Archive: Army

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Army Updates EW Capability Requests For 2019 Cyber Quest

Army officials released an updated notice Thursday for the service’s 2019 Cyber Quest event calling on industry partners to demonstrate readily available tools to better detect electronic warfare (EW) attacks and improve jamming operations across the entire spectrum. The Army’s white papers request for its next EW war gaming event details near-term and midterm capability […]

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GAO: Military Services Do Not Track All Aviation Mishap Data, Do So Differently

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit of the information the military collects about aviation mishaps found the services do not track all relevant data and each have different standards, making it hard for the Department of Defense to analyze trends. The report said each service’s safety center does not collect standardized aviation mishap data. […]

The Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). (Photo: Northrop Grumman)

IBCS Completes Fourth Army Test

Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) demonstrated an ability to scale up across long distances during a successful five-week long U.S. Army test, the company said on Wednesday. The multi-node distributed test occurred with Army air and missile defense assets spread across over 20 nodes from White Sands […]

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Army Readying Contracts To Develop Autonomous Explosive Ordnance Disposal UGVs

The Army is planning imminent awards for upgraded unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and robotic payloads needed to better counter unexploded ordnances (UXO). Army officials at a Tuesday event on explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) said five Other Transaction Authority (OTA) awards to begin developing new autonomous vehicles with enhanced robotic payloads could arrive this month. The […]

Col. Greg Coile, PEO-C3T project manager, discussing the Transportable Tactical Command Communication system. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Army Awards GATR $522 Million For Inflatable SATCOM Systems

The Army has awarded GATR Technologies a $522 million deal to supply its Inflatable Satellite Antenna (ISA) systems as part of its battlefield network upgrade effort. The Cubic [CUB]-owned GATR’s updated ISA is a bubble-like deployable SATCOM system that will be used for the Army’s Transportable Tactical Command Communication (T2C2) program to replace cumbersome, heavy […]

Sikorsky’s Defiant Prototype Registered With FAA As ‘S-100’ Before First Flight

In preparation for first flight later this year, Sikorsky registered the SB-1 Defiant with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which gave the experimental prototype the designation S-100. An FAA registry certificate was issued Aug. 2 for the coaxial-rotor Defiant, which is based on the smaller S-97 Raider that has already flown. Sikorsky confirmed to Defense […]

Army Accepting Proposals To Participate In 2019 Cyber Quest

The Army is accepting proposals to participate in its next Cyber Quest event in 2019 where industry participants will have an opportunity to present cyber and electronic warfare technologies in live and virtual demonstrations with soldiers. Officials at the Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE) in Ft. Gordon in Georgia said Cyber Quest ‘19 will […]

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter of the California Army National Guard hovers above Lake Pardee in Ione, California, collecting water in a bucket, April 14, 2018, during wildland firefighting training, a cooperative mission between Cal Guard and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza)

Guard Troops, Dozens Of Aircraft Deployed To Fight West Coast Wildfires

At least 1,500 National Guard troops with more than two-dozen aircraft have deployed to fight the wildfires raging through Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The largest of several wildfire burning in California, the Mendocino Complex fire, has charred more than 300,000 acres, or 469 square miles, an area similar in size the Los Angeles, […]

An artist’s rendering of Dynetics’ High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator (HEL TVD) in action, designed to counter UAS, rockets, artillery, and mortars for the Army. (Image: Lockheed Martin)

Dynetics Teams Nabs $10 Million For Next Step In 100 kW Laser Weapon Competition

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Dynetics and its partners won a $10 million contract to continue developing the Army’s 100-kW high energy laser demonstrator, it announced here at the start of the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Ala. Dynetics is competing with Raytheon [RTN] to win a final $130 million down-select, expected in early 2019, […]

Army Selects Leonardo DRS To Demonstrate Improved Power System For THAAD Vehicles

The Army has tapped Leonardo DRS to demonstrate its On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) generator’s ability to meet increased power needs for vehicles that carry THAAD missile defense systems, the company said on Tuesday. Leonardo received the $5 million Other Transaction Authority contract from the Army on June 29, and will demonstrate its OBVP capability on […]