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Army Soldiers Undergo Security Force Assistance Course on Communication

Approximately 1,500 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division soldiers have completed a two-week Security Force Assistance course at the National Training Center which covered topics on communication and rapport with host nation counterparts. The U.S. Army said Dec. 20 the soldiers will support Operation Freedom‘s Sentinel and assist Afghan counterparts …

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DHS S&T Explosives Unit Funds Oak Ridge Geospatial Tool Project

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s explosives division has funded an Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project to develop a geospatial tool for communication, collaboration and situational awareness uses in security events. DHS said Friday the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit aids bomb squads on the assessment of impacts …

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Army to Evaluate BAE-Built Armored Multipurpose Vehicle

The U.S. Army will test an armored multipurpose vehicle demonstrator BAE Systems  built as part of a contract to replace the military branch’s fleet of M113 armored personnel carriers. BAE was awarded a potential $1.2 billion contract in December 2014 to support the development, engineering, manufacturing and low-rate initial production of AMPVs for the military branch. The …

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Navy’s MUOS-5 Comms Satellite Deploys Antennas, Solar Arrays After Arrival at Operational Orbit

The U.S. Navy‘s fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite has fielded its antennas and solar arrays after the MUOS team maneuvered the spacecraft into operational orbit, the Navy reported Thursday. The Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-5 satellite reached operational orbit four months after it launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air …

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Department of Industrial Relations Secures DOL Grant to Expand Apprenticeship Programs

California’s Department of Industrial Relations has received a $1.8 million ApprenticeshipUSA grant from the Labor Department to develop and expand apprenticeship programs in the state. DIR said Tuesday the federal grant will help the department boost its Division of Apprenticeship Standards plan that works to double the number of registered apprentices within …

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NASA Eyes Photonics Usage to Address Spaceflight Challenges

NASA looks to utilize photonics to address what the agency sees as challenges in spaceflight such as data communications from space to Earth, mission payload sizes and altitude measurements from orbit. NASA said Friday it looks to boost space communications for near-Earth and deep-space missions and the space agency has …

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NASA Langley Research Center Team Eyes Virtual Reality Tech for Potential Mission Research Applications

NASA Langley Research Center employees are looking to utilize virtual reality systems for mission research to educational outreach purposes and other potential applications. The space agency said Wednesday virtual reality technologies such as the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR can replicate a real or imagined environment and simulate …

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