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An Army Of One Booth: Service Downsizes At AUSA

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: It’s still DC’s largest conference of the year, but the 2012 annual meeting of the Association of the US Army is smaller than it was. Most obviously, all the Army branches, tribes, and fiefdoms that normally fly their own individual banners at AUSA have been consolidated into a single, relatively modest exhibit. “You’ll notice… Keep reading →

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Army Presses FAA For Drone Flight Training Rights

Posted by Richard Whittle on


The Army, eager to get Federal Aviation Administration permission to fly unmanned aircraft in civilian airspace near its U.S. bases for training, has issued a new directive on the subject and will apply for an FAA Certificate of Authorization to operate drones near Fort Stewart, Georgia. “The Army’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) represent emerging technology… Keep reading →

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McHugh Keeps JLTV Options Open, Except Humvees

Posted by Carlo Munoz on


Washington: The Army is keeping an open mind on all options for its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, but rejected using an upgraded version of the Humvee. The Army is willing “to take a look” at all potential vehicle alternatives that can meet the JLTV’s cost and performance goals, Secretary John McHugh said during today’s Defense… Keep reading →

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