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Army Orders Another $106 Million Worth Of JLTVs

The Army on Feb. 2 placed an eighth order for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) that will replace a portion of its and the Marine Corps’ Humvee fleets. Oshkosh Defense [OSK] took home a $106 million order for 416 JLTVs and 832 associated installed and packaged kits. The previous order for the trucks came in […]

Ryan McCarthy, the Under Secretary of the Army, poses for his official portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 3, 2017.  (U.S. Army photo by Monica King)

UPDATED: Army Wants New Combat Vehicles, Helicopters ‘Substantially’ Sooner Than Originally Planned

The Army’s number-two civilian, who is overseeing a massive restructuring of the service’s weapons development and acquisition process, wants to push up prototyping and experimentation of new combat vehicles and aircraft “substantially sooner” than originally planned. “Some things I will be looking at here in the February timeframe is the potential … to expedite the […]

Lockheed Martin conducts a flight test of the Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. on Jan. 26. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Conducts Another MHTK Test

Lockheed Martin [LMT] completed a successful controlled flight test of its Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. on Jan. 26, the company said Tuesday. This was the first flight test of the MHTK’s upgraded electronics and the second for its new airframe. A Lockheed Martin spokesperson told Defense Daily the test’s […]

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Army Awards BAE Systems $8 Million Deal For New Precision-Guidance Kits

BAE Systems has received an $8 million deal to develop new precision-guidance kits to the Army aimed to improve the accuracy of 155-millimeter artillery munitions. Under the deal, announced Jan. 30, BAE is tasked with developing new kits to enable Army munitions to make in-flight course corrections in environment where GPS systems may be jammed. […]

Aerial drone image of an M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank crew, from the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducting Table VI Gunnery at Fort Stewart, Ga. December 8, 2016.

Army’s Vehicle Missile Shields On Hold Pending Better Testing

The Army’s missile shields for the Abrams tank, Bradley and Stryker need more testing before their worth to soldiers is proven and the expense of retrofitting them onto the vehicles is warranted, according to the Pentagon’s chief weapon tester. In its annual report on major Defense Department and service-specific programs, the Director of Test and […]

Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 missile, part of the Patriot air defense capability. Photo: Lockheed Martin.

Officials: Hypervelocity Weapon Transitioning To Services This Year; New Army Missile Defense Strategy To Be Finished This Summer

The Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) expects to start transitioning the hypervelocity gun weapon system (HGWS) to the services over the next year, an official said last Thursday. Vincent Sabio, program manager for the HGWS program at SCO, said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) event that the office is aiming […]

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Oshkosh Expects Flood Of Foreign JLTV Orders Once Army Ramps Production

Oshkosh [OSK] continues to ramp up production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) for the Army and in anticipation of increased demand overseas, according to President and Chief Executive Wilson Jones. JLTV is currently in low-rate initial production, but a decision to enter full-rate production (FRP) is expected in early 2019, Jones said Jan. […]

Air Force Gen. James "Mike" Holmes, head of Air Combat Command, speaks at the Brookings Institution on Jan. 25, 2018. (Photo by Marc Selinger/Defense Daily)

Air Force, Army To Hold Joint Exercises On Multi-Domain Battle

The U.S. Air Force and Army plan to conduct a series of joint table-top exercises over the next year to refine ideas for fighting seamlessly across multiple domains, an Air Force official said Jan. 25. The Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC) and the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) are running the effort, said […]

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Army Wins Appeal Against Leonardo Lawsuit Blocking UH-72 Sole-Source Contracts

The Army has won an appeal against Leonardo’s lawsuit attempting to block its pursuit of sole-source contracts for Airbus’ UH-72 Lakota helicopters. The U.S. Court of Appeals announced its decision Tuesday reversing a 2016 court decision in a lawsuit filed by defense contractor Leonardo, then known as AgustaWestland, which claimed the Army must allow for […]