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ERDC appoints José Sánchez

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory Director José E. Sánchez was recently appointed to serve as the alternate U.S. representative to the World Association for Waterborne Transportation Infrastructure Inland Navigation Commission. The appointment is for a four-year term. Sánchez, a native of Puerto Rico and graduate of the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, began his ERDC career ...

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Navistar lands Army contract to rework Maxx Pro Dash vehicles

WEST POINT — The Navistar Defense plant at West Point is upgrading MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles as part of a $38.4 million contract awarded by the U.S. Army, according to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). This phase of the “vehicle reset” contract would entail the replacement of mandatory parts and repairs to MRAP Maxx Pro Dash vehicles, bringing ...

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Army awards contract modification for more Lakota helicopters

COLUMBUS — The Army has awarded $22.8-million contract modification to EADS North America for the purchase additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters produced in Mississippi, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), vice chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Work on the new aircraft will be performed at the EADS North America facility in Columbus with an estimated March 2015 completion ...

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Defense awards $3M contract to Camgian Microsystems

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation has received a $3-million contract award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as part of its Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program. The award, the company’s second RIF program award, will fund advancements to Camgian’s low-power, networked sensor technologies and support integration with the Army’s Standard Ground Station (SGS) and Cerberus system. Through this contract, ...

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Alumni recognizing Vaughn

Rayford “Ray” Vaughn of Starkville, a senior Mississippi State University administrator, is being honored by the Kansas State University Alumni Association for professional achievements and distinguished service. Vaughn, the university’s associate vice president for research, has been named a 2012 Alumni Fellow at the Manhattan land-grant institution where he earned master’s and doctoral degrees. Among more than 164,000 K-State graduates, ...

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MSU-Army partnership to expand

STARKVILLE — Officials at Mississippi State University’s (MSU) Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) are anticipating the expansion of a $75-million partnership with the U.S. Army to improve the battlefield effectiveness of ground vehicles. The five-year Simulation-Based Reliability and Safety program addresses 19 different issues related to ground vehicles’ performance and safety.  Ultimately, the project is designed to provide solutions ...

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