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Rheinmetall Launches UGV Paving Way For ‘Robotic Ground Task Forces’

Rheinmetall Canada’s new unmanned ground vehicle, launched the week of June 10, is expected to pave the way for future “robotic ground task force capabilities” following testing with the Germany Army this fall and first deliveries to a Middle East customer by the end of 2018. The updated Mission Master Cargo UGV is intended to offer […]

Army Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff of the Army, addresses the National Guard Association of the United States 138th General Conference, Baltimore, Md., Sept. 10, 2016. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill)

Army Needs New Cyber, Hypersonics Technologies To Meet ‘Changing Character Of War,’ Milley Says

The Army chief of staff wants to see an industry push on critical cyber and hypersonics technologies to surpass near-peer adversaries race toward emerging capabilities he described as “changing the character of war.” Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff, told attendees at a Thursday event on national security that the push towards establishing a Futures […]

BAE's prototype for the Marine Corps' ACV 1.1

BAE Systems Picked Over SAIC To Deliver Marines Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems was selected on Monday to deliver the Marine Corps’ next-generation Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), beginning with a $198 million low rate initial production deal to build 30 vehicles. Marine Corps officials announced the decision to select BAE’s SuperAV vehicle for ACV 1.1 over SAIC’s [SAIC] Terrex, with initial deliveries to start in fall […]

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Army Selects Four Companies To Deliver First Capabilities For New Cyber Training Environment

The Army has selected four companies to deliver the first round of capabilities for its new Persistent Cyber Training Environment program, officials said Tuesday. ManTech [MANT], Circadence, Metova CyberCENTS and Simspace each received deals under an Other Transaction Authority on June 7 to deliver prototype training tools for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment Program, following […]

L3's Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular

L-3 Receives $391 Million To Deliver Army’s Next-Gen Night Vision Binoculars

L3 Technologies [LLL] officials Monday announced a three-year, $391 million to deliver the Army’s next-generation binocular night vision goggles. The contract for L3’s Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B), awarded in May, will meet the Army’s requirement for devices that offer improved infrared and electro-optical night vision capabilities for warfighters. “These advanced night vision capabilities reflect […]

Rheinmetall's Mission Master UGV at the Eurosatory conference in Paris. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Rheinmetall Launches UGV Paving Way For ‘Robotic Ground Task Forces’

Rheinmetall Canada’s new unmanned ground vehicle, launched last week, is expected to pave the way for future “robotic ground task force capabilities” following testing with the Germany Army this fall and first deliveries to a Middle East customer by the end of the year. The updated Mission Master Cargo UGV is intended to offer more […]

Rheinmetall Launches Australian Defense Industry Partnership With Automated Truck Loading System

Germany’s Rheinmetall launched its first product June 11 out of a new partnership with the Australian defense industry, showcasing its first automated loading system for military trucks. Rheinmetall officials at the Eurosatory conference here presented the Automated Load Handling System (ALHS), made by Australia’s Supashock for the German manufacturer’s HX 8×8 truck, which is designed to increase truck operator […]

BAE Expanding International Market For CV90, Beowulf, Vehicle Options For Archer Howitzer

BAE SYSTEMS’ CV90 and Beowulf combat vehicles and Archer artillery system are receiving increased interest from the Army and international partners, including the Czech Republic and the Netherlands, officials told sister publication Defense Daily June 13. BAE showcased the latest MkIV version of its CV90 vehicle, built by the company’s Hagglunds subsidiary, for the first time […]

Thales Launches First Private Defense Cloud Solution For Land Forces

France’s Thales launched the first private defense cloud solution for land forces on June 11, which aims to deliver full connectivity in degraded battlefield environments and is expected to be delivered in 2019. Thales’ unveiled its Nexium Defence Cloud solution at the Eurosatory conference in Paris, where it demonstrated the system’s software-enabled, “all-in-one-box” capability that can be […]