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February 15, 2019 | Source: Business Insider, businessinsider.com, Ryan Pickrell, 8 February 2019
Soldiers are Firing Off Spider-Man-Like Nets from Grenades to Down Enemy Drones
It's likely that whoever US troops fight in the next war, these enemies will be armed with drones. That's why Army researchers have invented a smart and cost-effective way to...
February 12, 2019 | Source: Military.com, Oriana Pawlyk, 24 January 2019
Proposed Army 1,000-Mile Supergun Could Be Ultimate Standoff Weapon
What is the real need behind the U.S. Army's proposed long-range cannon that can shoot out to 1,000 miles or more? It could be used to conduct a strategic or tactical strike in...
February 12, 2019 | Source: BusinessInsider.com, Ryan Pickrell, 12 December 2019
Army Snipers Played Hide-and-Seek to Test New Camouflaged Ghillie Suits for Next-Level Combat
US Army snipers recently conducted visual testing for new camouflaged ghillie suits, which are expected to enhance soldier lethality. The camouflaged ghillie suits worn by US...
Survivability and Vulnerability
January 28, 2019 | Source: Breaking Defense, breakingdefense.com, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., 25 October 2018
Grunts to Get High-Tech Targeting Goggles in 2019
This kind of effort to get fighter-jock technology to ordinary grunts—who do most of the fighting and dying—has enjoyed some high-profile attention in the last 12 months. The...
January 14, 2019 | Source: The Drive, thedrive.com, Joseph Trevithick, 12 February 2018
Army Eyes Getting into the Ship Killing Business with This Cruise Missile
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 is the development and purchase of land-based...
January 14, 2019 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, matt leonard, 5 september 2018
Army Looks Into Laser-Powered Drones
Even as drone technology advances, power constraints limit the amount of equipment unmanned systems can carry, as well as the time they can stay in the air. Some drone systems,...
January 14, 2019 | Source: U.S.Army RDECOM ECBC, ecbc.army.mil, RDECOM ECBC Public Affairs, 20 Dec 2018
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Tagging Detects Counterfeit Equipment
In order to identify counterfeit equipment and remove them from the supply chain, RDECOM ECBC scientists have developed a method to use DNA tags to identify them. A few years ago...
December 18, 2018
The Continuing Quest for a Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) System for Military and Civilian Law Enforcement Needs
Introduction Since the late 1980s, military, federal, state, and local law enforcement have incorporated NLW or less-than-lethal technology into their daily efforts to discourage...
December 17, 2018 | Source: Army Research Laboratory, arl.army.mil, 1 Nov 2018, ARL Public Affairs
Army Scientist Seeks Enhanced Soldier Systems Through Quantum Research
Researchers at the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Research Laboratory and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have created a pristine quantum light source...
December 17, 2018 | Source: Breaking Defense, breakingdefense.com, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., 16 October 2018
Army Boosts Investment in Lasers
The Army is investing more and more money in lasers to defeat incoming rockets and enemy drones. Across the Air & Missile Defense (AMD) portfolio, “we put over 50 percent of...