Archive: Army

A slide from Lt. Gen. James Dickinson’s presentation at a July 18 AUSA event, High Energy Laser Demonstrations and Data Collections. Image: U.S. Army.

Army Working Up To 100 kW Laser Weapons Step By Step

The Army is sequencing tests of directed-energy technologies up towards a 100 kW laser by 2022 for fixed and rotor wing targets, the head of Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command said Tuesday. Lt. Gen. James Dickinson highlighted directed energy/lasers as an important research effort for his command at an Association of […]

Dragoons from Lightning Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment advance in a Stryker during a joint training exercise with Lithuanian soldiers in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania, March 2, 2015. Photo: DVIDS

U.S. Leads NATO In Dueling Military Exercise Opposite Russia In Eastern Europe

In concert with NATO allies and partner nations, the U.S. military is in the midst of a massive exercise in Europe designed to practice moving massive troops formations and equipment across the Continent in the event of a Russian invasion. A total 23 nations are participating in Sabre Guardian, as the exercise is called, during […]

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Leidos To Integrate Systems for Army’s DHC Reconnaissance Aircraft

The Army is expanding the capabilities of its fleet of multi-sensor reconnaissance DeHavilland Canada (DHC) aircraft with a contract worth potentially $64 million to Leidos [LDOS] for testing and integration its three completed Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) systems. The single-award task fixed-fee task order consists of a one-year base period for Leidos to integrate the […]

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Army Accelerates Network Integration Into New BAE-Built Armored Troop Carrier

Under a $15 million modification to the contract it holds to build the Army’s new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) BAE Systems will accelerate integration of communications gear into the platform. The company was awarded a $15 million contract increase in early July to modify the AMPV platform integration design to “accommodate evolving Army network hardware […]

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Army Cyber Command Building On Capabilities To Fight Thousands Of Threats Per Day

The Army must continue to increase resources and build on its cyber warfare capabilities as it faces hundreds of thousands of attempted cyber threats perpetrated against service networks each day, according the commander of the U.S. Army Cyber Command Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone. Speaking at the Defense One Tech Summit in on Thursday, Nakasone provided […]

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NDAA Amendment To Allow Base Closures Fails In House

An amendment to delete a ban on base closures from the House version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) failed Thursday prior to consideration of the bill. The measure, which would strike language preventing a new round of base realignment and closure from the 1,000-page bill, was voted down 175 to 248 during […]

U.S. Senators John McCain, Arizona; Saxby Chambliss, Georgia; and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina; tour the Kirkuk Police Academy in northeastern Iraq as part of a congressional delegation. The senators visited military leaders in the region as part of a fact-finding mission, Nov. 23. Commander, Multi-national Division North and 1st Armored Division, Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, and Soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division accompanied the delegation during their visit in northeastern Iraq.

McCain Tears Into Army Acquisition During DoD Officials’ Confirmation Hearing

During a confirmation hearing for several senior civilian Defense Department officials, including the prospective secretary of the Army, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) attacked that service’s acquisition track record as “unbelievable” and “embarrassing.” Ryan McCarthy, who comes from Lockheed Martin [LMT] where he was vice president of sustainment for the F-35 fighter program, on July 12 […]

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SASC Authorization Bill Would Withhold Army Network Funding

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) is seeking to halt all funding to the Army’s battlefield network development program until it has more information on the cost and implementation schedule of the system. In its version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) published July 11, SASC makes official the recent concern over the […]

Army Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, addresses students, staff and faculty during a visit to U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island in April 2017.
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Army Preparing For Future Fight With ‘Limitless’ Battlefields

In a future where a soldier in combat on one continent can radio commanders in the United States, potential enemies can use the same technology to launch diversionary attacks at ranges much farther than conventional weapons allow. The Army is brainstorming a battle plan for how to fight future wars where combat will occur on […]

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)

Technology Exists To Fix Army Network Problems Caused By Budget Shortfalls

The Army’s tactical networking radios are unable to connect to its satellite-based battlefield internet if soldiers are out of sight, but the reason is budgetary not technological. Both the Army and industry agree that using an “air tier” such as an unmanned aircraft outfitted with a repeater antenna can overcome line-of-sight communication issues between dismounted […]