Archive: Army

Federal Aviation Administration National Capital Region No Drone Zone signage. Graphic: Federal Aviation Administration.

Military OK’d To Use ‘Reasonable Force” To Destroy Unauthorized Drones Over Bases

The Defense Department has issued guidance on how to deal with unauthorized commercial drones flying over U.S. military bases, though just how troops are able to shoot them down or disable the unmanned aircraft remains classified. “Protecting our force remains a top priority,” Pentagon Spokesman Lt. Col. Jamie Davis wrote in an Aug. 7 statement. “That […]

Lockheed Martin’s AESA ARES radar technology demonstrator using gallium nitride (GaN) technology. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin Reveals New Missile Defense Radar

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Lockheed Martin [LMT] is set to unveil a new air and missile defense radar demonstrator this week that will be the basis of the company’s offering to an expected upcoming Army competition for the future Integrated Air and Missile Defense System radar, the company said Monday This new radar system, the active […]

First UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter test flight in Huntsville, Ala. Photo: Northrop Grumman.

Army Seeks To Boost Black Hawk Buy By More Than 100 Choppers

The Army wants to add another 114 Black Hawk utility helicopters to a five-year, $3.8 billion multi-year deal it signed with Sikorsky last month. In a solicitation published July 19 on the government’s contracting website, the Army said it is studying the “feasibility” of a competitive acquisition of up to 114 UH/HH-60M Black Hawks over […]

Boeing will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernization effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company's Philadelphia site. (Boeing illustration)

Boeing Brings Block II Configuration To Chinook Under $276M Contract

Boeing [BA] brought home a $276 million contract to equip three CH-47 helicopters with power and lift upgrades the Army eventually plans for all of its F-model Chinooks. Under the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract announced July 27, Boeing will remanufacture three Army CH-47Fs with Block II upgrades. Block II was designed to achieve […]

Army Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff of the Army, addresses the National Guard Association of the United States 138th General Conference, Baltimore, Md., Sept. 10, 2016. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill)

Army Chief: Lack Of Confirmed Service Secretary ‘Not Catastrophic’

The Army has been without an appointed senior civilian for more than six months, but the service has not felt a particular lack of leadership even though the Trump Administration has failed to install a secretary, according to Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. “I would argue that not having a … full-fledged secretary of […]

Aerial drone image of an M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank crew, from the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducting Table VI Gunnery at Fort Stewart, Ga. December 8, 2016.

Milley Compliments Abrams But Outlines Need For Next-Gen Combat Vehicle

Tanks may eventually become obsolete the same way armored vehicles eliminated horse cavalry from modern battlefields, but that day has not come and the M1 Abrams will not be the Army’s last mechanized platform, according to Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. Milley said the Abrams is holding its own among existing tanks and that […]

Abrams M1A1
Photo: General Dynamics

Australia Taps Leonardo To Build Combat Vehicle Computing Systems

The Australian army has chosen Leonardo DRS to provide state-of-the art computing infrastructure for its fleet of M1A1SA Abrams main battle tanks and other combat vehicles. The company was awarded a $3.1 million direct commercial sale contract for Leonardo’s next-generation battle management system (BMS), called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS). It is the […]

Artist's rendering of a potential Boeing-Sikorsky future vertical lift platform. Photo: Sikorsky.

Open Architecture Will Make Or Break ‘Backbone’ Of Future Vertical Lift

Once the Army lands on a design for its next-generation helicopter, it is more important to establish coherent open architecture standards than to decide what weapons and avionics systems the aircraft will carry, according to a panel of military and industry officials involved in the Future Vertical Lift  (FVL) program “The focus right now is […]

Health care specialists from the 602nd Area Support Medical Company, 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, transport a simulated casualty to a decontamination line during training, April 27, 2017, at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana. The training is part of Guardian Response, the small-unit operational segment of the U.S. Army North-led Vibrant Response 17.

Army Rethinks Medical Care For Soldiers Facing ‘Carnage’ Of Future Wars

Future combat likely will involve massive “carnage” like the Army has not dealt with in the past 16 years of war, where the U.S. military spent untold resources on minimizing casualties suffered at the hands of a relatively unsophisticated enemy, according to Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, deputy chief of Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). In […]

Aerial view of the Pentagon, Arlington, VA

Trump Taps Raytheon Exec As Third Choice For Army Senior Civilian

The Trump administration has named its third candidate to become the Army’s civilian leader. Mark Esper, head of Raytheon’s [RTN] government relations and a West Point graduate, was tapped on July 20 as the next secretary of the Army. Esper is the third person offered the job since President Donald Trump’s election in November 2016. Esper […]