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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

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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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F-35 Spots Targets For Army Missile Defenders

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The test was a big achievement for two much-criticized programs: the Joint Strike Fighter and the Army’s IBCS network — and for the services’ struggle to work better together in a future war.

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Talisman Sabre: Land-Based Missiles Vs. China

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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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Army Wants Hypersonic Missile Unit by 2023: Lt. Gen. Thurgood

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The battery of eight missiles, while primarily meant to test out tactics, will be capable of combat. So will a prototype battery of lasers entering service in 2021.

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Army Moves Out On Lasers, Hypersonics: Lt. Gen. Thurgood

Posted by Colin Clark on


“You want to kill a swarm of things — whatever that thing is — lasers are not really a swarm-killing tool. They can kill things fast, but they can’t kill a swarm of things fast enough.”

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Army Can Manage Both Mideast & Great Powers: Sec. Esper

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army can cope with regional dangers like Iran even as it refocuses on Russia and China, the secretary said. In fact, he said, the Army’s controversial modernization program will help with both sets of threats.

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Marines: FVL Intriguing, BUT CH-53K Is Essential

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Marines are hellbent on fielding the troubled CH-53K helicopter to supply the far-flung island outposts they plan on using against China.

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Navy & Marines Grapple With Moving To Space Force

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The sea services have their own space specialists, but those personnel don’t only work on space — so who stays and who goes?

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Beyond Chinook: Army Secretary Challenges Industry To Revolutionize Heavy Lift

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


A light scout and a mid-size transport remain Army aviation’s top two priorities, Secretary Mark Esper said, but industry needs to start thinking about the next heavy-lift aircraft and stop fighting against cuts to the venerable CH-47.

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