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Army Needs Smarter Drones To Replace Legacy Platforms

AUSTIN, Texas – The Army wants new tactical unmanned aerial vehicles that would eventually replace the drones the service now flies, including the General Atomics Gray Eagle and Shadow aircraft. Unmanned aerial systems need a greater degree of autonomy and should perform more missions than they currently do, said. Jeffrey Singleton, the service’s director of […]

Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher, director of architecture, operations, networks, and space for the  Office of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 discussing "Halt, Fix, Pivot." Photo: Matthew Beinart.

Army Looking To Industry, Short-Term Solutions For New Approach To Fixing Tactical Network

Army officials are moving ahead with a halt, fix, pivot approach to address vulnerability and technical concerns with its tactical network, looking for industry input on long-term solutions to improve resiliency and embracing short-term programs for the most pressing communication needs. Following a period of mission analysis and user feedback from operational units, leadership from […]


You’re Going To Need A Bigger Gun: BAE Pitches 40mm For Stryker, Bradley

Aware the Army wants bigger guns for its combat vehicles, BAE Systems is pitching its CT40 cannon and cased-telescoped ammunition for service officials during a live-fire demonstration this week at Fort Benning, Ga. BAE hasn’t settled on a turret integrator with which it will offer the cannon to the Army, so Wednesday’s demonstration will be […]

A Lockheed Martin engineer uses a mobile device with an advanced management information system to help perform maintenance inside a gunnery combat training simulator. Photo credit: Lockheed Martin (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Receives $3.5 Billion Deal To Support Army Training Systems

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has received a seven-year, $3.5 billion contract from the Army to provide logistics and support services for over 300,000 training components and systems, the company said Friday. Under the deal, Lockheed Martin will support the Army’s Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) program, including providing mobile devices to improve the readiness […]

Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on her nomination to be Air Force secretary. (Air Force photo)

Service Secretaries Share Science & Tech Notes Over Regular Breakfasts

Expanding on promises of “jointness” and cooperation on the battlefield, the military service senior civilian leaders are meeting regularly to trade notes on research efforts to reduce overlap and promote cooperation in basic scientific endeavors. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said the services are “on the cusp of becoming integrated, not just interdependent, not just […]

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Palantir, Raytheon To Share $876 Million Contract For Army Battle Management System

Nearly two years after Palantir Technologies sued the Army for not considering commercial products for its battlefield data management system, the company is co-recipient of a $876 million contract for that very program. Raytheon [RTN] and Palantir will share in the firm-fixed-price contract for the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Capability Drop 1, the Army […]

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Army Buys First Post-Lawsuit Lot Of Airbus Utility Helicopters

Free from legal shackles it has been forced to wear for more than two years, the Army has signed a $273 million deal with Airbus Helicopters for additional UH-72 Lakota aircraft. Announced March 8, the contract is for 35 of the light utility helicopters the Army uses to train rotorcraft pilots for other non-combat utility […]

Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Ryan D. McCarthy speaks during the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) quarterly public meeting. The DIB was established to help identify innovative private-sector practices and technological solutions that the DoD could employ in the future.

Army Considering 30 Cities As Potential Futures Command Headquarters

Army officials have drawn up a list of 30 U.S. cities with the right talent pool, academic institutions and business development needed for the locations of its new Futures Command. Senior service officials will get their first look at that list and other recommendations as early as this week, according to Undersecretary of the Army […]

Oshkosh Defense JLTV Offering L-ATV
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Larger Army Could Need More Than 50,000 Planned JLTV Trucks

As the Army grows to the size authorized under the fiscal 2019 budget request, the number of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) it needs likely will grow with it, according to a recent report on the JLTV program by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The Army currently plans to buy 49,100 JLTVs from Oshkosh Defense […]