown into a non-military air base to be viewed by the general public ...

Meet SPAWAR's New Chief Engineer

February 24, 2015 12:05 pm | by Tina C. Stillions & Krishna M. Jackson, SPAWAR Public Affairs | News | Comments

Rear Adm. John W. Ailes is chief engineer (CHENG) for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). His background includes ballistic missile defense, combat system development and multiple tours on cruisers and destroyers ...  

Naval Academy Hosts STEM Educator Training

February 24, 2015 11:52 am | by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan Wilkes, U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs | News | Comments

The U.S. Naval Academy's (USNA) Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program hosted a STEM Educator Training Workshop for K-12 teachers Saturday, Feb. 21, in Rickover and Michelson Hall. More than 70 STEM educators ...  

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'Imitation Game' Introduces WWII Codebreakers to Audiences

February 23, 2015 11:06 am | by Philip Marcelo, Associated Press | News | Comments

A little-known war museum outside Boston is drawing back the curtain on a key secret of "The Imitation Game," giving visitors a rare chance to use the complex Nazi Enigma coding machines at the center of the Oscar-nominated film ...  

Defense System Helps U.S. Fight Biological Warfare

February 23, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unique chamber designed to improve the nation's readiness against biological warfare has debuted at a U.S. Army facility in Utah. The Dugway Proving Ground, which is about 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, now is home to ...  

Engineering Newswire 128: Master Sword-Makers' Secrets Revealed

February 19, 2015 11:52 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re taking aim with a next generation smart gun, moving forward with Musk’s Hyperloop plans, and revealing the secrets of master sword makers ...            

Army Reserve Launches Partnership for Cyber Warriors

February 18, 2015 4:24 pm | by Lisa Ferdinando | News | Comments

In the face of ever-evolving cyber challenges, the Army Reserve has launched a private-public partnership to build its network of cyber warriors. Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley signed a cyber private public partnership ...

Army Aims to Standardize Air, Missile Defense Networks

February 18, 2015 12:40 pm | by David Vergun | News | Comments

Across the globe, a variety of air and missile defense threats are evolving and proliferating. At the same time, adversaries are exploiting weaknesses in America's air and missile defense system, said Brig. Gen. Christopher L. Spillman ...

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Army Predicts Damage in Future Military Vehicles

February 18, 2015 12:36 pm | by Joyce Conant, ARL Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army researchers made an important discovery during metals testing that could impact the way the structural health of current and future military vehicles are deemed "healthy and more efficient." The discovery may lead to saving time ...

Air Force Tests Satellite Network Against Worst-Case Scenario

February 17, 2015 1:45 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The Air Force recently tested whether its high-powered communications satellites could be operated from a mobile ground unit in case of a nuclear war.  In January, after about six months of testing, the exercise proved ...   

Lockheed Enables Government to Share Intelligence in the Cloud

February 17, 2015 12:28 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin and Esri have deployed commercial software to the Amazon Web Services Commercial Cloud Services (C2S) environment for the first time with an intelligence community customer, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency ...

Boeing to Bring Precision to Laser Weapons on Navy Ships

February 17, 2015 12:00 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing has been awarded a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U.S. Navy warships. Boeing will begin to design a prototype High Power Beam Control ...

Navy Debuts Robot That Fights Fires Aboard Ships

February 17, 2015 11:52 am | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Navy has developed a prototype of a man-sized robot to do one of the most dangerous jobs aboard a ship: Fighting a fire. Standing 5'10" and weighing in at about 140 pounds, the humanoid robot is capable of walking on an uneven ...  

F-22 Pilot's Journey into the History Books

February 17, 2015 11:38 am | by U.S. Air Force | Videos | Comments

Watch Lt. Col. Clayton Percle, 525th Fighter Squadron commander at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, talk about his life-long love of fighter planes, triumph over adversity and the flight that made him the first U.S. Air Force ...

DOE Trains Veterans for Solar Jobs

February 13, 2015 1:40 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

On February 13, the first class of Marine trainees at Camp Pendleton graduated from the Energy Department’s solar job training pilot program, which is aimed at preparing service members for careers in the solar industry as solar ...  

Anthrax Detector Receives Tech Transfer Award

February 13, 2015 1:34 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2015 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a credit-card-size device that can detect bacteria that cause anthrax. Bacillus anthracis, the anthrax ....  

DARPA to Put Fab Lab at Navy Ship Maintenance Center

February 13, 2015 12:39 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA and the Navy recently agreed to locate a fabrication laboratory, or Fab Lab, at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC, pronounced “mar-mack”) in Norfolk, Virginia, under DARPA’s Manufacturing Experimentation and ...  

Navy Earns Top Rank for Patent Portfolio

February 13, 2015 10:18 am | by Warren Duffie, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

A system that tests the strength of fire truck equipment in an environmentally friendly way is one of 396 technologies patented by the U.S. Navy in 2013— helping the service lead the government category in an annual ranking of patent ...

Simulation Tech Shows Navy How to Take a HIT

February 13, 2015 10:13 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

The Navy soon will begin using an Office of Naval Research (ONR) technology to predict injuries and improve medical responses in any kind of attack on ships, officials announced on February 12. The Human Injury and Treatment (HIT) ...  

Lockeed Martin's Legion Pod Takes Flight

February 12, 2015 2:35 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Today, Lockheed Martin introduced Legion Pod – a multi-function sensor system that supports collaborative targeting operations between multiple aircraft in radar-denied environments. Combining Lockheed Martin’s IRST21 infrared sensor with ...

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