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Aircraft protection will be priority if sequestration continues, says G-8

Posted March 22, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

If sequestration continues in fiscal year 2018, active protection systems for Army aircraft will remain a top priority, said the Army's chief resource officer.

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New Soldier armor weighs less, offers more options

Posted March 20, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez The Torso and Extremity Protection System” or TEP, under development now at Program Executive Office Soldier, sheds about five pounds of weight from the IOTV, and also adds a wide degree of scalability that commanders can make use of depending on threat level and mission. The average generation II…

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Army demonstrates integration of laser weapon on combat vehicle

Posted March 20, 2017 by Jason B. Cutshaw

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team members are laser focused on the future of high energy lasers.

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Defense

Air Force may join Army in refining multi-domain concept

Posted March 20, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

The Air Force may soon join the Army in developing new capabilities for multi-domain battle, senior leaders say, just a few weeks after Army and Marine Corps leaders came together to publish an outline on future combat operations.

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‘Mad scientists’ discuss emerging tech as Army releases strategy on robots

Posted March 10, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

In the not too distant future, Army leaders believe, war will be far more complex, calling upon Soldiers to engage enemies in multiple domains simultaneously. A 30-page strategy, which was released Wednesday, outlines five objectives to guide the technology that will ensure those Soldiers can survive and succeed in such an environment.

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New Army jungle wear gives trench foot the boot

Posted March 8, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The standard issue combat boot most Soldiers wear today, the one most commonly worn in Iraq and Afghanistan, is great for sandy dunes, hot dry weather, and asphalt. But it's proven not so good in hot and wet environments. So the Army has developed a new jungle boot that some Soldiers will see this year.

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Army developing laser-guided, precision mortar

Posted March 6, 2017 by Audra Calloway

The Army has closed its initial solicitation phase for designs to create a next generation precision mortar that will allow Soldiers to put their rounds on target with extreme accuracy.

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Unit beefs up tanks with ‘reactive’ armor

Posted March 6, 2017 by Capt. Malcolm Rios

Tank and maintenance crews from 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, are giving their M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks a buffed up look that improves the overall defensive capabilities of the tank.

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HRC leaders discuss program changes, promotions

Posted February 24, 2017 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

Retention control points, promotions and noncommissioned officer evaluation reports were among the topics discussed during the Human Resources Command Road Show sessions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Feb. 15. During the HRC Road Show, senior leaders from the Human Resources Command are traveling from installation to installation to discuss changes to current programs and initiatives….

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Army implements new, improved ammunition management system

Posted February 24, 2017 by Terrance Bell

The Army is implementing an updated ammunition management system with significantly improved cyber-attack resistance, greater transparency for ammunition managers, and easier functionality for operators. The Standard Army Ammunition System used by the service’s active and reserve components to manage and control ammunition supply operations has received an update that significantly enhances its capability. System implementation…

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