Will combat vehicles use urine for fuel?

A team of Army researchers did not set out to prove that human pee could fuel U.S. military vehicles and bases in the future – but their unexpected urine discovery could transform how the armed forces get energy in the field.

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AUSA 2017: This military ATV can 'think' and drive itself

Robots will soon be serving alongside soldiers in the U.S. Army, but not the sort of humanoid robots seen in “Terminator” – these robots could be more like “thinking” ATVs.

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AUSA 2017: Stealthy Chevy trucks for soldiers?

The US Army and General Motors have teamed up to explore a new method of power for Army vehicles that could deliver near silent operation and hard-to-detect heat signatures.

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82nd Airborne turns 100: Here are 4 major innovations over the past 100 years

This is the centennial year of the US Army 82nd Airborne Division. At Major General Michael Kurilla’s remarks at the 100th Anniversary Memorial Service on May 24, he touched on the group’s history, noting: “A group of Americans from all over the country [formed] to fight as a cohesive unit. This had never been done before. They represented the values of All Americans.”

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M16 being replaced? Army testing new rifles, bigger ammo

Army researchers are testing half a dozen ammunition variants of a new prototype assault rifle that fires a larger round by 2020, according to Army Times.

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Meet RAMBO, the Army's new 3D-printed grenade launcher

Researchers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center last week announced they successful developed and fired a 3D-printed grenade from a 3D-printed grenade launcher.

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Army picks Sig Sauer's P320 handgun to replace M9 service pistol

The U.S. Army on Thursday awarded Sig Sauer a contract worth $580 million to make the next service pistol based on the company’s P320 handgun.

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Apple may soon be sending drones to map your neighborhood

We’ve known for some time that Apple has an army of sensor-packed vehicles doing its best to keep its Maps app up to date, but a new report claims that the company’s ambitions are taking it skyward.

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AUSA 2016: Tanks, trucks and more tech

Here are some of the highlights from the 2016 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Companies showcased their latest and greatest land warfare technologies during the three-day event.

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AUSA: New tanks, stealth Chevy trucks, flying radios and more

The U.S. Army converged on Washington D.C. for the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting at the Washington Convention Center that kicked off Monday.

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Hackers hijack 'smart devices' in huge cyberattack

Several “massive” cyberattacks were launched last week, with an “army” of security cameras and DVRs being hijacked by hackers, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Army recon targets Apache helicopter cannon for Humvee replacement

U.S. Army reconnaissance officials want to deploy a version of the Apache helicopter’s cannon for scout platoons using the Humvee’s replacement over the coming years.

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Federal Agencies Seek Cyberdefenders


The U.S. government is in the process of hiring a small army of IT specialists to bolster its efforts to protect data held at federal agencies from cybersecurity threats. The feds hired 3,000 new cybersecurity and IT professionals in the first six months of the current fiscal year. In addition, the government is “committed to a plan by which agencies would hire 3,500 more individuals to fill critical cybersecurity and IT positions by January 2017,” said Shaun Donovan, director of the OMB.

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US Army Special Forces are trading their Samsungs for iPhones

Good news for Android fans: the US Army Special Forces, all elite units like Delta Force and Army Rangers, currently use a system powered by Samsung handsets for battlefield applications.

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Army's smart earbuds can save soldiers' hearing

Since 2014, the Army has been deploying a cutting-edge headset called TCAPS that is designed to protect the hearing of its soldiers. The system can deaden loud noises while improving ambient sounds that are necessary for situational awareness.

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Verizon Strikers Highlight Lost Jobs, Broken Promises


An army of 39,000 workers this week went on strike against Verizon in one of the biggest labor actions in the U.S. in several years. Fast food workers have joined in a show of support, and both Democratic candidates for president have entered the fray.
Thousands of wireline workers from Massachusetts to Virginia walked off the job at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning after the company was unable to reach an agreement with labor leaders on health benefits, flexibility to utilize technicians away from home, and a host of other issues.

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Inside the first-ever Special Ops Urban Assault competition

Ultra-elite Special Operations teams took part in the first-ever U.S. Army Special Operations Command International Urban Assault Challenge last week.

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