Archive: Army

Battle Command Summit To Look At Move To Future Army System

By Jen DiMascio The Army vice chief of staff next week has planned a battle command summit to discuss how it will transition from the networks of the present to the networks of the future, according to senior service officials. The service currently uses the Army Battle Command System, a loose collection of individual computer […]

Army Science Board Study Urges Service To Stop Buying SINCGARS

The Army has requested $1.4 billion in supplemental funding to buy a radio for soldiers that the service’s own science board recommends it should "stop buying immediately." A briefing from an Army Science Board summer study of the service’s plan for future networks urged the service to halt the purchase of its current radio of […]

Army Unit Files Operational Needs Statement For Improved Soldier Situational Awareness

The 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) has filed an Operational Needs Statement (ONS) for improved situational awareness (SA) by requesting nearly 1,000 dismounted soldier systems–either the General Dynamics [GD] Land Warrior or the Sierra Nevada Corp. Inter-4 Tacticomp. The Aug. 16 request to Army leaders from the 5/2 requests a […]

Future Combat System Is ‘Real,’ Army Will Work To ‘Protect’ It, Top Leaders Say

By Ann Roosevelt The Army’s top civilian and military leaders say the Future Combat System (FCS) is a priority, it is "real," and the service will work to "protect" the funding. "The Future Combat System is our number one modernization program and we will work to protect the resources for it," Army Secretary Pete Geren […]

Casey Asks Army To Drill Plan For Six-Month Unit Reset

By Jen DiMascio The Army’s chief of staff has asked the service to look at the possibility of resetting units within six months of their return from deployment. Currently the process takes "too long," according to Lt. Gen. James Thurman, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for operations G-3. The basic idea is that a […]

Army Science Board Study Urges Service To Stop Buying SINCGARS

By Jen DiMascio The Army has requested $1.4 billion in supplemental funding to buy a radio for soldiers that the service’s own science board recommends it should "stop buying immediately." A briefing from an Army Science Board summer study of the service’s plan for future networks urged the service to halt the purchase of its […]

Army Unit Files Operational Needs Statement For Improved Soldier Situational Awareness

By Ann Roosevelt The 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) has filed an Operational Needs Statement (ONS) for improved situational awareness (SA) by requesting nearly 1,000 dismounted soldier systems–either the General Dynamics [GD] Land Warrior or the Sierra Nevada Corp. Inter-4 Tacticomp. The Aug. 16 request to Army leaders from the […]

Boeing, Thales Take Key Role In Future U.K. Army Program

By Ann Roosevelt The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) Oct. 5 announced that Thales UK in partnership with Boeing [BA] were selected as the preferred bidder for the role of System of Systems Integrator (SOSI) for the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES) program. The through-life FRES program could have a potential total worth of […]

Simulations Vital For Soldier Training, General Says

By Ann Roosevelt The Army is using simulations to take advantage of the fact that today’s recruits are Internet savvy and multi-task oriented, according to the service’s top recruiter. "Absolutely we’re using more simulation," Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, commanding general, Army Accessions Command/ deputy commanding general Initial Military Training, said at the Defense Writers Group […]

Army Wants Industry And Academia Input On Future HOBS Technology

Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) wants to hear from industry and academia on the technical feasibility of utilizing commercial laser rangefinder components in a missile sensor role. The device specifications come from a set of notional system requirements, and can be viewed as performance goals, the notice in the Sept. […]