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Army’s Soldier and Squad Performance Research Institute will increase lethality, resilience

Posted November 2, 2018 by Jane Benson,

"No Soldier ever fights alone," says Cynthia Blackwell, the S2PRINT project director at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Mass.

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40 years of aviation service: The Black Hawk helicopter

Posted October 31, 2018 by

The UH-60 Black Hawk has been the Army's front line utility helicopter for the past 40 years, and it shows no signs of letting up. Now in its fourth decade of service, the Black Hawk was developed as a result of the the Army's requirement in 1972 for a simple, robust and reliable utility helicopter system to satisfy projected air-mobile requirements around the globe.

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HH-60G Pave Hawk accident investigation released

Posted October 31, 2018 by

Air Force photograph An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter struck a galvanized steel cable and subsequently impacted an uninhabited desert area near Al Qaim, Iraq, March 15, 2018, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released Oct. 29. Four flight crew members and three pararescuemen were killed in the mishap. There were no…

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Misawa AB pilots join live Red Flag Alaska mission from virtual cockpits

Posted October 31, 2018 by

For the first time, U.S. Air Force crew members from Misawa Air Base, Japan, participated in two live Red Flag Alaska missions from virtual cockpits at the Misawa Mission Training Center. These training events demonstrate how Northrop Grumman is leading the advancement of Live, Virtual and Constructive technologies with its LVC Experimentation, Integration, and Operations Suite.

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Additional personnel to deploy to southwest border

Posted October 29, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Like Operation Guardian Support, which is supported by 2,100 National Guardsmen, this additional assistance is in support of President Donald J. Trump’s April 4, 2018, memorandum, “Securing the Southern Border of the United States.”

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Future Vertical Lift projects to build on recent progress

Posted October 29, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Future Vertical Lift projects are primed to expand on recent progress this fiscal year as the Army searches to replace its aging fleets of helicopters. In less than six months, the new cross-functional team for FVL has already published two requests for proposals on a future attack reconnaissance aircraft and future tactical unmanned aerial systems.

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Army developing new enhanced night vision goggles, squad rifles to increase Soldier lethality

Posted October 29, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

Army photograph by Spec. Brianna Saville U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Gordon Massiah, Task Force Ultimate cadre, signals to the tower with a chemical luminescent stick at night-fire qualification during Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Aug. 7, 2018 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Army is…

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Interoperability a key focus in building the Army’s future network

Posted October 29, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

Army illustration Upgrading the Army’s network is one of the service’s top modernization priorities. Army leaders discussed modernization priorities at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition Oct. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Bolstering the Army’s network against increasing enemy threats has become a crucial point of emphasis in the Army’s…

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NMCB-3 completes turnover, assumes authority of Indo-Pacific Region NCF operations

Posted October 24, 2018 by PO2 Michael Lopez

Navy photograph by PO2 Michael Lopez Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 stand at parade rest during a Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority ceremony at Camp Shields in Okinawa, Japan, in which NMCB-3 received authority of the camp from NMCB-5. NMCB-3 is forward deployed throughout the Indo-Pacific region and United States ready to…

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Army joins the Air Force, Navy in attempt to develop hypersonic weaponry

Posted October 24, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

Similar to precision weapons being developed by the Air Force and Navy, the Army is developing its own unique hypersonic weapon. Col. John Rafferty, director of the Long-Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team, discussed the development of these new long-range precision weapons at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 9, 2018.

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