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Digital Arsenal: Army Inches Forward On Electronic Warfare

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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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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Army Fields Anti-Jam GPS In Germany This Fall

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Styrker-armored vehicles, from 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, arrive at Smardan Training Area, Romania, March 24, 2015. Saber Junction 15 includes 5,000 troops from 17 NATO allied and partner nations. http://www.army.mil/article/145053/Army_Europe_expands_Operation_Atlantic_Resolve_training_to_Romania__Bulgaria/

The first iteration of the new Assured Precision Navigation & Timing (APNT) kit will go to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Germany for evaluation.

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Army ‘Big Six’ Ramp Up in 2021: Learning From FCS

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Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. graphic from US Army data

All told, the Army’s investing $57 billion in modernization over five years — but it wants to take time to test new technologies before it commits to them.

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BAE Gets $873M For AMPVs, Spelling The End of The ‘Aluminum Coffin’ M113

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In Iraq, M113 variants were deemed too vulnerable to roadside bombs and confined to base. But in a fast-moving mechanized war in Eastern Europe, the armored brigades would need support vehicles that stand a chance against Russian firepower.

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12 Moments Of Truth For Army Modernization In 2019

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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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Army Bradley Brigade Will Get Israeli Anti-Missile System: Iron Fist

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WASHINGTON: Seeking to stop Russian-made anti-tank missiles, the US Army will buy Israel’s Iron Fist Active Protection System for a brigade of its M2 Bradley armored vehicles, Breaking Defense has learned. The decision comes after weeks of confusing statements by Army officials and months of delays fitting the high-tech active protection on a Cold War-vintage… Keep reading →

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Army Boosts Investment In Lasers

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AUSA: The Army is investing more and more money in lasers to defeat incoming rockets and enemy drones. Across the Air & Missile Defense (AMD) portfolio, “we put over 50 percent of our S&T (Science and Technology) money going towards directed energy projects,” up from about a third previously, said the AMD modernization director, Brig. Gen.… Keep reading →

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AUDS Job: Electrons & Bullets Take Down Drones

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The Air Force is buying a static version of AUDS for base defense, mounted in a CONEX shipping container for ease of transport and set-up. For the Army, Northrop is proposing to integrate AUDS onto the workhorse Stryker vehicle.

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General Dynamics Upgrades The Upgunned Stryker For The Army

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General Dynamics offers a refined version of the upgunned Stryker, hoping to sway the Army’s choice of lethality upgrade for the 8×8 vehicles come January.

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300 Shots: Rafael Readies Trophy Lite For US Stryker

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The latest version of Israel’s Trophy defense system stopped more than 95 percent of roughly 300 missiles and rockets shot at it in Israeli tests this summer, laying the groundwork for US Army testing this fall on the 8×8 Stryker armored vehicle.

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