Could General Motors and the Army Build a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tank?
On Aug. 15, 1940, the Army contracted with Chrysler to create the nation's first government-owned, contractor-operated facility at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant in Warren, Mich. Is TARDEC's partnership with General Motors the next stage in tank evolution? Daily Finance - November 17, 2013 Read more
High school students rave about careers in science
A group of Utica Community Schools female students are raving about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Courtesy of the Michigan chapter of Women in Defense, 21 UCS students experienced the Rave Cave -- a nonprofit organization that promotes education, research and development, and scientific discovery through state-of-the-art environments and cutting-edge technology. Advisor & Source Newspapers - October 31, 2013 Read more
GM gets Army deal for fuel cell tech
General Motors Co. said Monday it is has a new cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren to further test and develop hydrogen fuel cell for up to five years. The Detroit-based automaker said the company and TARDEC will test the performance and durability of hydrogen fuel-cell materials and designs before building them into full-size systems. The two parties said working together to test technology for both military and consumer applications will give them “more tangible” results than working independently. The Detroit News - September 30, 2013 Read more
How do you defeat a laser?
For almost two decades, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been developing materials to protect ground vehicles and dismounted soldiers from lasers, notably new material that would let natural light through but block any laser light. Today’s lasers can disorient and even wound soldiers, inflicting permanent blindness, and they can easily blind crucial defense cameras. Picture an armored vehicle travelling through an urban environment: With limited vision, the soldiers in it would rely on the vehicle’s cameras as eyes on the surrounding streets. FoxNews.com - August 22, 2013 Read more
Robots tested with NATO allies at Fort Benning
On a gravel road at Fort Benning’s McKenna Urban Operations Complex, a Kaplan robot from Turkey scanned the complex and located an explosive device that was examined by a Talon robot built in the United States. The exercise was aimed at assessing the interoperability of U.S. robots and North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations to design future unmanned ground vehicle systems and controllers. More than two dozen soldiers and engineers from Turkey, German and the United States watched as controllers from the different countries operated the equipment. Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - July 17, 2013 Read more