Tag Archives: next-generation combat vehicle

Mark Esper: Industry Engagement Helping Army Build Modernized Network

Army Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper will continue working with industry to help the service modernize its network and keep pace with the rapidly changing technologies, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. The focus on industry to improve the Army’s network comes as the commercial sector can provide “the most capable and most advanced technologies,” he told the publication.

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Mark Esper: Army Could Free Up $25B to Support Six Modernization Priorities

Army Secretary Mark Esper has said the service has evaluated every activity and program within the “equipping peg” and identified $25B in funds that could be shifted toward its top six priorities for modernization, Defense News reported Monday. The service’s modernization priorities are the next-generation combat vehicle; long-range precision fires; network; soldier lethality; future vertical lift; and air and missile defense.

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Army Seeks to Implement AI-Based Recommendation System for Soldiers

The U.S. Army looks to implement an artificial intelligence technology designed to recommend actions to soldiers in the battlefield, C4ISRNet reported Wednesday. The report said the Army Research Laboratory has developed a “collaborative filtering” approach similar to the AI method that Amazon and Netflix use to generate user recommendations. Both companies collect large amounts of user …

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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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Report: Army Seeks Collaboration With Firms to Develop Combat Vehicle Prototype

The U.S. Army wants to partner with a team of companies to design, build and test a next-generation combat vehicle prototype, Defense News reported Wednesday. Jen Judson writes Todd Thomas, a project manager at the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, told Defense News the service branch is scheduled to discuss the prototyping effort …

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