Archive: Army

Army, Opus East LLC., Close Deal For Aberdeen Proving Ground Development

Construction begins next week on Government and Technology Enterprise (G.A.T.E.), a 200-acre development at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md., officials from the Army and Opus East LLC said. "We are thrilled to have signed the G.A.T.E. deal and look forward to holding a ground-breaking ceremony on Dec. 17," James Lee, president and CEO of Opus […]

Project National Shield BAA Released

The Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center’s (ARDEC) Homeland Defense Technologies Division has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) under the Project National Shield initiative in support of ARDEC’s interoperable system of systems integration initiatives to enable timely access to shared sensitive information across all levels on a regional and national scale that maximizes […]

Army Poised To Order More War Replacement Apache Helicopters

The Army is ready to order as many as 30 war replacement AH-64D Apache Longbow aircraft. Army Aviation and Missile Command has issued a solicitation limited to Boeing [BA], doing business as McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co., for a base year and two options for the Apache Block II aircraft. Army Col. Derek Paquette, Army Apache […]

Bell Helicopter, Army, Sign Cooperative Agreement To Develop CBM Technologies

Bell Helicopter Textron [TXT] and the Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) have signed an agreement to develop and mature state-of-the- art condition based maintenance (CBM) technologies. Bell’s winning proposal for this three-year program includes risk sharing partners Honeywell [HON] and Goodrich Corporation [GR], and a variety of internationally recognized universities, small businesses, and consultants. […]

Army Interested In Ground Penetrating Radar For Buried Target Detection

The Army is conducting market research to find out what companies have the technology, qualifications and capabilities to demonstrate a ground vehicle mounted high performance ground penetrating radar (GPR) to detect buried munitions under roads and anti-tank landmines. The research is being done by the Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) Acquisition Center-Washington (CACW) […]

Conference Authorizers Give Nod To Multiyear CH-47 Chinook Procurement

The Boeing [BA] CH-47 Chinook helicopter program would benefit from congressional authority for multiyear procurement authority and D-to F-model conversion recommended in the Conference Report on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. "It provides to the government, the Army and the taxpayers a significant benefit in the savings they receive basing procurement […]

Paper Urges Killing Raptor, Osprey, DDG 1000, And Buying Just One Sub Per Year

By Dave Ahearn A new paper urges killing the Air Force F-22 Raptor supersonic-superstealth fighter aircraft program, the Air Force-Marine Corps V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, the Navy DDG 1000 destroyer, and also urges abandoning plans to increase Virginia-class submarine purchases from one to two per year. Another recommendation is that missile defense programs be kept […]

DARPA, Northrop Grumman Move Into Next Phase of UAV Control Architecture

The Pentagon’s advanced research shop and industry partner Northrop Grumman [NOC] are moving into the next phase of a program that will allow Army personnel to coordinate the tactical operations of unmanned sensor aircraft more efficiently and enable soldiers at lower echelons in areas like urban terrain to call up and receive imagery readily from […]

Conference Authorizers Give Nod To Multiyear CH-47 Chinook Procurement

By Ann Roosevelt The Boeing [BA] CH-47 Chinook helicopter program would benefit from congressional authority for multiyear procurement authority and D-to F-model conversion recommended in the Conference Report on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. "It provides to the government, the Army and the taxpayers a significant benefit in the savings they […]

Roles and Missions Study To Address Control Over Cargo Aircraft Program

By Jen DiMascio The House is likely to vote this week on a bill that authorizes the Defense Department to spend $507 billion during this fiscal year. The wide-ranging bill that sets new policies in terms of acquisition and wartime contracting also mandates the start of a Pentagon-wide roles and missions study that may help […]