Tag Archives: U.S. Army

MDA, Army Conduct THAAD-Patriot Interoperability Test

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The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army tested the interoperability between the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense and the Patriot systems through a missile defense tracking exercise. The MDA said Friday the Ballistic Missile Defense System’s Operational Test Agency supervised the Flight Test Other-35 that supports the materiel release of THAAD …

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Maj. Gen. Christopher Ballard Named NSA SIGINT Deputy Director

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Maj. Gen. Christopher Ballard, commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Intelligence and Security Command, has been assigned to the National Security Agency as deputy director for NSA’s signals intelligence directorate. Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, announced Ballard’s new assignment in a Defense Department news release published Wednesday. Ballard will …

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DoD to Issue $169M in University Research Grants

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The Defense Department has chosen 24 multidisciplinary research projects to receive a total of $169 million in funds under a grant program for U.S. universities. DoD said Monday the research teams will perform work under the 2018 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative over a five-year period, subject to research progress and funding availability. “MURI supports …

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ONR Launches Innovation Effort to Accelerate Warfighter Tech Delivery

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The U.S. Navy‘s Office of Naval Research has launched a program that seeks to facilitate the rapid delivery of new technology platforms to U.S. Marines and sailors. ONR said Monday the Naval Innovation Process Adoption effort aims to help naval organizations address technology development and acquisition challenges through a common problem-solving language and approach. …

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Army Looks to Add Security Force Assistance Brigades; Mark Esper Comments

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The U.S. Army has assembled two Security Force Assistance Brigades and requested funds to establish an additional three SFABs next fiscal year, Stars and Stripes reported Sunday. Each unit will perform the bulk of Defense Department missions to advise, train and assist partner forces who conduct traditional ground operations. “There will always be a …

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Army Unveils Structure of New Futures Command

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The U.S. Army‘s new Futures Command will take over some organizations of existing Army commands as part of its mission to unify the military branch’s modernization programs, Breaking Defense reported Monday. The Futures Command will assume leadership of the Army Materiel Command’s Research and Development Command; unspecified components of the Army Test and …

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