Archive: Army

Uncertainties Abound In Budget Building, Army Official Says

By Ann Roosevelt The Army is committed to rebalancing the force in fiscal year 2011, but faces uncetainties as it executes the FY ’08 budget and prepares the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) future budget build, the deputy chief of staff (G-8) said. "Our commitment within the Army staff to work these imperatives is absolutely vital […]

Army, General Dynamics Commemorate Abrams Multi-Year Contract

By Ann Roosevelt FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.–Officials from General Dynamics [GD], Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command and Anniston Army Depot held a commemorative signing of last month’s award of the first increment of an Abrams tank multi-year contract award. "The multi-year will take "435 M1A1s to the M1A2 [ System Enhancement Package] SEP V2 version […]

Army RDECOM Issues BAA for Combating Terrorism

The Army Research Development Evaluation Command (RDECOM) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking concepts for innovative research and development projects for combating terrorism in the following mission areas: chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear countermeasures; explosives detection; investigative support and forensics; physical security; tactical operations support; and surveillance, collections and operations support. The BAA […]

Army Examines Options For Maintenance And Recovery Vehicles For Stryker, MRAP

By Ann Roosevelt FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.–The Army is considering its options to see if new vehicles are needed to tow and/or repair a Stryker or Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) when it breaks down, or gets mired in mud, or if it needs to be pulled upright if an explosive has blown it onto its […]

Improving Army Capabilities A National Imperative, Army Vice Chief Says

By Ann Roosevelt FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.–For seven years the Army has worked to sustain, prepare, reset and train its soldiers for ongoing operations, and that momentum must continue, according to the Army Vice Chief of Staff. "Everyone here in this room understands that improving the capabilities of our soldiers, our Army, the men and women […]

General Dynamics Awarded $40 Million Army Contract For Robotic Security Vehicles

General Dynamics [GD] announced Feb. 25 the Army awarded its Robotic Systems unit an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a total potential value of $40 million for production of the robotic Mobile Detection and Assessment and Response System (MDARS). General Dynamics Robotic Systems will manufacture the semi-autonomous security vehicles and provide spare parts, training and […]

Army Unveils New, Significantly Different Operations Manual

By Ann Roosevelt FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.–The Army Feb. 28 unveiled FM 3.0 Operations, describing how the service conducts operations, elevating stability operations on a par with offensive and defensive operations, a top service official said. [It is] "the first time since 9/11 that the Army has republished this very important manual and a manual that […]

Army Guard Needs $3.9 Billion In FY ’09

By Jen DiMascio The Army National Guard needs $3.9 billion more than was included in its budget request for fiscal year 2009 and may run out of money for recruiting incentives this April if a war supplemental is not approved, Guard leaders told lawmakers yesterday. That list includes a $2 billion shortage in equipment funding […]

Army Elevates FCS Debate To National Level

By Ann Roosevelt FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.–Internal discussions have led the Army to elevate the debate over its potential $160 billion top modernization program, the Future Combat Systems (FCS), according to a top service official. "We look at FCS, not as a program, but as a public debate," Dean Popps, acting assistant secretary of the Army […]

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Advanced EHF Satellite Interface With Terminals

Northrop Grumman [NOC] said earlier this month it has demonstrated the interface compatibility of the next-generation Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) military communications satellite with user ground terminals using the new Extended Data Rate (XDR) waveform and protocols. The tests were conducted using an Army user terminal as well as a terminal configuration to be […]