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Army Struggles Towards New Relationship With Industry To Get Network Working

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


As the U.S. Army tries to field new mobile networking technology to its troops, it is betting that a new testing process built around biannual “Network Integration Evaluations” can avoid the acquisition disasters of the past. Success depends on a new division of labor between government and industry – something which the Army admits it… Keep reading →

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Army Troops Slam New Combat Smartphone

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WHITE SANDS, NM: After weeks of testing at the Army’s vast facility here a private summed up the service’s newest iteration of the so-called Nett Warrior communication system in one phrase: “It ain’t ready.” Soldiers with the 2nd Heavy Combat Brigade, 1st Armored Division (2/1 Armored) spent several weeks at the Army’s latest network integration… Keep reading →

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Army Rushes To Test Tactical Radio Replacements At NIE

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Washington: Just weeks after the Army canceled the JTRS Ground Mobile Radio system, the service is rushing to test a number of industry prototypes during the Network Integration Exercises at White Sands Missile Range. Army officials have already picked the Harris-built Falcon III wideband radio as the interim replacement for the GMR system, Dennis Moran,… Keep reading →

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Army Lowers Curtain on Service’s Software Radio

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Washington: Time has officially run out on the Army’s Joint Tactical Radio System. The Army will release its proposals request for a new handheld network radio to industry next month, the service’s top uniformed acquisition official Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips said. Army and Pentagon officials decided to nix the Boeing-built JTRS Ground Mobile Radio earlier… Keep reading →

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Army Asks For Help Closing Holes In Network Strategy

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Washington: The Army is looking for industry solutions to close unexpected gaps in its new combat network system. In a notice sent out to defense firms late last week, Army officials ran down the litany of “capability gaps” uncovered as part of the service’s effort to build a new communications network for its ground units.… Keep reading →

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