Archive: Army

Northrop Grumman In Second Year of Next Generation ABIS Development

Northrop Grumman [NOC] has begun to get the computer architecture in place for the Defense Department’s new biometric database and, by the end of this year, is expected to have the computer system ready to begin adding biometric search capabilities, the Army project manager overseeing the work said recently. Northrop Grumman is currently in the […]

Army Secretary Says Service Examining Ways To Accelerate FCS

By Jen DiMascio The secretary of the Army said yesterday the service is considering ways it could speed up development of its top modernization program, the Future Combat System (FCS). "We’re looking at ways to accelerate it, but we don’t have a way ahead at this point," Pete Geren told reporters after the hearing, adding […]

Intellectual, Operational Army Draw Closer In New Knowledge Center

By Ann Roosevelt The Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Feb. 21 created the Combined Arms Center-Knowledge (CAC-K), which will be a single place where operational soldiers can find what they need to know to make decisions and better share what they’ve learned. The operational order creating CAC-K says the current environment is moving to […]

DRS Technologies, Force Protection, Team To Compete For JLTV

DRS Technologies’ [DRS] Sustainment Systems Inc., and Force Protection Inc. [FRPT] yesterday announced they will team to compete for the Defense Department’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program. The JLTV is the next generation family of military tactical wheeled vehicles and trailers designed to be lightweight and highly survivable with increased mobility and payload, using innovative […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense D-Day. Mark the calendar. Put the Air Force acquisition shop on speed-dial. The Defense Acquisition Board meets today to decide the fate of the KC-X aerial refueling tanker replacement program. A decision whether the initial contract worth up to $40 billion goes to Boeing […]

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Advanced EHF Satellite Interface With Terminals

Northrop Grumman [NOC] said earlier this month it has demonstrated the interface compatibility of the next-generation Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) military communications satellite with user ground terminals using the new Extended Data Rate (XDR) waveform and protocols. The tests were conducted using an Army user terminal as well as a terminal configuration to be […]


Boeing Gains $77 Million Pact For LAIRCM Laser Tracker Gear The Air Force gave the McDonnell Douglas Corp. unit of The Boeing Co. [BA] a $77 million contract change for laser tracker gear. McDonnell Douglas, at its Long Beach, Calif. installation, is being awarded an undefinitzed contract modification for CCP 0575, Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure […]

Edgewood Chem/Bio Center to test Chemical and Biological Detectors

The Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center Technology Evaluation Team will be sponsoring Technology Readiness Evaluations in the current fiscal year to evaluate advanced chemical detector technologies of Toxic Industrial Chemicals and to evaluate advanced biological detectors and collectors as well as combined detector/collector technologies that can distinguish air samples as biological threat versus non-biological threat […]

General Dynamics Protests Lockheed Martin CAMC2 Win

By Ann Roosevelt General Dynamics [GD] C4 Systems Feb. 8 protested to the Government Accountability Office the Army’s award to Lockheed Martin [LMT] of production and support for the Common Army/Marine Command and Control (CAMC2). "It would be inappropriate to comment because the matter is in litigation," a General Dynamics spokeswoman said. The contract was […]

JFCOM Lays Out 2008 Plans For Noble Resolve

By Calvin Biesecker The U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) and U.S Northern Command (NORTHCOM) have begun planning for this year’s experimentation campaign for homeland defense and military support of civilian authorities, with a focus on five key areas. The five focus areas for Noble Resolve this year are information sharing, maritime domain awareness, counter-weapons of […]