Archive: Army

Army Receives Approval For 95 More Stryker NBC Reconnaissance Vehicles

By Ann Roosevelt The Army has received the green light for more General Dynamics’ [GD] Stryker Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles (NBCRV), adding state-of-the-art capability for the service and the joint force. "This month, after careful consideration, the Department of Defense gave the authorization for 95 more Stryker NBCRV bringing the current authorized total to […]

Huckabee Seeks To Accelerate Growth of Ground Forces

By Jen DiMascio Presidential contender former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) wants to move quickly on existing planned growth in the military’s ground forces and increase investment in defense. Huckabee laid out his defense and foreign policy goals in a wide-ranging article in Foreign Affairs magazine Dec. 15. In the article, he pledges to implement President […]

iRobot Wins $286 Million Army x-Bot Contract

By Ann Roosevelt The Army yesterday said that iRobot [IRBT] was awarded the $286 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that could call for as many as 3,000 robots, spare parts, training and repair services over the next five years. "We’re pleased twice–we’re pleased to have what some here have described as a [author John] Grisham novel, included, […]

House Proposes Omnibus Package That Includes War Money, $4.3 Billion For JIEDDO

By Jen DiMascio The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee early yesterday disclosed its plan to fund the federal government and the military’s war efforts, which includes $4.3 billion for the Pentagon’s Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. The bill written in the House walks a political fine line between responding to the potential for […]

L-3 Communications Protests Army Translation Award To DynCorp

By Ann Roosevelt L-3 Communications [LLL] yesterday filed a formal protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) challenging the Army’s award of a $4.6 billion contract for translators and linguists to Global Linguist Solutions (GLS). GLS is a partnership formed by DynCorp International [DCP] and McNeil Technologies. L-3 does not comment on protests, nor does […]

Senate Passes Defense Spending Bill That Backs Changes To Army Radio Buys

By Jen DiMascio The Senate last week passed the defense authorization bill for 2008, which recommends nearly a billion dollar reduction in the Army’s plans to buy tactical radios. The administration sought $2.9 billion for tactical radios–the bulk of which was included in the president’s supplemental war funding request. The bill provides only $1.4 billion […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense In Limbo. Congress has yet to agree on what to do about the federal budget–and within that how to handle war funding. Senators said last week they are waiting to see what the House sends over on Monday. House leaders have said they will […]

BAE SYSTEMS Awarded Close To $900 Million In Bradley Reset Work

BAE SYSTEMS Dec. 11 was awarded two Army contracts that total nearly $900 million to reset Bradley Fighting Vehicles. The first reset contract, issued Nov. 29, is a $709.3 million firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable contract The work will be done in York, Pa., and completed by Dec. 31, 2009. The contract funds will not expire at […]

Project National Shield BAA Released

The Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center’s (ARDEC) Homeland Defense Technologies Division has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) under the Project National Shield initiative in support of ARDEC’s interoperable system of systems integration initiatives to enable timely access to shared sensitive information across all levels on a regional and national scale that maximizes […]

DoD Surveys Market for Biometrics Support

The Army is conducting market research to identify potential sources that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to provide biometrics research, technology, and information management support to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the combatant commanders, the military services, the defense agencies and other field activities as required. Among others, the requirements […]