Archive: Army

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 […]

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Landmark Ruling Gives Palantir Second Shot At Providing Army’s Data Management System

The Army on Monday lost a months-long court battle with Palantir, giving the data-mining company another shot at the program to build the service’s battlefield data management system. The ruling also codifies a requirement for the Pentagon to weigh commercially available technologies before it attempts to reinvent the wheel, according to attorneys who tried the […]


Army Aims To Reduce Reliance On Field Service Reps

The Army is looking to reduce its reliance on contractor-provided sustainment so it can shrink its logistic tail and deploy more quickly to trouble spots, two service officials said Oct. 3. Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for intelligence, said soldiers should be able to set up and maintain their own […]

Col. Don Hurst, Project Manager PMO DoD Biometrics. Photo: U.S. Army

Army Readying Competition To Maintain And Upgrade Biometric Database

TAMPA, Fla.—The Defense Department this year is expected to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a contract to maintain and upgrade its existing biometric database, bringing the technology up to date and extending its service life until a new system is developed and deployed. The current Defense Department Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) is […]

Roboteam  MTGR® (Micro Tactical Ground Robot)

Former Chief Army Weapon Buyer Bets Big On Robots As Future Of Ground Combat

Robots will have a big role in the future of ground combat, but that won’t be possible until the systems are widely adopted by infantry forces to perform missions other than bomb disposal, according to the Army’s former chief weapon buyer and the CEO of the robotics company she recently joined. “I think the utilization […]