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Army developing new 120mm AMP tank round

Army developing new 120mm AMP tank round

The Army is developing a new Advanced Multi-Purpose 120mm tank round that combines six different capabilities into a single round, service officials said. The Advanced Multi-Purpose, or AMP, is ready to enter into the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase after […]


Army prepares for next Network Integration Evaluation

Army prepares for next Network Integration Evaluation

With two units now readying for Afghanistan with the Army’s new tactical communications network, the service will continue to drive technology forward through its next Network Integration Evaluation this spring. Soldier training, vehicle integration, system check-outs and other preparations are […]


Budget Cuts Force Army to Delay Production of New Apache Helicopters

A new Apache Block III aircraft lifts off the runway at the Boeing complex in Mesa, Ariz. The AH-64 Apache Block III next-generation attack helicopter is finishing up its Initial Operational Test and Evaluation at Fort Irwin, Calif., and should be ready to deploy with Soldiers sometime next year. Photo Credit: PEO Aviation

Army planners are rethinking how their service will acquire 700 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters over the next 14 years in light of declining procurement budgets. InsideDefense reported on March 6 that the Army’s fiscal 2014 budget request will defer any […]


Army outreach cut by sequestration

Army outreach cut by sequestration

Aerial demonstrations have been halted. Army band performances and the Army Birthday Ball are canceled. Communities across America are seeing less of the United States Army because of sequestration. The across-the-board budget cuts are drastically impacting a very visible mission […]


Army studies range from virtual marksmanship to waste water reuse

Army studies range from virtual marksmanship to waste water reuse

Army commands can start thinking now about submitting study proposals to the Army Study Program Management Office for consideration this summer. Meghan Mariman, director of the Army Study Program Management Office, known as ASPMO, which is part of G-8 at […]


Gray Eagle completes initial operational testing, evaluation

Gray Eagle completes initial operational testing, evaluation

The U.S. Army’s Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system recently completed a successful initial operational testing and evaluation at the Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. During the initial operational testing and evaluation, or IOT&E, the Gray Eagle platform […]


Sikorsky, Boeing Propose X2 Technology Helicopter Design for US Army

Sikorsky, Boeing Propose X2 Technology Helicopter Design for US Army

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Boeing will submit a joint proposal to build a demonstrator aircraft — based on Sikorsky’s X2 Technology rotorcraft design — for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) Phase 1 program. The JMR TD […]


Army Aviation Looking To Overcome ‘Degraded Visual Environment’

Army Aviation Looking To Overcome ‘Degraded Visual Environment’

Army acquisition officials are pursuing solutions to help aircraft crews navigate through what is called a “degraded visual environment.” A degraded visual environment, or DVE, is a circumstance wherein weather, obscurants or obstacles thwart the ability of a crew to […]


Savings served up for Bradley armor plates

Savings served up for Bradley armor plates

When a military contractor approached the Army with a proposal for significant savings on armor tiles for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the impulse to quickly go for the savings had to be postponed: The Bradley played such an important role […]


 
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