Archive: Army

CyPhy’s Tethered Drones Provide Limitless Uptime to Army, Navy

Drones can be used for covert surveillance, attacks, refueling, patrolling, inspection, and any number of other tasks that benefit from a portable aircraft with an operator kept out of harm’s way. The U.S. Army and Navy Special Operations Forces use drones from CyPhy Works to get around one of the big hindrances with most unmanned […]

Honeywell has completed tests with its helmet mounted display virtual imaging technology on DARPA's GXV-T test vehicle. Photo: Honeywell.

Army Testing Honeywell’s Virtual Imaging Technology On Bradleys, Potential Interest For NGCV

Honeywell [HON] officials said the Army will continue testing its advanced helmet visioning system to create a virtual line of sight on Bradley fighting vehicles, with potential interest in integrating the system as a component on its next-generation combat vehicle (NGCV). Gerhard Schroter, senior business development manager for Honeywell Aerospace, told Defense Daily at last […]

Guard Response Limited By Number of Aviation Assets, Lengyel Says

In discussing the National Guard Bureau’s response to Hurricane Michael last week, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said that the Guard needs more aviation assets, particularly Boeing [BA] CH-47 Chinooks, for on-call response to contingencies, including national disasters. “Aviation is almost always a limiting factor,” Lengyel told the Defense […]

SAIC's Mobile Protected Firepower offering at the AUSA Conference. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

SAIC Preparing For Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower Decision In November, Interest In Next-Gen Combat Vehicle

SAIC [SAIC] is readying for a November decision from the Army on its Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program to buy a new light tank for its infantry brigades, with officials also positioning their vehicle offering as a potential option for the service’s next generation combat vehicle (NGCV) effort. Jim Scanlon, senior vice president for SAIC’s […]

Synturian Ready for AI and Manned-Unmanned Teaming, Textron Says

A new command and control collaboration technology developed by Textron Systems [TXT], Synturian, is ready to give military pilots the ability to control manned-unmanned teaming drones with just a few inputs from a cockpit display. Textron has been developing Synturian for several years and proved its ability to support manned-unmanned aircraft teaming during a July […]

Patriot Launcher
Photo: Raytheon.

Army Not Pushing 360-Degree Sensor For Patriot Radar Replacement

The lead official for the Army’s team to find a new missile defense radar said a 360-degree sensor will not be required for companies moving forward in the competition, but emphasized a need to meet increased battlespace criteria and advanced network integration capabilities. Brig. Gen. Randall McIntire, director of the Air and Missile Defense cross […]

Artistic rendering of Aerovironment's Shrike 2 UAV and Switchblade loitering munition paired with General Dynamics' armored reconnaissance vehicle in development for the U.S. Marine Corps. (Image: Aerovironment)

General Dynamics, Aerovironment Aim to Pair Drones with Ground Vehicles for Army, Marines

A new industry partnership could bring the Army and Marine Corps a step closer to incorporating manned-unmanned teaming concepts into combat operations. Unmanned aerial vehicle-maker Aerovironment has partnered with General Dynamics Land Systems [GD] to integrate two of its systems onto the vehiclemaker’s new armored reconnaissance vehicle (ARV), in development for the Marines, the company […]

BAE Systems' MkIV CV90. Photo: Matthew Beinart

Army Looks At Potential Next-Gen Combat Vehicle Offerings, RFP To Drop By January

The Army is looking to 2026 to replace its Bradleys with a new optionally manned fighting vehicle (OFMV) as the first step in its next-generation combat vehicle (NGCV) effort, with a request for proposals due by January. BAE Systems’ CV90, General Dynamics’ [GD] Griffin III and Raytheon’s [RTN] Lynx fighting vehicles were among the concept […]