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JASP FY2019 Call for Proposals (CFP)
The Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP) is soliciting project proposals for its FY2020 program. The JASP seeks proposals to...
Introduction Since the late 1980s, military, federal, state, and local law enforcement have incorporated NLW or less-than-lethal...
The Heat Is Off:  Advanced Resins Are Revolutionizing the Way We Repair Aircraft
Aircraft design has progressed rapidly over the last 110 years. The simple wooden planes that were used mostly as scouts in World War...
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Depiction of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) being fired from back of 6x6 vehicle carried launch system (Source:  The Drive).
January 14, 2019 | Source: The Drive, thedrive.com, Joseph Trevithick, 12 February 2018
As the U.S. military rolls out its budget request for the 2019 fiscal year, one area that is likely to see newly increased attention...
January 14, 2019 | Source: TECH BRIEFS TV, techbriefstv.com, 19 March 2018
MIT engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene. The custom-built,...
The BionicFinWave underwater robot unse a uniuqe propulsion system similar to that of a cuttlefish. (source: FESTO)
January 14, 2019 | Source: FESTO, festo.com,
Underwater robot with unique undulating fin drive. The marine planarian, cuttlefish and Nile perch have one thing in common: in order...
January 14, 2019 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, matt leonard, 5 september 2018
Even as drone technology advances, power constraints limit the amount of equipment unmanned systems can carry, as well as the time...
Stackable/folding geometry of miniature polyacrylamide hydrogel compartments bounded by a repeating sequence of cation- and anion-selective hydrogel membranes (Source: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Spectrum, Tech Briefs TV).
January 14, 2019 | Source: TECH BRIEFS TV, techbriefs.com, IEEE spectrum, 23 March 2018
Inspired by the electric eel, researchers from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland have developed 3D-printed hydrogels that...
January 14, 2019 | Source: C4ISRNET, c4isrnet.com, mark pomerleau, 5 September 2018
The Department of Defense (DoD) and intelligence community is coming to grips with the realization that it might have too much to make...
Army Active Denial System (ADS) on HUMVEE (Source:  U.S. Army).
January 14, 2019 | Source: The Washington Times; washingtontimes.com, Gary Anderson, 10 December 2018
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Innocents being used as human shields is not new. Placing police and security forces into positions where they are...
The U.S. Army, after learning that counterfeit equipment entered the supply chain, is now developing a method for identifying counterfeit equipment by marking authentic equipment with DNA tags (Source: Brad Kroner).
January 14, 2019 | Source: U.S.Army RDECOM ECBC, ecbc.army.mil, RDECOM ECBC Public Affairs, 20 Dec 2018
In order to identify counterfeit equipment and remove them from the supply chain, RDECOM ECBC scientists have developed a method to...
January 14, 2019 | Source: AirForceTimes, airforcetimes.com, charisy panzino, 22 september 2018
In a great power conflict, mobility aircraft will be essential to deliver fuel and supplies to the Warfighters. But increasing concern...
In January 2018, photos showed the Type 072III-class landing ship Haiyang Shan with what appeared to be a railgun mounted on the bow docked at the Wuchang shipyard in China's central Hubei province (Source: Task & Purpose).
January 14, 2019 | Source: Task & Purpose, taskandpurpose.com, Jared Keller, 29 December 2018
China's futuristic electromagnetic railgun may already be the most powerful cannon to ever roam the high seas — ahead of schedule. In...
The USMC M1A1 Trophy Technology Demonstrator (TD) is part of the US Army Ex APS program. (source: USMC)
January 14, 2019 | Source: Jane's 360, janes.com, Ashley Roque, 8 January 2019
In the US military's bid to protect troops inside its M1 Abrams main battle tanks from incoming threats such as anti-tank guided...