DARPA Selects BAE Systems to Create Autonomy Software for Multi-Domain Mission Planning

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop software that will enable semi-autonomous multi-domain mission planning. Continue reading “DARPA Selects BAE Systems to Create Autonomy Software for Multi-Domain Mission Planning”

Raytheon Unveils Synthetic Training Environment

Raytheon unveiled a new immersive military training product today at I/ITSEC, the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training event. Continue reading “Raytheon Unveils Synthetic Training Environment”

Will Future Warfighter Uniforms Include Wearable Technology?

Researchers at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center are looking to LEDs to help warfighters battle against chemical warfare agents (CWA). Co-primary investigators, Hui Wang, Ph.D. and John Landers, Ph.D. are investigating ways to embed tiny light sources in warfighter uniforms. Continue reading “Will Future Warfighter Uniforms Include Wearable Technology?”

Biologists Develop Rad Plan to Test Protective Suits

Necessity is the mother of invention. When the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) School’s Joint Experimentation and Analysis Division (JEAD) needed to find a way to get more mileage out of the expensive protective suits worn by Army civil support teams in radiological environments, they looked for answers from what seemed like a peculiar source – a team of biologists in the Utah desert. Continue reading “Biologists Develop Rad Plan to Test Protective Suits”

U.S. Army Soldiers Test New Battlefield Smoke Generating System

U.S. Army soldiers recently finished the final phases of testing a new battlefield smoke-producing system to conceal units during combat at Fort Carson, Colorado. Continue reading “U.S. Army Soldiers Test New Battlefield Smoke Generating System”

U.S. Army Scientist Focuses on Biomass-to-Energy Research

Generating a constant source of energy to power devices remains a top priority for Soldiers in the field. U.S. Army research on transforming native, ubiquitous vegetation into a reliable, small-scale fuel source could help reduce the volume of energy supplies Soldiers have to carry, such as batteries and electric generators. Continue reading “U.S. Army Scientist Focuses on Biomass-to-Energy Research”

U.S. Army Develops Multi-Purpose Robots

The Robotics University at Fort Leonard Wood, Training Area 211, is ready to field a new robot — the Man Transportation Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) — to be used by the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy for multiple purposes, including explosive ordnance disposal and detection of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.
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New Robot to Bolster Protection for EOD Soldiers

The U.S. Army has selected FLIR Systems to produce the Common Robotic System – Heavy, or CRS-H, (pronounced “Chris-H”) to bolster EOD Soldiers’ protection by increasing standoff to interrogate hazardous devices in the range of military operations and in homeland defense applications. Continue reading “New Robot to Bolster Protection for EOD Soldiers”

U.S. Army Researchers Improve Next-Generation Aircraft Engines

The U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program is one of the modernization priorities for Army leadership. With the use of advanced X-ray diagnostics, scientists have a better understanding of gas turbine combustor inlet conditions, which is critical for the design and development of engines for the next generation of Army aircraft. Continue reading “U.S. Army Researchers Improve Next-Generation Aircraft Engines”