Archive: Army

Roles and Missions Study To Address Control Over Cargo Aircraft Program

By Jen DiMascio The House is likely to vote this week on a bill that authorizes the Defense Department to spend $507 billion during this fiscal year. The wide-ranging bill that sets new policies in terms of acquisition and wartime contracting also mandates the start of a Pentagon-wide roles and missions study that may help […]

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 […]

Conference Authorizers Give Nod To Multiyear CH-47 Chinook Procurement

By Ann Roosevelt 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 […]

Army Poised To Order More War Replacement Apache Helicopters

By Ann Roosevelt 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 […]

General Dynamics C4 Receives $75 Million Order On CHS-3 For Win-T

General Dynamics [GD] C4 Systems unit has received a $75 million order on the Common Hardware/Software 3 (CHS-3) contract from the Army for military hardware and software, including computers and network equipment for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Program. The CHS-3 contract vehicle enables the military and government agencies to affordably access the latest commercial […]

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

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 EMVAF hosted by […]

Army Snipers Receive New Weapon

Soldiers deploying have just received the new Knight’s Armaments Co. M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS), a weapon that is expected to dramatically improve sniper operations, the Army says. The new M110, approved for full materiel release in August, is now in the hands of snipers from Fort Polk, La. A fielding in mid-November was the […]

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 […]