Archive: Army

Aircraft Self-Protection Receivers Top USSOCOM Wish List

By Ann Roosevelt The Suite of Integrated Radio Frequency Countermeasures (SIRFC) Radar Warning Receivers for the MH-60M Black Hawk are No. 1 on the $413 million list of unfunded priorities U.S. Special Operations Command sent to Congress this week. The 31 items on the list are those the command says it needs, but could not […]

Army Seeks $3.9 Billion In Unfunded Requirements

By Jen DiMascio The Army’s chief of staff outlined $3.9 billion in unfunded needs for fiscal year 2009–including $1.59 billion for Humvees and additional equipment for the National Guard. Gen. George Casey also stressed that the service requires fast passage of the wartime supplemental request before Memorial Day in the letter sent to members of […]

Army, Navy Fire Scouts: Similar Look, But Treading Different Paths

By Geoff Fein Looking across the production line at Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] Mississippi facility, it’s hard for anyone to tell the difference between the Army and Navy variants of the MQ-8B Fire Scout. But the differences are there and they extend beyond payloads and capabilities. The official Army program is the Future Combat System (FCS) […]

Army Orders More AeroVironment Raven UAVs

AeroVironment Inc. [AVAV] Feb. 7 announced a $45.8 million Army award for additional RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and associated services by the exercise of a one-year option under an existing multi-year contract. Each Raven system typically consists of three aircraft, a ground control station, system spares, and related services. In fiscal year […]

Reorganized WIN-T Program Approaches Critical Design Review

By Jen DiMascio The next iteration of the Army’s battlefield network communications recently demonstrated an on-the-move capability, as the program’s design faces another review. Increment two of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, provides commanders with an on-the-move upgrade to its existing battlefield communications network. General Dynamics C4 Systems [GD], the prime contractor on the program, announced […]

DoD Preparing For FYDP Strategic Investment Guidance

By Ann Roosevelt The Defense Department will soon receive strategic guidance for the future years defense budget, fiscal years 2010-2015, according to a top Pentagon official. "We’re just finishing the guidance for the development of the force, which provides strategic guidance for our investment for the period FY’10-’15," Michael Vickers, assistant secretary of defense for […]

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 […]


*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 […]