Archive: Army

First UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter test flight in Huntsville, Ala. Photo: Northrop Grumman.

Five Soldiers Missing After Black hawk Crash Offshore Of Hawaii

A UH-60 Black hawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Hawaii on Aug. 16, prompting a search and rescue effort by the Army and Coast Guard that is ongoing. Two Army Black Hawks were conducting training flights about two miles offshore of Kaena Point on the island of Oahu, when communications to one of the […]

A Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle Dragoon (ICVD) prepares to fire at Henry Field firing range at Aberdeen Test Center, Md. (Photo by Dan Parsons)

Cannon-Carrying Stryker Shines As Swift And Successful Army Acquisition Model

ABERDEEN TEST CENTER, Md. – Watching a Stryker punch 30mm holes through an armored truck at 1,000 yards, it is hard to believe the cannon-toting infantry vehicle was not much more than a PowerPoint presentation 18 months ago. Now, the infantry carrier vehicle “Dragoon” (ICVD) – as the Army has dubbed the upgunned Stryker – […]

The launch of an Advanced Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) unit. Photo: Lockheed Martin

Army Extends Shelf Life Of Artillery Missiles

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has received a $161 million production contract for the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS), which the Army plans to use as an initial “cross-domain” capability to fire from land on targets at sea and in the air. The missiles will be produced at Lockheed’s Precision Fires Production Center of Excellence in Camden, […]

3rd Special Operations Kandak in Maiwand District

Lockheed Locks Up $8 Billion Global Special Ops Support Contract

Lockheed Martin [LMT] last Friday took home an $8 billion contract order on a large indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with global logistics support. As incumbent, Lockheed carried the competition for global logistics support services (GLSS) from four other competitors for the rebid. Lockheed holds the initial GLSS contract awarded in […]

Army Cyber Command emblem

Army Readying Cyber Soldiers For All Maneuver Unit Headquarter Staffs

The Army is gearing up to embed cyber soldiers within the staffs of all operational commanders to provide them options to attacks with both bullets and bytes. Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, Ga., is overseeing the effort launched by Army Cyber, […]

The launch of an Advanced Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) unit. Photo: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Delivers First Army Missile From New Production Plant In Arkansas

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has delivered the first Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) unit to the Army from the company’s new production facility in Camden, Ark. Lockheed is under contract to deliver 124 new ATACMS missiles to the Army and an unnamed international customer. The ATACMS program is in full-rate production at Lockheed’s Precision Fires Production Center of […]

General Dynamics' Stryker SHORAD Launcher on display at the 2017 Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Ala.

GD Marries Stryker And Avenger For Mobile Short-Range Air Defense

The Army could find the answer to its lack of mobile short-range air defense (SHORAD) in a couple of existing platforms that General Dynamics [GD] Land Systems, with the help of Boeing [BA], have mashed together into a new vehicle. By cutting the back off of a Stryker Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV) variant and mounting […]

Soldiers with I Corps, receive hands-on radio communication training during a field exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 21. This training was provided to give the Soldiers the opportunity to learn how to work and be proficient with the different types of radio communication systems. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Army Standardizing All Tactical Mission Command Systems By 2019

The Army is standardizing its mission command software across the active and reserve component to simplify the network architecture of operational units. Over the next two years, the Army will provide standard, updated mission command software applications to all 400-plus operational units in an effort to reduce network complexity, standardize training, allow swifter software updates […]

Sig Sauer P320 Modular Handgun System (MHS)

Civilian Version Of Army’s New Handgun Recalled For Firing When Dropped

SIG SAUER has issued a voluntary recall for the civilian version of the Army’s new handgun to correct a defect that causes the pistols to fire when dropped from certain heights and angles. The P320 is the civilian version of the M17, which the Army chose to replace the Beretta M9 as its standard sidearm earlier […]

Federal Aviation Administration National Capital Region No Drone Zone signage. Graphic: Federal Aviation Administration.

Military OK’d To Use ‘Reasonable Force” To Destroy Unauthorized Drones Over Bases

The Defense Department has issued guidance on how to deal with unauthorized commercial drones flying over U.S. military bases, though just how troops are able to shoot them down or disable the unmanned aircraft remains classified. “Protecting our force remains a top priority,” Pentagon Spokesman Lt. Col. Jamie Davis wrote in an Aug. 7 statement. “That […]