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Talisman Sabre: Land-Based Missiles Vs. China

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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The Army’s experimental Multi-Domain Task Force tested new tactics for Pacific conflict, hand-in-glove with the Marines, Air Force, and Australians.

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ITEP: GAO Okays Army Picking Riskier Engine – Will Congress?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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The full GAO decision undermines one of ATEC’s arguments to overturn the award to rival GE, technical superiority, but it reinforces another: risk.

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ITEP: GE Defends Its Helicopter Engine

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Leaked extracts from an Army review tell only part of the story, a 12-year saga of extensive research, development, and testing, the company argues.

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ATEC Appeals To Hill For Helicopter Engine Dough

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Rebuffed by the Army and GAO in its bid to re-engine aging helicopters, ATEC has gone over their heads to Congress and asked legislators for a second chance.

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Acting SecAF & Roper Likely Head To Paris Show, With F-35A

Posted by Colin Clark on


Amid chatter about what aircraft will make their way to Paris, the Air Force going all in.

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National Guard Will Get Black Hawk Replacement Early: Army Vice-Chief

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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FLRAA will go to select Guard units ahead of most of the regular Army, Gen. McConville said. That’s a far cry from past conflicts over helicopters.

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How Army’s Multi-Domain Overhaul May Impact The National Guard

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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HUNTSVILLE: Modernizing the Army is about much more than equipment. To defeat Russia and China in future multi-domain warfare — or better yet, deter them — the service is contemplating cultural revolutions as ripe for controversy as any multi-billion dollar weapons program. They include allowing junior officers more initiative, ending chronic micromanagement; creating long-term “regimental” affiliations… Keep reading →

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Don’t Panic About Apaches: Army Not Junking Gunships

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Will the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft “replace” some AH-64 Apache gunships? Sort of, technically — but that’s a misleading slice of a bigger story.

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India Is Going Big on New Fighters; Lockheed, Boeing Pledge Indian Plants

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Boeing, Lockheed, Dassault Aviation of France, the European Eurofighter consortium, Sweden’s Saab, and United Aircraft Corporation of Russia are all jockeying for position for an Indian fighter contract worth $15 billion for 110 planes, and an $8 billion navy program of around 60 aircraft.

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Killer Angel On Your Shoulder: Army’s Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Manned air and ground forces would work together and protect each other along the front line, while relatively expendable drones and missiles go deep into enemy airspace.

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