Archive: Army

Army, State Department, To Work Together On Stability Operations

Stability operations appear to be an idea whose time has come, as a future failing state crisis could see State Department-led civilian groups moving and working alongside Army soldiers under plans to coordinate Army and State Department stability capabilities, officials said. The Army’s new Field Manual 3.0, released late last month, elevates stability operations alongside […]

Raytheon Seeks Navy JAGM Risk Reduction Contract

By Geoff Fein Raytheon [RTN] is hoping its experience in weapon systems and its partnership with Boeing [BA] will lead to a Navy contract to develop the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) for use on Super Hornet aircraft. The program, which began almost a decade ago as an Army effort to replace both TOW and Hellfire, […]

NCI Completes Purchase of Certain MTC Assets

NCI, Inc. [NCIT] this week said it has completed its acquisition of an Army contract and related personnel from MTC Technologies [MTCT], which helps clear the way for BAE Systems’ pending acquisition of MTC. Terms of the asset purchase and its impact on 2008 financial results will be discussed at NCI’s first quarter earnings call […]

FCS Common Control Node Phase II Nears Completion

By Ann Roosevelt ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.–Early next month, the Future Common Control Node, a simulation, software and development center for the Army’s major modernization program, the Future Combat System (FCS), will be up and running as part of the programs national network, according to service officials. "Phase II will be completed in the next […]

Army Contract Seeks New Kinetic Missile Interceptor To Kill Rockets, Artillery

The Army is awarding contracts for design and demonstration of a prototype kinetic-kill missile interceptor that would take down enemy rockets, artillery and mortars. Northrop Grumman [NOC] received one of the contracts, worth $6 million in the first phase and up to $40 million if all options are utilized, the company said last week. This […]

Army, State Department, To Work Together On Stability Operations

By Ann Roosevelt Stability operations appear to be an idea whose time has come, as a future failing state crisis could see State Department-led civilian groups moving and working alongside Army soldiers under plans to coordinate Army and State Department stability capabilities, officials said. The Army’s new Field Manual 3.0, released late last month, elevates […]

NCI To Acquire Army Contract From MTC Technologies

NCI, Inc. [NCIT] this week said it has agreed to acquire certain assets of MTC Technologies [MTCT] related to the company’s support for the Army, a transaction that is being done to help pave the way for BAE Systems’ pending acquisition of MTC. The sale of the contract is due to conflict of interest concerns […]

FCS Keeps Virtual Tabs On Far Flung Work

By Ann Roosevelt Keeping tabs on the work being done on the Future Combat Systems (FCS) around the country is aided by the use of information technology and teleconferencing, according to program officials. FCS, managed by Boeing [BA] and SAIC [SAI] as Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) for the Army, is comprised of 14 programs such […]

Uncertainties Abound In Budget Building, Army Official Says

By Ann Roosevelt The Army is committed to rebalancing the force in fiscal year 2011, but faces uncetainties as it executes the FY ’08 budget and prepares the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) future budget build, the deputy chief of staff (G-8) said. "Our commitment within the Army staff to work these imperatives is absolutely vital […]