Archive: Army

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense Anything But Iraq. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week said that before the end of the congressional session Democrats were likely to include defense funding in an omnibus spending bill that would be considered before the end of the year. "There probably […]

Global Linguist Solutions Prevails Over L-3 In Multi-Billion Army Linguistics Contract

By Ann Roosevelt The Army Dec. 7 reaffirmed its initial decision, later overturned by a protest and recompeted, to award a contract valued at more than $4.6 billion for management of translation and interpretation services in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) to Global Linguist Solutions LLC (GLS) over L-3 Communications [LLL]. GLS is a […]

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 […]

Army Poised To Order More War Replacement Apache Helicopters

By Ann Roosevelt 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 […]

General Dynamics C4 Receives $75 Million Order On CHS-3 For Win-T

General Dynamics [GD] C4 Systems unit has received a $75 million order on the Common Hardware/Software 3 (CHS-3) contract from the Army for military hardware and software, including computers and network equipment for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Program. The CHS-3 contract vehicle enables the military and government agencies to affordably access the latest commercial […]