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A Lockheed Martin engineer uses a mobile device with an advanced management information system to help perform maintenance inside a gunnery combat training simulator. Photo credit: Lockheed Martin (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Receives $3.5 Billion Deal To Support Army Training Systems

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has received a seven-year, $3.5 billion contract from the Army to provide logistics and support services for over 300,000 training components and systems, the company said Friday. Under the deal, Lockheed Martin will support the Army’s Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) program, including providing mobile devices to improve the readiness […]

Heather Wilson testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on her nomination to be Air Force secretary. (Air Force photo)

Service Secretaries Share Science & Tech Notes Over Regular Breakfasts

Expanding on promises of “jointness” and cooperation on the battlefield, the military service senior civilian leaders are meeting regularly to trade notes on research efforts to reduce overlap and promote cooperation in basic scientific endeavors. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said the services are “on the cusp of becoming integrated, not just interdependent, not just […]

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Palantir, Raytheon To Share $876 Million Contract For Army Battle Management System

Nearly two years after Palantir Technologies sued the Army for not considering commercial products for its battlefield data management system, the company is co-recipient of a $876 million contract for that very program. Raytheon [RTN] and Palantir will share in the firm-fixed-price contract for the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Capability Drop 1, the Army […]

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Army Buys First Post-Lawsuit Lot Of Airbus Utility Helicopters

Free from legal shackles it has been forced to wear for more than two years, the Army has signed a $273 million deal with Airbus Helicopters for additional UH-72 Lakota aircraft. Announced March 8, the contract is for 35 of the light utility helicopters the Army uses to train rotorcraft pilots for other non-combat utility […]

Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Ryan D. McCarthy speaks during the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) quarterly public meeting. The DIB was established to help identify innovative private-sector practices and technological solutions that the DoD could employ in the future.

Army Considering 30 Cities As Potential Futures Command Headquarters

Army officials have drawn up a list of 30 U.S. cities with the right talent pool, academic institutions and business development needed for the locations of its new Futures Command. Senior service officials will get their first look at that list and other recommendations as early as this week, according to Undersecretary of the Army […]

Oshkosh Defense JLTV Offering L-ATV
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Larger Army Could Need More Than 50,000 Planned JLTV Trucks

As the Army grows to the size authorized under the fiscal 2019 budget request, the number of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) it needs likely will grow with it, according to a recent report on the JLTV program by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The Army currently plans to buy 49,100 JLTVs from Oshkosh Defense […]

BAE Systems' Mobile Protected Firepower submission. (BAE photo)

BAE Submits Modernized M8 Light Tank For Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower

BAE Systems has submitted a proposal for the Army’s new Mobile Protected Firepower based on the M8 mobile gun system originally pitched in 1996 as a replacement for the M551 Sheridan light tank. March 1 was the deadline to submit proposals for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the MPF program that seeks […]

U. S. Army CH-47 Chinook D/F
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Army Spending Millions On Contract Aviation To Support Afghanistan Troop Increase

Army logistics units in Afghanistan are spending millions of dollars contracting heavy lift helicopters to move supplies in support of the expected 3,900 additional troops headed for that country in coming months. U.S. military rotorcraft in Afghanistan are spared the less glamorous missions of delivering mail, food, water and ammunition to distributed bases and instead […]

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SOCOM Needs Open Architecture Intel Systems To Identify, Track Threats

Special Operations Command should “aggressively” pursue an enterprise-wide open architecture intelligence-sharing network to make the most of the data it and partner organizations within and outside the Defense Department gather, according to Mark Mitchell, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict. Asked how Special Operations forces should approach the need […]