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Lightweight Armor for Tactical Vehicles

The U.S. Army Tactical Vehicle Armor Development (TVAD) program is interested in ballistic armor solutions meeting the Long-Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) Objective performance requirement,...

The Ugly End to the Largest Service Contract In U.S History

Dealings between KBR and the Army have gotten “very nasty” as the two try to close out the largest government services contract in U.S....

Streamlined Blue Force Tracking System Integrates Combat & Logistics Support

The US Army is finally integrating a blue-force tracking system common to manoeuvre and logistics elements. For the first time on the battlefield, maneuver and logistics forces will share situational awareness and messaging, forming a complete and seamless operational picture.

EAPS Miniature Missile Successful in the First Guided Flight

On March 22, 2013 Lockheed Martin completed the first successful flight test of the Miniature Hit-To-Kill missile, part of the Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) systems.

Sikorsky, Boeing Propose X2 Rotorcraft for the US Army Medium Helicopter...

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and Boeing have signed a teaming agreement on Jan. 13, to submit a joint proposal in response to the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate solicitation for the Army's Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) Phase 1 program.

Remotely Controlled Flail Assists Counter-IED, Demining Missions

MV4 flail robot demonstrates the destruction of UXO
The US Army has been using the M160 remotely controlled flail robot built by the Croatian company DOK-ING in Afghanistan for route clearance missions.

ECP – Another Upgrade for the Abrams Tank

In September 2012 GDLS was awarded a contract worth $395 million to support the first phase of Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) for the M-1A2 SEPv2 Abrams tank upgrade, the initial phase includes research, development and testing. The work includes miniaturization of electronics, through line replaceable module (LRM)- based electronics architecture and increasing electrical generation capacity, distribution and management.

Minhunter and Gizmo Help Warfighters Finding IEDs with Mine Detectors

US forces and Afghan National Army are employing VMR-2 'Minehound' and VMC-1 'Gizmo' as IED detectors with regular combat units, following successful deployment of the new systems with combat engineers and dedicated explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams

Sikorsky Signs Five-Year H-60 Helicopter Contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation confirmed that they have signed a multi-year contract to build Black Hawk and Seahawk helicopters for the US Army and Navy; the contract is valued at between $7.3 billion and $8.5 billion and could eventually reach as high as $11.7 billion.

US Army Tests Validate Radar-Based Ground Based Sense & Avoid for...

The US Army said it is ready to begin the certification process in order to field the Ground Based Sense and Avoid system (GBSAA) to support Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operations along with commercial aviation inside civilian controlled National Airspace. First deploymnwt is planned at Ft. Hood, TX in March 2014.

Ozone Driven Apps Transform C2 Systems Into Flexible Information Services

The US Army has demonstrated a new software framework called Ozone, that supports rapid prototyping and rapid integration of real-time intelligence and operational data, providing commanders with enhanced situational understanding.

US Army Allocates Half a Billion to Support Mobile Countermine Radar

The US Army awarded NIITEK, Inc. a sole source contract for the supply of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS). This...

Lockheed Martin Outlines Ground Combat Vehicles Initiatives

Lockheed martin has outlined new activities in the field of Ground Combat Vehicles it is developing as a prime contractor or under cooperation with...

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