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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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Steven Walker Outlines DARPA’s Investment Priorities

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has said that his investment priorities for DARPA are aligned with President Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy and Defense Secretary James Mattis’ National Defense Strategy, DoD News reported Thursday. Walker, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, told House Armed Services Committee members at …

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Air Force, NATO Conduct Study to Address Pilot Shortage

The U.S. Air Force and NATO have partnered to deal with pilot shortage, a problem that other NATO members have also been experiencing. The Joint Jet Pilot Training program’s Steering Committee conducted a study on the matter, and found that the shortage of usable pilots stems from the lack of instructors and available …

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U.S. Military Delivers UAS to Philippine Air Force Under FMF Program

The Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group has delivered a $13.2 million unmanned aerial system to the Philippine air force under a foreign military finance program. The ScanEagle UAS was delivered under an FMF program aiming to support the Philippine military’s capacities in maritime domain awareness, counter-terrorism, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, the U.S. embassy …

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Army Equips National Guard With New Disaster Response Tools

The U.S. Army has initiated an effort to equip National Guard units across all states with a new suite of disaster response equipment. The Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal was designed to provide a wide range of first response communications tools that enable access to phone networks, Wi-Fi and 4G Long-Term …

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