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Weapons Systems

Army Starts Testing Prototype Modular Turreted Mortar System

In a potentially significant stride forward in military technology, Yuma Proving Ground is testing a cutting-edge Modular Turreted Mortar System, or MTMS.

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AR/AI

Japanese Army to Test First Unmanned Ground Vehicles

The Japanese Ministry of Defence has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Rheinmetall that could pave the way for future deployment of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) by the...

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Design

Marines Select Prototypes for Light Armored Vehicle Replacement

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected two companies to design prototype Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle 30mm Autocannon (ARV-30) vehicles. Under a new two-year award, General...

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Weapons Systems

US Companies Advance DoD Investment in Rare Earth Materials Supply Chain

Since 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) has invested $400 million into U.S.-based companies to expand the domestic supply chain for rare earth materials needed...

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Unmanned Systems

International Military Trial Tests Robotic Combat Vehicles in Australia

Defense scientists representing Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. have successfully demonstrated the integration of advanced autonomy and artificial intelligence...

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Defense

Marines Receive First Combat and Control Variant of Amphibious Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems delivered the first Amphibious Combat Vehicle Command and Control (ACV-C) variant under the full-rate production contract to the U.S. Marine Corps....

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Manned Systems

Autonomous Navigation Kits

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The Department of Defense (DoD) operates a vast array of military vehicles crucial for both sustainment and combat operations....

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Aerospace

New Mobile Rocket-Launching System to Support Counter UAS Operations in Ukraine

The U.S. Navy will complete the delivery of a new rocket-launching counter unmanned aircraft system (CUAS) weapon system to Ukraine this month. The new...

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Aerospace

DoD Starts Prototyping Commercial Lithium Batteries for Aviation, Ground Vehicle and Soldier Power

Under the new Family of Advanced Standard Batteries (FAStBat) project, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and several other agencies...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Army to Advance Prototype Competition for Future Electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle

The U.S. Army is preparing to issue an industry request for the development of an electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (eLRV), according to an Oct....

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Defense

AUSA 2023: Are Robotics the Future of Army Combat Vehicles?

In the near future, ground combat vehicles operated by U.S. Army warfighters could feature robotics, autonomy and human-robot teaming, according to comments shared by several...

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Original Equipment
Weapons Systems

GM Defense Adapts Hummer EV for Military Concept Vehicle

GM Defense announced in July 2022 that the U.S. Army selected it to provide a battery-electric vehicle for analysis and demonstration. As a subsidiary of General Motors, that...

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Manned Systems

Army Launches M1E3 Tank Development, Cancels M1 Abrams Upgrade Program

U.S. Army officials are cancelling their current upgrade plans for the M1 Abrams main battle tank in favor of a more significant modernization effort, the service...

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Software

Even with Reforms, DoD Struggles with Speed of New Weapons Development

The Department of Defense (DoD) continues to face challenges quickly developing innovative new weapons. These challenges persist even with recent reforms to its...

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Manned Systems

DIU to Evaluate Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in New Army Reserve Program

The Army Reserve continues to implement clean energy solutions to increase sustainability, enhance mission readiness, and maintain the pace with the evolving...

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Software

US Army, DIU Partner on Prototype Software for Autonomous Ground Vehicles

Ground warfare is fast, complex, and lethal. As the Department of Defense’s (DoD) land warfare component, the U.S. Army needs to find a way to safely conduct...

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Energy

Kodiak Targets Class 8 Electric Truck for Autonomous System

Kodiak Robotics introduced what it claims is an industry-first at the 2023 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo: an autonomous Class 8 truck that is fully electric. Kodiak...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Army Green Lights Infantry Squad Vehicle Upgrade Production

The U.S. Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) program was approved by the Program Executive Officer for Combat Support & Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS) to...

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AR/AI

Army Common Tactical Truck

American Rheinmetall Vehicles and GM Defense LLC have won a contract for the first phase of the U.S. Army’s Common Tactical Truck Program.

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Design

Electric Hybrid Propulsion System

Allison Transmission has introduced the new eGen Force electric hybrid propulsion system for tracked combat vehicles.

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Defense

Raytheon Pairs Laser Weapon with NASAMS Air Defense System

One of the advanced technologies Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) is promoting at this year's AUSA Annual Meeting and exhibition is their High-Energy Laser Weapon...

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AR/AI

COMVEC 2022: Electrification Is the Future for Defense Vehicles

The M1 Abrams main battle tank developed for the U.S. Army in the late 1970s remains the best tank in the world, according to Allison Transmission’s VP of Defense...

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Regulations/Standards

Electric-Vehicle Legislation in California – Third Time the Charm?

The official name is the “Advanced Clean Cars II” ruling and it effectively marks California’s third attempt to mandate the sale of electric vehicles in the...

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Manned Systems

MOSA Enclosure Design for Military Systems

Modular Open Standard Architectures are popular for their inherent advantages of an open, multi-vendor system. They are the framework for Sensor Open Standard Architecture, which is widely mandated for projects in the tri-service community.

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Electronics & Computers

Three Challenges to 5G’s Military Success

Evolving 5G non-terrestrial networks promise to make new applications a reality.

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Test & Measurement

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Army Re-Envisions Land Warfare with Next-Generation Combat Vehicles

Readying the U.S. military for future warfare requires envisioning how next-generation warfighters will maneuver across all domains, including the fundamental land...

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Manned Systems

DEVCOM Tests Airdrop System for Rapid Deployment in the Field

For U.S. Army soldiers on the move, getting a vehicle in the field increases their survivability and mobility. Safely airdropping the vehicle and quickly de-rigging it is...

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Motion Control

Predicting Mobility in MILITARY OPERATIONAL SCENARIOS

On the battlefield, mobility is the key to survivability. It is crucial for commanders to know which vehicle(s) to deploy on what terrain(s).

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