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US Soldiers begin battlefield testing using computer gaming

About 500 Soldiers are beginning this week to beta-test a number of computer-generated vehicle platforms and weapons systems in a variety of simulated environments,...

New gaming system to help Soldiers test virtual versions of gear

The Army is rolling out a gaming system, Operation Overmatch, that Soldiers can use to test virtual versions of gear and operation concepts that...

Upgraded Lockheed Martin Laser Outguns Threat in Half the Time

A Lockheed Martin prototype laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned...

AUDS Counter-drone System Enhanced for Vehicle Deployment and to Defeat Swarm Attacks

The AUDS counter-UAS defence system has been enhanced for deployment on military and commercial security and surveillance vehicles and with new technology to more...

US Army, UMD researchers develop water-based lithium-ion batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a...

US Soldiers gear up for solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will experience a solar eclipse, where the moon passes between the sun and the Earth. For Soldiers...

Could the X-37B Space Plane be Preparing for a Mission in September

The United States Air Force (USAF) is preparing their secretive X-37B space plane for its fifth mission in early September. As always, most of...

Augmented reality soon possible for MK-19 training

Setting up a range day for training on the MK-19 grenade launcher is no easy task. Researchers at the Army Research Laboratory-Orlando have an idea...

SpaceX To Launch Super-Computer To Space

SpaceX is poised to launch an unmanned cargo ship toward the International Space Station Monday, including a super-computer that could direct astronauts on future...

Australia to Buy ALE-70 Radio Frequency Countermeasures

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia for ALE-70 Radio Frequency Countermeasures (RFCM)....