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US Army Futures teaming with industry on advanced robotics, sensors

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND: Army Futures Command is soliciting industry for information on emerging technologies in robotics and sensors to enhance the targeting capabilities of Army small tactical units. Researchers are in the initial stages of the Smart Targeting Environment for Lower Level Assets, or STELLA, program that will enable Soldiers to operationalize robotics to rapidly […]

Two dead in explosion at Russian military base

Two people died in an explosion at a military base in the Russian far north Thursday that caused a brief spike in radiation, the second accident to hit the country’s facilities in a week. An explosion occurred during testing of a liquid propellant jet engine at the base near the Arctic, causing equipment to catch […]

US Army Reserve small arms trainer course launched at Fort McCoy

FORT MCCOY: In keeping with Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey’s vision to shape the U.S. Army Reserve into a more lethal, capable and combat-ready force, the 84th Training Command’s Task Force Cold Steel has developed a new weapons proficiency course here. The Army Reserve Small Arms Trainer Course is a pilot […]

Robotic combat vehicles could change way US Army looks, fights

Similar to how a boxer with a longer reach finds it easier to hit an opponent, the Army is looking to punch through the standoff defenses of near-peer adversaries. Army Futures Command is behind many of the Army’s efforts to achieve that overmatch, which include over 30 projects within its Cross-Functional Teams that are responsible […]