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Military Approaches Industry for Help to Address Small Drone Threats; Col. Greg Soule Quoted

Col. Greg Soule

The Department of Defense (DoD) has engaged with numerous industry partners in a recent event to address the growing amount of potentially threatening drones in U.S. airspace. DoD administered an Industry Open House event last Friday to discuss the development of a common architecture for countering small unmanned aircraft

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BAE Systems Wins Multiple Contracts to Support US Army A-Team Program; Chris Eisenbies Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been awarded multiple contracts, with a total value of $9 million, from the U.S. Army for the Advanced Teaming Demonstration (A-Team) program. BAE Systems will develop advanced technologies to support the service branch’s program. The contracts include awards for the Human Machine Interface, Platform Resource Capability Management and Situational Awareness Management elements of the program. 

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Northrop Grumman Partners with US Army to Deploy JTAGS Capabilities; Kenn Todorov Quoted

Kenn Todorov

The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation have deployed enhanced Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) capabilities in South Korea to increase battlespace awareness and missile defense in the region. “JTAGS is vital to warfighters and of growing importance as we create true Joint All-Domain Command and Control systems," said Kenn Todorov.

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Vectrus to Support US Army Environmental Sustainability; Chuck Prow Quoted

Chuck Prow

Vectrus has begun testing procured biodegradable materials with food waste from base dining facilities in a live composting demonstration at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of the U.S. Army’s environmental sustainability goals. “We are excited to help lead this compost testing phase at Camp Arifjan that represents significant progress in meeting the Army's environmental sustainability goals in Kuwait,” said Chuck Prow.

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Lt. Gen. John Morrison on Army IT Office’s Multidomain Ops, Unified Network Goals

Lt. Gen. John Morrison

Lt. Gen. John Morrison, deputy chief of staff for G-6 at the U.S. Army, said his office is working to create a centralized network, accelerate cyber investments, reform cybersecurity and launch multidomain operations. Morrison told reporters last week that the G-6 office intends to deploy the unified network to support globally dispersed forces in mutlidomain environments

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DLT Solutions Wins Spot on $13B ITES-SW2 Contract to Provide COTS Software; Chris Wilkinson Quoted

Chris Wilkinson

DLT Solutions has been awarded a spot on the five-year, $13 billion Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) contract by the U.S. Army's Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solution (CHESS) office, the company reported on Wednesday. There is a five-year option term from Aug. 31, 2025, through Aug. 30, 2030.

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Army Looks to Implement Revised Modernization Model in FY 2022

Army Modernization

The U.S. Army is planning to implement a modernization framework in fiscal year 2022 in line with the service branch’s efforts to update its doctrine as well as its tactics, techniques and procedures. The Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model (ReARMM) will focus on synchronizing regionally-based training approaches and ensuring readiness in multidomain activities.

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Army to Expand Counter-UAS Priorities; Maj. Gen. Sean Gainey Quoted

Maj. Gen. Sean Gainey

Two officers from the Joint Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CUAS) Office (JCO) said the military has extended the scope of efforts to boost defenses against drone threats, Army Times reported Saturday. Col. Marc Pelini, division chief for capabilities and requirements at JCO, said that the office will expand its focus to cover tier III threats. 

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BAE Systems Responds to US Army RFP, Offering ARCHER Howitzer; Chris King Quoted

ARCHER Howitzer

BAE Systems has responded to the U.S. Army’s July 30th request for proposals for a 155 mm wheeled gun system, offering the ARCHER howitzer for participation in the Army’s “shoot off” evaluation. “ARCHER is a mature, proven system that can quickly get into the fight and strike enemy targets at long ranges,” said Chris King.

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US Army to Integrate Biometrics to Increase Cybersecurity; Donald Coulter Quoted

Biometrics

The U.S. Army’s tactical network modernization team has announced plans to integrate wearables into augmented reality combat goggles to increase cybersecurity. The U.S. Army tactical network modernization team will focus on advancing wearable technology for user authentication. Under current capabilities, users are authenticated through passwords, common access cards or tokens to verify themselves.

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