Archive: Army

Army Snipers Receive New Weapon

Soldiers deploying have just received the new Knight’s Armaments Co. M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS), a weapon that is expected to dramatically improve sniper operations, the Army says. The new M110, approved for full materiel release in August, is now in the hands of snipers from Fort Polk, La. A fielding in mid-November was the […]

Bell Helicopter, Army, Sign Cooperative Agreement To Develop CBM Technologies

Bell Helicopter Textron [TXT] and the Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) have signed an agreement to develop and mature state-of-the- art condition based maintenance (CBM) technologies. Bell’s winning proposal for this three-year program includes risk sharing partners Honeywell [HON] and Goodrich Corporation [GR], and a variety of internationally recognized universities, small businesses, and consultants. […]

General Dynamics C4 Receives $75 Million Order On CHS-3 For Win-T

General Dynamics [GD] C4 Systems unit has received a $75 million order on the Common Hardware/Software 3 (CHS-3) contract from the Army for military hardware and software, including computers and network equipment for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Program. The CHS-3 contract vehicle enables the military and government agencies to affordably access the latest commercial […]

Army, NASA, Prepare New Facilities At White Sands Missile Range

The Army has a new Electromagnetic Vulnerability Assessment Facility (EMVAF) and NASA is building new launch facilities, expanding the capabilities of White Sands Missile Range, N.M. NASA held ground breaking ceremonies Nov. 14 for the Orion Abort Flight Test Launch Complex. The Army in late October held a ribbon cutting for the EMVAF hosted by […]

Nelson Ford Tapped As Acting Army Under Secretary

Nelson Ford, assistant secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller (ASA(FM&C)), has been named Acting Under Secretary of the Army. Ford has served as the assistant secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller from October 2006 until the present. Previously, he was principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Controls […]

Army Considers Stryker As Replacement For Armored Personnel Carrier

By Jen DiMascio The Army is considering Stryker vehicles as an option for replacing the M113 armored personnel carrier–the highest density vehicle in the fleet. The Army "absolutely" wants to replace the M113 family of vehicles, which has been in its inventory for 60 years, according to a senior service official. If the Army does […]

Bell Helicopter, Army, Sign Cooperative Agreement To Develop CBM Technologies

Bell Helicopter Textron [TXT] and the Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) have signed an agreement to develop and mature state-of-the- art condition based maintenance (CBM) technologies. Bell’s winning proposal for this three-year program includes risk sharing partners Honeywell [HON] and Goodrich Corporation [GR], and a variety of internationally recognized universities, small businesses, and consultants. […]

CBO: Army Aviation Modernization, FCS Investment, Likely To Pressure Future Budget Planners

By Ann Roosevelt The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) finds that Army aviation modernization would cost an average of $3.3 billion a year from 2007-2030 at the same time the service expects its heaviest investment in the Future Combat Systems (FCS) family of equipment, thus offering "substantial budget challenges" for planners. "Under the Army’s current plan, […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense Movement Possible. A House leadership aide confirmed the House is likely to appoint conferees this week for the defense authorization bill. Conferees from the House and Senate are expected to meet shortly after to sign off on the defense authorization bill. Most of the […]

Army, NASA, Prepare New Facilities At White Sands Missile Range

By Ann Roosevelt The Army has a new Electromagnetic Vulnerability Assessment Facility (EMVAF) and NASA is building new launch facilities, expanding the capabilities of White Sands Missile Range, N.M. NASA held ground breaking ceremonies Nov. 14 for the Orion Abort Flight Test Launch Complex. The Army in late October held a ribbon cutting for the […]