ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — U.S. Army program managers earned Department of Defense acquisition awards recently for rapidly fielding a fire-resistant ghillie suit and an enhanced fuze rocket warhead. Read more: http://go.usa.gov/2wtB
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — Because once is never enough, we came up with a solution on what to do with old artillery shells. Click the link to find out where they all went. Click here to read more.
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — It doesn’t shoot and it doesn’t blow up, but ARDEC took on the project of making sure the armor plates that keep our Soldiers alive were up to snuff. Read more about the Armor Inspection System at the link below. Click here to read more.
U.S. Army research and development centers are collaborating to design new ammunition packaging that could yield significant cost savings and improve battlefield capability, officials said. Two organizations within the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command — the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center — are [...]
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – U.S. Army officials announced the winners of its greatest inventions competition Sept. 19. A team of combat veteran non-commissioned officers, as well as U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command field-grade officers, reviewed and voted for the Army Greatest Inventions of 2011. Dale Ormond, director of the U.S. Army Research, Development and [...]
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — Testing new and unique projectiles is an important task that requires some unique equipment. To those ends, the SCat Gun here takes care of business. We think even McKayla Maroney would be impressed. Maybe. Click here to read more.
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — It’s a mortar system so accurate it can score a direct hit with the first round (which is harder to do than some may think) and now it comes mounted a Stryker. It’s accurate like Rick Barry from the free throw line and that’s cool. Click here to read more.
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — Like something out of a Hollywood sci-fi production, Soldiers and Marines donned motion-capture suits and underwent face scans to render computer avatars of themselves. But this was no movie set and there would be no red carpet premiere. Click here to read more.
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — As far as the design of the basic hand grenade goes, essentially it has been frozen in time. The first pull-pin design with a lever and delayed fuze dates back to May 1915 and is often referred to as the grandfather to the current variation. “The basic technology is almost 100 [...]
QUANTICO, Va. — A military utility assessment held at Fort Benning, Ga., in September 2011 has concluded that all participating Soldiers immediately noticed the reduced weight of a prototype light machine gun and most would prefer it to the current squad automatic weapon used in battle. The light machine gun (LMG) is part of the [...]