Articles written by: Army News Service

Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

Soldiers whose eyes are injured during combat have a better chance of returning to duty with their vision intact due to some revisions in the Army’s first-aid kit. The rigid eye shield was added as a component to the Army’s […]


International sniper competition tests top shooters’ tactical skills

International sniper competition tests top shooters’ tactical skills

Sniper teams from around the globe converged on the Special Forces Sniper Course to put their skills to the test in this year’s United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition. Twenty-two teams, including three foreign teams, competed for […]


US Modernization Strategy Soldier-Focused In Lean Years

US Modernization Strategy Soldier-Focused In Lean Years

Research, development and acquisition investments have declined 37 percent since the fiscal year 2012 budget planning cycle, said the G-8. Historically, the research, development and acquisition, or RDA, account averaged about 22 percent of the Army’s obligation authority. But for […]


CSA: Army watching Eastern Europe closely

CSA: Army watching Eastern Europe closely

The Army and NATO are watching “very carefully” the troop deployments and the exercises they’re doing in Russia, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. “I think it’s important for us that we operate within the NATO framework to […]


US Air and missile defense to get smarter software

US Air and missile defense to get smarter software

When a missile is launched against an enemy target, it would be nice to have a lot of good information about that target. But when “decision makers push the fire button, they may have very little data, and sometimes not […]


Unmanned vehicle demonstration showcases leap-ahead technology

Unmanned vehicle demonstration showcases leap-ahead technology

Working closely with Lockheed Martin and a conglomeration of Army technology, acquisition and user community stakeholders, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center successfully demonstrated an unmanned military convoy Jan. 14 at Fort Hood, Texas. From a […]


Benét Labs’ Mortar Redesign to Help Infantrymen Become More Lethal, Safer

Benét Labs’ Mortar Redesign to Help Infantrymen Become More Lethal, Safer

The United States infantry has some of the finest mortar systems in the world. They are lightweight, have great range, and provide a significant amount of lethal and destructive fire to close-range combat. And so, why would anyone think about […]


‘Live synthetic’ US Army’s next generation of simulation

‘Live synthetic’ US Army’s next generation of simulation

Soldiers from a brigade combat team are at a combat training site doing a routine live-fire exercise. Well, maybe not so routine. Suddenly enemy jets pop out of the clouds streaking toward them. The Soldiers scramble for cover as missiles […]


US Army At ‘Tipping Point’ of Unmanned Aircraft System Capabilities

US Army At ‘Tipping Point’ of Unmanned Aircraft System Capabilities

“We’re on the tipping point of unmanned aerial systems’ ability to deliver capability to the Soldier,” said Col. Thomas von Eschenbach. The unmanned aerial/aircraft system, or UAS, is no longer seen by Soldiers as a new system and as the […]


 
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