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RUMINT: Huntsville Leads SPACECOM Base Race

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The official decision about the headquarters of SPACECOM isn’t likely until mid- or late October.

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Army Picks BAE Jammer To Kill Russian Missiles (Softly)

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


If RAVEN succeeds in the next, more challenging round of tests, the BAE jammer will ultimately go on the 1980s-vintage M2 Bradley. That’s a big part of the Army’s urgent push to protect American armored vehicles against Russian-made anti-tank missiles in widespread use around the world.

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New Tests Prove IBCS Missile Defense Network DOES Work: Northrop

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“There’s a real capability that can be deployed as soon as the government says it can be,” Northrop Grumman’s Rob Jassey told me, possibly even in “months.”

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Inside Army Futures Command: CFT Chiefs Take Charge

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“We were never above probably a total of eight people,” the aviation Cross Functional Team chief, Brig. Gen. Wally Rugen, told me. “We’re not this big colossal thing, we’re a lean, mean organization.”

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Achilles Heel Of Army Air & Missile Defense: The Network

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARLINGTON: The Russians aren’t just deploying new treaty-breaking, nuclear-capable cruise missiles. They’re also fielding sophisticated cyber and electronic warfare systems that can hack or jam our defenses against such missiles. In fact, no military mission is more dependent on high-speed data networks than air and missile defense — but no military system is more vulnerable than those… Keep reading →

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Network Upgrades ‘Take Off At Light Speed’: Army CIO

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARLINGTON: The digital dam has burst. It took the Army three grueling years to set up a new, more secure network at its first site in San Antonio, which went live in fall 2014. Now a dozen more installations have gotten the upgrade, exulted the Army CIO this morning, and another 20 will go live… Keep reading →

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Sen. Cotton, 37, Wins Airland Chair; Sens. McCain, Reed Set New SASC Lineup

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The youngest senator on Capitol Hill, and one of the very few lawmakers who can wear a Bronze Star and a Ranger tab, has stepped right from his one-term House seat to chairmanship of one of the most important subcommittees on Capitol Hill. That would be Tom Cotton of Arkansas, the new chair of… Keep reading →

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Army Nicknames AH-64E ‘Guardian’ — Shoulda Been ‘Monster’

Posted by Richard Whittle on


The Army has altered the name of the latest-model Apache attack helicopter for the second time in recent months — and once again missed a grand opportunity. [Click here for our full coverage of the challenges facing Army aviation as it flies into an uncertain and fiscally tight future] Last fall, the service redesignated the… Keep reading →

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