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New devices may soon help Soldiers detect chemicals, bio threats

This colorimetric detection assay, about the size of a postage stamp, is printed with a grid of several dozen indicator chemicals arranged in a grid of small dots.

Researchers are refining for Army use a commercial technology that will allow Soldiers to accurately and rapidly detect an array of chemical and biological hazards – from mustard agent to anthrax – and then transmit those results to their higher […]

US Army scientists discover how to predict damage in future military vehicles

With damage precursors, Army researchers Ed Habtour, left, and Dr. Dan Cole hope to convert the structural skins of aerial vehicle components (wings, blades) into "living" surfaces that could sense, react and adapt to the operational conditions.

Army researchers made an important discovery during metals testing that could impact the way the structural health of current and future military vehicles are deemed “healthy and more efficient.” The discovery may lead to saving time and money, as well […]

China to probe army spending in corruption crackdown: report

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China’s ruling Communist Party will launch a year-long probe into the incomes of military staff, state media said Thursday, following revelations of widespread graft in its armed forces. Party leaders have described corruption as a key threat to China’s military […]

US Army needs increased innovation to retain overmatch advantage

US Army needs increased innovation to retain overmatch advantage

The Army has seen recent innovations in how it operates — from Pacific Pathways and network experimentation to greater interoperability with European partners. But the pace of innovations needs to pick up if the Army and the joint force are […]

Rapid Equipping Force moves under TRADOC

Rapid Equipping Force moves under TRADOC

The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force, or REF, created in 2002 to more quickly meet the materiel needs of commanders operating in Afghanistan, was officially transferred, Jan. 30, to the Army Training and Doctrine Command, also known as TRADOC. Lt. Gen. […]

US Army Requests $126Bn for FY2016 Budget

US Army Requests $126Bn for FY2016 Budget

Included within the $126.5 billion the Army has asked for in its fiscal 2016 base annual budget, is some $230 million for professional military education for Soldiers. The request represents an increase of about 21 percent over the $190 million […]

Natick designs new rucksack for paratroopers

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division approached Rich Landry of the Natick Soldier Systems Center to design a rucksack specifically for them. The new MOLLE 4000 is designed to carry everything paratroopers need while fitting inside the crowded confines of an aircraft.

He used to be one of them, so when paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division asked Rich Landry to design a rucksack to meet their needs, he was thrilled. “That’s my past,” Landry said. “This … is my favorite kind […]

Army equips Stryker unit with new communications technology

Strykers in the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team/2nd Infantry Division, or 2/2 SBCT, are being retrofitted with the Army's new tactical communications network, increasing Soldiers' ability to communicate over greater distances, share mission data and maintain situational awareness.

The Army’s Stryker vehicle, designed to quickly move Soldiers into a combat zone, is swift and mobile. Now its communications equipment will be, too. Strykers in the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team/2nd Infantry Division, also known as 2/2 SBCT, are […]

Improved US Army system, training to increase vigilance

Vigilant Pursuit provides dedicated tactical pursuit vehicle-mounted and dismounted assets that utilize cutting-edge technologies, enabling Signal Intelligence, or SIGINT, and Human Intelligence, or HUMINT, Soldiers to cross-tip and cross-cue timely intelligence to more rapidly and accurately identify high-value targets.

Soldiers of an Army research center have worked to improve training for fellow Soldiers on a quick-reaction intelligence capability that better supports the system in the field and potentially reduces reliance on reach-back and in-field contractor support. Non-commissioned officers from […]

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