Archive: Army

House Proposes Omnibus Package That Includes War Money, $4.3 Billion For JIEDDO

By Jen DiMascio The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee early yesterday disclosed its plan to fund the federal government and the military’s war efforts, which includes $4.3 billion for the Pentagon’s Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. The bill written in the House walks a political fine line between responding to the potential for […]

L-3 Communications Protests Army Translation Award To DynCorp

By Ann Roosevelt L-3 Communications [LLL] yesterday filed a formal protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) challenging the Army’s award of a $4.6 billion contract for translators and linguists to Global Linguist Solutions (GLS). GLS is a partnership formed by DynCorp International [DCP] and McNeil Technologies. L-3 does not comment on protests, nor does […]

Senate Passes Defense Spending Bill That Backs Changes To Army Radio Buys

By Jen DiMascio The Senate last week passed the defense authorization bill for 2008, which recommends nearly a billion dollar reduction in the Army’s plans to buy tactical radios. The administration sought $2.9 billion for tactical radios–the bulk of which was included in the president’s supplemental war funding request. The bill provides only $1.4 billion […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense In Limbo. Congress has yet to agree on what to do about the federal budget–and within that how to handle war funding. Senators said last week they are waiting to see what the House sends over on Monday. House leaders have said they will […]

BAE SYSTEMS Awarded Close To $900 Million In Bradley Reset Work

BAE SYSTEMS Dec. 11 was awarded two Army contracts that total nearly $900 million to reset Bradley Fighting Vehicles. The first reset contract, issued Nov. 29, is a $709.3 million firm-fixed-price and cost-reimbursable contract The work will be done in York, Pa., and completed by Dec. 31, 2009. The contract funds will not expire at […]

DoD Surveys Market for Biometrics Support

The Army is conducting market research to identify potential sources that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to provide biometrics research, technology, and information management support to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the combatant commanders, the military services, the defense agencies and other field activities as required. Among others, the requirements […]

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 […]

Project National Shield BAA Released

The Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center’s (ARDEC) Homeland Defense Technologies Division has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) under the Project National Shield initiative in support of ARDEC’s interoperable system of systems integration initiatives to enable timely access to shared sensitive information across all levels on a regional and national scale that maximizes […]

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 […]