Tag Archives: U.S. Army

Army fields next generation Network

DoD Buzz — Soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division started to receive the smart phones, radios and advanced satellites associated with Capability Set 13 that they will deploy with to Afghanistan at the start of next year. Third and fourth brigade with the 10th Mountain Division are the first two brigades set to receive the […]

DefPro l ManTech Awarded Contract to Continue Sustainment of U.S. MRAP Vehicles

5-year contract for logistics sustainment and support services has a $2.85 billion ceiling ManTech International Corporation has been awarded the MRAP Contractor Logistics Sustainment and Support (CLSS) Services contract by the U.S. Army’s TACOM Contracting Center to continue providing logistics sustainment and support for the U.S. Military’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Family of Vehicles […]

Aviation Week l Big Advances Seen For GMLRS

Even with the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, where combat conditions have placed a premium on both precision and volume of fire, the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) will evolve to meet new requirements. Lockheed Martin is considering various options to sustain production and introduce upgrades, building on U.S. Army and […]

DoD Buzz l SNA: Lockheed’s K-MAX ambitions

Good morning from the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium in Arlington, Va.‘s beautiful district of Crystal City. (It isn’t actually all made from crystal.) Lockheed Martin got the proceedings started on Tuesday with an ambitious update about its unmanned K-MAX helicopter, two of which are resupplying Marines now in Afghanistan. Company officials are very pleased […]

WSJ l Embraer Hits Defense Barrier

Brazilian-based aircraft manufacturer Embraer SA won an important victory in late December, when the U.S. Air Force picked one of its planes to equip Afghanistan’s military. But Embraer’s foothold in the U.S. defense market is now in question: rival Hawker Beechcraft Corp. is fighting in court to keep the Air Force from moving forward with […]