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Honeywell has completed tests with its helmet mounted display virtual imaging technology on DARPA's GXV-T test vehicle. Photo: Honeywell.

Army Testing Honeywell’s Virtual Imaging Technology On Bradleys, Potential Interest For NGCV

Honeywell [HON] officials said the Army will continue testing its advanced helmet visioning system to create a virtual line of sight on Bradley fighting vehicles, with potential interest in integrating the system as a component on its next-generation combat vehicle (NGCV). Gerhard Schroter, senior business development manager for Honeywell Aerospace, told Defense Daily at last […]

SAIC's Mobile Protected Firepower offering at the AUSA Conference. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

SAIC Preparing For Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower Decision In November, Interest In Next-Gen Combat Vehicle

SAIC [SAIC] is readying for a November decision from the Army on its Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program to buy a new light tank for its infantry brigades, with officials also positioning their vehicle offering as a potential option for the service’s next generation combat vehicle (NGCV) effort. Jim Scanlon, senior vice president for SAIC’s […]

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Army Not Pushing 360-Degree Sensor For Patriot Radar Replacement

The lead official for the Army’s team to find a new missile defense radar said a 360-degree sensor will not be required for companies moving forward in the competition, but emphasized a need to meet increased battlespace criteria and advanced network integration capabilities. Brig. Gen. Randall McIntire, director of the Air and Missile Defense cross […]

BAE Systems' MkIV CV90. Photo: Matthew Beinart

Army Looks At Potential Next-Gen Combat Vehicle Offerings, RFP To Drop By January

The Army is looking to 2026 to replace its Bradleys with a new optionally manned fighting vehicle (OFMV) as the first step in its next-generation combat vehicle (NGCV) effort, with a request for proposals due by January. BAE Systems’ CV90, General Dynamics’ [GD] Griffin III and Raytheon’s [RTN] Lynx fighting vehicles were among the concept […]

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Leonardo DRS Announces $800 Million In Sensor Contracts, Including Army Deal For New Mounted Laser Rangefinder

Leonardo DRS on Tuesday announced $800 million in electro-optical and infrared sensors contracts from the Pentagon, including a $231 million deal to deliver a new tripod mounted laser designator rangefinder to the Army. The Army in September awarded Leonardo DRS a 10-year deal to potentially deliver 2,700 next-generation Lightweight Laser Designator Rangement (LLDR) for forward […]

Secretary of the Army Mark Esper and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley hold a press conference at the 2018 AUSA conference. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Army Moving At Least $25 Billion In Future Funding To Modernization Priorities

Top Army leadership has identified at least $25 billion in proposed funding over the next five years that it plans to shift from equipment items to its top modernization and readiness priorities, with the number expected to grow as officials begin assessing lower tier manning and training priorities. Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters at […]