On April 19, Artillerymen at Fort Bragg, N.C., became the first unit in the Army to receive digitized M119A3 howitzers, which will make it possible for Soldiers to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker in combat.
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An Army research and technology official told a House subcommittee, April 16, 2013, that investments in science and technology are critical for advances that protect Soldiers, address the threats of today and prepare the service for the challenges of the future.
The U.S. Army and Germany’s ministry of defence’s senior executives that are responsible for research and technology programs met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., April 9-10, 2013, as part of ongoing discussions to expand collaborative research efforts to adopt or develop technological capabilities to meet far-reaching future military needs.
Armyhire.com, Army Contracting Command’s recruiting website, has been named the Army’s best website, the Army announced, March 19, 2013.
The Army recently began schoolhouse computer-based and simulated training upgrades for its advanced Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical — Terminal to evolve the previous legacy training system to accommodate new system enhancements.
When they deploy rapidly to the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, U.S. Soldiers confront more than the enemy. At heights exceeding 8,200 feet, they must worry about the effects of altitude on their mental performance and about their susceptibilities to Acute Mountain Sickness.
Department of Defense officials for acquisition, technology and logistics and program support visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade to observe how the brigade leverages resources to retrograde equipment while sustaining critical systems.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh spent the afternoon of Jan. 15, 2013, gaining a first-hand look at the latest and most innovative capabilities being placed into the hands of Soldiers by the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force, at Fort Belvoir, Va.
Tube foods, produced only by the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, keep Air Force U-2 reconnaissance pilots and NASA ER-2 pilots nourished during their long flights.
Dozens of forward operating bases and thousands of service members depend on supplies that drop daily from the sky and Afghanistan is shaping up to be the largest combat aerial resupply operation in history.
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate’s Electromagnetic Vulnerability Assessment Facility at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., is a state-of-the-art facility that is used to conduct experiments that address the electromagnetic vulnerability requirements of the U.S. Army Weapon and Communication-Electronics Systems.
During Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 provided Soldiers down to the company level the on-the-move communications and situational awareness needed to conduct real-world battlefield operations.
Experts in the U.S. Army Public Health Command’s Health Hazard Assessment Program completed an occupational health assessment of the new protective outer garments and undergarments, and provided recommendations on how to minimize any risks.
Initial findings from the Army’s latest Network Integration Evaluation show steady progress toward improved, user-friendly tactical communications systems, as well as new efficiencies from the consolidation of test practices.
An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of the Year 2012.”
Red River Army Depot employees are making history. The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle recapitalization production facility is able to produce more than 40 vehicles per day.
About 40 Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering employees experienced what it is like to be a Soldier when they participated in a “greening” event, Oct. 11, 2012.
A team of U.S. Army engineers are developing new battery chargers for smartphones, tablet computers and laptops for deployed Soldiers without access to a traditional electrical grid. They have engineered and built prototypes for 8-port, 4-port, and 2-port USB chargers, as well as an AC/USB adaptor — all of which use a military standard battery such as the BB-2590 as the main power source.
The Combat SkySat military retransmission platform stayed aloft for 30 minutes during it maiden flight over Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 11, 2012.
The Army has received authorization to continue production of an advanced radio that will link Soldiers at the company level and below with real-time information passed on its holistic tactical communications network.
Teams of Army experts have spent the last five months laying the groundwork for a computational powerhouse at the Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
The Army has received approval to continue with limited further production and fielding of a key upgrade to its tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2.
Stacey Lee, Project Engineer for Army gloves at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, teamed up with Masley Enterprises and created a hand-sizing tool that has recently been patented.
At the Uzbekistan-Afghanistan border, the 276th Transportation Detachment (Automated Cargo Documentation) uses a radio-frequency identification interrogator system to track cargo within the northern Afghanistan area.
Biological agents remain a persistent threat to America and its Soldiers. U.S. Army scientists are researching new technologies to counter bioweapons in order to keep the nation safe.
Energy from new photovoltaic panels atop warehouses at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, Germany, will soon provide enough energy for 500 homes and save roughly $50,000 annually.
Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., has employed a high-tech solution to an age old problem — leaky pipes — which exceeded expectations and earned the installation the 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Award (Project Category).
Solar power has come to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., with the completion of a 370 kilowatt photovoltaic array on the roof of Price Fitness Center this past spring.