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A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter of the California Army National Guard hovers above Lake Pardee in Ione, California, collecting water in a bucket, April 14, 2018, during wildland firefighting training, a cooperative mission between Cal Guard and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza)

Guard Troops, Dozens Of Aircraft Deployed To Fight West Coast Wildfires

At least 1,500 National Guard troops with more than two-dozen aircraft have deployed to fight the wildfires raging through Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The largest of several wildfire burning in California, the Mendocino Complex fire, has charred more than 300,000 acres, or 469 square miles, an area similar in size the Los Angeles, […]

An artist’s rendering of Dynetics’ High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator (HEL TVD) in action, designed to counter UAS, rockets, artillery, and mortars for the Army. (Image: Lockheed Martin)

Dynetics Teams Nabs $10 Million For Next Step In 100 kW Laser Weapon Competition

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Dynetics and its partners won a $10 million contract to continue developing the Army’s 100-kW high energy laser demonstrator, it announced here at the start of the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Ala. Dynetics is competing with Raytheon [RTN] to win a final $130 million down-select, expected in early 2019, […]

Army Selects Leonardo DRS To Demonstrate Improved Power System For THAAD Vehicles

The Army has tapped Leonardo DRS to demonstrate its On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) generator’s ability to meet increased power needs for vehicles that carry THAAD missile defense systems, the company said on Tuesday. Leonardo received the $5 million Other Transaction Authority contract from the Army on June 29, and will demonstrate its OBVP capability on […]

The Army Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) is a large-scale, semi-annual field evaluation of network and non-network capabilities. The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) traditionally provides test and evaluation support and instrumentation to NIEs. However, with NIE 14.2, the latest evaluation, USAEPG provided the additional support of a network forensics team that made a positive impact on network troubleshooting, reliability and network protection. (Photo by Amy Walker, U.S. Army PEO C3T // RELEASED)

GD Receives $3.9 Billion To Manage IT Equipment For Army’s Battlefield Network

The Army has awarded General Dynamics [GD] Mission Systems a $3.9 billion contract to continue managing the purchasing and maintenance of its ruggedized battlefield network hardware, the company said Aug. 1. GD Mission Systems will support the Army’s Common Hardware Systems (CHS)-5 program and serve as a ‘one stop shop’ for anywhere between 75,000 to […]

Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, the new commander Army Cyber Command

Army Cyber Officials Meeting Next Week On Expanding Command’s Role

The leader of Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) is looking to expand his command’s role beyond ‘cyber,’ to include greater electronic warfare and information operations capabilities, with a planned summit next week to begin drafting a new operational statement for the next one to three years. Lt. Gen Stephen Fogarty, who assumed the helm of ARCYBER […]

U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force—Crisis Response—Central Command, conduct fast rope training from an MV-22 Osprey while deployed to Southwest Asia, Sept. 16, 2015.

Don’t Go It Alone: A Top U.S. Marine’s Advice For Modernizing On A Budget

QUANTICO, Va. — As the Marine Corps continues to, shiplike, slowly turn itself away from the insurgent wars it has fought for nearly two decades toward old-school strategic competition, it must lean on larger sister services for major platform development and spend its own money only on Marine-specific gear, according to Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh. […]

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters carrying distinguished visitors arrive for Army Day 2018, Feb. 9, 2018, Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait. Army Day was the opening event for U.S. Central Command’s Component Commanders Conference that allowed U.S. Army Central to showcase the Army’s capabilities at the theater level. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ty McNeeley, U.S. ARCENT PAO)

U.S. Army Orders 250 Touchscreen Displays To Upgrade UH-60 Avionics

Under an ongoing $226 million contract, BAE Systems will install 250 touchscreen displays on U.S. Army UH-60A/L Black Hawk helicopters. The recently awarded task order is for touch screen computer display units (CDU) to upgrade the company’s ASN-128 Doppler GPS navigation systems already installed on Army Black Hawks. BAE has built the navigation systems for […]

Bell UH-1Y Huey. Photo: Bell

Marine Chief Combat Developer: Aviation An ‘Inherently Dangerous Business’

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. —  During a nearly 40-year career in the Marine Corps, much of it spent flying fighter jets, Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh has seen a lot of aircraft crash, sufficient experience for him to be skeptical that military aviation is in a crisis. Currently the deputy commandant for combat development and […]

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Army Selects Lockheed To Integrate Systems For Autonomous Convoy Vehicle Program

The Army has picked Lockheed Martin [LMT] to integrate systems for its program to equip ground vehicles with robotic technology for potential autonomous resupply operations, the company said on Monday. Lockheed Martin is tasked with running a three-year effort to develop and test unmanned prototype systems for convoy activities under Army Tank Automotive Research, Development […]