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SwRI gets $9.9M to develop battlefield antidote

March 25, 2020 •

San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute received funding from the Medical CBRN Defense Consortium to develop a nerve agent antidote for use on the battlefield or to protect the public.

NAVWAR Leads Discussion on Advancing Commercial Technologies for the Warfighter at Quarterly Industry Day

March 24, 2020 •

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) tapped into the minds of industry and academia professionals to discuss opportunities and address challenges related to rapidly developing and delivering advanced warfighting capabilities to the fleet at the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) Consortium Quarterly Industry Day, March 5, at the San Diego Convention Center.

DoD wants 5G capability, but how’s it going to get it?

March 13, 2020 •

They’re not quite sure how, but Defense Department planners are pretty sure they want 5G as part of the future of their communications. Who doesn’t? To help figure it out, last year the Pentagon began funding a research group called the National Spectrum Consortium. To learn what it’s been up to, Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with the consortium’s chairman, Sal D’Itri.

DOD briefs companies on mid-band spectrum sharing between 5G devices and aircraft radars

March 6, 2020 •

The Pentagon recently briefed industry on plans to experiment with sharing electromagnetic spectrum between fifth-generation commercial cellular devices and military aircraft, as Defense Department leaders say they won’t give up DOD’s access to mid-band spectrum but are willing to share it.

U.S. Army displays model of new hypersonic weapon

February 28, 2020 •

The U.S. Army recently displayed a model of what it is calling a Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW). The contract awards mark an important step in transitioning the development of Army hypersonic capabilities out of the government laboratories and into commercial production

A milestone for the Air Force’s experimental navigation satellite

February 7, 2020 •

L3Harris was awarded an $84 million contract through the Space Enterprise Consortium in 2018 to be the prime system integrator for NTS-3. The experimental satellite is on an aggressive development schedule, with plans to have it on orbit within 40 months of the time it was put under contract.

Build Your Future Shipbuilding Established to Address Workforce Shortages

February 6, 2020 •

Funded by the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) and supported by several trade organizations, Build Your Future Shipbuilding connects students and professionals in the industry to help bridge the skills gap and provide a path from career exploration, to education and training, to career launch.

Are Feds Ready for 5G Networks?

January 21, 2020 •

Both defense and civilian agencies are interested in 5G. The DOD announced plans this past fall to test 5G at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Washington state; Hill Air Force Base, in Utah; Naval Base San Diego in California; and the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga. In December, the DOD released four draft requests for proposal through the National Spectrum Consortium, a research and development collaboration among government agencies, industry and academia.

UCI researchers assess the psychological and physiological effects of augmented reality

January 8, 2020 •

The UCI School of Medicine, in partnership with Chenega Healthcare Services, LLC and MedCognition, was awarded a $1.2 million contract through the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium to examine the psychological effects of augmented reality (AR) medical simulation training.

LSP Technologies Wins NSRP grant to Install Laser Peening System To Deter Aluminum Survivability Onboard Navy Littoral Combat Ship

January 7, 2020 •

A $1.78 million National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) project will be funded to the lead contractor, Hepburn & Sons, along with LSP Technologies and Vigor Shipyards. The Naval Surface War Center’s Carderock Division will provide technical expertise from the Navy to support this project.