Army & Land Forces News

US Army Seeks to Boost Aircraft Performance, Survivability

US Army Seeks to Boost Aircraft Performance, Survivability

Army researchers, scientists and engineers are moving forward to develop aviation technology solutions to support future Soldiers. “Aviation is key to our ability to accomplish a wide range of missions in complex environments, as well as being a cornerstone of […]


250 Swedish Military Vehicles Sold to Iraq

BMP-1

Two-hundred-fifty Swedish [armored fighting vehicles] of the type BMP-1 are secretly being shipped to Iraq, Swedish Radio News reveals. It is illegal in Sweden to export weapons to Iraq, but the tanks are being sold via a company in the […]


Solarium 2015: Developing agile, adaptive leaders

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno talks to 84 captains from throughout the Army during Solarium 2015 on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb. 26, 2015. The focus of the discussions was "The U.S. Army Operating Concept: Win in a Complex World."

“Five, 10, 15, 20 years from now, you’ll be executing our future strategy to meet complex problems we have around the world,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. The general spoke Feb. 26, to an audience of 84 […]


Exercise Spartan Pegasus demonstrates joint military partnership

Paratroopers, with U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, await their exit as they fly inside a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Exercise Spartan Pegasus on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 24, 2015.

Paratroopers, with U.S. Army Alaska’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, performed the largest U.S. airborne mission north of the Arctic Circle in more than a decade during Exercise Spartan Pegasus 15, Feb. 24. This exercise demonstrated […]


Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Latvia

Russian paratroopers in drills on border with Estonia, Latvia

Up to 2,000 Russian soldiers took part in drills in the country’s west on Wednesday as Moscow conducted an inspection of its paratrooper units in the latest show of strength likely to alarm its neighbors. Some 500 units of equipment […]


Pentagon Expedites $17.9 Million in Equipment to Aid Iraqis

Caiman mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles in Iraq

The Defense Department has expedited $17.9 million in equipment and supplies –- some which have already been delivered –- to the Iraqi government, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today. Warren provided a general update on equipment and […]


German Government Says No Tanks for Lithuania: Report

German Government Says No Tanks for Lithuania: Report

The German government has said it will not fulfill a request from its NATO ally and European Union partner Lithuania for the delivery of so-called Boxer tanks, a media report said on Sunday, citing the German Defense Ministry. “A delivery […]


Australia Issues RFT for Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability

Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV)

The Minister for Defence, the Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, today announced the Australian Government has given First Pass approval for project LAND 400 Phase 2 – Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability. The Request for Tender has been released for the multi-billion […]


US Army scientists discover how to predict damage in future military vehicles

With damage precursors, Army researchers Ed Habtour, left, and Dr. Dan Cole hope to convert the structural skins of aerial vehicle components (wings, blades) into "living" surfaces that could sense, react and adapt to the operational conditions.

Army researchers made an important discovery during metals testing that could impact the way the structural health of current and future military vehicles are deemed “healthy and more efficient.” The discovery may lead to saving time and money, as well […]


 
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