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Army tests new tactical vehicle

Army tests new tactical vehicle

CHURCHVILLE TEST AREA, Md: The Army is testing a new vehicle looking to eventually replace the iconic Humvee. Officials said the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will offer increased protection and performance. The Army took a group of reporters to a […]


Army Seeks Balance with Rapid Acquisition

Army Seeks Balance with Rapid Acquisition

WASHINGTON: The difference between rapid acquisition and traditional acquisition can be as much as six years or more. The rapid acquisition process allows the Army to bypass some of the rules, policies and procedures associated with acquisition for large projects […]


Cyber Command to Unite Network Defense Efforts

Cyber Command to Unite Network Defense Efforts

WASHINGTON: A new Army command will soon be responsible for defending Army information networks from threats around the globe. The new Army Forces Cyber Command will be responsible for defending all of the Army’s information networks, said Maj. Gen. Steven […]


Army testing green laser kits in Afghanistan

Army testing green laser kits in Afghanistan

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J.: The Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier is fielding several Green Laser Escalation of Force, or GLEF, kits to units in Afghanistan for operational assessment. The GLEF systems are mounted as an accessory to Common Remotely Operated Weapon […]


Air Force security transfers authority to Army

Air Force security transfers authority to Army

KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq: Members of the 506th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron here transferred authority for base security to Soldiers from the 1st Special Troops Battalion during a ceremony here May 28. In addition to the transfer of authority, […]


Turkish army chief says Israeli raid ‘grave and unacceptable’

Turkish army chief says Israeli raid ‘grave and unacceptable’

Ankara: Turkish army chief Ilker Basbug told his Israeli counterpart Monday that the deadly raid on the Gaza-bound aid fleet was “grave and unacceptable”, the Turkish military said. The two men spoke on the telephone after Israeli chief of staff […]


Army to test smartphones for offices, battlefields

Army to test smartphones for offices, battlefields

WASHINGTON: The Army is considering the use of smartphones in an effort to increase effectiveness and efficiency in both the administrative and operational environments. “Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications” is a two-phase initiative with about eight pilots that are designed […]


Army Launches Acquisition Review

Army Launches Acquisition Review

The Department of the Army announced today that it is launching a detailed, comprehensive review of its acquisition organizations, policies, workforce and processes, including how it acquires and manages equipment. The study, commissioned by Secretary of the Army John McHugh, […]


Army Chief Tells Troops in Afghanistan New Body Armour Coming

Army Chief Tells Troops in Afghanistan New Body Armour Coming

In a three day visit to Afghanistan last week, the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie, told Australian soldiers that Army will start issuing a new light-weight combat body armour system that is lighter than the current system for […]


 
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