Archive: Army

Boeing, Thales Take Key Role In Future U.K. Army Program

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) Oct. 5 announced that Thales UK in partnership with Boeing [BA] were selected as the preferred bidder for the role of System of Systems Integrator (SOSI) for the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) program. The through-life FRES program could have a potential total worth of as much as […]

U.S. Army Europe Security Cooperation Work Builds Coalition Capability

By Ann Roosevelt Theater security cooperation is a major thrust at U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army to build relationships and help build partner capability, according to the commander. “We are missioned by OSD [Office of the Secretary of Defense] to help build partner capacity–those are the exact words,” Gen. David McKiernan, commanding general of […]

Army Science Board Study Urges Service To Stop Buying SINCGARS

The Army has requested $1.4 billion in supplemental funding to buy a radio for soldiers that the service’s own science board recommends it should "stop buying immediately." A briefing from an Army Science Board summer study of the service’s plan for future networks urged the service to halt the purchase of its current radio of […]

Army Unit Files Operational Needs Statement For Improved Soldier Situational Awareness

The 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) has filed an Operational Needs Statement (ONS) for improved situational awareness (SA) by requesting nearly 1,000 dismounted soldier systems–either the General Dynamics [GD] Land Warrior or the Sierra Nevada Corp. Inter-4 Tacticomp. The Aug. 16 request to Army leaders from the 5/2 requests a […]

Defense Secretary Acknowledges Army’s Need For Resources

By Jen DiMascio The Army needs resources to recover from war losses, make up for historic budget shortfalls and invest in its future, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Association of the United States Army yesterday. "How those resources are used and where those investments are made today will shape the army for decades to […]

Battle Command Summit To Look At Move To Future Army System

By Jen DiMascio The Army vice chief of staff next week has planned a battle command summit to discuss how it will transition from the networks of the present to the networks of the future, according to senior service officials. The service currently uses the Army Battle Command System, a loose collection of individual computer […]

Future Combat System Is ‘Real,’ Army Will Work To ‘Protect’ It, Top Leaders Say

By Ann Roosevelt The Army’s top civilian and military leaders say the Future Combat System (FCS) is a priority, it is "real," and the service will work to "protect" the funding. "The Future Combat System is our number one modernization program and we will work to protect the resources for it," Army Secretary Pete Geren […]

Casey Asks Army To Drill Plan For Six-Month Unit Reset

By Jen DiMascio The Army’s chief of staff has asked the service to look at the possibility of resetting units within six months of their return from deployment. Currently the process takes "too long," according to Lt. Gen. James Thurman, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for operations G-3. The basic idea is that a […]

Army Science Board Study Urges Service To Stop Buying SINCGARS

By Jen DiMascio The Army has requested $1.4 billion in supplemental funding to buy a radio for soldiers that the service’s own science board recommends it should "stop buying immediately." A briefing from an Army Science Board summer study of the service’s plan for future networks urged the service to halt the purchase of its […]