Articles written by: Army News Service

US Army Looks to Composites for Tougher, Lighter Armaments

US Army Looks to Composites for Tougher, Lighter Armaments

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said. The key to this revolution is composite materials, said Littlefield, who is a mechanical […]


Operation Letzlingen Shock begins in Germany

Track and wheel vehicles, from 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, convoy from their motorpool at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, to the railhead, April 20, 2015.

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany: U.S. and German Soldiers teamed up to kick off a bilateral training exercise in Germany, April 16, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Operation Freedom Shock, which is scheduled to run through April 28, includes troops from 3rd […]


US Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico

US Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico

Soldiers, from two U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, companies, eliminated more than 75,000 pounds of explosives during operations in New Mexico over the past month. The 734th EOD Company demolished 15,000 pounds of explosives at White Sands Missile […]


US Army plans intelligence system to be lighter weight, easier to use

During a media day, a Soldier, with the Army's intelligence community, demonstrates use of a portion of the Distributed Common Ground System - Army system on Fort Belvoir, Va., May 16, 2013.

Future versions of the Distributed Common Ground System – Army, or DCGS-A, will be less complex and easier to use, Army leaders told lawmakers. The DCGS-A system is an intelligence collection, processing, and dissemination tool that Army leaders have acknowledged […]


US Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

Sikorsky and Boeing have worked together on their offering for the U.S. Army's joint multi-role technology demonstrator called the SB-1 Defiant.

The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift, or FVL, research. The Army is continuing its ties with AVX Aircraft Company and Karem Aircraft Incorporated. “This […]


US Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit

US Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System, or UAS. The unit is the […]


Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer system

Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer system

Military personnel and defense contractors celebrated delivery of the first low-rate initial production M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony here, April 9. “The M109A7 stands at the vanguard of a series of ground combat modernization upgrades, which […]


US Army accepts 100th Apache ‘Echo’ model

Soldiers, from the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., became the first in the Army to field the latest version of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, Feb. 21, 2013.

In late March, the Army accepted delivery of the 100th AH-64E Apache helicopter. The “Echo” model is a complete rebuild of the AH-64D model. It includes an improved drive system, composite main rotor blades, a more powerful 701D GE engine, […]


US Army to revise tattoo policy

US Army to revise tattoo policy

The Army will update its policy on tattoos during the coming weeks, making it more accommodating to current social norms, the Army’s chief of staff said. During a press conference during the Association of the United States Army Global Force […]


 
Ratio of armour to infantry http://t.co/dYdTruAJyE #forum #military2 days ago