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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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QinetiQ unveils Sea Scout UUV

TAMPA — QinetiQ North America unveiled a lightweight, air-launched prototype Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) engineered with three flexible antennas and the ability to accommodate two…




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Video: Army to Test Battlefield Network

The U.S. Army plans to conduct a key test of the next installment of a battlefield communications network made by General Dynamics Corp. this month…


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L-3 Offers Miniature Infrared Camera

A division of L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. has developed a small infrared camera for drones, sniper rifles and ground vehicles. L-3 Cincinnati Electronics, part of…


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Army Eyes Samsung smartphones

The U.S. Army this year plans to begin buying Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones for some infantry soldiers, pending approval from the Defense Department, according…



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Brain implant designed for prosthesis

The pursuit to develop a bionic arm that can connect to the human brain took a step forward with the Tuesday announcement that National Institutes of…


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BAE Tapped to Lead Army Micro-Robotic Effort

The Army has awarded BAE Systems a $43 million cooperative agreement extension to lead the Army Research Laboratory’s Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology Collaborative Technology…


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Researcher develops Spidey-sense suit

A researcher is working on a suit that could give a soldier Spidey-sense that Spider-Man enjoys. That’s right, the ability to sense approaching objects without…


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Sequestration will not kill Army’s NIEs

Army leaders confirmed Wednesday that the Army’s fourth Network Integration Evaluation will occur this spring even if sequestration hits, like many expect, on Friday. The…


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‘Big data’ poses big problem for Pentagon

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Data scientists are the most in demand job for the military, according to Reggie Brothers, the deputy assistant secretary of defense…



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GD’s Newest Defense Against Cyber Attack

General Dynamics C4 Systems has a new encryptor device to help military or government personnel protect their data from cyber attack. The new TACLANE-1G (KG-175G)…


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GAO: DoD Should Oversee Army Network

The Government Accountability Office wants the Pentagon to tighten its oversight of the Army’s high-tech network effort. Developing and fielding an advanced tactical network designed…


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Marines Buy Tiny Wasp UAVs

The Marine Corps is spending $12 million on a new batch of AeroVironment Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft systems. Naval Air Systems Command’s Program Office…