Tag Archives: US Army

US Army Seeks ‘Iron Man’ Armor for Commandos

Defense News | US Army researchers are working on building hi-tech body armor that would give soldiers “superhuman strength” in a real-life version of the suit featured in “Iron Man” films. The blueprint for the “revolutionary” Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) would include an exoskeleton to allow a soldier to carry heavy equipment, built-in […]

Northrop Grumman, U.S. Army Incorporate Patriot and Sentinel Capabilities Into Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System

Press Release — The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) have successfully incorporated a key capability of the Patriot family of missiles and the Sentinel radar into the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). Under the direction of the IAMD Project Office, the Program Executive Office for Missiles and […]

Army plans $1.4 billion radio purchase

DoD Buzz — The U.S. Army later this year plans to start two competitions to buy potentially more than $1.4 billion worth of battlefield radios. The service wants to spend as much as $750 million on smartphone-compatible Rifleman Radios, single-channel radios held or worn by soldiers; and as much as $700 million on so-called Manpack […]

defpro | U.S. Navy Awards $212.7 Million Ship-to-Shore Connector Contract

Contract for Textron to Provide for Design and Construction of Future SSC Vessel The U.S. Navy awarded July a $212,722,820 fixed-priced incentive-fee contract for the detail design and construction of a Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) test and training craft to Textron, Inc., New Orleans, La. The contract also includes options for up to eight additional craft […]

defpro | Boeing Delivers 100th Modified Chinook to US Army

CH-47F helicopters modified in New Jersey to support advanced requirements Boeing delivered the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army today in a ceremony at the company’s modification center in Millville. “The Boeing Millville team is proud to have delivered 100 modified Chinooks to the Army on time, using efficient, cost-saving processes,” said […]

DefPro | Raytheon Demonstrates Unprecedented Soldier Radio Network Capabilities Ahead of US Army Exercise

MAINGATE system doubles the size of competing vehicular radio networks while exceeding Army requirements In anticipation of the next critical phase of the U.S. Army’s Network Integration Evaluation (NIE), Raytheon Company completed a series of tests that showed that its vehicular radio system maintained large-scale networks, without the need for fixed infrastructure. At the same […]

Military & Aerospace l Harris Corp Receives $20 million to provide Radios for Army and Marine Corp MRAP Vehicles

Harris Corp Receives $20 million to provide Falcon III AN/PRC-117G Muliband Manpack Radios for US Army and US Marine Corp MRAP Vehicles Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $20 million in orders from the U.S. Army’s Project Manager-MRAP via the GSA, FAS Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS, Region 2) to […]