Archive: Army

Army Issues BAA for Autonomous Mine Countermeasures

The Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s Night Vision Electronics Sensors Directorate has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking various technological approaches that can remotely and autonomously detect, mark, and neutralize explosive threats and which are suitable to be deployed on a Talon-class robotic platform. The specific technology gap being addressed is the need […]

Army, Opus East LLC., Close Deal For Aberdeen Proving Ground Development

Construction begins next week on Government and Technology Enterprise (G.A.T.E.), a 200-acre development at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md., officials from the Army and Opus East LLC said. "We are thrilled to have signed the G.A.T.E. deal and look forward to holding a ground-breaking ceremony on Dec. 17," James Lee, president and CEO of Opus […]

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) […]

Conference Authorizers Give Nod To Multiyear CH-47 Chinook Procurement

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 receive basing procurement […]

Paper Urges Killing Raptor, Osprey, DDG 1000, And Buying Just One Sub Per Year

By Dave Ahearn A new paper urges killing the Air Force F-22 Raptor supersonic-superstealth fighter aircraft program, the Air Force-Marine Corps V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, the Navy DDG 1000 destroyer, and also urges abandoning plans to increase Virginia-class submarine purchases from one to two per year. Another recommendation is that missile defense programs be kept […]

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 […]