Pat Toensmeier

Pat Toensmeier
Lightweight Fire Control Improves Target Accuracy for Grenadiers 
Rheinmetall’s new sight for 40-mm grenade launchers offers a high-tech approach to target acquisition.
Shoot ‘n’ Scoot Weapon Portable, Accurate, Deadly  1
Australia’s new 40-mm grenade launcher is lightweight and accurate, making mobile fires easy and lethal.
ONR Steps Up Cybersecurity Efforts 
Fearing cyberattacks that could disable essential systems, U.S. Office of Naval Research is developing a technique to protect onboard computers from being hacked.
High-Speed Ball Bearing Has Multiple Advantages 
A new ball-bearing for turbofan engines operates at speeds that require less oil than conventional bearings, reduces fuel use and cuts power loss.
Countering Evolving UAS Threats 
U.S. Army elite engineering division pursues a gun-based technology to defeat UAS, along with conventional C-RAM threats and piloted aircraft.
Industry Giants Lose Joint Light Tactical Vehicle 
The Oshkosh Corp. was awarded the U.S. Army/Marines Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) contract, besting Lockheed Martin and AM General.
Addressing Energy Consumption of Electronic Systems 
Plasan of Israel’s V-Box, an advanced vetronic system, regulates power flow to electronic subsystems on control vehicles.
Wave Off The Bow  1
U.S. Navy seeking ways to redesign speedboats to reduce wave slam, improve performance.
Shape Of Things To Come For UUVs 
Icefin, an unmanned underwater vehicle developed for NASA, could have defense applications as well.
Interchangeable Controls Guide Army’s Weapons Plan  1
By implementing common interfaces, software and hardware, the U.S. Army anticipates considerable savings in development time, testing, procurement, training and, ultimately, deployment.
Netherlands Partners With Thales On Radar Upkeep 
The Royal Netherlands Air Force and its Navy will enhance air-defense capabilities via six Smart-L early-warning-capability radars.
Solid-Fuel Cartridge Reduces UAV Weight  4
Horizon Energy Systems of Singapore tackles airborne-endurance problem that has beset UAVS.
Navy Rebreathing System Requires Less Helium 
Navy pursues system that will reduce the amount of helium used by Navy divers.
Sustainable Cooking Fuel Has ‘Green’ Benefits 
A “green” fuel is intended to make hot meals cooked in the field safer—from an environmental standpoint.
Modeling Technology Calculates Effect on Crew of Ship Attack 
Casualty modeling program developed by the U.S. Office of Naval Research predicts how soon injured crew can return to their posts.

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