Archive: Army

Successful Tests For Lockheed Martin GMLRS In Jamming Environment

Lockheed Martin [LMT] says it recently successfully conducted two anti-jamming Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket Phase II Product Qualification Test flights at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. These GPS2 jamming tests demonstrated both GMLRS rocket performance while in a GPS jamming environment at long range, as well as how the warhead functioned […]

Future Army Seeks Lighter Body Armor, Additional Force Protection Equipment

By Jen DiMascio Lighter, better body armor is one of the top 10 items on the Army’s wishlist of new technologies that will be produced after 2015. In an undated memo discussing the outcome of a mid-October meeting, Lt. Gen. Michael Vane, the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), spelled out the technologies […]

Successful Tests For Lockheed Martin GMLRS In Jamming Environment

Lockheed Martin [LMT] says it recently successfully conducted two anti-jamming Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket Phase II Product Qualification Test flights at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. These GPS2 jamming tests demonstrated both GMLRS rocket performance while in a GPS jamming environment at long range, as well as how the warhead functioned […]

Lockheed Martin-Sanmina-SCI Team For Army’s VIS-X Program

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and California-based Sanmina-SCI [SANM] have signed a teaming agreement to compete for the Army’s program to upgrade thousands of existing tanks, trucks and tactical wheeled vehicles with a next-generation digital intercommunications system, according to Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin will be prime contractor and systems integrator with principal subcontractor Sanmina-SCI’s Defense and Aerospace […]

Helicopter Product Commonality Reduces Cost, Workload

As the new Sikorsky [UTX] UH-60M Black Hawk enters the Army inventory, products the helicopter has in common with the CH-47 Chinook and planned for the Block III Apache, both built by Boeing [BA], save the service money and ease the maintenance burden on soldiers, according to an aviation official. "First, we save money in […]

Army’s UH-60M Black Hawk Poised For Fielding

One of the Army’s newest UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters is now at Ft. Campbell, Ky., where the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the first unit to receive them. "The full battalion [30 aircraft] will be fielded by May of ’08," Col. Ronald Lewis, brigade commander […]

GD Joints Raytheon On Army Warfighter Training Contract

Raytheon [RTN] earlier this month brought General Dynamics [GD] onboard its team that earlier won a contract to consolidate the Army’s live, virtual and constructive training, as part of an agreement with the Army to resolve a successful protest by GD of the contract award to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Raytheon’s Technical Services Co. […]

SMDC Examines Anew Missile Defense, Warning

By Ann Roosevelt The Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) is taking a fresh look at missile defense and missile warning in light of the changing strategic environment, the commander says. "We’re going to have to think anew about this," Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander, Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, […]

Helicopter Product Commonality Reduces Cost, Workload

By Ann Roosevelt As the new Sikorsky [UTX] UH-60M Black Hawk enters the Army inventory, products the helicopter has in common with the CH-47 Chinook and planned for the Block III Apache, both built by Boeing [BA], save the service money and ease the maintenance burden on soldiers, according to an aviation official. "First, we […]

Contractors On Battlefield For Foreseeable Future

By Ann Roosevelt The Army is likely to have contractors on the battlefield into the future, according to the top service acquisition official. "Is it going to change significantly in the future? Not right away, Claude Bolton, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, told Defense Daily in a recent interview. Contractors […]