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US Army Materiel Command

As the U.S. Army replaces its aging fleet of armored personnel carriers, Picatinny Arsenal is playing a crucial role in ensuring that the software for the new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, or AMPV, …
McALESTER ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT, Okla. -- Army ammunition technicians now have the opportunity to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the ammunition supply chain -- from the Pentagon through …
Gathered in long convoys of military trucks, National Guard units from Nebraska, South Carolina and Pennsylvania thundered through the front gates of Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, North …
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- (April 26, 2016) Soldiers from the 410th Contracting Support Brigade uncased their colors in a ceremony here April 25 following their …
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Being responsive to the nation's warfighters requires an innovative approach to adapting missile systems to "fit the fight" and a line of communication that keeps industry and …
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Forty-eight years ago, when attorney Fred Allen moved to Huntsville to work for the Missile Command it was like he had flown to the moon.
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Electronics Mechanic Keith Tucker performs a sight alignment and functional check of the Common Remotely Operated Weapons System (CROWS).
Military attorneys from the APG Legal Center and Maryland National Guard at the U.S. Supreme Court, prior to being admitted to that court's bar, April 20.
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Sgt. Maj. Paul A. Watson assumed the duties of depot sergeant major when he recently joined Team Tobyhanna.
In late March the east African country of Uganda took ownership of equipment from the United States as part of an ongoing mission to build international peacekeeping capacity and promote regional …

Military Science and Technology

The Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country. The …
The Army has never had technology to plan around the debilitating effects of mountain sickness--until U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine developed the Altitude Readiness …
A series of tests at White Sands Missile Range is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army. The Integrated Fire Protection Capability Increment …
A swarm of experts from across the nation assembled for a two-week experiment at Fort Sill trying out systems with the potential to provide service members with unlimited weapons capabilities. The …
Regarding cyber, "we are training in the dozens and our adversaries are training in the thousands," said Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, referencing what he heard at a cyber briefing at Carnegie Mellon, one …
Dams, the power grid and other such infrastructure were once closed network systems. Then they were added to the Internet.
While military technology and space exploration may seem like two very different areas of expertise, there is enough common ground for engineers from Picatinny Arsenal and the nation's space agency …
"There's no doubt that Chinese military planners understand the importance of industrial control systems and the critical infrastructure they control," said Rick Ledgett, deputy director, National …
The U.S. Army successfully fired a Tamir missile from its newest launch platform on April 14, 2016
Partnering Up 4/18/2016
When the 82nd Airborne Division deployed to take command of training, advising and assisting Iraqi security forces, its partnership with the 900th Contracting Battalion was already solid.

NASA News

Media accreditation now is open for events around the arrival of NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter on July 4. The spacecraft, which will reveal the story of the formation and evolution of the …
NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will host Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and agency Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday, May 3, for an employee town hall and tour. The tour …
NASA will commemorate the many contributions of retired mathematician Katherine Johnson to America’s space program during a building dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 5 -- the …
NASA has selected Universities Space Research Association (USRA) of Columbia, Maryland, to provide academic/university-based program and project support for science and engineering teams at the …
NASA has selected 399 research and technology proposals from 259 American small businesses and 42 research institutions that will enable NASA's future missions into deep space, while also benefiting …
Students in Dallas will have the opportunity to speak with two astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station at 11:15 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 26. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space …
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, who lived and worked nearly five months on the International Space Station as a flight engineer, will make multiple appearances across Washington April 25-29 to share …
NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. The satellite would provide advanced communications and imaging, as well as robotic …
NASA is soliciting proposals for the development of prototypes for deep space habitats that will give astronauts a place to call home during long-duration missions supporting the agency’s …
NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 21, to discuss the latest advances in the agency’s development of solar electric propulsion (SEP) for deep space …
 
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