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

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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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Army Vice-Chief Tapped For CSA, First Time Since 1999

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No Army vice-chief has won the top job since Eric Shinseki. But Gen. McConville brings some unique credentials.

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Top Army Buyer Warns Industry To Guard Its IP Until New Policy

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“Does that mean you can’t talk to us? No,” Assistant Secretary Bruce Jette said. “What it means is, if you have secret sauce, reserve the secret sauce, make sure we understand what you want to talk about. Only when we get down to contract discussions should you bring out the secret sauce.”

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The EMP-Proof Truck: AM General Doubles Down On Humvee

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SOUTH BEND, IND.: The US military replaced its Humvees in Afghanistan and Iraq, with heavier, better armored vehicles because of the threat from roadside bombs. But that approach may not work In a high-tech conflict, argues manufacturer AM General. You might want to go back to the Humvee. Why? Because it’s simpler. There are no… Keep reading →

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Army Vice Chief Allyn Lists Service’s Robotic Priorities

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AUVSI: Future warfare will “place a premium on all types of unmanned systems,” the Army’s vice chief of staff said Wednesday, and Gen. Daniel Allyn told the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International his service has five priority objectives for them. “First, these systems must increase our situational awareness, going where manned systems cannot, thereby… Keep reading →

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Army Adopting ‘Progressive,’ AKA Tiered Readiness: Vice-Chief Campbell

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Cancelled training. Deferred maintenance. Grounded aircraft. That’s been the damage to military readiness from the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration in 2013. Now the Vice-Chief of Staff of the Army says the service may have to keep many units at lower levels of readiness for years. This is not a short-term expedient but new… Keep reading →

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New Army Vice Picked

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The new man responsible for running the Army day to day is the first African-American to serve in the role and a general who has cut his teeth serving under Defense Secretary Gates. The news comes from Loren Thompson, a member of Breaking Defense’s Board of Contributors. He wrote that: “Lloyd James Austin III has… Keep reading →

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