Archive: Army

Lockheed Martin Delivers 5,000th Guided MLRS Rocket

By Ann Roosevelt Lockheed Martin [LMT] last week held ceremonies marking the delivery of the 5,000th Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rocket at company manufacturing facilities in Camden Ark. "The success of this system speaks for the quality work that our team is doing every day," Col. David Rice, Army project manager for Precision […]

Future Wargame Affects Future Plans

By Ann Roosevelt CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa.–Results of the Unified Quest 2008 wargame will be closely read by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Commander Adm. Eric Olson, and U.S. Joint Forces Command JFCOM leader Marine Gen. James Mattis, who will examine game outcomes and match them to their thinking […]

ATK, Army, Prepare For PGK CDR This Summer

ATK [ATK] last week that with the Army it conducted a successful series of flight tests of its the company’s 155mm Howitzer Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. The successful tests are milestones in the rapid System Design and Development phase of the program, leading to a Critical Design Review (CDR) this […]

Pentagon Begins Review of Service Roles And Missions

By Geoff Fein Defense officials are beginning a review of the roles and missions of the armed forces that will explore how the services handle unmanned aerial systems (UAS), intra-theater lift, cyber and irregular warfare, according to a senior defense official. This is the first quadrennial review of the roles and missions of the armed […]

House Authorizers Want More Ships, Irregular Warfare Executive Agent

By Emelie Rutherford Three House panels yesterday recommended changes to the White House’s proposed defense budget including tacking on up to four additional Navy ships, calling for irregular- warfare organizational changes in the Pentagon and adding nearly $1 billion for equipment readiness. The fiscal year 2009 ship changes recommended by the House Armed Services (HASC) […]

GWOT Supplemental Includes Funds For Super Hornets

By Emelie Rutherford The dual-year war-supplemental bill House and Senate lawmakers are expected to address next week includes at least $42 billion for buying systems including F/A-18 Super Hornet strike aircraft and an array of tactical vehicles. Aides said the version of the bill the Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to mark up next week […]

Wargame Introduces Campaign Design To A Broad Audience

By Ann Roosevelt CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa.–Regional operational panels at Unified Quest 2008 are using a new way to solve complex problems as part of the game’s effort to investigate innovative operational approaches. Under this new method, commanders create shared understanding of a complex problem, then design broad approaches to resolve problems that link tactical action […]

IPTs Look To Unified Quest 2008 To Find Capability Gaps

By Ann Roosevelt CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa.–Army Integrated Process Teams (IPTs) are using the seminar wargame, Unified Quest 2008, to find capability gaps in several specific areas. The IPTs are adjuncts to, but not part of, the war game, which the Army is co-sponsoring with U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Joint Forces Command throughout the […]

Unified Quest 2008 Wargame Examines Future Concepts And Capabilities

By Ann Roosevelt CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa.–Specific recommendations on the forces and capabilities needed to promote persistent stability and build partnership capacity are the goal of the Unified Quest 2008 seminar wargame co-sponsored by the Army, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM). "We’re looking for actionable recommendations, actionable outcomes for the […]

iRobot FCS SUGV Accelerated Deliveries Complete This Month, Second Supplier Selected

By Ann Roosevelt iRobot [IRBT] this week began deliveries of 22 of its Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) to the Army to complete an accelerated order for 25 that began in January, company officials said. iRobot delivered three SUGVs in January to the Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF), Ft. Bliss, Texas, for training, Colin Angle, […]