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Israeli Gunmaker IWI Targets US Special Ops Contract

Posted by Arie Egozi on


The Negev can fire over 700 rounds a minute in full-auto — a bit less than the M249 — or, it can be switched to semi-auto for highly accurate single shots. It already comes in 5.56mm and 7.62mm variants, and IWI says it could be easily reconfigured to take different calibers.

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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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Wearing The Network To War

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Army foot soldiers are going into battle with more and more electronics, wirelessly networked both to each other and to distant command posts. So can GI Joe be hacked?

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Soft Robotics: The Road To Iron Man

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Iron Man-style powered armor has proven impractical. New flexible, wearable electronics offer an alternative path to help the infantry.

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Army Seeks AI, Robotics For Grunts

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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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Sgt. Bellavia: Knife Fight In The House Of Broken Mirrors

Posted by James Kitfield on


The 29-year-old sergeant fought with gun, grenades, and knife in a dark house with sewage flooding the floor and broken mirrors glinting on the bullet-marked walls.

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Army Buys 9,000 Mini-Drones, Rethinks Ground Robots

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Ground robots still lag drones, but the Army thinks both technologies are ready to field to frontline units, just at different levels.

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Let The (War) Games Begin: Army Buying High-Tech Training Sims

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


After decades using the same clunky simulators, the Army is about to buy new sims drawing on the latest innovations in online gaming.

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12 Moments Of Truth For Army Modernization In 2019

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: At least a dozen major Army weapons programs face big decisions in 2019. The service will launch a competition for new armored vehicles; award development contracts for scout aircraft and helicopter engines; conduct key tests of long-range missiles, anti-aircraft defenses, rifles, targeting goggles, and multiple battlefield networks; and field new electronics for command posts.

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Forget The Terminator: Robotics For Logistics 1st, Combat 2nd

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Don’t think about the Terminator or Iron Man: Think about Sigourney Weaver’s power loader lifting crates in Aliens.

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