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Army Completes Biggest Reorg In 45 Years: Can Futures Command End Weapons Disasters?

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“Ultimately that is what this is all about, why I get up every morning, that’s why AFC exists: to make sure, not today’s soldier, but our kids and our grandkids have the core concepts, the organizational structures, and the capabilities they need to fight and win on a future battlefield,” Gen. Murray said, “or even better yet not to fight at all, because there is nobody in the world in the future that would ever take on the United States in ground combat, because we have done our job so well.”

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Army Boosts Stryker Firepower, But Active Protection Lags

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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND: The Army is rapidly upgunning its 8×8 Stryker vehicles to better deter the Russians in Eastern Europe, as we wrote yesterday. But soldiers are still figuring out how they’ll use the new vehicles. And the service as a whole is struggling to update the entire armored force, from the 20-ton Stryker to… Keep reading →

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Upgunned Strykers Open Fire At Aberdeen – But Fielding Will Be Slow

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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND: Two years after the Europe-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment requested more firepower to deter the Russians, 30 millimeter shells and Javelin missiles thundered downrange here at the Army’s oldest proving ground. Even standing at a safe distance, 20 yards from the closest of the two Stryker vehicles, I could feel the muzzle blast… Keep reading →

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Army Starts Final Tests On Latest Network Tech For Afghanistan

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The Army’s new, streamlined approach to improving its battlefield networks took a big step forward this week when five MRAP armored trucks with the latest digital communications gear shipped out to be tested at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Testing at Aberdeen is the last major hurdle before fielding what’s called “Capability Set 13” to… Keep reading →

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Army’s Open Invitation To Vendors For NIE Industry Day

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Army hosts NIE Industry Day @ Aberdeen 7/19. Invite: http://bit.ly/NmcisL. Our story on Army’s new outreach strategy: http://aol.it/FO8L8n SydneyFreedberg

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Army Struggles Towards New Relationship With Industry To Get Network Working

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As the U.S. Army tries to field new mobile networking technology to its troops, it is betting that a new testing process built around biannual “Network Integration Evaluations” can avoid the acquisition disasters of the past. Success depends on a new division of labor between government and industry – something which the Army admits it… Keep reading →

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