Tag Archives: U.S. Army

Raj Iyer: Army Seeks Unified Cloud for Digital Transformation Push

Raj Iyer

Raj Iyer, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, wants the military service to invest in cloud-based infrastructure as part of its new strategy to modernize information technology assets. Iyer told reporters at an Association of the United States Army event that the branch's Digital Transformation Strategy will reflect goals to pursue innovation and partnerships with the business sector.

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Texas A&M Research Station Gets $96M Army Contract to Study Hypersonic, Autonomous Platforms

Hypersonic Systems

The U.S. Army has awarded Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) a $96 million cost-no-fee contract to conduct research on hypersonic systems. The research organization under the Texas A&M University System will also study networked autonomous vehicles as part of the five-year cost-no-fee contract, the Department of Defense said Thursday. 

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Army Seeks to Automate EW, Spectrum Management With New Software

Electronic Warfare

The U.S. Army's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (2SBCT) has tested a new tool built to help military personnel manage electronic warfare and spectrum activities in a common operating environment. The Army said Wednesday soldiers used the EW Planning and Management Tool to track high-payoff targets during the test and perform spectrum management operations for a command post exercise.

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Military Seeks Expeditionary, Hybrid Satcom Services for the Future; Brig. Gen. Robert Collins Quoted

Brig. Gen. Robert Collins

Brig. Gen. Robert Collins, the U.S. Army's program executive officer for tactical networks, said the military wants to purchase end-to-end services and resilient hardware that can receive satellite communications in harsh environments. He spoke Wednesday at the Satellite 2021 conference about the military's need for a tactical, expeditionary network.

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Col. Daniel Holland: Army Looks to Mount Attritable Sensor on High-Altitude Platform

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army is seeking new sensor technology that can fly on a balloon or a glider plane at an altitude of at least 60,000 feet and facilitate target jamming. “The idea is blanketing the deep area with low-cost attributable sensors to enable deep sensing and deep effects,” said Col. Daniel Holland, capability manager for electronic warfare at the Army.

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Army, NGA Leaders Discuss Collaboration to Bring GEOINT Data to Future Military Operations

Geospatial Intelligence

Officials from the U.S. Army and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) highlighted collaborative efforts to get GEOINT data and imagery into the hands of military personnel for use in their future missions. Blohm said that the center is working with the private sector in efforts to help decision-makers access geospatial information at the tactical edge.

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Army Launches Online Portal for Small Biz Contracting Opportunities; Matthew Willis Quoted

Internet of Battlefield

The U.S. Army has unveiled an online platform that gives vendors access to information about the military branch's open contracting opportunities that are reserved for small businesses. The service said Wednesday it launched the website following the integration of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs into a single funding vehicle.

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Lumen Technologies Secures Potential $54M Task Order To Provide High-Speed Connectivity To U.S. Army Recruiting Command; Zain Ahmed Quoted

Lumen Technologies

Lumen Technologies announced that the company secured a 12-year task order potentially worth $52 million awarded under the General Services Administration's 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program. The task order requires Lumen to provide secure high-speed connectivity to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

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Army Forms Partnership to Apply AI/ML in Military Aircraft Engine R&D

Military Aircraft Engine

The U.S. Army will collaborate with the U.S. Navy, Pratt & Whitney and two universities under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to modernize military aircraft engine designs with the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Luis Bravo, an Army researcher, noted that the review redirected their focus on looking at critical propulsion issues and applying AI/ML developments.

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