Archive: Army

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. […]

Army, Air Force, Can Resolve UAV Issues, Army Secretary Says

The Army and Air Force can resolve issues raised over acquisition and control of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that roiled the Pentagon and Congress this year, according to the Army Secretary. "I think some of the disagreements may have come because the issues haven’t been tackled at a high enough level," Pete Geren told the […]

GAO Denies Raytheon Protest Over L-3 Team Win For Joint Cargo Aircraft Program

By Ann Roosevelt The Government Accountability Office (GAO) Sept. 27 denied a protest by Raytheon [RTN] over the potential $2 billion Army-Air Force Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program won by a team led by L-3 Communications [LLL]. L-3, Finmeccanica’s Alenia North America, Boeing [BA] and Global Military Aircraft Systems offered the C-27J Spartan. "With the […]