Archive: Army

General Motors' new SURUS hydrogen fuel cell powered modular chassis. Photo: GM

GM Creates Defense Unit, Introduces Electric Platform For Modular Vehicle Applications

General Motors [GM] this month launched a new defense subsidiary to support its defense customers and also introduced a new commercially-developed electric platform that can accommodate host of military applications ranging from utility vehicles to radar carriers. The new military products unit is GM Defense LLC. GM, which once owned the former Hughes Aircraft defense […]

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley talks with Special Operation Forces Soldiers training at the U.S. Army National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, Calif., Nov. 6, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chuck Burden)

Army Plans Reorganization Focusing On Rapid Modernization

Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, whose number-one priority has always been rebuilding and maintaining readiness, is turning his focus to bringing Army acquisition from the Industrial to the Digital Age. In a letter sent Oct. 3 to general officers and signed by Milley and Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, Milley calls for […]

Trump Taps Two For Senior Army Posts, Including Acquisition Chief

The Trump administration moved to fill two senior Army civilian positions last week, including filling the post of chief weapon buyer. Bruce D. Jette was tapped to become assistant  secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, a position vacated by Heidi Shyu after the presidential election. If confirmed by the Senate, Jette would […]

A light armored vehicle prototype fires an integrated 30mm cannon during a live fire demonstration July 15 at Fort Benning, Ga. Photo: Army.

SAIC Enters Army Light-Tank Competition With Frequent Partner ST Kinetics

Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] is joining the effort to build the Army a light tank for infantry brigades. SAIC on Oct. 5 threw its hat in the ring as a contender for the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program. It has teamed with Singapore-based vehicle manufacturer ST Kinetics, mirroring the industry combo that is in […]

Maj. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart relinquished his position as commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace to Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O'Donohue during a change of command ceremony Jan. 21, 2015, at Fort George G. Meade, Md. Stewart will be taking the position as director of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR), becoming the first Marine Corps officer to be appointed the position.

Marine LTG Stewart Hands Off DIA Leadership To Army’s LTG Ashley

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, Washington, D.C. – During a change of command ceremony Oct.3, Marine Corps General Vincent Stewart relinquished directorship of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). After 33 months as the first Marine helming DIA, Stewart will become U.S. Cyber Command’s next deputy commander. Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, Jr. relieved Stewart to become the […]

Army Places Billion Dollar Watercraft Order

The Army has awarded a contract worth nearly a billion dollars for shallow-water landing craft. Vigor Works, LLC, located in Clackamas, Ore., has scored a 10-year, firm fixed price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) (MSV(L)) engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase and subsequent production and deployment phase.  The total estimated value […]

A concept image of Bell Helicopter's V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft.

Bell To Speed Up FVL Acquisition With V-280 Prototype, But Army Calls It A Demonstrator

AMARILLO, Texas – Bell Helicopter’s V-280 Valor is ready to carry troops into combat as a functional tilt-rotor airframe, company officials claim.  The experimental aircraft is ready to enter the acquisition cycle and move beyond the early development phases, according to a company official. Bell’s director of global military business development, Carl Coffman says the […]

WIN-T Photo: U.S. Army

Army Seeks To Halt Battlefield Network Modernization Program, Shift $554 Million Elsewhere

Months after telling Congress the Army’s battlefield network is critical to success in future wars, service officials want to strip the program of funding because the communications system cannot stand up to threats a near-peer adversary would pose. In May, the Army requested $400 million for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 (WIN-T2). Officials returned […]

New-build Humvee variants at AM General's South Bend, Ind., factory on Aug. 27, 2017. (Photo by Dan Parsons)

In One Month, AM General Banks Half-Billion In Humvee Orders

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Less than a month after signing a $2.2 billion requirements contract to sell Humvees to allied militaries, AM General announced it has already filled more than a quarter of those potential orders. The company on Aug. 28 announced deals with Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Jordan, Slovenia, Bahrain, Columbia, Bosnia and Kenya totaling […]