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US Army Signals Israel’s Iron Dome Isn’t The Answer

Posted by Paul McLeary on


“It was developed for a very specific threat and it does incredible things…we intend to operate it differently — in support of an Army on the move. It’s not just going to be static.”

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Army To Pick LTAMDS Winner By September

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“This is a radar they’re going to buy for, I don’t know, 30 years?  So you want to make sure you’ve got new technology that can meet the threats of the future.”

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New Army Laser Could Kill Cruise Missiles

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Instead of building a 100-kilowatt weapon, the Army now plans to leap straight to 250 or even 300 kW — which could shoot down much tougher targets.

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IBCS: Northrop Delivers New Army Missile Defense Command Post

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


After years of tests, setbacks, and painstaking fixes, the Army has its first fire-control center for a radically new kind of missile defense.

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Army ‘Big Six’ Ramp Up in 2021: Learning From FCS

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


All told, the Army’s investing $57 billion in modernization over five years — but it wants to take time to test new technologies before it commits to them.

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Army Reboots Cruise Missile Defense: IFPC & Iron Dome

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The new approach will focus on an urgent but largely unmet threat: Russian and Chinese cruise missiles.

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Army Boosts Investment In Lasers

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


AUSA: The Army is investing more and more money in lasers to defeat incoming rockets and enemy drones. Across the Air & Missile Defense (AMD) portfolio, “we put over 50 percent of our S&T (Science and Technology) money going towards directed energy projects,” up from about a third previously, said the AMD modernization director, Brig. Gen.… Keep reading →

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Inside Army Futures Command: CFT Chiefs Take Charge

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“We were never above probably a total of eight people,” the aviation Cross Functional Team chief, Brig. Gen. Wally Rugen, told me. “We’re not this big colossal thing, we’re a lean, mean organization.”

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Army Accelerates Air & Missile Defense Five Years: MSHORAD, MML, Lasers

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Today, Brig. Gen. McIntire told me, Army field artillery and air & missile defense are like two boxers, one who can only punch and the other who can only block. “We’ve got to have one boxer that has the ability to strike and block simultaneously,” he said. “That’s the speed that we’re going to need in the future.”

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