Military Laboratories

June 2011
By Robert K. Ackerman, SIGNAL Magazine

 

An electromagnetic railgun developed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) pumps 33 megajoules of energy to fire a projectile at several times the speed of sound. The ONR is working on new power systems that would enable surface warships to carry railguns capable of hitting targets more than 200 nautical miles distant.

June 2011
By Maryann Lawlor, SIGNAL Magazine

June 2011
By George I. Seffers, SIGNAL Magazine

 

The U.S. Army’s Soldier 2030 concept includes this futuristic look for the infantry soldier. Research being done at the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies supports the vision for a lightweight uniform offering a wide array of soldier protection capabilities.