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Oshkosh JLTV

Oshkosh Expects Flood Of Foreign JLTV Orders Once Army Ramps Production

Oshkosh [OSK] continues to ramp up production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) for the Army and in anticipation of increased demand overseas, according to President and Chief Executive Wilson Jones. JLTV is currently in low-rate initial production, but a decision to enter full-rate production (FRP) is expected in early 2019, Jones said Jan. […]

Air Force Gen. James "Mike" Holmes, head of Air Combat Command, speaks at the Brookings Institution on Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo by Marc Selinger/Defense Daily)

Air Force, Army To Hold Joint Exercises On Multi-Domain Battle

The U.S. Air Force and Army plan to conduct a series of joint table-top exercises over the next year to refine ideas for fighting seamlessly across multiple domains, an Air Force official said Jan. 25. The Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC) and the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) are running the effort, said […]

UH-72A Lakota
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Army Wins Appeal Against Leonardo Lawsuit Blocking UH-72 Sole-Source Contracts

The Army has won an appeal against Leonardo’s lawsuit attempting to block its pursuit of sole-source contracts for Airbus’ UH-72 Lakota helicopters. The U.S. Court of Appeals announced its decision Tuesday reversing a 2016 court decision in a lawsuit filed by defense contractor Leonardo, then known as AgustaWestland, which claimed the Army must allow for […]

Army Reserve Spc. Andrew Torres, petroleum supply specialist, 362nd Quartermaster Company, prepares to fire an M240B machine gun as his assistant gunner loads rounds during Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by the 79th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Nov. 30, 2017. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Heather Doppke/79th Theater Sustainment Command)

Army Reserve Chief Sees Promise In Virtual Reality Training

Virtual and synthetic training systems can dramatically reduce the overhead associated with training part-time soldiers, especially in honing basic skills leading up to necessary but expensive live-fire exercises, according the chief of the Army Reserve. “It’s a way to really cut down on the overhead associated with training,” Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey said Jan. 24 […]


Curtiss-Wright Launches New Initiative To Support Army C4ISR/EW Open Suite Of Standards

Defense manufacturer Curtiss-Wright [CW] is launching a new initiative to support Army Materiel Command’s new C4ISR and electronic warfare modular system standards program, the company said at a conference Monday. Curtiss-Wright’s defense solutions division will work with the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) to define C4ISR/EW Modular Open Suite of Standards (CMOSS) […]

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announces the National Defense Strategy at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, Jan. 19. (DoD photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm)

In New Strategy, Mattis Redirects ‘More-Lethal’ Military Toward Great-Power Conflict

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis unveiled on Friday a strategy for sharpening the U.S. military’s competitive advantage against near-peer adversaries Russia and China by modernizing the force, strengthening alliances and building new partnerships all in an effort to preserve the relative global stability established after World War II. “The central challenge to U.S. prosperity and security […]

F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter

Acquisition Nominees Call For Prototyping Before Buying Major Weapon Systems

Rapid experimental prototyping of the sort that resulted in the SR-71 Blackbird and F-117 stealth fighter is the key to keeping major weapon system development programs on track, according to two prospective Pentagon weapon buyers. Tapped to become the first undersecretary of defense for Research and Engineering (USD R&E), former NASA administrator Michael Griffin on […]

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley speaks to Soldiers at Qayyarah Airfield West, Iraq, Dec. 22, 2017. The Soldiers are currently deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Avery Howard)

Army Wants Tenfold Increase In Combat System Capability

In pursuing its modernization goals, the Army wants bullets, tanks, radios and rifles that are up to 10 times as capable as the gear it currently fields. The Army wants leap-ahead technologies and platforms that will allow it to “shoot, move, communicate, protect and sustain” an extended land-based campaign against a technologically sophisticated foe, Chief […]

Nellis Air Force Base

Army Seeking Design Proposals For Future Virtual Warfare Operations Facility

Army officials will begin accepting proposals later this month to design a virtual warfare facility to be housed at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The new Virtual Warfare Center Operations (VWC-N Ops) facility will be used as hub for military aircraft simulators, including for the F-15C, F-15-E and the AWACS. The cost of construction […]