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-+*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 Fort Leavenworth, Kan., recently completed the interactive version of “Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan.” Originally published in hardcopy a year ago, this new Apple iBook format presents […]

-+*The U.S. Army has released a Sources Sought notice, inviting defense companies to try to improve the service’s existing network in the upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 14.1 this fall at Fort Bliss, Texas and White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The purpose of the Sources Sought notice is to identify emerging capabilities to be evaluated against […]

-+*I came across this creepy looking dude this week at the Modern Day Marine expo in Quantico, Va. The autonomous robot is the latest in targeting tech being used by the U.S. Marine Corps. Made by the Aussie firm Marathon Targets, the robot is designed to move at human speeds and can be deployed in […]

-+*Here’s one more video tour of an aircraft on display at last week’s Paris Air Show. It’s the RAF’s newest jet trainer, the BAE Hawk T2. In addition to the new Rolls-Royce Adour 951 engine and other upgrades listed in the video, the jet has recofigurable digital cockpit displays, meaning they can be programmed to […]

-+*In an effort to reach a more gadget-savvy youth market and cut down on old-school dead tree manuals, the Army could begin issuing iPhones to new recruits as both an incentive (as if they need one in this economy) and to use during basic training and beyond as a learning tool. According to Lt. Gen. […]