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Army Teams With Clemson University for Virtual Prototyping of Autonomous Ground Systems

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has partnered with the Clemson University for a research initiative focused on virtual prototyping of ground vehicles that will be equipped with autonomy technology and next generation propulsion and energy systems. Clemson said Tuesday the new $18M Virtual Prototyping of Ground Systems Center established within the CU-International Center for Automotive Research will be used to support testing of new concepts and algorithms for the autonomous vehicles.

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Army Research Lab Works With Industry, Academia to Develop New ML-Based Cybersecurity Method

Ransomware Threats

The U.S. Army has applied machine learning to develop a new method for detecting cyber threats that evade a system's security mechanisms. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) worked with Samsung and the University of Southern California, Riverside to develop the fully automated Context Learning-based Adversarial Protection system, the Army said Tuesday.

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Northrop Grumman Wins US Army Contract to Deliver XM813 Bushmaster Chain Guns

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to deliver 95 XM813 Bushmaster Chain Guns as part of the Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System 30mm Lethality Upgrade program. “We are committed to ensuring our U.S. warfighter remains ahead of emerging threats, and the XM813 will deliver overmatch and greater standoff range for Stryker crews,” said Jennifer Zonneveld, director for Bushmaster Chain Guns, Northrop Grumman.

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Army to Launch New Powertrain Research Lab for Rotorcraft

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army plans to soon activate a new research laboratory that will focus on transmission technologies for helicopters and other types of rotorcraft. The Vehicle Innovative Powertrain Experimental Research laboratory will undergo commissioning before the end of 2020 and initiate activity in January 2021, the Army said on Monday.

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Army, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Prototype Quadrotor Drone Maneuverability Element

Quadrotor Drone

The U.S. Army has partnered with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in New York to develop a “trajectory planner” element to help improve vertical takeoff-and-landing maneuverability for quadrotor drones. RPI and the U.S. Army plan to conduct further simulation trials for the tail-sitter ahead of hardware integration activities and flight tests.

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Army Emphasizes Importance of Collaboration in New C2 Effort; John Murray Quoted

Gen. John Murray

U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) hosted a virtual event where members of the defense industry and academia discussed a project that aims to bolster joint all-domain command and control. The Army's Project Convergence will leverage partnerships with industry, academia and joint force partners to exceed adversaries in terms of C2 performance. 

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DISA Helps Army Configure iPads for Emergency Operations; Rick Walsh Quoted

DISA

The U.S. Army will soon implement the use of computer-aided iPad devices in emergency vehicles at Fort Bliss, through a partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The military installation's emergency services department will deploy 45 of these devices across firefighting and police vehicles to support incident tracking, DISA said Thursday.

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Army, Academia Jointly Study New Variable Speed Concept for Aircraft

Army Helicopters

The U.S. Army partnered with Brown University and Iowa State University to develop a method that allows aircraft to adjust rotors automatically in-flight for augmented turbine performance. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), part of the service's Combat Capabilities Development Command, worked with academia to create a new concept in the area of variable speed. 

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Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais: Army to Speed up Development of New Training Platform

Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais

Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais, director of the U.S. Army's synthetic training environment (STE) cross-functional team (CFT), said the service branch is working to accelerate the development of a new virtual simulation platform. Maj. Gen. Gervais noted that the Army needs a family of emerging technology systems that can operate alongside legacy systems. 

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Army Wraps Up Robotic Combat Vehicle Demo

RCV

The U.S. Army tested surrogate robotic combat vehicles (RCV) during a soldier operational experiment activity to validate the capabilities an RCV may bring to a rifle platoon. Participants fielded four Project Origin vehicles to carry out defense, contact and attack maneuvers during the month-long exercise, the service branch said on Monday.

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