Shyu: Temporary Funding Benefits Army Acquisition

Shyu: Temporary Funding Benefits Army Acquisition

The U.S. Army’s top weapons buyer said temporary funding keeping the government open until December is a good thing for weapons acquisition programs.

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Raytheon Offers Laser-Guided Artillery to Army, Navy

Raytheon Offers Laser-Guided Artillery to Army, Navy

Raytheon is testing a new laser-guided 155mm artillery shell which adds laser-designation to GPS guidance.

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Army: JLTV on Track Despite Budget Uncertainty

Army: JLTV on Track Despite Budget Uncertainty

Officials said a program to replace a third of the Humvee fleet with new light-duty trucks remains on track despite uncertainty over future budget cuts.

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DRS and Rafael Propose New Tank Active Protection System to Army

DRS and Rafael Propose New Tank Active Protection System to Army

DRS and Israeli-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems are asking the Army to consider acquiring the Trophy Active Protection System.

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Army Sees Rising Global Demand for Helicopters, Missiles

Army Sees Rising Global Demand for Helicopters, Missiles

The service had a record year for foreign military sales, with rising demand in the Middle East for such weapons systems as Apache attack helicopters, Patriot and Javelin missiles.

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Army Will Buy More Strykers with Double V-Hulls

Army Will Buy More Strykers with Double V-Hulls

The U.S. Army is outfitting another one of its Stryker Brigade Combat Team with Double V-Hull vehicles to better protect them from enemy bombs.

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Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

The U.S. Army is engineering its Apache AH-64 attack helicopters with additional avionics, radar and sensor technology so that the aircraft can better function in a maritime environment

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Army Steps Up Pacific Sea-Based Exercises

Army Steps Up Pacific Sea-Based Exercises

The Army plans to conduct more maritime exercises with Navy ships in the Pacific as part of the services’ rebalance to the region.

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Army Needs More Money To Refit Strykers

Army Needs More Money To Refit Strykers

Sequestration has snarled Army plans to refit Stryker Fighting Vehicles with V-hulls against the threat of roadside bombs.

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Army Seeks New Trucks While Upgrading MRAPs

Army Seeks New Trucks While Upgrading MRAPs

The U.S. Army is pressing ahead with plans to buy a replacement for the iconic Humvee, even as it upgrades heavier blast-resistant trucks now part of the fleet.

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U.S. Army has Growing Role in Africa Missions

U.S. Army has Growing Role in Africa Missions

The fight against Ebola is only the latest of the Army’s Africa expanding mission set, which has grown in recent years.

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Marines Use Osprey for Medevac Tactics

Marines Use Osprey for Medevac Tactics

U.S. Marines are showing off the Osprey and its ability to be used in disaster relief at San Francisco’s Fleet Week.

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Air Force Works to Replace JSTARS Fleet

Air Force Works to Replace JSTARS Fleet

The Air Force is looking at a range of airframes as potential replacements for its aging fleet of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar Systems.

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Navy Upgrades Maverick Air-to-Ground Missile

Navy Upgrades Maverick Air-to-Ground Missile

The Navy is outfitted 500 air-launched AGM-65 Maverick missiles with semi-active laser targeting technology.

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Audit: Air Force Didn’t Justify Reaper Fleet Size

Audit: Air Force Didn’t Justify Reaper Fleet Size

The U.S. Air Force didn’t justify its plans to buy a total of 401 MQ-9 Reaper drones worth about $77 billion, according to a report on a Pentagon Inspector General audit.

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LCS Test-Fires New Norwegian Missile

LCS Test-Fires New Norwegian Missile

The Navy test-fired a Norwegian long-range precision strike missile from the deck of its Littoral Combat Ship to assess whether the weapon should be permanently integrated onto the ship

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