Articles by Matt Cox

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Marines Get Help with Data Overload

The Office of Naval Research recently equipped Marines in Hawaii with special technology to help them sift through loads of data to find only the…



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REF Lab Finds Fix for MRAP Weakness

  Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles are tough but their tires have not faired well in Afghanistan. Last year, the air valves that protrude off of MRAP tires were…


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Army to Rename XM25 Airburst Weapon

U.S. Army weapons officials predict that the long-awaited XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon will be ready for fielding by late 2014. The weapon will…



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Army to Shrink Robot Fleet

The U.S. Army plans to trash nearly half of its small robotic vehicle fleet and develop a new family of unmanned ground vehicles capable of…



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Oshkosh Delivers JLTV Prototype

Oshkosh Defense delivered its first Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototype for the next phase of government testing to replace the outdated Humvee. The Aug. 7 ceremony…


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U.S., Germany, Turkey Hold Robotics Exercise

The U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence recently hosted an international effort to see of allied militaries can control each other’s unmanned ground vehicles. Army…


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Navy Finds Fix for LCS Power Woes

Navy officials told lawmakers recently that they are working on a permanent fix for the faulty generators aboard its newest combat ship. Overheating generators became…


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BAE Tests New Smart Munition

  BAE Systems and United Technologies Corporation recently completed a successful guided flight test of the Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile at White Sands Missile Range,…





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GAO: F-35 Program Has ‘Stabilized’

The Pentagon’s F-35 Lighting II is now twice as expensive as program officials originally envisioned, but a long-time critic of the program still praised the…


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Railguns remain in Navy’s future plans

They may not be ready to punch holes in Decepticons, but the Navy is banking on electromagnetic railguns one day arming its newest ships. Directed energy weapons have…




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Army eBook Targets Apple Users

The U.S. Army just released its first eBook for combat leaders, but it’s only available to iPad users for now.  The Combat Studies Institute at…


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Navy Wants More GD Super Computers

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $19.3 million contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems to produce Type-3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F and…