Archive: Army

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 […]

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 […]

Lockheed Martin-Sanmina-SCI Team For Army’s VIS-X Program

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and California-based Sanmina-SCI [SANM] have signed a teaming agreement to compete for the Army’s program to upgrade thousands of existing tanks, trucks and tactical wheeled vehicles with a next-generation digital intercommunications system, according to Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin will be prime contractor and systems integrator with principal subcontractor Sanmina-SCI’s Defense and Aerospace […]

Future Army Seeks Lighter Body Armor, Additional Force Protection Equipment

By Jen DiMascio Lighter, better body armor is one of the top 10 items on the Army’s wishlist of new technologies that will be produced after 2015. In an undated memo discussing the outcome of a mid-October meeting, Lt. Gen. Michael Vane, the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), spelled out the technologies […]

Army’s UH-60M Black Hawk Poised For Fielding

One of the Army’s newest UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters is now at Ft. Campbell, Ky., where the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the first unit to receive them. "The full battalion [30 aircraft] will be fielded by May of ’08," Col. Ronald Lewis, brigade commander […]

Helicopter Product Commonality Reduces Cost, Workload

As the new Sikorsky [UTX] UH-60M Black Hawk enters the Army inventory, products the helicopter has in common with the CH-47 Chinook and planned for the Block III Apache, both built by Boeing [BA], save the service money and ease the maintenance burden on soldiers, according to an aviation official. "First, we save money in […]

GD Joints Raytheon On Army Warfighter Training Contract

Raytheon [RTN] earlier this month brought General Dynamics [GD] onboard its team that earlier won a contract to consolidate the Army’s live, virtual and constructive training, as part of an agreement with the Army to resolve a successful protest by GD of the contract award to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Raytheon’s Technical Services Co. […]

Helicopter Product Commonality Reduces Cost, Workload

By Ann Roosevelt As the new Sikorsky [UTX] UH-60M Black Hawk enters the Army inventory, products the helicopter has in common with the CH-47 Chinook and planned for the Block III Apache, both built by Boeing [BA], save the service money and ease the maintenance burden on soldiers, according to an aviation official. "First, we […]