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Cyber Battleground Range helps keep up with training demands for the U.S. Army - News

June 29, 2015
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDS, Md. To help validate soldier’s cyber security skills, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) is setting up Cyber Battleground Range. The training ground is expected to open up to all units in late summer of 2015 and will provide soldiers with a realistic environment that applies the skills learned in a classroom training curriculum.

U.S. Army selects Boecore for space and missile defense contract - News

June 17, 2015
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC)/ Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) selects Boecore Inc. and four other contractors for the Space and Missile Defense Advisory and Assistance Services (SMDA2S) contract.

RDECOM investigates carbon nanotubes for rotor blade improvement - News

June 13, 2013
ADELPHI, MD. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) research laboratory is conducting a study on the insertion of carbon nanotubes into helicopter rotor blades. Researchers are hopeful that the nanotubes will provide improved performance for design and fabrication of next-generation rotor blades and fixed wings.

Army helicopter upgrades delayed, virtual training trending - News

February 22, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. Army Deputy Chief of Staff G-8 Lt. Gen. James Barclay III, , told audiences at the Association of the U.S. Army's (AUSA) Winter Symposium today that fielding of all combat lift and attack helicopters will be delayed due to the completion of a new modernization strategy based sequestration. The Army’s AH-64 Apache, UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 helicopter upgrade programs will be extended by as much as five years, as the Army prepares for a possible loss of $18 billion in maintenance and operations funding if the March 1 sequester takes effect.

First Bell OH-58F Kiowa Warrior test aircraft completed, U.S. Army saves on in-house build - News

October 25, 2012
WASHINGTON – Completion of the U.S. Army’s first Bell OH-58F Kiowa Warrior helicopter at a prototype facility was announced at AUSA. The new variant of the Kiowa Warrior was designed and built by the Army’s Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), and instrumentation is now beginning for its first expected flight test in April.

Tactical smartgrid proof of concept demonstrated by CERDEC - News

October 05, 2012
The U.S. Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering (CERDEC) Command has displayed a proof of concept for a smart grid supporting tactical operations. The data-gathering event was intended to develop solutions for the Department of Defense’s interests in reducing generators, preventing grid collapse and overloads, and a 25 percent minimization of manhours associated with fuel consumption and grid operation. To conform to these interests, a microgrid system was implemented as it is the only available solution that allows for energy storage, renewables, and other technologies that can simultaneously supplement traditional power.