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Army breaks ground on new soldier performance research facility

Army breaks ground on new soldier performance research facility

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Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Army broke ground Thursday on the Soldier and Squad Performance Research Institute, or S2PRINT. The new human research and engineering laboratory, situated at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., is a joint project of Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Advertisement The lab is planned to "baseline, measure, predict and optimize individual soldier and small unit readiness, performance, and resiliency across real-world, mission-essential tasks," the Army said in an August press release announcing plans for the site. The new facility, which will be housed in an 80,600-square-foot building, is expected to be completed in the next three years. Let'...
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy: Test firing of hypersonic missile hit within 6 inches of target

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy: Test firing of hypersonic missile hit within 6 inches of target

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Oct. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. hypersonic missiles can strike within six inches of a target after traveling thousands of miles at Mach 5 or faster, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said. Speaking to a conference of the U.S. Association of the Army on Tuesday, McCarthy referred to a Mar. 19 test of the missile, which was fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. It flew at hypersonic speed, defined as five or more times the speed of sound, before striking its "designated impact point," the Army said. Advertisement "Hypersonic missiles are hitting their targets with a variance of only a mere 6 inches," McCarthy said on Tuesday. His comments came a week after Russia announced the successful test-firing of its Zircon hypersonic missile, striking a target 300 miles away after travelin...
Tig Notaro replaces Chris D’Elia in ‘Army of the Dead’

Tig Notaro replaces Chris D’Elia in ‘Army of the Dead’

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Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Tig Notaro has replaced Chris D'Elia in Zack Snyder's Netflix movie, Army of the Dead, after D'Elia was accused of sexual misconduct. The zombie movie was complete, but D'Elia's scenes will be re-shot once Snyder, Notaro and essential cast and crew are able to safely return to work amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down most TV and film productions in North America for months. Advertisement Notaro has not publicly commented on the project, but she retweeted a link to a media report about it. The film's ensemble includes Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Huma Qureshi, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Matthias Schweighöfer, Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder and Samantha Win. D'Elia also had a planned Netflix series in the
Army testing new air defense system, laser weapons

Army testing new air defense system, laser weapons

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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Army is evaluating new air and missile defense systems -- and testing laser weapons -- after postponing some tests due to COVID-19. Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment and 3rd Bn., 6th Air Defense Artillery Air Missile Defense Test Detachment are involved in a limited user test of the Integrated Battle Command System that began in early July, according to a Monday press release from the branch. Advertisement The test had been scheduled for May but was pushed back due to COVID-19 safety concerns, according to Maj. Gen. Robert Rasch Jr., head of the Program Executive Office of Missiles and Space. Now the Army plans to complete the test by September. The 3-43 ADA, a Patriot missile unit will also be the first unit equipped with the IBCS ...
Army culture, strategy need to transform for 21st century, Gen. James McConville says

Army culture, strategy need to transform for 21st century, Gen. James McConville says

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The Army is fighting institutionalized racism and needs to see troops as individuals with distinct experiences instead of as a homogeneous unit, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said Friday. The Army doesn't have a problem with diversity, but inclusion, McConville said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event. Advertisement The service branch is already relatively diverse -- the Army is 39% minority, while only 24% of the country is minority. But diversity drops off in higher ranks; 71% of officers are white. In addition to the Army's overt efforts to combat racism, such as effectively banning Confederate flags, promotion boards no longer see photos of candidates to prevent implicit bias, he said. The Air Force has also been discussing race and diversity this su...