Archive: Army

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters carrying distinguished visitors arrive for Army Day 2018, Feb. 9, 2018, Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait. Army Day was the opening event for U.S. Central Command’s Component Commanders Conference that allowed U.S. Army Central to showcase the Army’s capabilities at the theater level. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ty McNeeley, U.S. ARCENT PAO)

Army Safety Chief: No Link Between Flight Hours, Fatal Mishaps

There is no direct correlation between how much time U.S. Army pilots get in the cockpit and the recent spike in catastrophic non-combat mishaps, according to the service’s safety director. “Our data do not indicate a correlation between the execution of flight hours and mishaps,” Brig. Gen. David Francis, commander of the Army combat readiness […]

Lockheed Martin's Howard Bromberg holds the new Miniature Hit-to-Kill missile. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Lockheed Moving Miniature Hit-To-Kill Missile Into Development Phase

PARIS–Lockheed Martin [LMT] is moving its new miniature missile into development following an Army deal, announced Wednesday, to mature the close-range lethality interceptor to meet requirements for the Extended Mission Area Missile program. The two-and-a-half foot, five-pound Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor is designed to take down rockets, artillery, mortars and UAVs, and Lockheed officials are […]

Oshkosh's JLTV at the Eurosatory show in Paris. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Oshkosh Readying For Full-Rate JLTV Production Decision, Expansion To U.K. Market

PARIS–With the expectation that the Pentagon in the beginning of FY ‘19 is likely to certify moving Oshkosh’s [OSK] Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) to full-rate production, the company is looking to continue exploring opportunities for the program overseas. Oshkosh officials aim for the decision to move the JLTV for full delivery to the Army […]

State OKs India Apache, Weapons Buy Worth Nearly $1 Billion

The U.S. State Department has cleared the way for India to buy nearly $1 million worth of Boeing [BA]  AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and associated weapons, sensors, mission systems and simulators. Under a $930 million direct commercial sales agreement announced June 12, Boeing is approved to sell India six Apaches, according to the Defense Security […]

Photo: BAE Systems.

BAE Readying For Imminent Army AMPV Order, Final Marine Corps ACV Decision

PARIS–BAE SYSTEMS officials are looking to move past testing phases for two design vehicles in anticipation of two imminent award announcements for an expected Army contract for Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles to Europe and a final decision on the Marines’ Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) program, officials told Defense Daily Monday. The Army’s order for up to […]

U.S. Army Gen. Robert B. Abrams, center, Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces Command, leads a panel of discussion about the next generation combat vehicle during the Association of the U.S. Army Global Force Symposium 2018 in Huntsville, Alabama, Mar. 26, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Teddy Wade)

Five Cities Merit Visits From Army Before It Chooses Futures Command HQ

A list of 15 cities that could host a headquarters for the Army’s new Futures Command has been whittled to five, of which two still await visits from an information-gathering team ahead of potential in-person stopovers by the number-two uniformed and civilian service officials. Ten cities – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New […]

Sgt. Matthew Anderson, a Fire Support NCO, conducts post drop inspections of his LTLM II after jumping the LTLM II onto Fort Bragg, N.C.'s Sicily Drop zone, 2018. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Rebecka Waller, Audio Visual Production Specialist, Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate, U.S. Army Operational Test Command)

Army Completes Paratrooper Tests For Smaller, Lighter Laser Targeting Device

Army paratroopers have successfully completed testing of a lighter, ruggedized version of its laser target locator needed to improve artillery fire accuracy, officials said June 1. The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (ABNSOTD) and 82nd Airborne Division demonstrated full mission capability for the Laser Target Locator Module (LTLM) II, and officials plan to roll […]


Army Taps Photo-Sonics To Design Portable Missile Tracking Prototype

The Army has tapped California-based Photo-Sonics with a $15 million deal to design optical tracking system prototypes needed to improve soldier training against portable missile threats, Under the deal, awarded May 22 and announced Wednesday, Photo-Sonics will work with the National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL), an Army partner program, to build new systems for identifying […]

AH-64 Apache Helicopters
Photo: U.S. Army

Senate’s 2019 Defense Bill Fully Funds Pentagon Rotorcraft Request

If not showered in funding, military rotorcraft procurement at least is funded at levels requested by the Defense Department in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s (SASC) version of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The SASC markup and that of all its subcommittees – except for the subcommittee on personnel – were held […]