Archive: Army

Army, Lockheed Martin, Plan For Thousands More Hellfire Missiles

By Ann Roosevelt A Lockheed Martin [LMT] official says the success of the Hellfire missile will generate production of thousands more of the missiles once the president’s budget and supplemental come to fruition. "We’ll be going under contract for in excess of 10,000 missiles in the coming year, and with that we’ll be further addressing […]

AH-64 Apache Block III Prototype Flies Next Year

By Ann Roosevelt The Army and Boeing [BA] are preparing for the first flight of an AH-64D Apache Block III prototype helicopter next year, officials said. "Our first prototype flight test is in July of next year; it will be an avionics aircraft, Al Winn, Boeing vice president, Apache programs, said at a recent conference. […]

Army Apache Helicopters To Expand Lethality Through UAV Video

By Ann Roosevelt Early next year the Army is expected to bring unmanned aerial systems (UAS) controls into the AH-64D Apache Block II to increase situational awareness and shorten the sensor- to-shooter timeline, according to service officials. "We’ve already started to work Level II controls into the Apaches right now, Brig. Gen. Stephen Mundt, director […]

Army Seeking Sources For Maritime Sniper Detection System

The Army, in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), is seeking to identify potential sources and vendors capable of supplying a maritime gunfire detection system that will be ready for engineering field tests within 12 months. The intent is to identify a system or systems with the following capabilities: Detection of sniper fire, including […]

CBO: Reset Funding May Boost Army Equipment Standards

By Jen DiMascio The nation is spending so much to upgrade equipment that had been damaged in Iraq and Afghanistan that the Army could wind up with better equipment after the war than it had going into the conflict, the director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) told lawmakers yesterday. The revelation came along with […]

Army To Reduce Number of MRAP Vehicle Variants

By Jen DiMascio The Army is expected to announce it will whittle the number of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle variants in its fleet from five to three. The surviving vehicles include BAE SYSTEMS’ RG-33, Force Protection Inc.’s Cougar and the MaxxPro military vehicle made by International Military and Government LLC, according to informed […]

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

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 U.S. Army Europe […]

Raytheon Gains Army Missile Defense Contract

The Army gave Raytheon Co. [RTN] a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, or CRADA, to investigate improvements to integrated air and missile defense mission effectiveness. Under the five-year agreement, Raytheon will develop and implement a series of simulations-based investigations that share simulation and evaluation tools, software development and system integration expertise. The Fires Center of […]

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 […]