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Gen. Mike Murray, commander of Army Futures Command, and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley unfurl the Army Futures Command flag during a ceremony, Aug. 24, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brandy N. Mejia)

Futures Command To Open ‘Shark Tank’-Like Tech Incubator, Gets Two New Leaders

Less than two weeks into its official activation, the Army’s Futures Command (AFC) has two new confirmed leaders and plans to establish a technology incubator aimed at bringing in more non-traditional industry partners and getting capabilities out faster, senior officials said Wednesday. Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Gen. John “Mike” Murray, the leader of […]

AH-64 Apache Helicopters
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U.S. Army Begins To Arrest Pilot Shortage 10 Years In The Making

After more than 10 years of speeding aviators through school and into war zones without adequate funding, the Army has a shortage of attack helicopter pilots even though it has the money to train them. For at least a decade, the Army has fallen short of its training goal of 1,300 pilots per year. Funding […]

Army soldier with an Advanced Medium Mobile Power Source (AMMPS) generator

Army Awards $491 Million To Cummins Power Generation For More AMMPS Generators

The Army has awarded Cummins Power Generation (CPG) a $491 million deal to continue providing Advanced Medium Mobile Power Source (AMMPS) generators to power battlefield systems, the Pentagon said Aug. 29. Under the deal, CPG is tasked with delivering new AMMPS, built to be more fuel efficient and provide increased cost savings, needed to continue […]

Q-7Bv2 Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS)

Army Awards L-3 $454 Million For Tactical UAS Laser Designator Payload

The Army has awarded L-3 Technologies [LLL] a five-year, $454 million deal to deliver electro-optic infrared laser designator payloads for the RQ-7Bv2 tactical unmanned aerial system, the Pentagon said Wednesday. L-3 will be tasked with delivery of the laser payloads, managing qualification and first article testing, and handling logistics and repair support, according to a […]

BAE System's BvS10

BAE Systems To Offer BvS10, Beowulf For Army Tracked Vehicle Replacement Program

BAE Systems is planning to offer its BvS10 and Beowulf tracked vehicles for the Army’s imminent proposal to field its first new all-terrain, cold weather support vehicle since the 1970s. Jim Miller, the company’s director of business development for combat vehicles, said a request for proposals for the Joint All Terrain All Weather Support Vehicle […]

Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper.

Esper: Futures Command To Cost $80 Million – $100 Million Per Year, Oversee $30 Billion Modernization Portfolio

The Army’s new Futures Command will operate on an annual budget of $80 million to $100 million needed to handle the service’s approximately $30 billion to $50 billion modernization portfolio, the Secretary of the Army said Wednesday. Mark Esper, the service’s senior civilian official, told reporters he is working with Army leadership to start shifting […]

£45M ARMED FORCES RADIO CONTRACT SECURES 300 UK JOBS

Army Deploying New Brain Injury Detection Devices In September For Troops In Iraq, Afghanistan

The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) has partnered with Medical Research and Materiel Command to deploy the first traumatic brain injury (TBI) detection devices to forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Korea next month, officials said on Monday. Soldiers will receive a non-invasive head injury assessment device and handheld medical screening tools that officials believe […]

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters carrying distinguished visitors arrive for Army Day 2018, Feb. 9, 2018, Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait. Army Day was the opening event for U.S. Central Command’s Component Commanders Conference that allowed U.S. Army Central to showcase the Army’s capabilities at the theater level. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ty McNeeley, U.S. ARCENT PAO)

Former US Army Depot Bosses Arrested For Faking UH-60 Rotor Blade Records

Two former supervisors at the Corpus Christi Army Depot in Texas have been arrested for passing off non-conforming UH-60 Black Hawk rotor blades as meeting U.S. Army specifications, according to a statement from the U.S. Justice Department. Albert Flores, 57, and Samuel Escareno, 54, made their initial appearance before a magistrate for the U.S. Attorney’s […]

Gen. John Murray, commander of Army Futures Command

Army Activates New Futures Command In Downtown Austin

The Army’s new Futures Command (AFC) in downtown Austin, Texas is open for business following a Friday ceremony where the new command’s leader said the effort to bring the service’s entire modernization apparatus under one operation will ensure the force is “more effective and more lethal.” Gen John “Mike” Murray, commander of AFC,  joined senior […]

Stryker. Photo: U.S. Army

Army Abandons Iron Curtain APS For Strykers, Testing New Solutions In November

The Army announced Friday it is halting tests of Artis’ Iron Curtain active protection system (APS) on Stryker fighting vehicles after officials determined the technology did not meet rapid deployment requirements, but the service will hold demonstrations this November to find a potential replacement system. Col. Glenn Dean, lead official for the Army’s vehicle protection […]