DRS Receives $19M Order to Produce Battlefield Digitization Systems for the U.S. Army

DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received an order valued at approximately $19 million to provide rugged Applique Computer Systems and peripheral equipment for the U.S. Army's Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade and Below (FBCB2) program.

24.11.2006 Visits - 5666 Posts - 0

Army is to Deploy Troops to Iraq with Computerized Equipment

Following successful field testing last summer, the Army is planning to deploy its new Land Warrior system within the year, bringing the Army a giant step closer to electronic networking of the battlefield. The wearable, computerized system includes lasers, navigation modules, radios, and other technologically advanced equipment to help Soldiers shoot, move, and communicate more accurately on the battlefield. Ultimately, it will improve their ability to fight effectively and survive, according to the Army.

20.11.2006 Visits - 5332 Posts - 0

US Army Receives State of the Art Simulation Systems for the New Abrams M1A1AIM Tank

The US Army received the new ABRAMS M1A1 AIM Tank Driver Trainer and Relocatable Advanced Gunnery Trainer System. The equipment was installed at the School of Armour in Puckapunyal, Victoria.

23.08.2006 Visits - 6617 Posts - 0

New Equipment to Help Protect UK Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan

Defence Secretary, Des Browne, unveiled a package of new equipment to help protect UK Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan following an armoured vehicles review.

27.07.2006 Visits - 8359 Posts - 0

New Special Forces Support Group: Inaugural Parade

Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Des Browne MP, and the Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Mike Jackson, attended the inaugural parade of the new Special Forces Support Group at RAF St Athan in Wales on 11 May 2006.

17.05.2006 Visits - 6393 Posts - 0

TERRIER Training Contract For BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies

As part of the TERRIER® programme BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte) has been awarded a contract to provide TERRIER Training Systems. This contract was won in competition against several other Simulation and Training companies.

20.01.2006 Visits - 8375 Posts - 0

Radian Chosen to Perform NATO Response Force Studies

Alexandria, VA -- Radian Inc, an Engineered Support Services Inc. (ESSI) company, has been chosen by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Supreme Allied Command-Transformation to perform a study of new concepts and existing technologies for the design, construction, and maintenance of NATO base camps. These base camps would be used by a deployed joint task force and the headquarters of the NATO Response Force. The study is worth $170,000 and will last six months.

09.07.2005 Visits - 5526 Posts - 0

Major Investment In Australia`s Special Forces

The Howard Government has approved a $207 million redevelopment of Special Forces facilities at Holsworthy Barracks to support the relocation of Special Operations Command units to the Sydney Defence base.

09.07.2005 Visits - 5750 Posts - 0

Army Developed Urban Tactics, but Lacked Doctrine

Urban warfare did not receive concentrated Army attention until the 1990s, despite a wealth of experience gained during conflicts spanning more than half a century. Army doctrine has evolved into a focused plan of identifying, isolating and destroying concentrated targets within cities, rather than avoiding key population centers or storming them with all resources available.

27.06.2005 Visits - 7314 Posts - 0

Army Displays Latest Warfighting Innovations

WASHINGTON -- The Army showcased its Future Force Warrior system, the latest in war-fighting technology, at Soldier Modernization Day on Capitol Hill June 16. Military researchers, developers, testers and engineers displayed current innovations in soldier technology to senators and congressional staffers who witnessed how technology can impact soldiers’ lives while sampling the Army’s newest field rations.

21.06.2005 Visits - 6088 Posts - 0

Army Battalion Becomes First Unit Equipped With Lockheed Martin`s Future Force HIMARS Launcher

DALLAS -- The U.S. Army today introduced its first unit equipped with the Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), helping the service meet its goal of fielding a lighter, more mobile and more flexible fighting force.

18.06.2005 Visits - 7142 Posts - 0

Fast Predator Turnaround Delivers Urban Assault Punch to Marines

Responding to an urgent request from warfighters, Lockheed Martin expanded the capabilities of its Predator anti-tank weapon and delivered 400 rounds to the U.S. Marine Corps in less than six months, prompting praise from, SRAW project officer Michael Woodson at the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA.

09.06.2005 Visits - 9764 Posts - 0

Nato Sees U.S. Military Changing Strategy

STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. forces stationed in Europe will increasingly shift their stance toward Africa and the former communist countries in eastern Europe as they move to counter terror threats in those areas, the top European commander said.

11.04.2005 Visits - 5467 Posts - 0

Army raises enlistment age for reservists to 39

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army, stung by recruiting shortfalls caused by the Iraq war, has raised the maximum age for new recruits for the part-time Army Reserve and National Guard by five years to 39, officials said today.

24.03.2005 Visits - 6189 Posts - 0