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Army Outlines FY 2017 Force Structure

The U.S. Army has outlined how it will distribute additional soldiers as part of an end strength increase mandated by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The service branch said Thursday its regular Army force will reach 476,000 soldiers; the Army National Guard will increase to 343,000 soldiers; and the Army Reserve will have 199,000 troops. The 2017 NDAA permits the Army …

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Army Tests Secure Wireless Package to Boost Mobility

The U.S. Army has tested secure wireless equipment designed to help soldiers reduce the time it takes to setup and disassemble a tactical operations center. The service branch said Thursday the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division trained with the Secure Wireless package at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. …

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Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham: Army Needs Another Round of Base Closures

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, U.S. Army assistant chief of staff for installation management, has told lawmakers that the Army needs another round of base realignment and closure, or BRAC, to remove excess facilities and redirect maintenance funds toward other readiness efforts. Bingham told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on military construction, veterans affairs and …

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Army Reviews Comms Systems to Update IT Procurement Strategy

The U.S. Army has begun to assess its entire communications system as part of efforts to streamline the military branch’s information technology procurement process, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Acting Army Secretary Robert Speer and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters that the review will produce recommendations on streamlining IT acquisition and that …

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Report: Trump Picks Finance Industry Vet Richard Spencer as Navy Secretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Richard Spencer, managing director of consulting firm Fall Creek Management, as secretary of the U.S. Navy, Washington Examiner reported Monday. Philip Bilden, a financier and former intelligence officer at the U.S. Army Reserve, was initially considered for the role but withdrew his nomination due to concerns that his …

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Report: Army Sees 4-Year Delay in Anti-Missile C2 System IOC Based on FY 2018 Budget Request

The U.S. Army’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal indicates a possible four-year delay in the initial operational capability of the service branch’s anti-missile command-and-control platform, Defense News reported Thursday. The service now expects to achieve IOC for the Northrop Grumman-built Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System by the third …

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Reports: Trump Budget Reflects Obama’s 8-Ship Procurement Plan

President Donald Trump’s spending plan for fiscal 2018 has not deviated from the previous administration’s plan to buy eight combat ships and has proposed to reduce aircraft procurement funds by at least $1.8 billion, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. The ships included in the fiscal 2018 budget blueprint include one Littoral Combat Ship, two …

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Army’s Universal Mission Simulator Helps Train UAS Flight Crews

The U.S. Army uses a full-simulation platform to augment live flight training for unmanned aircraft system crews and help reduce costs and risks at the service branch’s aviation and missile research, development and engineering center. The Universal Mission Simulator is designed to train flight crews on how to operate Gray Eagle and Shadow functions such as launch, preflight, taxi, flight route, target …

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