Archive: Army

Stryker. Photo: U.S. Army

Army Would See Modest Increase In Vehicle, Aviation Upgrades Under NDAA

The National Defense Authorization Act, as agreed upon by both House and Senate armed service committees, would increase the Army’s combat vehicle procurement account by $400 million over the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. The biggest winner was the Stryker wheeled combat vehicles, which got a $314 million boost in funding for lethality upgrades […]

M1151A1 Upamored Expanded Capacity Humvee
Photo: AM General

Army Awards AM General $373 Million For Humvees

The Army on Monday awarded AM General a $373 million contract to provide 2,082 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (Humvees) to foreign military sale (FMS) partner nations, according to a Defense Department statement. The deal is a firm-fixed-price, multi-year arrangement with options. The contract also includes contractor-unique spare parts. Bids were solicited via the internet […]

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter addresses the U.S. Cyber Command workforce at Fort Meade, Md. on March 13.
Photo: U.S. Department of Defense.

Carter Shuffles Army, Pentagon Senior Civilian Officials

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Monday announced the shuffling of several senior civilian Pentagon officials ahead of Army Secretary John McHugh leaving office before November.  Eric Fanning, who has served as Carter’s chief of staff since taking office in February, has been named undersecretary of the Army. The position has been vacant since Brad […]

A soldier carries a M4 Carbine rifle. Photo: Army.

Sanchez Wants Replacement For Army’s M4 and M4A1 Rifles

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) said Thursday she wants a replacement for the Army and Marine Corps’ M4 and M4A1 standard-issue rifles. “I will continue down this warpath of trying to get the individual soldier and marine a better weapon, especially with some of the studies that I’ve seen,” Sanchez said during a House Armed Services […]

Apache Attack Helicopter. Photo: Boeing

Army Pursuing Multi-Year Deal For Boeing Apache Helicopters

The Army is pursuing a multi-year deal with Boeing [BA] to procure between 240 and 450 AH-64E Echo variant Apache helicopters that could be worth between $5 billion and $10 billion depending on quantity, according to a service spokeswoman. Army spokeswoman Sofia Bledsoe said Thursday in an email the procurement would also involve Apaches for […]

K-MAX. Photo by Lockheed Martin

Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo

The Navy and Marine Corps have begun the process of outlining the requirements for an unmanned cargo helicopter but as of yet have not established a timeframe for declaring a program of record, the Navy’s program manager for cargo unmanned aerial systems said Thursday. Navy Capt. Patrick Smith of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) said […]

Air Force F-16s, 54th Fighter Group prepare for take off during Bold Quest 14.2 on Holloman AFB, N.M. 
Photo: Holloman Public Affairs Office

More Bang For Scarce Resources: Bold Quest, NIE Align, Offer Joint Training

For the first time, the Joint Staff’s coalition capability assessment known as Bold Quest has aligned with the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) in an event known as NIE/BQ 14.2, sharing resources and saving money while using White Sands Missile Range N.M., Holloman AFB, N.M., and Ft. Bliss, Texas. At the same time, the events […]


Army Wants Information On Hard Kill Countermeasures For Ground Vehicles

By May 21, the Army wants industry responses to a Request for Information (RFI) for a ground vehicle active protection hard kill counter measures (HKCM) system. The RFI from Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is for planning purposes only and is open to U.S. and foreign responders. RDECOM is particularly interested in HKCM […]