Archive: Army

Northrop Grumman Offering Soft-Kill APS To Army, Planning For Future Demos

Northrop Grumman [NOC] is looking to offer its soft-kill active protection system for Army vehicles with plans to participate in future demonstrations following a successful live-fire test in October, the company said Tuesday. Mike Meaney, Northrop Grumman’s vice president for advanced missions, told Defense Daily the company is offering its APS capability as a potential […]

Army Releases RFI For Autonomous Cyber Defense Tools

The Army on Monday evening released a request for information notice to assess industry’s ability to provide artificial intelligence-based cyber defense tools needed to improve protection of its tactical network. CERDEC’s Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD) expects the eventual solution to include a package of multiple AI technologies to deliver a range of autonomous […]

U.S. Army Ready to Award First CH-47 Block II Contract to Boeing

The U.S. Army is set to award Boeing [BA] the first contract for low-rate production of the CH-47 Chinook Block II upgrade program. In a presolicitation posted Jan. 10 on the U.S. government’s contracting website, the Army says it plans to award an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for between four and 14 CH-47 Block II […]

Army Evaluating Rheinmetall, Leonardo APS Offerings For Stryker At February Demo

The Army confirmed Thursday its search for an active protection system for Stryker vehicles includes an offering from Germany’s Rheinmetall, and it will test the system alongside a lighter version of Leonardo DRS’s TROPHY capability at a demonstration in February. Ashley John, director of communications for Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems, told Defense Daily […]

Jette: New Acquisition Approach With Futures Command Driving IBCS, Indirect Fire Protection Progress

The Army’s top acquisition official on Thursday said his office has settled on an integrated approach to procurement with the new Futures Command needed to forge ahead with major platform development efforts including the service’s future missile defense system and near-term fire protection capability. Bruce Jette, the Army’s assistant secretary for the acquisition, logistics and […]

Army Holding Industry Day In March For Synthetic Training Environment

The Army announced Wednesday it will hold an industry day in March for its program to build a new capability that brings together live, virtual and constructive simulators to improve training for multi-domain operations. The Synthetic Training Environment (STE) industry day is tentatively scheduled for March 12-14 in Orlando and will be jointly hosted with […]

Official: Army To Field Next-Gen Missile Defense System By 2022 Or Sooner

The Army’s future missile defense command platform has shown “improved reliability” in its most recent tests as the service looks to expand the system’s interoperability and range of sensors ahead of initial fielding by 2022, an official told reporters Monday. Col. Philip Rottenborn, project manager for integrated air and missile defense, said the Army is […]