Archive: Army

Next CJTF HOA Command Group Trains At JFCOM

By Ann Roosevelt U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) recently conducted a mission rehearsal exercise (MRX) for the next commander and staff for the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF HOA). The Defense Department created CJTF HOA in 2002 and some 1,800 personnel in Djibouti execute the mission to prevent conflict, promote regional stability […]

FCS Program Accelerates iRobot, Honeywell, Robotic Prototypes

By Ann Roosevelt Boeing [BA] and SAIC [SAI], the Lead Systems Integrator for the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, announced the service has accelerated test schedules for robotic prototypes developed by iRobot [IRBT] and Honeywell [HON]. The Army took action based on current technology readiness levels and positive feedback from soldiers who are using […]

Army Still Committed To Transformation, Casey Says

By Ann Roosevelt As the Army works to rebalance the force strained by nearly seven years of war, one of its top priorities is transforming to a force that can meet future challenges, according to Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey. "We are still committed to building that campaign quality expeditionary force that can support […]

Aerial Common Sensor Program Prepares For Summer RFP Release

By Ann Roosevelt 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 […]

AMCOM Announces Open Season To Restructure Teams

The Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) last month announced an open season to restructure existing teams for all domains under the Expedited Professional and Engineering Support Services (EXPRESS) program. EXPRESS is a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) program based upon the use of GSA Federal Supply Schedules for acquiring advisory and assistance services, to include […]

Army, US JFCOM, USSOCOM Hold Winter Strategy Seminar For Spring Wargame

By Ann Roosevelt The Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) this week are holding the Winter Strategy Seminar leading up to the annual Unified Quest 2008 (UQ08) wargame. "We’re doing the preparatory seminar that we do annually to fully prepare for a wide audience for the […]

Keep The Momentum Going In Army Aviation, Cody Says

By Ann Roosevelt Army aviation has made great strides in modernizing aircraft, training and maintenance while at war, but neither the Army nor industry can slow their efforts, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody says. "We’ve stayed on course," Cody told attendees at the Association of the United States Army Aviation Symposium Jan. […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense Passing The Torch. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-N.J.) last week endorsed Chris Myers, an executive at Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors in New Jersey, in the race to replace him as the congressman for the 3rd District. Myers, a Republican who also serves as […]

Lockheed May Seek GMD Work, Touts $556 Million PAC-3 Army Contracts

PAC-3 Contract Part Of $1.7 Billion Lockheed Missile Defense Orders In 2007 Middle East May Be Ripe Market For Lockheed Missile Defense Systems Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] has begun jockeying to get a piece of the action in the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) missile shield program now led by prime contractor The Boeing Co. [BA], […]

Army Aviation Needs To Think About Future S&T Investment

By Ann Roosevelt Now is the time to start considering the questions that must be answered to plan science and technology investment for the future of Army aviation, even though the money is unlikely to come before the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) 2010-2015, according to a top aviation official. Army aviation officials were unable to […]