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M1271 Medium Flail Clearing Vehicles Enter US Army Service

M1271 Medium Flail Clearing Vehicles Enter US Army Service

The U.S. Army Reserve has fielded the first two M1271 Medium Flail Mine Clearing Vehicles, or MCV, with the 364th Engineer Platoon, located at Fort Smith, Arkansas. The MCV is a manned vehicle designed to clear paths through minefields and […]


Army’s Grey Eagle Trades Reliability for Capability

Army’s Grey Eagle Trades Reliability for Capability

The Army’s MQ-1C Grey Eagle program is under its estimated budget, and is also meeting expected availability rates in theater. While the reliability rate of the unmanned aircraft system, or UAS, is not where it could be, Army leaders have […]


Anniston Army Depot Partners to Rebuild Saudi Tanks

Anniston Army Depot Partners to Rebuild Saudi Tanks

Anniston Army Depot recently contracted to overhaul 143 M1 Abrams tanks for Saudi Arabia’s Royal Saudi Land Forces through a partnership with General Dynamics Land Systems, at Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio. An additional 129 tanks are awaiting funding. […]


Budget Constraints to Delay Aircraft Modernization

Budget Constraints to Delay Aircraft Modernization

Some modernization programs may be delayed, but not reduced or cancelled due to a tightening of the budget, senior Army leaders told senators Wednesday. Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno testified […]


Army to partner with industry for up to $7 billion in renewable-energy projects

An array of solar panels supplies energy for necessities at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Army will partner with industry for up to $7 billion in renewable-energy sources — wind, solar, biomass and geothermal — and has released a draft request for proposal that could allow multiple projects to begin nationwide. Speaking at a […]


Training innovations keep trucks on battlefield, out of classroom

Training innovations keep trucks on battlefield, out of classroom

Instructors at Fort Jackson’s Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School decided to use a little imagination to keep valuable equipment from being transferred from the battleground to the classroom. Rather than treating it as a single problem to be solved, though, instructors […]


Aviation Brigade Trains at NTC with First Shadow Unmanned Aerial System Troop

Aviation Brigade Trains at NTC with First Shadow Unmanned Aerial System Troop

For the first time, a task force of an Army aviation brigade deployed to a training scenario with their own Unmanned Aerial Systems troop organic to them. Task Force Saber, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, made […]


US Army Awards Contract for AN/TPQ-53 Firefinder Radar

US Army Awards Contract for AN/TPQ-53 Firefinder Radar

The U.S. Army Product Manager for Radars (PdM Radars) awarded a contract yesterday to Lockheed Martin for the AN/TPQ-53 Firefinder Radar. The award is a firm fixed price contract for $881 million with the base year and two option years, […]


US Army Tests Four Light Robots

US Army Tests Four Light Robots

Infantrymen and engineers steered four small robots around the buildings and terrain at the McKenna Urban Operations Complex last week to get a better idea how they might help Soldiers in recon missions and the detection of improvised explosive devices. […]


 
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