Archive: Army

Contractors On Battlefield For Foreseeable Future

By Ann Roosevelt The Army is likely to have contractors on the battlefield into the future, according to the top service acquisition official. "Is it going to change significantly in the future? Not right away, Claude Bolton, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, told Defense Daily in a recent interview. Contractors […]

SMDC Examines Anew Missile Defense, Warning

By Ann Roosevelt The Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) is taking a fresh look at missile defense and missile warning in light of the changing strategic environment, the commander says. "We’re going to have to think anew about this," Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander, Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, […]

Army’s UH-60M Black Hawk Poised For Fielding

By Ann Roosevelt One of the Army’s newest UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters is on the way to Ft. Campbell, Ky., where the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the first unit to receive them. "The full battalion [30 aircraft] will be fielded by May of ’08," […]

Army Future Combat Systems To Participate In Air Force JEFX 2008

The Army’s major modernization program, the Future Combat Systems (FCS) will again participate in the Air Force Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment (JEFX) 2008 as it did last year, according to a program official. JEFX is a series of joint service experiments, led by the Air Force’s Global Cyberspace Integration Center, focusing on collaboration and connectivity […]

Army Soliciting for Portable CBRN Detectors for CEDAP

The Army Contracting Agency at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., is soliciting commercially available equipment for the Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) in the areas of field portable chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection devices. CEDAP is a competitive program that helps meet the equipment needs and training of smaller jurisdictions and communities. Under […]

Army Apache Helicopters To Expand Lethality Through UAV Video

Early next year the Army is expected to bring unmanned aerial systems (UAS) controls into the AH-64D Apache Block II to increase situational awareness and shorten the sensor- to-shooter timeline, according to service officials. "We’ve already started to work Level II controls into the Apaches right now, Brig. Gen. Stephen Mundt, director of Army Aviation, […]

Army, Lockheed Martin, Plan For Thousands More Hellfire Missiles

A Lockheed Martin [LMT] official says the success of the Hellfire missile will generate production of thousands more of the missiles once the president’s budget and supplemental come to fruition. "We’ll be going under contract for in excess of 10,000 missiles in the coming year, and with that we’ll be further addressing some of the […]

Northstar Aerospace To Complete Development of Innovative Transmission For Apache Block III

By Ann Roosevelt Northstar Aerospace Inc.’s subsidiary, Northstar Aerospace (Canada) Inc. yesterday announced it received a four year, potential $26 million contract from Boeing [BA] to complete the development and flight certification of an innovative transmission that will be used in the Army’s Block III AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter modernization program. The contract provides for […]

Army Apache Helicopters To Expand Lethality Through UAV Video

Early next year the Army is expected to bring unmanned aerial systems (UAS) controls into the AH-64D Apache Block II to increase situational awareness and shorten the sensor- to-shooter timeline, according to service officials. "We’ve already started to work Level II controls into the Apaches right now, Brig. Gen. Stephen Mundt, director of Army Aviation, […]