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Senate OKs FY 2019 Minibus Spending Measure With Over $670B for DoD

The Senate voted 93-7 on Tuesday to pass a negotiated package that would allocate over $850B in fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education, Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday. The decision came days after congressional negotiators reached a compromise on the appropriations package.
 

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Army Develops Framework to Support APS Deployment on Combat Vehicles

The U.S. Army is developing a framework that will support the installation of active protection systems on ground combat vehicles. The open architecture system called Modular Active Protection System will come in three variants, including the Trophy APS for the Abrams tank; the Iron Curtain APS for the Stryker vehicle; and the …

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Army Conducts Ground-Based Manned-Unmanned Teaming Demo

The U.S. Army paired manned platforms with robotic systems on the ground as part of the manned-unmanned teaming demonstration held Tuesday at Fort Benning in Georgia, Defense News reported Friday. The service branch’s Maneuver Center of Excellence combined a semiautonomous MRZR combat vehicle with an unmanned Hoverfly quadcopter to carry out reconnaissance operations as …

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