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US Modernization Strategy Soldier-Focused In Lean Years

US Modernization Strategy Soldier-Focused In Lean Years

Research, development and acquisition investments have declined 37 percent since the fiscal year 2012 budget planning cycle, said the G-8. Historically, the research, development and acquisition, or RDA, account averaged about 22 percent of the Army’s obligation authority. But for […]


Benét Labs’ Mortar Redesign to Help Infantrymen Become More Lethal, Safer

Benét Labs’ Mortar Redesign to Help Infantrymen Become More Lethal, Safer

The United States infantry has some of the finest mortar systems in the world. They are lightweight, have great range, and provide a significant amount of lethal and destructive fire to close-range combat. And so, why would anyone think about […]


US Army At ‘Tipping Point’ of Unmanned Aircraft System Capabilities

US Army At ‘Tipping Point’ of Unmanned Aircraft System Capabilities

“We’re on the tipping point of unmanned aerial systems’ ability to deliver capability to the Soldier,” said Col. Thomas von Eschenbach. The unmanned aerial/aircraft system, or UAS, is no longer seen by Soldiers as a new system and as the […]


Lockheed Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

Lockheed Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

Lockheed Martin received a $255 million contract in late 2013 from the U.S. Army for Lot 9 production of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket. The new allotment of rockets will be delivered to the U.S. Army, […]


US Army consolidates network enablers to boost simplicity

US Army consolidates network enablers to boost simplicity

As the Army moves to a streamlined and more user-friendly tactical network, the hardware, software and processes that keep it running and secure are realigning to reduce complexity and costs. Together, these products serve as the critical enablers of the […]


US Army continues to expand body armor analysis work to protect Soldiers

US Army continues to expand body armor analysis work to protect Soldiers

Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, or ARL continue to expand body armor analysis work to protect Soldiers – not only protecting their lives, but also their daily life functions after treatment and recovery. The team of researchers, who […]


Pentagon proposes to shrink US Army to pre-WWII level

Pentagon proposes to shrink US Army to pre-WWII level

The Pentagon plans to scale back the US Army by more than an eighth to its lowest level since before World War II, signaling a shift after more than a decade of ground wars. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recommended shrinking […]


US Army Selects Saab’s Carl-Gustaf Man-Portable Weapon System

US Army Selects Saab’s Carl-Gustaf Man-Portable Weapon System

Defence and security company Saab’s man-portable weapon system Carl-Gustaf has been chosen by the U.S. Department of the Army to be a Program of Record within the U.S. Army. This means that the world leading shoulder-fired weapon system, with a […]


US Army and Lockheed Complete Advanced Autonomous Convoy Demonstration

US Army and Lockheed Complete Advanced Autonomous Convoy Demonstration

The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated the ability of fully autonomous convoys to operate in urban environments with multiple vehicles of different models. The demonstration earlier this month at Fort Hood, […]


 
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