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U.S. Army requests design proposals to replace M-2 Bradley tank

U.S. Army requests design proposals to replace M-2 Bradley tank

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July 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army announced a request for proposals on Friday for preliminary designs of the tank meant to replace the long-serving M-2 Bradley tank. Digital designs from up to five contractors will be chosen to compete in a preliminary design review of the vehicle, currently referred to as the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle. The request is the first phase of a five-phase process to choose a new design. Advertisement "We are looking forward to receiving feedback and learning from industry what's in the realm of the possible as we continue to develop this truly transformational vehicle for our soldiers," Maj. Gen. Brian Cummings, program executive officer for Ground Combat Systems, said in a statement. The competition has been delayed several times but now is said to be on...
Engineers design reusable silicone rubber face mask with N95 filter

Engineers design reusable silicone rubber face mask with N95 filter

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July 9 (UPI) -- Researchers said Thursday that they have developed a resusable silicone rubber face mask with an N95 filter. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women's Hospital said in a statement that they think the new face mask is as effective at stopping viral particles as N95 masks. Advertisement The goal in developing and testing the new face mask is to meet the "dire need for personal protective equipment within healthcare settings during the COVID-19 pandemic," researchers said in the study, published Thursday in British Medical Journal Open. Many hospitals have used hydrogen peroxide vapor to sterilize masks for reuse, but the process requires specialized equipment that is not available everywhere. And while the cleaning allows for up to 20 r...
Arizona State University to design weapons of mass destruction detector for DARPA

Arizona State University to design weapons of mass destruction detector for DARPA

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July 23 (UPI) -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has contracted Arizona State University to develop a deployable device to determine if a person has been exposed to weapons of mass destruction or their precursors. ASU was awarded a $ 9.1 million contract to start work on a device that can detect WMD-related chemicals on a person within 30 minutes or less. The device is expected to be capable of detecting a wide number of substances, including biological agents, radiation, chemicals and explosives. The initial contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, includes $ 5.2 million in obligated funds and runs through July 21, 2021. The full contract carries a potential value of $ 38.8 million over four years when including all phases and options. The project, called "...
Navy, Air Force to design next fighter planes separately

Navy, Air Force to design next fighter planes separately

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May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's next generation of fighter planes will not be jointly developed with the U.S. Air Force, a Navy official said. Unlike the F-35, which has variants for each military branch, the Navy does not intend to use the Next Generation Air Dominance aircraft in penetration missions of highly contested airspace. The strategy differs from that of the Air Force. "A penetrating fighter, the Navy doesn't have to do that. So some of that inherent design of the aircraft, it does drive costs, and if you don't need that for our mission area, then you don't necessarily want to pay for it," Angie Knappenberger, the Navy's deputy director of air warfare, told the Navy League Sea-Air-Space conference Tuesday in National Harbor, Md. The Navy's NGAD will likely share some systems wit...