Archive: Army

Col. Arthur Sellers, battle commander for the Army's 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne, stands in front of the Command Post Computing Environment in a tactical operation center at NIE 18.2 in Ft. Bliss. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Army Tests Future Command Post Mission System At Last NIE Exercise

FT BLISS, Texas–The Army is handing over its future command post mission system to soldiers this week at its last Network Integration Evaluation, with the goal of using immediate soldier feedback to finalize requirements ahead of a 2019 fielding decision. Soldiers participating in the NIE at Ft. Bliss in Texas and White Sands Missile Range […]

Android Tactical Assault Kit. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Soldiers Testing Army’s Two Options For New Vehicle Command System At NIE

FT BLISS, Texas–Army officials gathering at this week’s tactical network exercise here will evaluate the two possible options for the service’s future vehicle-mounted mission command system, with the goal of informing critical design choices ahead of a fiscal year 2019 production decision. Soldiers participating at the Network Integration Evaluation will run through live and virtual […]

105mm howitzer firing from an AM General Humvee. (Photo by Matt Cashore)

AM General Invests In Company Developing Mobile Artillery Systems

Humvee maker AM General on Thursday said it has made a strategic investment in Mandus Group to accelerate efforts to develop a lightweight self-propelled howitzer system that is integrated on the bed of a modified Humvee. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. AM General said that the investment deepens its relationship with Mandus Group, […]

An M1A2 main battle tank assigned to 1st Battalion, 35nd Armored Regiment breaches obstacles during AWA 17.1 at Fort Bliss on Oct. 21, 2016. Active protection systems for main battle tanks are one of several critical capabilities that would be key in any conflict with a military peer like Russia, but they have atrophied in recent years as the Army has faced non-peer adversaries.  (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Frederick Poirier, 55th Combat Camera)

Army Completes Successful Virtual Soft-Kill Demonstrations For Modular Active Protection System Program

The Army said Monday it is a step closer to fielding active protection systems (APS) across its vehicles after officials completed successful virtual soft-kill demonstrations with a modular controller used to control a range of sensors and countermeasures. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) led the recent platform tests, which used the […]

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Dunford: More Wargames, Exercises Needed To Better Inform Modernization Budgeting Priorities

The Pentagon’s top military officer on Friday said the department needs to increase its use of war games and exercises to make critical decision on modernization priorities facing potential budget constraints in the near future. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told attendees at the Military Reporters & Editors conference […]

Staff Sgt. Daryl Carroll, 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, shoots an M240B machine gun during training at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany Feb. 8, 2018. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Sharon Matthias)

Army Opens Search To Find Improved Optic For Mobile Machine Guns

The Army is accepting proposals to find a new machine-gun optic needed to hit targets faster and allow gunners to be more accurate on their first round. Project Manager Soldier Weapons released a request for proposals notice on Oct. 19 for the Mounted Machine Gun Optic (MMO), which will be integrated on M240B, M2/M2A1, and […]

Northrop Grumman's FAAD C2

Northrop Grumman Looking To Offer Laser Weapon Capability For Army’s Future Short-Range Air Defense

Northrop Grumman [NOC] is looking to offer a weapons platform that would include a directed energy laser capability for the Army’s future maneuver short-range air defense (SHORAD) system, as the service readies a potential proposal request by the beginning of 2022, company officials told Defense Daily on Monday. The company is currently set to deliver […]

CyPhy’s Tethered Drones Provide Limitless Uptime to Army, Navy

Drones can be used for covert surveillance, attacks, refueling, patrolling, inspection, and any number of other tasks that benefit from a portable aircraft with an operator kept out of harm’s way. The U.S. Army and Navy Special Operations Forces use drones from CyPhy Works to get around one of the big hindrances with most unmanned […]

Honeywell has completed tests with its helmet mounted display virtual imaging technology on DARPA's GXV-T test vehicle. Photo: Honeywell.

Army Testing Honeywell’s Virtual Imaging Technology On Bradleys, Potential Interest For NGCV

Honeywell [HON] officials said the Army will continue testing its advanced helmet visioning system to create a virtual line of sight on Bradley fighting vehicles, with potential interest in integrating the system as a component on its next-generation combat vehicle (NGCV). Gerhard Schroter, senior business development manager for Honeywell Aerospace, told Defense Daily at last […]