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4 Flights, 3 Hours, 20 Knots: Boeing’s Defiant Inches Ahead

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Mechanical fixes kept the SB>1 compound helicopter grounded for weeks this summer, but Sikorsky insists they can catch up.

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Army Wrestles With Hill Cuts To Ambitious VR Training Tech

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The Army may need to delay the rollout of the new technology, scale it down, or both.

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Textron Rolls Out Ripsaw Robot For RCV-Light … And RCV-Medium

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The Ripsaw design is so flexible, the company claims, it can scale up and down for different missions.

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Army Secretary Stresses Rapid Deployment, Information Warfare

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These are huge strategic challenges — and Ryan McCarthy is emphasizing them more than any of his predecessors in at least a decade.

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Raider-X: Sikorsky’s Supersized S-97 For Army Scout

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Sikorsky says their Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft design will fly faster, with bigger weapons, than archrival Bell’s. Bell says theirs will be cheaper and more reliable.

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Army Robots Go Rolling Along – Ahead Of Schedule

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Industry’s prototype Robotic Combat Vehicles are proving more capable than the Army expected, Brig. Gen. Richard Ross Coffman told me: “It is really exciting.”

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Special Ops Using Army’s Prototype 3D Maps On Missions: Gervais

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But building a global 3D terrain database will require wrangling huge amounts of data, Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais told us.

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Bradley Replacement: Army Risks Third Failure In A Row

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With the surprise disqualification of the Raytheon-Rheinmetall Lynx, the Army has effectively left itself with one competitor for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, General Dynamics — unless the Pentagon or Congress intervene.

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Bell Unveils Army Scout Helicopter — With Wings

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With its trademark tiltrotors too big for the Army’s FARA requirement, Bell is squeezing every ounce of performance out of a helicopter. Will it be fast enough?

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Fog Of Information War: Army Asks Civilians, Allies For Aid

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The hard part of Multi-Domain Operations isn’t hypersonic missiles or robotic tanks. It’s getting civilian agencies and foreign allies to fight disinformation — long before the shooting starts.

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