Archive: Army

IPTs Look To Unified Quest 2008 To Find Capability Gaps

By Ann Roosevelt CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa.–Army Integrated Process Teams (IPTs) are using the seminar wargame, Unified Quest 2008, to find capability gaps in several specific areas. The IPTs are adjuncts to, but not part of, the war game, which the Army is co-sponsoring with U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Joint Forces Command throughout the […]

Unified Quest 2008 Wargame Examines Future Concepts And Capabilities

By Ann Roosevelt CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa.–Specific recommendations on the forces and capabilities needed to promote persistent stability and build partnership capacity are the goal of the Unified Quest 2008 seminar wargame co-sponsored by the Army, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM). "We’re looking for actionable recommendations, actionable outcomes for the […]

iRobot FCS SUGV Accelerated Deliveries Complete This Month, Second Supplier Selected

By Ann Roosevelt iRobot [IRBT] this week began deliveries of 22 of its Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV) to the Army to complete an accelerated order for 25 that began in January, company officials said. iRobot delivered three SUGVs in January to the Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF), Ft. Bliss, Texas, for training, Colin Angle, […]

Picatinny Arsenal Opens Homeland Defense Testbed Emergency Operations Center

Officials at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., today host a ceremony and ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center’s (ARDEC) Homeland Defense Testbed Emergency Operations Center. The center will serve as a developmental battle lab, providing warfighters and first responders with interoperable, world-class decision-support technologies to meet the 21st century security […]

Army Taps Northrop Grumman For STARlite Radars For ER/MP Program

By Ann Roosevelt Under an initial $42 million contract, Northrop Grumman [NOC] will deliver 10 STARLite(tm) Synthetic Aperture Radar(SAR)/Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) radars to the Army for the for the Extended Range/Multi-Purpose (ER/MP) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) radar program. "We have hopes to provide up to 150 of the radars," Alan Colegrove, director of […]

BAE Systems To Provide Army Emergency Escape Window Kits

BAE Systems will provide 2,354 Vehicle Emergency Escape (VEE) window kits and 2,000 spare window panels under an estimated $25 million contract from the Army. The contract from the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) is for use on up-armored M1151 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV). If a soldier is trapped, it will take […]

BAE Systems Leads Alliance To Develop Mini Robots

BAE Systems April 28 announced it signed a five year, $38 million agreement with the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to lead an alliance of researchers and scientists from the Army, academia and industry to develop miniature robots to improve military situational awareness. The Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology (MAST) Collaborative Technology Alliance will research and […]

FCS Successfully Completes Role In Air Force JEFX 2008

By Ann Roosevelt The Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) deems successful it’s ability to shorten the sensor-to-shooter link in its portion of the Air Force’s Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment (JEFX) 2008, program officials said. "By using portions of the FCS network during a real operational setting Joint Service staff were enabled to share situational awareness […]

Top Iraq General Tapped To Lead US Central Command

By Ann Roosevelt Army Gen. David Petraeus was nominated yesterday by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to move from command of Multinational Force Iraq to lead U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), pending Senate approval. "I recommended him to the president because I am absolutely confident he is the best man for the job," Gates said at a […]

DoD Acquisition Chief Wants Accelerated Merger of Army, Air Force UAV Program

By Ann Roosevelt The Pentagon’s top acquisition official wants to find out when the Army and Air Force can merge their unmanned aerial vehicle programs and then accelerate the process. "It looks to my team like there are benefits," to merging the two programs, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Logistics and Technology John Young […]