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Army Research Lab: Nanotechnology has Potential to Advance Engine Technology


The Army Research Laboratory has conducted research on nanotechnology that indicate nanomaterials could potentially work to advance engine technology. The study led by Kristopher Darling, a materials scientist with ARL’s lightweight and specialty metals branch, could drive the discovery of new materials applications for nanotechnology such as for turbine engines, the U.S. Army said Tuesday. Darling and his team …

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Army Research Lab Develops Unmanned Aerial Resupply Vehicle


The Army Research Laboratory has built an unmanned quadcopter platform designed to deliver supplies to military personnel in the battlefield. The U.S. Army said Friday a team of ARL researchers and engineers showed the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle to Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins — commanding general of the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command — …

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Former Centcom Commander John Abizaid Named Senior Defense Adviser to Ukraine


Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has appointed John Abizaid, a retired U.S. Army general and former commander of the U.S. Central Command, as senior defense adviser to Ukraine. The Defense Department said Thursday Abizaid will give authoritative advice to Ukraine’s defense minister Stepan Poltorak and other senior Ukrainian officials. Abizaid will seek to support Ukraine’s efforts to align its armed forces with …

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Army Demos Integrated Chemical & Biological Threat Detection System

Deep Purple UAV

The U.S. Army‘s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center has collaborated with various private technology developers and joint organizations to demonstrate an integrated system of unmanned vehicles and sensors designed to detect chemical and biological threats. ECBC showcased its Deep Purple unmanned aerial vehicle and Mobile Detection Assessment and Response System unmanned ground vehicle as part of the SK Challenge technology demonstration …

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New Army Org Seeks to Expedite Warfighting Tech Devt, Deployment Efforts

Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment

The U.S. Army has launched a new office that aims to expedite the development and delivery of technologies designed to help address combatant commanders’ immediate, near-term and mid-term needs. The service branch said Wednesday its Rapid Capabilities Office will lead the prototyping and initial equipping of technologies in the areas of cyber, electronic warfare, survivability, positioning, navigation, timing …

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