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Digital Arsenal: Army Inches Forward On Electronic Warfare

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


To counter Russia’s electronic warfare battalions, the Army wants to field a revolutionary EW weapon by 2023. But how do they get there?

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Digital Stiletto: Army Pursues Precision Electronic Warfare

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The US Army can’t match Russia’s battalions of powerful radio jammers. Instead, it’s trying to build a nimble high-tech David to defeat the EW Goliath.

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Army Seeks AI, Robotics For Grunts

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Innovators! You have until Aug. 23 to submit white papers on how to make the future infantry squad “10 times more effective.”

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New Army Laser Could Kill Cruise Missiles

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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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Talisman Sabre: Land-Based Missiles Vs. China

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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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Sikorsky Be Nimble: S-97 Raider Shows Off For Army FARA

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Flying sideways, backwards, in pirouettes, and in a markedly quiet stealth mode, the hybrid helicopter-turboprop demonstrated the maneuverability the Army considers essential to survive high-tech future battles with Russia or China.

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Sikorsky: S-97 Raider Is Safe At Any Speed

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The company is confident that there is no inherent flaw in the design. Instead, they say, there was a software error that would have hamstrung any aircraft — and that error won’t happen again.

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JLTV: Army Approves Full-Rate Production Despite Doubts

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Army Secretary Mark Esper has publicly said the armored off-road truck was designed to defeat guerrillas, at a time when the Army is refocusing on great powers. But the Army still plans to buy about 50,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and has even added JLTV to its elite list of 31 top-priority programs.

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Army Wrestles With Testers Over Network Upgrades

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At issue is not just this particular program, but the much wider question of how a Pentagon testing apparatus designed for big industrial age programs can keep up with the much faster and more fluid upgrade cycles of information technology.

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Hill Battle Lifts Off Over Post-INF Missiles

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A junior GOP congressman will challenge the Democratic House leadership to restore $96 million in funding for intermediate-ranged conventional missiles, cut by the Democratic majority for fear the new weapons would reignite an arms race that ended in 1987.

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