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Experiments in hyperspeed

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What are hypersonic weapons, why does the Army want them, and are they as revolutionary as they sound? by Ms. Mary Kate Aylward 1998: U.S. intelligence locates Osama bin Laden…

Every receiver as a sensor

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In the complex, digitally connected battlespace of the future, situational awareness will be the difference between victory and defeat. By optimizing current capabilities, developing new sensors and harnessing the power…

The Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck A4 is one of the vehicles that will be used to demonstrate the Tactical Vehicle Electrification Kit, which aims to improve vehicle operational energy, range and future electrical systems. The kit reflects the Army priority to deliver Next Generation Combat Vehicles with the most modern firepower, protection, mobility and power generation capabilities. (Photo courtesy of Oshkosh Defense)

Collaborating on innovation

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By Dr. Bruce D. Jette, Army Acquisition Executive  The Army is joining forces with industry to achieve land power dominance through science and technology. The future Army must be ready…

Doctor’s patience yields new diabetes treatment and approach

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JPEO-CBRND directorate aims to advance joint capabilities

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Experiments to test incremental solutions that will give joint forces more warning of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons on an accelerated timeline. by Mr. Richard Newton In an unpredictable…

The Future Battlefield

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by Dr. Gordon Cooke  Science fiction becomes science fact. To build and buy the right things for the future, the Army’s developers and planners need to be able to envision…

Test subjects in this test bed would stand in place of the dummy and shoot themselves with a paint gun. The research sought to address the possible associations among personality, pain tolerance, paintball velocity, injury severity and motivation. Researchers wanted to see how much pain was needed on the first shot to make a person decide not to take a second shot. Most subjects took the second shot, even though they got paid the same amount of money if they didn’t. (U.S. Army photo by Kenneth Short, RDECOM ARDEC)

Exploring Soldier performance ‘at both ends of the barrel’

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ARDEC test beds are laying the foundation for the future of the Soldier, one behavioral experiment at a time. by Dr. Elizabeth Mezzacappa The use of increasingly sophisticated tools over…

Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s East African Response Force, fire M240 weapons systems and practice bounding movements in November 2017 in Djibouti, Africa. Night vision capabilities, which use the infrared spectrum to see in the dark, have evolved from bulky, long exposure cameras to portable goggles and rifle sights that Soldiers can use easily and reliably. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Piazza, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa Combat Camera)

A Bright Future for Night Vision Gear

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Undersecretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy, center left, and Gen. James C. McConville, the Army’s vice chief of staff, center right, discuss emerging technology while inside the Mission Enabling Technologies – Demonstrator, a modified Bradley Fighting Vehicle equipped with several upgrades, during a tour Jan. 18 of the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal in Michigan. RCO has pointed the way to getting new capabilities rapidly into the hands of deployed Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons, Defense Media Activity – Army)

Founding director details RCO successes, challenges

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Acquisition’s role in the army of the future

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Cogbill, left, along with Maj. Joshua Glonek, right, the 3rd BCT’s operations and training officer, and Maj. Ross Pixler, the operations and training officer of the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, observe and evaluate company commanders during an exercise in May. The blank-fire exercise tested the companies’ abilities to collectively maneuver on and destroy an enemy force in a simulated combat mission. To ensure overmatch in any battle, Cogbill and the entire BCT have adopted a do-it-yourself approach to making sure the unit has the capabilities it needs. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, 3/101)

3rd BCT embraces innovation for agility and overmatch

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Faces of the Force: Matthew Warner

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Related posts: Moving forward, giving back A short career that’s long on experiences Integrating people, processes for program success Helping to shape the Army’s vehicular backbone Contracting efforts support training…

Overseas assignment gives AMRDEC researcher the chance to explore strength under pressure

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Related posts: Overseas opportunities Keeping aircraft in the fight Science and technology supporting future Army aviation Strength in architecture Smart aircraft Survive and project indirect fires Critical collaborations

DOD revamps small business career field

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JPEO CBRND develops a new concept to better manage its portfolio

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USAASC director details new advanced degree programs

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Mastering acquisition The DACM Office and the Naval Postgraduate School realign degree programs to boost technical education of civilians and officers. Earlier this year, I was in beautiful Monterey, California,…