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US Army Aviation modernization on track despite COVID-19

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DefenceTalkA critical design review for a new turbine engine that will power enduring and future Army aircraft is still on, despite a two-week delay in the program tied to COVID-19, aviation leaders said May 7. The Improved Turbine Engine Program review has been rescheduled to mid-June, but remains ahead of schedule in accordance with the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-army-aviation-modernization-on-track-despite-covid-19-75589/

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Special Ops will remain integral to strategy, USSOCOM commander says

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DefenceTalkSpecial operations forces will remain an integral part of the nation’s solutions to top strategic problems, but they will change, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said. At a virtual conference last week sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association, Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke said USSOCOM is involved in three wars moving forward: […]https://www.defencetalk.com/special-ops-will-remain-integral-to-strategy-ussocom-commander-says-75585/

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Hypersonic Test Center for US Army speeds ahead

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DefenceTalkConstruction of the Bush Combat Development Complex is set to begin this fall after The Texas A and M University System Regents cast three votes to help transform how the U.S. Army prepares for future combat. Regents voted to amend the system’s capital budget, adding $79.3 million to build the nation’s biggest enclosed-tube hypersonic testing […]https://www.defencetalk.com/hypersonic-test-center-for-us-army-speeds-ahead-75539/

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US army resumes Europe exercises after pandemic pause

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DefenceTalkUS military exercises in Europe that were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic will go ahead next month but in a scaled-back format, the Army said Wednesday. US-Polish exercise Allied Spirit, originally planned for May, will see the mobilization of 6,000 soldiers from the two countries from June 5-19 at the Drawsko Pomorskie base in […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-army-resumes-europe-exercises-after-pandemic-pause-75532/

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Dynetics to Build and Increase Power of US Army Laser Weapons

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DefenceTalkDynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), is playing an integral role in the U.S. Army’s weapon modernization initiatives, where the latest directed energy weapon is increasing its power from a 100 kW-class system to a 300kW-class system. Marking the official transition to the Indirect Fires Protection Capability – High Energy Laser (IFPC-HEL) endeavor, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/dynetics-to-build-and-increase-power-of-us-army-laser-weapons-75486/

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Novel research speeds up threat detection, prevention for Army missions

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DefenceTalkThreat detection and prevention are essential to ensuring the safety and security of warfighters. Researchers have developed a way to speed up the processing of extremely large graphs and data, making the most efficient use of modern Army computational resources before and during Soldier deployment. Graphs have become a preferred choice of data representation for […]https://www.defencetalk.com/novel-research-speeds-up-threat-detection-prevention-for-army-missions-75407/

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Lockheed’s PrSM Proves Reliability in Third US Army Flight Test

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DefenceTalkPrecision Strike Missile (PrSM)Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully tested its next-generation long-range missile designed for the Army’s Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) program at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. All objectives were achieved in the third and final flight demonstration as part of the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction phase of the program. Today’s flawless performance follows a […]https://www.defencetalk.com/lockheeds-prsm-proves-reliability-in-third-us-army-flight-test-75355/

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US Army Futures and Concepts Center evaluates new force structure

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DefenceTalkMulti-Domain OperationsThe Army is designing a new calibrated force structure to bolster capabilities at the brigade level and above, catered to meet regional mission requirements. The Army Futures and Concepts Center recently started work on “AimPoint Force,” a new structure alignment that is optimized to meet multi-domain operational requirements and create overmatch, said its director, Lt. […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-army-futures-and-concepts-center-evaluates-new-force-structure-75266/

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Future Army vehicles could see an improvement in structural materials

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DefenceTalkABERDEEN PROVING GROUND: Materials used for a Soldier’s personal protection gear may be tough enough for vehicles too, according to a new Army study. Findings, released April 10 in the journal Polymer, show that polymers filled with carbon nanotubes could potentially improve how unmanned vehicles dissipate energy. A team led by the U.S. Army’s Combat […]https://www.defencetalk.com/future-army-vehicles-could-see-an-improvement-in-structural-materials-75167/

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250-Patient US Army Field Hospital in Seattle Expected to Open Next Week

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DefenceTalkThe Army is assembling a 250-bed field hospital at the CenturyLink Event Center in Seattle that’s meant to treat non-COVID-19 patients so area hospitals will be able to free up their own beds to care for those who have contracted the coronavirus disease, the commander of the 627th Hospital Center said. “We have an important […]https://www.defencetalk.com/250-patient-us-army-field-hospital-in-seattle-expected-to-open-next-week-75047/

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