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September 16, 2013 by Tom Campbell

Can you describe how 3D printing has evolved in the last few years?

3D printing has evolved from the early days of rapid prototyping into the more mature industry of today. Possibly the most substantial changes have occurred due to improvements in equipment and material choices. With the relatively new ability to print in a range of Read more
Tags: Additive Manufacturing | 3d printing | Virginia Tech
July 2, 2013 by David Shelton

Tell us about some of the most exciting research you’ve been a part of at the Infrared laboratory with regards to night vision technologies, what are we learning?

Glenn Boreman's research group, and more recently Plasmonics, has done pioneering work in the area of nanoantenna-coupled infrared sensors. These sensors are a step forward for Read more
Tags: Military Antennas | Antennas | Arrays
June 24, 2013 by John M. Doyle
John M. Doyle
For more than 60 years, the U.S. military has been using, developing and improving ways for troops to see in the dark or near dark starting with rudimentary, rifle-mounted infrared sniper scopes in the closing days of World War II. Now there are night-vision goggles, helmets and weapons sights that allow troops to see in the dark and operate 24 Read more
Tags: John M. Doyle | night vision | Night Vision Goggles | Special Operations
March 15, 2013 by IDGA Editorial Staff
IDGA Editorial Staff
What are we ultimately armoring against when we talk about tactical vehicles? Peter Foley, CTO at Skydex gets down to the nuts and bolts of what is protecting our troops, the materials and technologies are proving effective and what's being done to keep costs down...
Tags: Tactical Vehicles | RESET | Military Vehicles
March 4, 2013 by Patrick W. McCuen

Why do the Marines want the ACV/MCP?

Under United States Code, Title 10, the Marine Corps has primary responsibility for developing landing force doctrine; tactics, techniques, and procedures; and equipment that are of common interest to the Army and the Marine Corps. The Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) and Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) are Read more
Tags: Amphibious Combat Vehicle | AVC | Tactical Vehicles | LtCol Patrick McCuen | MPC
February 26, 2013 by Col. Bradley Weisz
Col. Bradley Weisz
This year’s Bold Alligator 13 (BA 13) will be a synthetic, scenario-driven exercise designed to improve naval amphibious core competency. It will focus on the single naval battle concept and refine Expeditionary Strike Group TWO (ESG 2), 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (2d MEB), & Carrier Strike Group TWELVE (CSG 12) staffs' Read more
Tags: Maritime Homeland Security | Military Vehicles | cargo security