Category: INNOVATION

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?”

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 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”

Innovative Hearing Protection May Protect Military Working Dogs

Military working dogs played a vital role in the recent Raid and death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; however, temporary and permanent hearing loss due to high-decibel noise in training, transport and operations put these animals at risk. Now, thanks to an Army small business innovation program, canines may have new gear to protect their ears. Continue reading “Innovative Hearing Protection May Protect Military Working Dogs”

U.S. Navy Tests Autonomous Vehicles for Dry-Dock Inspections

Autonomous vehicles recently used for a collaborative competition are putting real-world application to the test by leveraging machine learning to support U.S. Naval maintenance activities. Continue reading “U.S. Navy Tests Autonomous Vehicles for Dry-Dock Inspections”

3D Printing is Revolutionising Satellite Manufacturing: Thales

In the fiercely competitive communications satellite market, manufacturers have to produce “more, faster and cheaper”. New technologies such as 3D printing have become a key to increasing the satellite production rate, against the background of a quickly changing industry. Continue reading “3D Printing is Revolutionising Satellite Manufacturing: Thales”

Leonardo Invests in the World’s First Solar-Powered Drone Capable of Perpetual Flight

Leonardo is accelerating the progress of technology and innovation in autonomous flight by investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. Continue reading “Leonardo Invests in the World’s First Solar-Powered Drone Capable of Perpetual Flight”

World’s Largest 3D Printer Speeds Up Prototyping and Production of Soldier Products/Capabilities

The addition of the world’s largest 3D printer will lead to revolutionary innovations for the Soldier and bolster the already strong collaborative relationship between the University of Maine and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center. Continue reading “World’s Largest 3D Printer Speeds Up Prototyping and Production of Soldier Products/Capabilities”

U.S. AFRL Tests In-House, Rapidly Developed Small Engine

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrated a new and ultra-responsive approach to turbine engine development with the initial testing of the Responsive Open Source Engine (ROSE) on Nov. 6, 2019, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Continue reading “U.S. AFRL Tests In-House, Rapidly Developed Small Engine”

Robotic ‘Mules’ Set to Modernize Infantry Brigade Combat Teams

The U.S. Army has selected General Dynamics Land Systems to produce the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport, or S-MET, to lighten Soldiers’ loads by providing Infantry Brigade Combat Teams a robotic “mule” capability.

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