Archive: Army

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announces the National Defense Strategy at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, Jan. 19. (DoD photo by Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm)

In New Strategy, Mattis Redirects ‘More-Lethal’ Military Toward Great-Power Conflict

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis unveiled on Friday a strategy for sharpening the U.S. military’s competitive advantage against near-peer adversaries Russia and China by modernizing the force, strengthening alliances and building new partnerships all in an effort to preserve the relative global stability established after World War II. “The central challenge to U.S. prosperity and security […]

F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter

Acquisition Nominees Call For Prototyping Before Buying Major Weapon Systems

Rapid experimental prototyping of the sort that resulted in the SR-71 Blackbird and F-117 stealth fighter is the key to keeping major weapon system development programs on track, according to two prospective Pentagon weapon buyers. Tapped to become the first undersecretary of defense for Research and Engineering (USD R&E), former NASA administrator Michael Griffin on […]

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley speaks to Soldiers at Qayyarah Airfield West, Iraq, Dec. 22, 2017. The Soldiers are currently deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Avery Howard)

Army Wants Tenfold Increase In Combat System Capability

In pursuing its modernization goals, the Army wants bullets, tanks, radios and rifles that are up to 10 times as capable as the gear it currently fields. The Army wants leap-ahead technologies and platforms that will allow it to “shoot, move, communicate, protect and sustain” an extended land-based campaign against a technologically sophisticated foe, Chief […]

Nellis Air Force Base

Army Seeking Design Proposals For Future Virtual Warfare Operations Facility

Army officials will begin accepting proposals later this month to design a virtual warfare facility to be housed at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The new Virtual Warfare Center Operations (VWC-N Ops) facility will be used as hub for military aircraft simulators, including for the F-15C, F-15-E and the AWACS. The cost of construction […]

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New TRADOC Guideline Sets Approach To Future Army Cyberspace Operations

Future Army cyber operations will require improved ownership of the electromagnetic spectrum and accelerated integration of cyber and electronic warfare (EW) operations to outpace peer adversaries’ technological advances, according to a new Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) document. The new cyber operations pamphlet, released Jan. 9, was commissioned by the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) […]

Apache Attack Helicopter. Photo: Boeing

Army Consolidates Apache Testing With New Missile, Other Capability Ugrades

In order to concurrently test fire a new missile from the aircraft, the Army is delaying follow-on test and evaluation of the AH-64E Apache gunship by a year, according to service aviation officials. To “increase efficiency and effectiveness” of testing technology insertions in the AH-64E, FOT&E – previously scheduled for the third quarter of fiscal […]

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 Network Study Team To Kick Off With Industry Event At Aberdeen

To inform industry of Army tactical network modernization needs and priorities, the Army’s newly formed Network Cross Functional Team (CFT) will hold a tactical-network related information forum  in February at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Hosted in cooperation with Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO-C3T), the two-day event will run Feb. 6-7 and serve […]

Airbus Helicopters EC-145

U.S. Army Pursues UH-72A Procurement After Lawsuit Derailment

The U.S. Army is moving forward with a plan to buy more UH-72 Lakotas after a lawsuit blocked a previous effort to add more than a dozen of the Airbus utility aircraft to its training fleet.  A sources-sought notice released Jan. 4 outlined the Army’s interest in procuring up to 35 “new FAA certified EC-145 aircraft to […]