Archive: Army

Army Seeks CBRNE Detection Equipment for Mobile Lab

The Army’s Research Development and Engineering Command, Edgewood Division, is seeking qualified sources that can provide chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive detection equipment (CBRNE) for use in a mobile laboratory vehicle for operations inside and outside the continental U.S. Possible technologies include capillary electrophoresis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and […]

Briefing

*The Army plans to negotiate a sole source award with Colorado State University for continued covariate studies and analysis and experimental designs for the National Institute of Standards and Technology sponsored Multiple Biometrics Grand Challenge (MBGC). The goal of the Grand Challenge is for vendors to develop new or improved algorithms intended to improve face […]

DoD Taps Odierno For Fourth Star, Nominated As Next Army Vice Chief of Staff

The Defense Department yesterday announced the selection of Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as the next Army vice chief of staff, replacing Gen. Richard Cody. Odierno is currently serving as commanding general, III Corps/commander, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cody will remain the Army vice chief of […]

Army Issues RFP For Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

By Ann Roosevelt The Army yesterday issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Family of Vehicles (FOV). JLTV is a Joint U.S. Army/Marine Corps program with the U.S. Army designated as the lead service. "The RFP is an invitation for suppliers, through an open bidding process, to submit proposals […]

Army Aviation Optimizing National Resources For National Capability, General Says

Army aviation is leveraging all available resources to produce a capable, qualified force that goes beyond combat capability to homeland security, homeland defense and into supporting foreign policy, according to a top general. "Army aviation has a longer reach, it has a greater grasp in terms of representing not only our military capability but also […]

Army $140.7 Billion FY ’09 Budget Request Continues Growth, Focuses On Soldiers, Balance

By Ann Roosevelt The Army’s $140.7 billion request in the FY ’09 president’s budget request is $12.3 billion, or 9.6 percent higher than the $128.9 billion FY ’08 projected for enacted funds and is intended to balance immediate warfighting needs with developing systems soldiers need for the future. The Army requests $51.8 billion, or 38 […]

Army $140.7 Billion FY ’09 Budget Request Continues Growth, Focuses On Soldiers, Balance

The Army’s $140.7 billion request in the FY ’09 president’s budget request is $12.3 billion, or 9.6 percent higher than the $128.9 billion FY ’08 projected for enacted funds and is intended to balance immediate warfighting needs with developing systems soldiers need for the future. The budget was delivered to Congress Feb. 5. The Army […]

Aerial Common Sensor Program Prepares For Summer RFP Release

The Army’s program for the next generation airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform is preparing for the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP), according to a service official. As PM [program manager] I have to focus on KPPs [key performance parameters] and deliver them," Col. Rob Carpenter, project manager Aerial Common Sensors (ACS) at […]

Stryker Dubbed ‘General Lee’ Gets Finishing Touches

By Ann Roosevelt The anti-tank guided missile Stryker vehicle called General Lee is ready to go back in action, now that it’s been repaired and shipped to its new home at Ft. Lewis, Wash. General Lee will be issued to the Army’s 7th and newest Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 5th Brigade 2nd Infantry Division activated […]

Military Maintains Confidence In MRAP following First Reported Death

By Geoff Fein A week following the first death of a soldier in an Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle in Iraq, the Pentagon continues to have confidence in the vehicle’s ability to protect troops, and plans to push to get as many MRAPs into theater as fast as possible, the Chairman of the Joint […]