WEST POINT, N.Y. — Two West Point cadets invent something suspiciously similar to Batman’s grappling hook gun. Picatinny engineers rush to help cadets secure patents ahead of Wayne Enterprises. Click here to read more.
FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 13, 2013) — Landmines and unexploded ordnance are found throughout the world, often in peaceful countries leftover from conflict decades ago. Researchers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, continued global humanitarian demining efforts, including a new yearlong project aimed to improve demining technology and [...]
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — U.S. Army engineers in Afghanistan recently designed and fabricated a tool to help Soldiers investigate possible improvised explosive devices from a safer distance. Capt. Chad M. Juhlin, commander of the 53rd Ordnance Company (EOD), said his Soldiers needed an attachment for use with the iRobot 310-SUGV when searching for improvised [...]
WASHINGTON (May 9, 2013) — The U.S. Army announced its 2012 Research and Development Awards April 30. The annual recognition highlights the best in Army science and technology. The Army employs nearly 13,000 civilian scientists, researchers and engineers. “Just over one percent receives the RDA award,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and [...]
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 29, 2013) — The latest list of the Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Innovators includes the U.S. Army for the first time. The U.S. government’s heavy investments in innovation, especially as related to matters of national security, made the difference, according to the Reuters website. The U.S. Navy also made [...]
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 13, 2013) — The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s aviation and missile center is leveraging micro-electro-mechanical systems research in a new application to detect potentially damaging vibrations encountered by missiles during handling, transport and operation. Stephen Marotta, Engineering Directorate project principal investigator, said MEMS research has been ongoing at [...]
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — The digital M119A3 105 mm howitzer was fielded by Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division. It was a PEO Ammunition project, but ARDEC helped out too. Click here to read more.
DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. — (April 9, 2013) A senior Army leader visited the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s tank and automotive center to meet with workers and outline her vision for the future. Assistant Secretary for the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology) and Army Acquisition Executive Heidi Shyu spoke with the U.S. Army [...]
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — U.S. Army science advisors are embedded with major units around the world to speed technology solutions to Soldiers’ needs. The Field Assistance in Science and Technology program’s 30 science advisors, both uniformed officers and Army civilians, provide a link between Soldiers and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s [...]
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — American Soldiers with a mission to advise the Afghan uniformed police finished securing a key coalition compound with the assistance of deployed U.S. Army civilian engineers and technicians. Before Soldiers from Security Forces Advise and Assist Team-8 could occupy their patrol base in Kapisa Province, they needed engineering expertise to [...]