Archive: Army

BAE, GD Nab Army Awards To Prototype New Light Tank

BAE Systems and General Dynamics [GD] have each been selected by the Army to build 12 prototypes for the Army’s new light tank for its infantry brigades. The two companies beat out a bid by Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] to move on in the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program. BAE Systems’ vehicle model for […]

Army To Purchase Iron Fist Active Protection System For Bradleys

The Army intended to purchase IMI System’s Iron Fist active protection system for its Bradley fighting vehicles, with officials clarifying that a recently released “market survey” notice for a new capability is intended to move the program toward a production decision. Despite program delays and technical challenges integrating the APS on the vehicles, the Army […]

Army Opens New Active Protection System Search For Bradleys

The Army is starting a new search for an active protection system (APS) to integrate on its Bradley fighting vehicles, casting doubt on the future of its test program with the Iron Fist system following continued schedule delays and installation issues. Officials posted a request for information notice on Tuesday calling for industry information on […]

ARCIC Shifts To Futures Command, Will Develop Concepts For New Army Multi-Domain Operations

The Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) on Friday officially transitioned over to the modernization-focused Futures Command, where its leadership is now tasked with developing concepts to implement the service’s new multi-domain operations plan. ARCIC, now designated the Futures and Concepts Directorate, will shift from Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to Futures Command but remain headquartered […]

Army Releases New Multi-Domain Operations Plan

The Army released its new multi-domain operations plan on Thursday focused on driving strategic formations to better align with growing threats from Russia and China, while urging a collective effort across the services to prepare for competition at levels “below armed conflict.” Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), told reporters […]

Lockheed Martin Testing Exoskeleton System With Army

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has been selected to provide its artificial intelligence-enhanced exoskeleton for Army testing, as the service looks for a next-generation capability to lift the burden from soldiers of carrying heavy cargo over longer distances. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) awarded Lockheed a $6.9 million Other Transaction Authority in September […]

Army Holding Electronic Warfare Industry Day In January

The Army is holding an industry in day in January to find new capabilities for its next-generation electronic warfare platforms with officials pushing industry to provide more modular, mobile offerings for its future kit. Participants at the upcoming industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland will have an opportunity to receive updates on the […]

Army Awards Harris $217.7 Million To Continue Supporting Wideband Satellite Network

The Army has awarded Harris Corp. [HRS] a $217.7 million hybrid deal to continue maintaining and configuring its wideband satellite communications operational management system network, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Work on the latest deal is expected to be completed in July 2027. “The Wideband Satellite Communications Operations and Technical Support II contract will support […]

Egypt Given Green Light To Buy $1 Billion Worth of Apaches, Weapons

The U.S. State Department has given the go ahead for Egypt to buy 10 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters through a foreign military sales deal worth up to $1 billion. Egypt is bolstering its attack helicopter fleet to fight terrorists on the Sinai Peninsula, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. “Egypt intends to expand its […]