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Congress’ Budget Gridlock Threatens Army Hypersonics

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“As long as we get an appropriation by the beginning of the calendar year, I think we’ll be okay,” the Army’s chief of budget planning said.

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Can Army Control Costs Of Its New Weapons?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


With 10 major programs ramping up from prototypes to mass production by 2026, the Army can’t just count on “Night Court” cuts to free up sufficient funds, warned the service’s three-star chief of budget planning.

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Army Issues Next-Gen Targeting Goggles

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


A week from today, the first combat unit will get new ENVG-B goggles, which combine binocular night vision with computer-assisted cross-hairs linked wirelessly to the rifle. It’s a test case for the Army’s new high-speed approach to modernization.

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Army Multi-Domain Wargame Reveals C2 Shortfalls

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


In a massive simulated conflict, the human players adapted rapidly to futuristic technologies and tactics. But their command-and-control software couldn’t keep up.

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King Blasts DoD Wall Funding, But Smooth Sailing For Air Force, Army Secretaries

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“I believe we need the Space Force, in fact, in my opinion, a domain-specific service to organize, train, and equip space forces is overdue,” Air Force Secretary nominee Barbara Barrett said.

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Leonardo DRS Ready To Tackle DoD Modernization Efforts [Sponsored]

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Current and near-term defense budgets in the U.S. have created a period of strong growth for the defense industry, particularly in areas such as situational awareness, survivability, secure networks and communications.  While the Navy is building more ships and modernizing its existing fleet, Army modernization efforts are focused on combat networking, ground vehicle survivability, soldier… Keep reading →

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Titan Robot Test-Fires Javelin Anti-Tank Missile

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


It’s one small test for a robot, one tactical leap for robot-kind.

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Esper Starts Setting Up DoD-Wide ‘Night Court’

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Over the past several weeks Esper has held a series of internal reviews at the Pentagon, in which offices outline programs they’re working on. Those are cross-checked with other parts of the Defense Department to see if there’s duplication of effort.

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Major War Game To Jolt 4 Services, Force Decisions

Posted by Paul McLeary on


In conflicts of the future the Pentagon will need some radically new thinking.

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Textron Preps For Mass Production Of New Army Rifle

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Textron is not just betting it will win the Next Generation Squad Weapons contract: It’s betting the Army will want to start buying in bulk ASAP. That’s not a bad bet.

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