Technology

Did you know the Air Force can fly planes when the pilot is thousands of miles away?  We call these planes remotely piloted aircraft, or RPAs.  According to this video, the MQ-9 Reaper is the best yet.  What do you …
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Marking a return to its high-mobility, high-tempo expeditionary roots, the Marine Corps is focused on the need to “Lighten the Load” for the warfighter — and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is putting a heavy effort into innovative new …
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The U.S. Army demonstrated a proof of concept for a smart grid that could support tactical operations this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s communications-electronics RD& E Center, …
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The U.S. Army has begun the final phase for manufacturing a microchip-sized prototype that will support efforts to provide highly accurate location and battlefield situational awareness for the dismounted soldier, even in the temporary absence of GPS capability. The U.S. …
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When I first got the call that the chief scientist of the Air Force – Dr. Mark T. Maybury – was interested in speaking with me, I was equal parts excited and intimidated. After some grueling and extensive research (and …
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Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are exploring ways to quickly alert soldiers to deadly gaseous nerve agents in the air using a new approach termed multi-wavelength photoacoustics. Kristan Gurton, an experimental physicist in the Battlefield Environment Division, or …
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Written by Dr. Karen O’Brien As a mental health provider at Ft. Lewis and a former VA provider, I can’t count the number of times soldiers and veterans have expressed concerns that admitting to a mental health problem might lead …
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The U.S. Army is preparing to conduct a second Forward Operational Assessment of its XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement airburst weapon system. Program managers are seeking to expedite development of the system, refine and improve the technology, and ultimately begin …
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