Archive: Army

Program Executive Officer for the Army’s Command, Control Communications-Tactical Office Gary Martin. Photo: U.S. Army.

Army Finalizing WIN-T1 Updates, Command Post Modernization Efforts

The Army has set a spring 2018 deadline for fielding all updates to its Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1 (WIN-T1) system as its rolls out a series of modernization efforts for its command post operations. Gary Martin, program executive officer for the Army’s Command, Control Communication-Tactical Office, offered several updates to network projects aimed at […]

Army Places Billion Dollar Watercraft Order

The Army has awarded a contract worth nearly a billion dollars for shallow-water landing craft. Vigor Works, LLC, located in Clackamas, Ore., has scored a 10-year, firm fixed price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) (MSV(L)) engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase and subsequent production and deployment phase.  The total estimated value […]

Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTVs)

UPDATED: Army Orders $467 Million Worth Of Medium Trucks From Oshkosh

Oshkosh Defense [OSK] has won a nearly half-billion-dollar contract to continue making medium tactical trucks for the Army, an extension of ongoing work that an ongoing recompete threatens to take from the company. The Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) on Sept. 21 awarded Oshkosh a $467 million modification to the contract it holds to […]

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Army Awards General Dynamics Half-Billion Dollars For Abrams Tank Upgrades

In the past two months, the Army has put General Dynamics [GD] on contract to build prototypes of the most advanced versions of the M1A2 Abrams tanks that includes advances in lethality, mobility and protection. The two contracts – awarded July 31 and Aug. 31 – total $580 million for development and integration of improvements […]

U.S. Senators John McCain, Arizona; Saxby Chambliss, Georgia; and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina; tour the Kirkuk Police Academy in northeastern Iraq as part of a congressional delegation. The senators visited military leaders in the region as part of a fact-finding mission, Nov. 23. Commander, Multi-national Division North and 1st Armored Division, Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, and Soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division accompanied the delegation during their visit in northeastern Iraq.

McCain Tears Into Army Acquisition During DoD Officials’ Confirmation Hearing

During a confirmation hearing for several senior civilian Defense Department officials, including the prospective secretary of the Army, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) attacked that service’s acquisition track record as “unbelievable” and “embarrassing.” Ryan McCarthy, who comes from Lockheed Martin [LMT] where he was vice president of sustainment for the F-35 fighter program, on July 12 […]

WIN-T Photo: U.S. Army

SASC Authorization Bill Would Withhold Army Network Funding

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) is seeking to halt all funding to the Army’s battlefield network development program until it has more information on the cost and implementation schedule of the system. In its version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) published July 11, SASC makes official the recent concern over the […]

Sikorsky's new UH-60M Black Hawk and HH-60M MEDEVAC helicopters. Photo: Sikorsky.

Lockheed Martin Nabs Potential $5 Billion Black Hawk Contract

Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] Sikorsky Aircraft unit signed a five-year, potential $5.2 billion contract on June 30 to supply U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales customers with 257 of the latest models of its H-60 Black Hawk helicopter fleet. Sikorsky will deliver its new UH-60M Black Hawk and HH-60M MEDEVAC helicopters under a $3.8 billion contract, […]

Sig Sauer P320 Modular Handgun System (MHS)

Glock Protests Not Getting Second Shot When Army Shortened Pistol Program

Speeding up the process for selecting a new Army sidearm could have spurred the 100-day protest that held up replacement of the Beretta M9 pistol, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) redacted decision. The Army in January awarded Sig Sauer a contract to build up to 550,000 P320 pistols to replace the M9, which […]

Raytheon, in partnership with the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command, mounted a high energy laser on an Apache helicopter similar to those in this image and engaged and fired on a target at White Sands Missile Range.

Apaches Zap Multiple Targets With First Helicopter-Mounted Laser

In a first for offensive directed-energy weapons, a laser-equipped AH-64 Apache attack helicopter successfully zapped and destroyed several targets during recent flight tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The demonstration was the first time a laser was fully integrated on a rotorcraft and successfully engaged targets from a variety of flight maneuvers, speeds, altitudes, […]

M1A1 Abrams tank of Bravo Company, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, USMC Reserves, preparing for a live fire exercise at Yakima Training Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. (U.S. Army photo by Sidney Lee, Enterprise Multimedia Center, JBLM.)

Army Chief On Active Protection: ‘Critical Need’ Could Be Opened To Competition

After buying off-the-shelf active protection systems (APS) for frontline combat vehicles, the Army plans to launch an open competition for missile shields to outfit the remainder of its fleets, according to Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Milley on June 7 said APS is a “critical need” […]