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Army Explores Augmented Reality Use in Bright Daytime Environments; Chou Hung Quoted

Augmented Reality Tech

Army Research Laboratory (ARL), part of the service's Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), has developed a new application that may help warfighters use augmented reality (AR) in bright light daytime scenarios. The new AR technique uses low contrast dimming highlights to address excessive brightness that hinders AR display quality, the U.S. Army said Tuesday.

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Maj. Jeremy Howell: Army Increases Planned Budget for 2021 Robotics Programs

U.S. Army

Maj. Jeremy Howell, a U.S. Army officer who serves as deputy robotics branch chief, G-8, said the service's robotics portfolio has grown in terms of budget, with 20 upcoming programs. The major noted that the Army wants to purchase modular mission payloads that may consist of communications systems, anti-jamming technologies and lethality packs.

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Army to Deploy Support Units for Planned Stryker-Mounted Electronic Warfare System

Stryker Fighting Vehicle

The U.S. Army plans to establish electronic warfare groups for brigade combat teams that will be responsible for a proposed integrated electronic-attack system designed for the service branch’s Stryker fighting vehicles. Col. Daniel Holland, capabilities manager for electronic warfare at the Army, told the publication that the service plans to deploy a SIGINT network support teams and electronic warfare platoons that will handle TLS-BCT.

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Army’s Standards-Compliant Universal Encryption Chip Enters Final Testing

Universal Encryption

The U.S. Army has commenced final testing for a reprogrammable cryptographic module that works as a universal chip that can support communications for computers, satellites, radios, unmanned aerial systems and ground infrastructure. The REprogrammable Single Chip Universal Encryptor (RESCUE) utilizes encryption algorithms from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Security Agency (NSA) to ensure baseline compliance.

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U.S. Army Reserve Names Robert Powell to Serve as Deputy Commanding General of Cyber; Maj. Gen. Stephen Hager Quoted

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army Reserve has appointed Brig. Gen. Robert Powell to serve as a deputy commanding general of cyber for the 335th Signal Command to supervise cybersecurity initiatives. In the role, Powell will lead the unit’s cyber activities. Powell has extensive experience in the Army Signal Corps and cyber-related units. 

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U.S. Army Seeking New Waveform Technologies to Reduce Adversary Interference; Dan Duvak Quoted

Waveform Technologies

The U.S. Army continues to develop future capabilities for the service branch’s tactical network team, which includes featuring new waveform technologies in future deliveries of its tools to reduce adversaries’ chances of interfering with communications and improving their capabilities. “They’re like laser beams being pointed from your router to each user,” Duvak said.

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Gen. John Murray: Army Futures Command Engages With Austin Area for Tech Pursuits

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, commanding general of U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said he sees Austin, Texas, as a potential technology hub for AFC's software development programs. Murray and Craig Enoch, board chair at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, spoke virtually on Dec. 17 to discuss the AFC’s pursuits, 

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Army Advances Multidomain Ops With New Research on Reinforcement Learning; Alec Koppel Quoted

U.S. Army

A team of U.S. Army researchers took another step to make the service’s multidomain operations concept a reality by making training reinforcement learning-based policies less unpredictable in order for ground robots and other autonomous systems to adapt to evolving conditions on the battlefield. The Army conducted the research in partnership with Google Deepmind, Princeton University and University of Alberta.

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Col. Samuel Edwards: Army Eyes AI-Based Cloud Platform for Managing sUAS Operations

Col. Samuel Edwards

Col. Samuel Edwards, director of the U.S. Army’s Robotics Requirements Division, said the service is relying on cloud and artificial intelligence to support a network envisioned to manage small-drone operations. The cloud-based URCA will have edge-level computing elements and feature an open-architecture framework to “bring in any capacity that we need,” Edwards noted.

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Army Tests Long-Range Cannon Artillery System Ahead of Potential Tech Modifications in 2021

Extended Range

The U.S. Army has completed a recent assessment of a long-range cannon as part of efforts to deploy an artillery system that can hit targets 43 miles away. The Extended Range Cannon Artillery platform used a Raytheon Technologies-built Excalibur guided artillery component as part of the demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

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