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Report: Army Seeks to Complete Robotic Ground Vehicle Prototype by 2019

The U.S. Army wants contractors to deliver prototypes of the service branch’s future robotic, optionally-manned combat vehicles by 2019, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Brig. Gen. David Lesperance, head of the Army’s Cross-Functional Team on future ground vehicles, told reporters that defense contractors and “non-traditional companies” are currently developing concepts for the Next-Generation Combat …

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Report: Army Eyes Expanded Mission for Integrated Air & Missile Defense Battle Command System

The U.S. Army aims to expand operations of the battle command system of its future Integrated Air and Missile Defense platform, Defense News reported Friday. The IAMD Battle Command System was originally designed to serve as the command-and-control system for IAMD, which is under development to replace the Army’s existing Patriot missile defense systems. …

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Army to Update Target Surveillance & Acquisition System

The U.S. Army will install upgrades into a target surveillance and acquisition system designed to boost target identification accuracy and protect scouts while searching for targets, Army Times reported Monday. Army researchers are working to update the Long-Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System with a third-generation forward-looking infrared radar. The Raytheon-built LRAS3 …

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Army Eyes New Surface-to-Air Missile Tech to Disrupt Drones, RAM Threats

The U.S. Army‘s fiscal 2019 spending plan includes an initiative to procure a new surface-to-air missile system against defeat rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles and drones, Defense News reported Friday. The service branch wants to use an Expanded Mission Area Missile in conjunction with the ground-based weapon system known as Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment …

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