Tag Archives: Army

BAE Systems Wins $500M Contract to Upgrade CV90s

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been awarded a more than $500 million mid-life upgrade contract by the Dutch Defence Materiel Organization (DMO) to deliver new turrets to the Royal Netherlands Army’s fleet of 122 CV90s, with an option for an additional 19 vehicles. BAE Systems’ new CV90 turret will feature an improved design and functionality. 

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Teledyne Unit Receives WGS Certification for Satcom Modems

SATCOM

Teledyne Paradise Datacom, part of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group, has received certification for two of its modems, QFlex-400 and Q-Lite Compact Modem Card, for use in the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system. “The WGS certification process is one of the most stringent and demanding certifications for any satcom manufacturer to successfully complete,” said Mike Towner, senior director of Sales, Marketing. 

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Maj. Jeremy Howell: Army Increases Planned Budget for 2021 Robotics Programs

U.S. Army

Maj. Jeremy Howell, a U.S. Army officer who serves as deputy robotics branch chief, G-8, said the service's robotics portfolio has grown in terms of budget, with 20 upcoming programs. The major noted that the Army wants to purchase modular mission payloads that may consist of communications systems, anti-jamming technologies and lethality packs.

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U.S. Army Reserve Names Robert Powell to Serve as Deputy Commanding General of Cyber; Maj. Gen. Stephen Hager Quoted

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army Reserve has appointed Brig. Gen. Robert Powell to serve as a deputy commanding general of cyber for the 335th Signal Command to supervise cybersecurity initiatives. In the role, Powell will lead the unit’s cyber activities. Powell has extensive experience in the Army Signal Corps and cyber-related units. 

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U.S. Army Seeking New Waveform Technologies to Reduce Adversary Interference; Dan Duvak Quoted

Waveform Technologies

The U.S. Army continues to develop future capabilities for the service branch’s tactical network team, which includes featuring new waveform technologies in future deliveries of its tools to reduce adversaries’ chances of interfering with communications and improving their capabilities. “They’re like laser beams being pointed from your router to each user,” Duvak said.

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Army Advances Multidomain Ops With New Research on Reinforcement Learning; Alec Koppel Quoted

U.S. Army

A team of U.S. Army researchers took another step to make the service’s multidomain operations concept a reality by making training reinforcement learning-based policies less unpredictable in order for ground robots and other autonomous systems to adapt to evolving conditions on the battlefield. The Army conducted the research in partnership with Google Deepmind, Princeton University and University of Alberta.

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Lt. Col. Brad Townsend: Service Branches Must Establish Own Space Control Capabilities

Space Control

Lt. Col. Brad Townsend, space operations office at the U.S. Army assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the other service branches should integrate space control systems to support the U.S. Space Force’s operations. “Space control from within the space domain is a uniquely Space Force mission, but space control from other warfighting domains is not,“ he said.

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Northrop Grumman Wins US Army Contract to Deliver XM813 Bushmaster Chain Guns

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to deliver 95 XM813 Bushmaster Chain Guns as part of the Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System 30mm Lethality Upgrade program. “We are committed to ensuring our U.S. warfighter remains ahead of emerging threats, and the XM813 will deliver overmatch and greater standoff range for Stryker crews,” said Jennifer Zonneveld, director for Bushmaster Chain Guns, Northrop Grumman.

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U.S.-Australia Partnership Aims to Bolster Cyber Defense of Both Countries

Cybersecurity

The U.S. and Australia have formed a partnership that aims to develop a collaborative cyber training platform. U.S. Cyber Command said Friday that it may use Australia-based input to inform the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) under a cyber training capabilities project arrangement. The partnership will provide a shared medium through which the U.S. and Australia may further develop PCTE and boost tactical readiness.

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Army Wraps Up Robotic Combat Vehicle Demo

RCV

The U.S. Army tested surrogate robotic combat vehicles (RCV) during a soldier operational experiment activity to validate the capabilities an RCV may bring to a rifle platoon. Participants fielded four Project Origin vehicles to carry out defense, contact and attack maneuvers during the month-long exercise, the service branch said on Monday.

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