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Army to Continue Modernization Efforts Despite Topline Reductions; Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette Quoted

Lt. Gen. James

The U.S. Army plans to continue fully resourcing selected modernization programs under its cross-functional teams despite potential reductions to its topline budget, Defense News reported Thursday. Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette said that leadership changes in the White House will not affect the service branch's efforts to prepare for potential topline reductions.

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Army Eyes 2023 Deployment for ‘Rainmaker’ C2 System; Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher Quoted

Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher

The U.S. Army plans to develop and field a data processing system to enable forces to transmit and exchange battlefield information through a universal standard by 2023. The service branch is working with General Dynamics and Palantir to prototype the “Rainmaker” technology in support of efforts to standardize large volumes of data. 

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Army Eyes AI Concepts, December Release for Final OMFV Solicitation

Bradley OMFV

The U.S. Army plans to release a final request for proposals for the service’s optionally manned fighting vehicle (OMFV) by the end of 2020 before selecting five awardees that will move forward in the program. Brig. Gen. Richard Coffman expects interested parties to prioritize AI-based sensor data collection concepts for the OMFV.

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Army Eyes Contract Awards for Virtual Training Systems Modernization Through FY 2022; MG Maria Gervais Quoted

MG Maria Gervais

The U.S. Army has continued its efforts to establish requirements and identify potential commercial sources for the service branch’s virtual training programs. The Army’s Combined Arms Center – Training (CAC-T) component is conducting a study on modernizing the service’s live training systems to inform requirements for projects slated for fiscal years 2023 through 2027, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday.

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Gen. John Murray on Further Dev’t, Testing of Army’s Integrated Tactical Network

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, commanding general of the U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said the Army's integrated tactical network (ITN) needs updated commercial technologies to operate at constrained bandwidth ranges. According to Murray, the network is the backbone of the Army's main operations. 

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Army Futures Command to Develop Electric Powered Vehicles; LTG Eric Wesley Quoted

LTG Eric Wesley

Army Futures Command (AFC) has approved the development of electric powered tactical and combat vehicles by the Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate. The directorate will begin drafting a requirements document for Tactical and Combat Vehicle Electrification (TaCVE) and will host an industry day to share electrification initiatives with industry.

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Army Futures Command Opens Software Dev’t Hub in Texas; John Murray Quoted

Gen. John Murray

The U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) has opened a “software factory” in Austin, Texas, that will house the service branch’s software development activities in partnership with industry. AFC said the software hub will be led by soldiers and implement a “train-with-industry” approach to address current and emerging needs in multi-domain operations.

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