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Army Expanding Its Special Operations Force

Army Expanding Its Special Operations Force

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Army Special Operations Command will double in size by 2017, said its commander, compared to what it was before the war on terror. The demand for special operations forces, however, has almost quadrupled, said USASOC commander, Lt. […]


Army Details OH-58D Reconnaissance Helicopter Upgrade

Army Details OH-58D Reconnaissance Helicopter Upgrade

WASHINGTON: The Kiowa Warrior OH-58D, the Army’s primary armed reconnaissance scout aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan, is about to get a makeover that will extend its life well into the future. Col. Robert Grigsby, project manager for the Kiowa Warrior […]


Counterinsurgency ops in Afghanistan appear to be paying off

Counterinsurgency ops in Afghanistan appear to be paying off

WASHINGTON: In an update on counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan, the director of the Pakistan/Afghanistan Coordination Cell said that if U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander Gen. David H. Petraeus were here, he would characterize efforts in the war-torn country to be “slow […]


BAE to Extend Life of 552 Bradley Vehicles

BAE to Extend Life of 552 Bradley Vehicles

YORK, Pa.: BAE Systems will extend the lives of 552 Bradley Fighting Vehicles by replacing old and damaged components under a $91 million contract modification from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. “Bradley Combat Systems continues to serve […]


Armed Aerial Scout 72X Team Prepares for First Flight

Armed Aerial Scout 72X Team Prepares for First Flight

ARLINGTON, VA: EADS North America announced today at the Association of the U.S. Army annual convention that its Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) industry team is preparing for the first flight of one of three company-funded Technical Demonstration Aircraft (TDA). […]


Army enters low-rate production for Block III Apache

Army enters low-rate production for Block III Apache

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Army has formally entered a low-rate production phase for its AH-64D Apache Block III helicopter — a next generation attack aircraft with increased power, lift, maneuverability, communication with unmanned systems and hard-landing ability, service officials said. The […]


Army sees potential in adaptive battlefield network

Army sees potential in adaptive battlefield network

Maneuvering through thick woods, in rugged terrain or in urban confines, Soldiers risk losing radio connectivity and the ability to communicate. The intelligent, self-healing Wireless Network After Next (WNaN) tactical network could prevent that danger by adapting to changing circumstances […]


Boeing to Highlight Innovative Capabilities for Army at AUSA

Boeing to Highlight Innovative Capabilities for Army at AUSA

WASHINGTON: The Boeing Company will showcase a wide array of solutions for the U.S. Army at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 25-27 in Washington. Army modernization initiatives, unmanned systems, airlift and attack/reconnaissance platforms, […]


Army Testing Diesel-Electric Truck

Army Testing Diesel-Electric Truck

ARLINGTON, Va.: The Army is now testing a new Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, or HEMTT A3 -– a 35,000-pound, diesel-electric-powered truck able to improve fuel economy by 20 percent and transport up to 100 kilowatts of exportable power. The […]


 
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