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Army Considers Autoloader for Extended-Range Cannon

The U.S. Army is looking to equip its extended-range cannon artillery system with an autoloader for increased fired rounds per minute and reduced personnel requirements, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Col. John Rafferty, director of the long-range precision fires cross-functional team, told reporters in Virginia that the service branch is assessing two different autoloaders: an industry-designed model and a government-designed model. 

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Alice Eldridge, Travis Garriss & Leslie Jelalian Join BAE Systems; Tom Arseneault Quoted

BAE Systems announced on Thursday that Alice Eldridge, Travis Garriss & Leslie Jelalian have joined the company’s senior leadership team. Eldridge will serve as the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Garriss joins as senior vice president and chief information officer and Jelalian as the senior vice president of Strategy & Corporate Development. 

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Al Whitmore, President of I&S Sector for BAE Systems’ U.S. Arm, His Second Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Al Whitmore, president of intelligence and security sector for BAE Systems’ U.S. arm, with his second consecutive Wash100 award on Thursday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Whitmore for leading BAE to major contracts in R&D and adapting to the cloud and other emerging technologies. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Al Whitmore and BAE Systems.

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Army Eyes Soft Kill Tests With Bradley Vehicle This Summer

The U.S. Army intends to test a BAE Systems-made countermeasure combining electronic jammers and missiles with the service branch's fleet of combat vehicles, Army Times reported Monday. The branch plans to equip its Bradley vehicle with the BAE-made RAVEN system that performed with winning rates throughout a six-week competitive evaluation.

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USMC Completes Amphibious Combat Vehicle Requirement Testing

The U.S. Marine Corps has tested the underwater travel and survivability of the new amphibious combat vehicle, reaching new milestones. The concluded test confirms the ACV's aptitude to replace USMC's older assault amphibious vehicle, the branch said Monday. BAE Systems, the program's contractor, began ACV's low rate initial production in June 2018, leading to a series of tests with USMC's Advanced Amphibious Assault program office.

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Navy Studies Ammunition Alternatives for Guns on Zumwalt-Class Ships

The U.S. Navy is exploring ways on how it can utilize the BAE System-built 155mm advanced gun systems equipped on Zumwalt-class destroyers, USNI News reported Monday. The service branch has so far identified a hyper velocity projectile, primarily designed for an electromagnetic railgun, as a potential candidate for use with the dormant gun, the report noted.

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DARPA Mimics Power Grid Cyber Attack Through ‘Black Start’ Exercise

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has conducted a seven-day exercise on Plum Island in New York to simulate a cyber attack on the U.S. power grid, Nextgov reported Tuesday. At least 100 people participated in the exercise that kicked off Nov. 1 to replicate “black start” or the restoration of power at two utility stations that were shut down for weeks by a cyber attack.

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