Archive: Army

Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, director of ARCIC

ARCIC Shifts To Futures Command, Will Develop Concepts For New Army Multi-Domain Operations

The Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) on Friday officially transitioned over to the modernization-focused Futures Command, where its leadership is now tasked with developing concepts to implement the service’s new multi-domain operations plan. ARCIC, now designated the Futures and Concepts Directorate, will shift from Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to Futures Command but remain headquartered […]

Official Photo of Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Army Releases New Multi-Domain Operations Plan

The Army released its new multi-domain operations plan on Thursday focused on driving strategic formations to better align with growing threats from Russia and China, while urging a collective effort across the services to prepare for competition at levels “below armed conflict.” Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), told reporters […]

Keith Maxwell, Lockheed’s senior product manager for exoskeleton technologies, demonstrates Onyx at the Center for a New American Security. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Lockheed Martin Testing Exoskeleton System With Army

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has been selected to provide its artificial intelligence-enhanced exoskeleton for Army testing, as the service looks for a next-generation capability to lift the burden from soldiers of carrying heavy cargo over longer distances. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) awarded Lockheed a $6.9 million Other Transaction Authority in September […]

Col. Kevin Finch, program manager for electronic warfare and cyber

Army Holding Electronic Warfare Industry Day In January

The Army is holding an industry in day in January to find new capabilities for its next-generation electronic warfare platforms with officials pushing industry to provide more modular, mobile offerings for its future kit. Participants at the upcoming industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland will have an opportunity to receive updates on the […]

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Army Awards Harris $217.7 Million To Continue Supporting Wideband Satellite Network

The Army has awarded Harris Corp. [HRS] a $217.7 million hybrid deal to continue maintaining and configuring its wideband satellite communications operational management system network, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Work on the latest deal is expected to be completed in July 2027. “The Wideband Satellite Communications Operations and Technical Support II contract will support […]

AH-64E Apache Guardian
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Egypt Given Green Light To Buy $1 Billion Worth of Apaches, Weapons

The U.S. State Department has given the go ahead for Egypt to buy 10 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters through a foreign military sales deal worth up to $1 billion. Egypt is bolstering its attack helicopter fleet to fight terrorists on the Sinai Peninsula, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. “Egypt intends to expand its […]

.  U.S. Army TARDEC hosted the electrification forum at Automation Alley in Troy, Michigan, Nov. 1, 2018.  [U.S. Army Photo/Released]

Army Briefs Industry On Electric Power Goals For Next-Gen Combat Vehicle

Army officials held a forum earlier this month to ensure its all-electric requirement for its fleet of future combat vehicles aligns with industry’s ability to enable the use of laser weapons and meet a 10 percent increase in fuel savings. Industry representatives had an opportunity on Nov. 1 to provide feedback to officials from the […]

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Army Looking For New Inexpensive Portable Reconnaissance Drone

The Army is seeking a new short-range reconnaissance (SRR) drone that’s inexpensive, small enough to fit in a soldier’s pack, and simple enough to set up on the battlefield in a matter of minutes. Defense Innovation Unit, the Pentagon’s experimental technologies office, released a commercial solutions opening notice last week and will hold a series of […]

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Trump Makes Picks For Aviation Safety Panel Include Textron CEO

President Trump on Nov. 9 made his four appointments to the National Commission on Aviation Safety that will delve into and report on the recent spike in military aviation mishaps. The list of four names was issued early Friday without any explanation of the appointees qualifications or background. Topping the four bulleted names is industry […]