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ARMY COLLABORATION PRODUCES NEW TEST STATION FOR MISSILE WARNING SYSTEM
The Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) helps protect Army aircraft from attack by shoulder-launched missiles and other threats. Before new updates are fielded they are thoroughly tested to make sure the software performs as expected. Thanks to collaboration between researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the Army Reprogramming Analysis Team (ARAT), that testing is done in a new integrated support station that puts the software through its paces under conditions simulating actual aircraft operation. If the system determines that there is a threat, it controls the dispensing of countermeasures quicker than a pilot would be able to detect the threat and respond manually.
BEST BUY’S WEBSITE GOES DOWN ON BLACK FRIDAY
Best Buy’s website suffered a prolonged outage on Black Friday. Best Buy spokeswoman Amy von Walter said a spike in mobile traffic triggered issues led Best Buy to shut down the website “in order to take proactive measures to restore full performance.”
The holiday shopping season is highly competitive, especially for the Black Friday weekend when retailers like Best Buy aim to lure consumers with door buster deals. Such promotions are often popular in the consumer electronics space, where deals focus on televisions, tablets and other tech gadgets.