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Turkey Boasts New Predator Drone Clone; Displayed At AUSA

AUSA: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. and Abraham Karem, inventor of the world-changing Predator drone, should feel praised to the skies. The latest of at least...

DRS and Rafael Propose New Tank Active Protection System to Army

DRS Technologies and Israeli-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems are asking the U.S. Army to consider acquiring the Trophy Active Protection System, a vehicle-mounted technology engineered to instantly locate and destroy incoming enemy fire. Using...

Army Eyes Coordinated Land-Cyber Missions

Seven years ago, the Israeli military’s Operation Orchard is believed to have employed an electronic warfare-delivered cyber attack to shut down Syrian anti-air defenses before its jets bombed Syria’s Al Kibar nuclear reactor. …read...

Oshkosh Defense Preparing Proposals For JLTV Production

Like its competitors competing for the Army/Marine Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program, Oskhkosh Defense [OSK], is completing the last engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) work on its vehicles, and preparing for proposals for...

Wanted: Soldiers Who 'Thrive In Chaos'

The Army wants soldiers who thrive in chaos and can build rapport, said leaders and experts on a panel looking at ‘The Human Dimension’ at the AUSA convention Wednesday. …read more

Sensor payloads for manned and unmanned vehicles

Electro-optical sensor payloads are giving today’s armored combat vehicles, trucks, and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) enhanced capability to enable users to find and disarm explosives, survey rugged terrain, and uncover enemy positions from safe...

Soldier Pulls Grenade from Man’s Leg

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – An explosive ordnance disposal soldier removed a grenade from a man’s leg in an ambulance outside of the University of Alabama Hospital here Oct. 11. Army Staff Sgt. David Mensi… …read...

Army Secretary Calls for Budget Resolve

WASHINGTON – “We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation,” Army Secretary John M. McHugh said Oct. 13, referring to recent rem…...

Plasan Expanding Carbon Nanotube Manufacturing Capacity

Tortech Nanofibres, a subsidiary of Plasan, has announced the installation of additional capacity for the manufacture of its nonwoven carbon nanotube (CNT) sheet at its manufacturing facility. …read more

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