Archive: Army

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. […]

Nelson Ford Tapped As Acting Army Under Secretary

Nelson Ford, assistant secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller (ASA(FM&C)), has been named Acting Under Secretary of the Army. Ford has served as the assistant secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller from October 2006 until the present. Previously, he was principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Controls […]

CBO: Army Aviation Modernization, FCS Investment, Likely To Pressure Future Budget Planners

By Ann Roosevelt The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) finds that Army aviation modernization would cost an average of $3.3 billion a year from 2007-2030 at the same time the service expects its heaviest investment in the Future Combat Systems (FCS) family of equipment, thus offering "substantial budget challenges" for planners. "Under the Army’s current plan, […]

Army Considers Stryker As Replacement For Armored Personnel Carrier

By Jen DiMascio The Army is considering Stryker vehicles as an option for replacing the M113 armored personnel carrier–the highest density vehicle in the fleet. The Army "absolutely" wants to replace the M113 family of vehicles, which has been in its inventory for 60 years, according to a senior service official. If the Army does […]

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. […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense Movement Possible. A House leadership aide confirmed the House is likely to appoint conferees this week for the defense authorization bill. Conferees from the House and Senate are expected to meet shortly after to sign off on the defense authorization bill. Most of the […]

Army, NASA, Prepare New Facilities At White Sands Missile Range

By Ann Roosevelt The Army has a new Electromagnetic Vulnerability Assessment Facility (EMVAF) and NASA is building new launch facilities, expanding the capabilities of White Sands Missile Range, N.M. NASA held ground breaking ceremonies Nov. 14 for the Orion Abort Flight Test Launch Complex. The Army in late October held a ribbon cutting for the […]

Army’s Top Acquisition Official Resigns

By Ann Roosevelt Claude Bolton, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA[ALT]), has told his staff he plans to resign effective Jan. 2. Principal deputy Dean Popps will be the acting acquisition chief until a permanent successor is named. Bolton was sworn-in as the Army’s chief acquisition officer Feb. 1, 2002. […]

DARPA, Northrop Grumman Move Into Next Phase of UAV Control Architecture

By Michael Sirak 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 […]

Successful Tests For Lockheed Martin GMLRS In Jamming Environment

Lockheed Martin [LMT] says it recently successfully conducted two anti-jamming Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket Phase II Product Qualification Test flights at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. These GPS2 jamming tests demonstrated both GMLRS rocket performance while in a GPS jamming environment at long range, as well as how the warhead functioned […]