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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” […]

Sig Sauer P320 Modular Handgun System (MHS)

Glock Protest Of Army Handgun Contract Denied, Clearing Sig Sauer To Carry On Work

Sig Sauer has a green light to build and deliver the Army’s new XM17 modular handgun system under a $580 million contract the company won in January. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday denied a protest by Georgia-based handgun manufacturer GLOCK, Inc., which asserted its pistol is a superior replacement for the Berretta M9. […]

U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, secure their Battalion headquarters in a M1 Abrams Tank, during Decisive Action Rotation 17-04 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb 19, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. JD Sacharok, Operations Group, National Training Center)

80-Ton Abrams Too Heavy For Support Vehicles, Requiring Costly Upgrades

Weighing in at nearly 80-tons, the current iteration of the M1 Abrams main battle tank is bristling with after-market gear that make it the most lethal tank in the world but add more weight than support vehicles can handle. Adding more armor, sensors and heavier weapons onto the Abrams has not bogged down the Abrams […]

Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States of America, steps off of Air Force One, here at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, FL 6 Feb. 2017. This is the first visit to MacDill AFB for the new Commander in Chief.

(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Knowles, SOCCENT, PAO NCOIC).

Trump Promises SOCOM, CENTCOM Troops ‘Finest Equipment Known To Man’

In a visit to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, President Trump continued to promise troops new weapons and equipment but offered no specifics on when or how he plans to deliver. Trump said MacDill, home to both United States Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command that oversees the wars in […]

Gen. Mark A. Milley, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, during his Aug. 18, 2016 visit to Rodriguez Live Fire Center, South Korea.

Army Chief Ready To Lay Out Priorities For Funding Bump Under Trump

The Army is trying to generate as much readiness as possible, modernize and man its units under a constrained budget, but has specific plans to invest an increase in funding anticipated under the incoming Trump administration, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said Jan. 12. “I developed a priorities list, which has not been publicly […]

M1 Abrams tanks roll off a ship in Bremerhaven, Germany on Jan. 6. (Army photo)

U.S. Tanks, Armored Vehicles Arrive In Europe In Answer To Russian Saber Rattling

Hundreds of U.S. combat vehicles on Friday began offloading onto the docks of Bremerhaven, Germany, where they will meet about 4,000 troops headed to Europe for a nine-month rotational deployment as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The vehicles – 87 M1 Abrams tanks, 144 Bradley Fighting Vehicles – and other equipment, belong to the 3rd […]

A Mike-8 boat from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2 carries passengers to and from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43)

Army Officially Launches $1 Billion Program To Replace Landing Craft

As part of its commitment to playing a lead role in the future U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region, the Army is shopping for a new utility landing craft. The service on Nov. 2 issued a request for proposals for a landing craft that can spirit troops, trucks and tracked vehicles like an Abrams […]