Archive: Army

Army, US JFCOM, USSOCOM Hold Winter Strategy Seminar For Spring Wargame

By Ann Roosevelt The Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) this week are holding the Winter Strategy Seminar leading up to the annual Unified Quest 2008 (UQ08) wargame. "We’re doing the preparatory seminar that we do annually to fully prepare for a wide audience for the […]

AMCOM Announces Open Season To Restructure Teams

The Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) last month announced an open season to restructure existing teams for all domains under the Expedited Professional and Engineering Support Services (EXPRESS) program. EXPRESS is a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) program based upon the use of GSA Federal Supply Schedules for acquiring advisory and assistance services, to include […]

Lockheed May Seek GMD Work, Touts $556 Million PAC-3 Army Contracts

PAC-3 Contract Part Of $1.7 Billion Lockheed Missile Defense Orders In 2007 Middle East May Be Ripe Market For Lockheed Missile Defense Systems Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] has begun jockeying to get a piece of the action in the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) missile shield program now led by prime contractor The Boeing Co. [BA], […]

Keep The Momentum Going In Army Aviation, Cody Says

By Ann Roosevelt Army aviation has made great strides in modernizing aircraft, training and maintenance while at war, but neither the Army nor industry can slow their efforts, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody says. "We’ve stayed on course," Cody told attendees at the Association of the United States Army Aviation Symposium Jan. […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense Passing The Torch. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-N.J.) last week endorsed Chris Myers, an executive at Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors in New Jersey, in the race to replace him as the congressman for the 3rd District. Myers, a Republican who also serves as […]

Army Aviation Needs To Think About Future S&T Investment

By Ann Roosevelt Now is the time to start considering the questions that must be answered to plan science and technology investment for the future of Army aviation, even though the money is unlikely to come before the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) 2010-2015, according to a top aviation official. Army aviation officials were unable to […]

Lockheed Martin GMLRS, HIMARS Programs Honored

By Ann Roosevelt Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) and High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) programs and the Army are the recipients of the William J. Perry Award for Precision Strike for outstanding combat effectiveness, as well as the programs’ recent in-theater performance and paths forward. "We are very humbled by […]

Northrop Grumman Forms Team To Compete For Army Aerial Common Sensor

By Ann Roosevelt Northrop Grumman [NOC] yesterday said it will lead a team to compete for the Army’s Aerial Common Sensor (ACS), an airborne platform that will provide the warfighter with actionable intelligence, reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition capability. Northrop Grumman’s ACS team includes AAI Corp. [TXT], General Dynamics [GD], and L-3 Communications [LLL]. "The […]

Lockheed Martin Receives $556 Million For Army PAC-3 Missiles

Lockheed Martin [LMT] yesterday said it has received contracts totaling $556 million from the Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) for hardware and services associated with the combat-proven Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile program. The contracts include production of 148 hit-to-kill PAC-3 Missiles, 17 launcher modification kits, spares and other equipment, as well as program […]

Army Hellfire II Production Order Completes Buy 13

Lockheed Martin [LMT] recently said it received a $29 million production order from the Army for the combat-proven precision-strike Hellfire II air- to-ground missile. The order represents the final option under the Army’s Hellfire II Buy 13 contract, which at $305.9 million is the largest single buy in the history of the Hellfire II program, […]