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Army fields flame-resistant uniforms

Army fields flame-resistant uniforms

ARLINGTON, Va.: The Army has begun to deploy special, high-tech flame-resistant uniforms engineered to safeguard Soldiers in aircraft and armored vehicles who could be exposed to fire and flames during an attack, service officials said. Called Fire Resistant Environmental Ensemble, […]


Army Building Smarter Robots

Army Building Smarter Robots

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Army is exploring ways to upgrade its fleet of roughly 3,000 small tactical robots in Iraq and Afghanistan designed to safeguard Soldiers by clearing buildings and caves and using sensors to sweep areas for Improvised Explosive Devices, […]


Army Plans Large Manned-Unmanned Demo

Army Plans Large Manned-Unmanned Demo

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Army is planning a largest-of-its-kind demonstration – called Manned Unmanned Systems Integration Concept, or MUSIC – at Dougway Proving Ground, Utah, in September of next year, service officials said. “It’s going to be the largest single demonstration […]


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 […]


 
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