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Report: Army Sees 4-Year Delay in Anti-Missile C2 System IOC Based on FY 2018 Budget Request

The U.S. Army’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal indicates a possible four-year delay in the initial operational capability of the service branch’s anti-missile command-and-control platform, Defense News reported Thursday. The service now expects to achieve IOC for the Northrop Grumman-built Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System by the third …

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Army’s Universal Mission Simulator Helps Train UAS Flight Crews

The U.S. Army uses a full-simulation platform to augment live flight training for unmanned aircraft system crews and help reduce costs and risks at the service branch’s aviation and missile research, development and engineering center. The Universal Mission Simulator is designed to train flight crews on how to operate Gray Eagle and Shadow functions such as launch, preflight, taxi, flight route, target …

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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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