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Army Researchers to Help DARPA Develop Coronavirus Detector; Matthew Coppock Quoted

U.S. Army

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) will help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) compose a bio-aerosol monitor designed to detect the coronavirus. DARPA leads an 18-month effort to develop the monitor based on a combination of different technologies. “ARL’s biodetection technology is a crucial enabler for persistent biosensing in operational environments,” said Matthew Coppock, a chemist and team leader at ARL.

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Army Holds UAS Demo Event

UAS Demo

The U.S. Army is conducting a demonstration activity to assess four air vehicles that may serve as potential successors to the service branch's RQ-7 Shadow fleet. The Army can transport each air vehicle via CH-47 Chinook helicopters or organic ground vehicles in a move to enable tactical maneuverability. The event is slated to run through March 5th.

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Brig. Gen. Christine Beeler Selected as Army Contracting Command’s Next Leader

Christine Beeler

Brig. Gen. Christine Beeler, commanding general of the U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command, has been appointed to succeed Maj. Gen. Paul Pardew as commanding general of Army Contracting Command (ACC). Beeler has led MICC's efforts to standardize its acquisition process and deliver contingency contracting support to the service branch amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Maj. Gen. Neil Hersey, Brig. Gen. Paul Stanton to Switch Army Cyber Leadership Roles

Maj. Neil Hersey

The U.S. Army announced that Maj. Gen. Neil Hersey and Brig. Gen. Paul Stanton will switch roles at Army Cyber Command and the Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon in Georgia. Hersey, commanding general of the Cyber Center of Excellence, will assume the role of deputy commanding general for operations at Army Cyber Command.

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Army Taps Seven Teams for Multidisciplinary Science Research

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has selected seven teams from academia to perform basic science research in areas including quantum physics, artificial intelligence, human agent-teaming and novel materials. Each team will receive $1.25 million per year over a three-year base period to conduct research under the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative or MURI. 

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Army Invests in AFRL’s New Anti-Drone Directed Energy Weapon; Lt. Gen. Neil Thurgood Quoted

THOR Prototype

The U.S. Army is working with Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to further develop the latter's directed energy weapon that attacks swarms of enemy drones. The partnership between AFRL and the Army will further build the Tactical High Power Operational Responder or THOR prototype, which can neutralize the electronic components of multiple drones at the same time. 

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Army Researchers Begin Field Testing of New Robotics Tech in Maryland

Army Robotics Testbed

Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has begun to demonstrate its new autonomous robotics technologies at a facility on the Graces Quarters peninsula, which is located near Baltimore, Md. The ARL Robotics Research Collaborative Campus, part of Aberdeen Proving Ground, is using 200 acres of ground that used to be a venue for munitions testing.

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Gen. Paul Funk on Army TRADOC’s Efforts to Modernize Training Activities

Gen. Paul Funk

Gen. Paul Funk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), said the command is updating its training organization framework to cover threats from China and Russia. TRADOC is also working to prototype an Army Training Information System which will handle training management functions by the end of fiscal year 2023.

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Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Support U.S. Army Combat Vehicle Protection System; David Rohall Quoted

Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a 36-month contract to support the integration and testing of the service branch’s combat vehicle protection system, which will increase warfighter safety and security from battlefield threats. The company will provide its Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) base kit to support this effort. 

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Army’s Gunsmoke-J Cubesat to Launch Aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron Vehicle in March

U.S. Army

A cubesat designed to help the U.S. Army demonstrate the collection of data from overhead satellites to support battlefield surveillance and combat operations will fly aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron vehicle in mid-March. The Gunsmoke-J spacecraft is one of the seven satellites that will take off from New Zealand as part of the 19th launch mission of the Electron rocket.

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