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Gen. Christopher Donahue

AI In Your Eye: Army Goggles Will ID Targets Automatically

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Army soldiers are testing goggles with an image-recognition system that can automatically spot threats like tanks and warn the rest of the squad — or transmit the target data to a distant missile battery so they can take it out.

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Smart Rifles For Foot Soldiers: Army NGSW Prototype Contracts Out In June

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The Army is just weeks away from awarding contracts to begin buying prototypes of new infantry weapons, with live-fire tests next year.

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Army Under Secretary Scopes Out Sensors: Fielding Fast

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“It’s very encouraging,” McCarthy said. “It gives you high confidence in some of these investments we’re going to make….We’ve got these decisions coming up here by the middle of the summer for the POM 20” — the five-year budget plan (Program Objective Memorandum) for 2020-25.

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HUD 3.0: Army To Test Augmented Reality For Infantry In 18 Months

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What should the device show the soldier? “Where am I? Where are my buddies? And where is the enemy?” said Gen. Townsend. “Then other stuff could be optional.”

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Guns, Drones, & Augmented Reality: Army Seeks Infantry Revolution

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The catch, of course, is that the Army’s tried to field all these things before — and failed. Why would things go any better this time around? Brig. Gen. Christopher Donahue has an answer for that.

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