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Female Specific Personal Protective Equipment in the Armed Services

By Fred Bouman The U.S. government has recognized the need for gender-specific personal protective equipment (PPE) since at least 1978 when the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) first addressed this issue.  However, most servicewomen are still unable to access this equipment for training or deployment despite the technological capability for accommodating a variety of body types.  …

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RRDS Awarded $75 Million IDIQ Contract (47QMCA20D0009) By The General Services Administration For 2020 Mazda Vehicles

Irvine, California defense contractor RRDS, Inc. has been awarded a contract with a ceiling of $75,415,317 for a period of 1 year and 4 months IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — RRDS, Inc., Southern California based federal contractor, is a solution based systems integrator, known to provide custom-procurement, logistics and program management services to the Department of Defense, Department of State, intelligence community, …

RRDS Selected For $950 Million IDIQ Contract (FA8606-19-D-0037) For The United States Air Force

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — RRDS, Inc., the Southern California based federal contractor, is a solutions driven systems integrator, known to provide custom-procurement, logistics and project management services to the Department of Defense, Department of State, intelligence community, various federal agencies and ally nations across the world. This contract is a commercial item contract vehicle, designed to rapidly equip aircrew with non-stock listed, commercial …

D3O Announces Partnership with RRDS to Bring Leading Impact Protection Directly to the Defense Market End User

D3O has just announced a new partnership with RRDS which will allow end-users in North America to purchase D3O protective defense products directly from RRDS. This partnership will enable rapid fulfillment and greater ordering flexibility for customers. For example, in addition to being able to order full 7- or 9-pad helmet pad systems, customers will have the ability to purchase …

Army’s New Facial-Recognition Technology Can Revolutionize Warfare

The U.S. Army has recently announced its plans to award two five-year prototyping agreements for an invention that could potentially change the face of warfare. The prospective weapon, an advanced fire control system known as the Next-Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW), will have both wind-sensing and facial recognition technology. This should significantly increase the user’s ability to pick out targets at a great distance …

DEPSCoR Scours the U.S. for New Tech Innovations

Traditionally, Silicon Valley technology and the Department of Defense’s development efforts haven’t had much overlap. Aside from being on different coasts, the lack of a comprehensive public-private partnership meant that the DoD was sometimes “reinventing the wheel” when it came to creating efficient technology. But with some of the world’s largest military powers, such as China and Russia, taking giant leaps …

FAST Labs: A Fast Track for U.S. Military Innovation

By Samir Naqvi – May 24, 2019 For decades, the separation between Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley has been philosophical as well as geographical. While the East Coast has often required extensive documentation before implementing new programs; on the West Coast, the focus is on pushing boundaries and thinking outside the box. As a result, advances in U.S. military technology …

Quadcopters Make Their Way to the Battlefield

By Troy Barnes — May 13, 2019 The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) recently announced an exciting and potentially lifesaving new development for the U.S. Army’s Short Range Reconnaissance program. One of the biggest risks to troops in modern warfare involves short-range attacks or suicide bombers, which means that being able to immediately (and unobtrusively) survey one’s surroundings is key. …

Can Neurostimulation Enhance Soldier Performance?

By Samir Naqvi – April 29, 2019 Military technology is revolutionizing the way warfare and defense efforts are conducted. Less than a hundred years ago, soldiers were forced into freezing trenches, often for weeks at a time, to defend borders and protect against enemy forces. Today, warfare often consists of pixels on a screen, with far less of the hand-to-hand …

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Drone Mapping Can Revolutionize Military Threat Analysis

As military technology continues to advance, developers are increasingly focused on surveillance methods that can provide on-the-ground perspectives without putting soldiers’ lives at risk. The University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies has been hard at work developing its One World Terrain project, which promises to do just that. Learn more about One World Terrain and how it is poised …