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Jay Carr: Contractor Engagement Key in Army Procurement Process

Jay Carr, executive director of the Army Contracting Command, has said that contractors should be well-trained and ready to help U.S. Army commanders implement technology they need to execute a mission. Carr added that he believes companies and government officials need to collaborate early in the acquisition planning process and throughout the procurement cycle, according to …

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Report: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Bill Includes Army Apache Modernization Funds

An omnibus spending bill introduced by congressional appropriators would fund the modernization and procurement of AH-64 Apache helicopters for the U.S. Army to address recommendations from the National Commission on the Future of the Army, Defense News reported Monday. Jen Judson writes the proposed bill allocates $262 million for seven new AH-64s and covers the annual …

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Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley: Army Kicks Off Force Review to Identify Mission Needs

Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the U.S. Army‘s deputy chief of staff of G-2, has said a review of the entire Army force is underway to explore the service branch’s current capacity and mission requirements, Defense News reported Wednesday. Jen Judson writes the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command and Intelligence Center of Excellence will run the …

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Army Tests 2 Transport Vehicles Designed to Support Multi-Domain Applications

The U.S. Army has tested two vehicle platforms designed to provide transportation capacity in various types of terrain as well as help soldiers detect aircraft and conduct three-dimensional fires targeting missions. The service branch said Thursday it tested the Hunter and Killer platforms during the 2017 Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at Fort Sill …

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Rep. Bill Shuster Proposes Legislation to Retain Patriot Missile Variant in Army Inventory

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) has introduced a bill that seeks to prevent the U.S. Army from phasing out a variant of the Patriot missile system used to intercept ballistic missiles. The Patriot Inventory Protection Act would keep the MIM-104 Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile TBM in the Army’s inventory in an effort to mitigate a …

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Lt. Gen. John Murray: Army Could Decide to Buy More JLTVs or Recap Humvees in 2018

U.S. Army officials have said the military service should decide soon if the branch will procure additional Joint Light Tactical Vehicles or update its current Humvee fleet as part of modernization efforts, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Matthew Cox writes Lt. Gen. John Murray, deputy chief of staff for financial management at the Army, told  members of …

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