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Back to basics of short-range air defense

Back to basics of short-range air defense

Forty-seven paratroopers from E Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, took part in national training operations at Fort Irwin, Calif., March 1-27. Soldiers from 1st platoon joined nearly 3,500 Soldiers from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry […]


Army Asks for Armed Aerial Scout Demonstration

Army Asks for Armed Aerial Scout Demonstration

The Army released to industry, April 25, a “request for information” about a replacement for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior aircraft, including a proposal to industry to provide for the Army a demonstration of the current “state of the art” in […]


Air Force Delivers Precision Resupply to the Joint Warfighter

Air Force Delivers Precision Resupply to the Joint Warfighter

The 317th Airlift Group successfully completed a precision airdrop capability demonstration to a distinguished panel of visitors at Fort Hood, Texas, during the U.S. Transportation Command Component Commander’s Conference on April 24. The mission objective was to display combat aerial […]


US Army Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for Counterfire Radar Production

US Army Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for Counterfire Radar Production

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) $391 million in production orders for a new radar system that provides soldiers with enhanced 360-degree protection from rocket, mortar and artillery fire. The orders represent the execution of two contract options […]


Army will open previously closed jobs, units to women

Army will open previously closed jobs, units to women

The Army today announced that it will begin a six-month assessment May 14 of an exception to the Direct Ground Combat Assignment Rule for female Soldiers. Under Direct Ground Combat Assignment Rule, or DGCAR, six military occupational specialties, or MOSs, […]


Residents flee as DR Congo army, rebels clash

Residents flee as DR Congo army, rebels clash

About 100 people were forced to flee as fierce clashes broke out between government troops and rebel forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an army commander said Sunday. “Violent clashes involving heavy weapons are ongoing close to Mweso (Nord-Kivu […]


Hellfire-First As Apaches Exercise With Navy Off Scotland

Hellfire-First As Apaches Exercise With Navy Off Scotland

Army Apache helicopters, launched from HMS Illustrious off the Scottish coast, have fired tank-busting Hellfire missiles in the UK for the first time, during one of the biggest military exercises of the year. Two Apache helicopters from 656 Squadron Army […]


Foreign military sales make partnerships strong, keep production lines hot

Foreign military sales make partnerships strong, keep production lines hot

On the Arabian Peninsula, the Saudi government has purchased $17 billion in military hardware from the United States. But they don’t buy it directly from manufacturers like Boeing or Sikorsky, they buy it instead through U.S. government intermediaries, like the […]


US Secretary of Army recognizes innovation

US Secretary of Army recognizes innovation

Four Soldiers who built a training device to teach service members to safely exit an overturned Humvee were among 22 troops and civilians honored April 24 as part of the 2012 Secretary of the Army Awards. Under Secretary of the […]


 
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