Army & Land Forces News

Raytheon moves forward on DARPA Persistent Close Air Support program

Raytheon moves forward on DARPA Persistent Close Air Support program

Raytheon is moving forward with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on the agency’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program, whose software could enable ground troops to receive close air support sooner by improving coordination among joint terminal attack controllers, […]


Oshkosh TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology at DSEI 2013

Oshkosh TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology at DSEI 2013

Low-tech, life-threatening threats like improvised explosive devices (IED) have reshaped conflicts and spurred militaries to re-consider how they can protect their land forces. Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, will be showcasing the role unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology […]


Sustaining drumbeat of ‘Ready and Resilient’ force through awareness, action

Sustaining drumbeat of ‘Ready and Resilient’ force through awareness, action

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Department of the Army joins our nation and the world in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14, 2013, in the U.S. and the World Health Organization’s World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, […]


American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

American and Japanese snipers came together to exchange their knowledge and learn from each other to enhance their combat readiness Sept. 5, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. They focused on target detection, reconnaissance techniques and cover and concealment. The […]


Russian Armata Tank to Enter Testing in November

Russian Armata Tank to Enter Testing in November

The prototype of Russia’s next generation Armata main battle tank is ready for testing, which will begin by November, the head of the Russian Tank Forces said Saturday. “The prototypes will be unveiled soon at an exhibit in Nizhny Tagil, […]


BAE Systems says closing Pennsylvania facility

BAE Systems says closing Pennsylvania facility

British arms maker BAE Systems said on Friday that it will close a small Pennsylvania plant that overhauls and upgrades military equipment for Bradley fighting vehicles, and blamed spending cutbacks. “BAE Systems announced today the planned closing of its Fayette […]


JLTV testing begins, program on schedule, budget

JLTV testing begins, program on schedule, budget

Full-pace, full-scope testing of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes began Sept. 3 and will last for 14 months. Each of the three vendors — Oshkosh Defense, Lockheed Martin and AM General — delivered 22 vehicles and six trailers for […]


Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

Washington is weighing expanding support for Syrian rebels by having the Pentagon take charge of arming the opposition instead of a clandestine effort by the CIA, officials said Wednesday. “It’s under consideration,” said a US official, who spoke on condition […]


NATO: Afghan Security Force Casualties Too High

NATO: Afghan Security Force Casualties Too High

The top NATO commander in Afghanistan says the country’s police and army are losing too many men in battle. U.S. General Joseph Dunford said Afghan security forces may need up to five more years of Western training and support before […]


 
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