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Army Demos Search-And-Rescue Systems in Earthquake Simulation

The U.S. Army replicated a 5.7-magnitude earthquake to assess and demonstrate the Program Executive Office's crisis-response technologies at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. The service branch said Wednesday that it fielded search-and-rescue systems to free roleplaying victims from simulated debris and collapsed buildings.

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DHS, DOE Labs Evaluate In-Suit Comms Gear for Emergency Responders

The Department of Homeland Security's National Urban Science and Technology Laboratory has collaborated with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to evaluate in-suit equipment designed to help first responders communicate when they respond to hazardous material incidents.

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Navy, Gov’t Agencies Test Augmented Reality RF Tool

Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic tested a radio frequency detection tool to hide warfighters' positions through electronic emissions, National Defense reported Tuesday. Representatives from the service branch and various government agencies used the Spectrum Hunter tool during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise East event in July.

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Air Force Holds Survivability Exercise, Tech Demo for Airmen

The U.S. Air Force conducted an exercise to train aircrews in surviving various mission scenarios. Eleven airmen from the Travis Air Force Base tested Somewear Labs-built hotspot devices with combat-configured smartphones while they performed evasion training under the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape program, the service branch said Friday

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