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Engineering Update: A Cheap 3D-Printed Drone

September 19, 2014 2:04 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this week’s episode of the Engineering Update:  A Cheap 3D-Printed Drone:  Researchers at the University of Virginia have created a military-grade 3D-printed UAV with off-the-shelf parts, an Android brain, and the ability to tote a ...

Seeing Through the Fog of War

September 19, 2014 1:41 pm | by DARPA | Videos | Comments

Degraded visibility — which encompasses diverse environmental conditions including severe...

Departments of the Navy, Energy & Agriculture Invest in 3 Biorefineries

September 19, 2014 1:01 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | News | Comments

As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture...

Photos of the Day: The A-10 Thunderbolt II

September 18, 2014 11:20 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Proponents of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have been trying, for years, to retire the A-10 “...

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Introduction to 3D Printing

September 17, 2014 4:49 pm | by Goddard Technologies | Events

3D printing is a new technology bringing change to the way we create products now and in the future. Scientists are using it to build organs, NASA is using it in the space program, but how does this new technology apply to you? Find out the ...

rp+m Announces New AS9100C Certification For Aerospace Production

September 15, 2014 4:36 pm | by Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing | rp+m | News | Comments

Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing (rp+m) has announced their certification to the AS9100C Standard. In addition to the industry sectors they already serve, AS9100C certification enables rp+m to provide production parts and service ...  

New Aitech Rugged 6U VME SBC

September 12, 2014 2:45 pm | by Aitech Defense Systems | Aitech Defense Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems has announced the C163, a rugged 6U VME SBC based on the 4th generation Intel Core i7 (Haswell) processor family. With up to 16 GB of DDR3L SDRAM and 128 GB of SATA II Flash disk, the C163 is suitable for ...


Engineering Update: 'Robocouch' Powered By Electric Motors

September 12, 2014 1:06 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this special 75th episode of the Engineering Update:  New tests done at Eglin Air Force Base by Boeing and the Army revealed that the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator is still usable in conditions that would normally render lasers ...

Making Drones More Customizable

September 12, 2014 9:45 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A first-ever standard "operating system" for drones, developed by a startup with MIT roots, could soon help manufacturers easily design and customize unmanned aerial vehicles for multiple applications ...     

Engineering Newswire 107: Boeing's Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 11, 2014 3:49 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator ...          

DARPA Awards $2.9M for Development of Soft Exosuit

September 11, 2014 11:07 am | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that it was awarded a first-phase $2.9 million follow-on contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop a ...

Keysight to Demonstrate Test Applications Solutions at IEEE AUTOTEST 2014 Conference

September 10, 2014 4:32 pm | Events

IEEE AUTOTESTCON is the United States' largest conference focused on automatic test systems for US military systems, and has been held annually since 1965. The Conference, whose 2014 theme is "Gateway to the next 50 years of Automated ...


Recon Squadron Keeps Remotely Piloted Aircraft Flying

September 10, 2014 1:02 pm | by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Little more than a decade ago, the skies over Afghanistan looked dramatically different than they do today. Heavy bombing from B-52 Stratofortress', B-1B Lancers and B-2 Spirit bombers could be seen along with F-16 Fighting Falcons, as well ...

Infographic: Where Are All the Women in STEM?

September 10, 2014 9:57 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director, ECN Magazine | News | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few ...     

D-Day, Design & Engineering: The Hidden Lessons & Why They Matter

September 10, 2014 9:46 am | by Chad Storlie, Author, Combat Leader to Corporate Leader & Battlefield to Business Success | Blogs | Comments

On the night of June 5th and the morning of June 6th, paratroopers and glider infantry followed by a sweeping amphibious assault began the invasion of Europe – a military feat that remains without equal in the rest of history ...   

GXV-T Envisions Future Armored Ground Vehicles

September 8, 2014 1:42 pm | by DARPA | Videos | Comments

One of the key goals of DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program is improving the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles by increasing vehicle agility. Vehicle agility involves the ability to autonomously avoid ...

NIST Team Honored for Work on Military Smartphone Apps, Security

September 4, 2014 2:48 pm | by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

The NIST team of engineers and computer scientists was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), under its Transformative Apps (TransApps) program. Working with soldiers, contract app developers and others ...  


Enhanced Grenades Feature Smart Sensors, Logic

September 4, 2014 2:31 pm | by Eric Kowal, Picatinny | News | Comments

With the new capability, much like a smart phone, the grenade can perform a task without being told to do so by the user. Thus, when it is fired, it will recognize its surroundings and can ...         

Photos of the Day: The Army's 20,000-Gallon Collapsible Tank

September 4, 2014 9:31 am | by Dan Lafontaine, RDECOM Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Army stores fuel in large collapsible tanks, with capacities up to 210,000 gallons that can be connected to create a storage and distribution system point holding more than one million gallons. To determine the fuel system's volume, Soldiers ...

Moving Target Simulator Trains Crews to Take Down Targets

September 3, 2014 12:18 pm | by Marie Berberea, TRADOC | News | Comments

Inside the Improved Moving Target Simulator, Fort Sill's newest Avenger crew members are encapsulated in training necessary to take down enemy aerial targets. The Improved Moving Target Simulator, or IMTS, is a high-tech simulator that ...

Improving Fuel Accountability, Visibility on the Battlefield

September 3, 2014 12:14 pm | by Dan Lafontaine, RDECOM Public Affairs | News | Comments

The U.S. Army is testing systems to improve how fuel is monitored and tracked across the battlefield, officials said. Scott Nielsen, a project engineer with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center ...  

Jetpack Could Enhance Soldier Speed, Agility

September 3, 2014 12:01 pm | by Arizona State University | Videos | Comments

What if every soldier could run a four-minute mile? That's the goal behind 4MM, or 4 Minute Mile, a student project to create a wearable jetpack that enhances speed and agility. Working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ...

General Dynamics Secures $5.8 Billion UK Contract

September 3, 2014 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics has landed a $5.76 billion contract to make armored vehicles for Britain. The aerospace and defense company will deliver 589 Scout Specialist Vehicles between 2017 and 2024, and it will also make available affiliated ... 

China Military Shows Off Newest Helicopters, Tanks

September 2, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north. State media said the ...

DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Therapies Customized to Individual Patients

August 28, 2014 3:31 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral ...

U.S. Navy to Test Lockheed Martin Industrial Exoskeletons

August 26, 2014 2:57 pm | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial ...

China Deploys Armed Drone to Multinational Drills

August 26, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's air force says it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring its rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles. Air force spokesman Shen Jinke was quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency as saying the ...

Army's Experimental Strike Weapon Explodes with Rocket

August 25, 2014 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska, the Department of Defense said. The rocket carrying the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon was terminated near a pad of ...  

Navy Awards $100M Contract to Maine Shipyard

August 25, 2014 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine's Bath Iron Works has ended a partnership in which it helped to produce the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship in 2010. But that doesn't mean it's out of the program altogether. The shipyard announced Monday that the Navy has awarded ...  

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