U.S. Army Decides on APS for M1 Anti-Armor Threat Protection

U.S. Army Decides on APS for M1 Anti-Armor Threat Protection

Battle-tested and in continuous production, TROPHY™ is now being fast-tracked to qualification aboard the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank.

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Maneuver Air Defense: Counter-Unmanned Ariel System (C-UAS) + Mobile Short-range Air Defense (M SHORAD)

Maneuver Air Defense: Counter-Unmanned Ariel System (C-UAS) + Mobile Short-range Air Defense (M SHORAD)

The Army recognized a need to rapidly close Maneuver Air Defense gaps in the BCTs, and the acquisition community, and industry are working together to get soldiers the capabilities they need quickly.

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To Protect With Light

To Protect With Light

A new revolutionary laser technology, dubbed “quantum cascade laser” or “QCL”, has the potential to have a profound, positive effect for military aircraft survivability.

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New Targeting Device Offers Operational Versatility in a Light Modular Package

New Targeting Device Offers Operational Versatility in a Light Modular Package

Unfavorable conditions are common for American Soldiers on battlefields around the world. They often operate in pitch-dark, fog, haze, dust, smoke and adverse weather.

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A Precision Medium Caliber Lethality Solution Available Today

A Precision Medium Caliber Lethality Solution Available Today

As threats evolve across the world, the U.S. Army must keep pace with its adversaries’ modernization efforts.

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Threats from Above: Urgency to Close the Gaps

Threats from Above: Urgency to Close the Gaps

In the summer of 1997, I learned my first valuable lesson about how dangerous an enemy air threat can be to dismounted forces.

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Active Protection Systems (APS) Ready to Shield U.S. Combat Vehicles from Anti-Armor Threats

Active Protection Systems (APS) Ready to Shield U.S. Combat Vehicles from Anti-Armor Threats

APS advanced technology is a top modernization priority which automatically detects and neutralizes incoming threat projectiles before they reach a target.

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Army Looking to Bring Big Firepower in a New Small Combat Vehicle Package

Army Looking to Bring Big Firepower in a New Small Combat Vehicle Package

The U.S. Army’s new Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program is designed to bring a light, but powerful vehicle that can be airlifted into combat to boost the mobility and lethality

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Future Vertical Lift Program Will Bring Unparalleled Sensor Systems

Future Vertical Lift Program Will Bring Unparalleled Sensor Systems

A new generation of advanced sensors that will increase survivability and lethality while creating situational awareness that air crews only dream about.

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Tuning in to the Invisible

Tuning in to the Invisible

Operator awareness is a game-changing capability that provides pilots with last-minute awareness of threats signals that might be encountered during an in-flight operational mission

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When Improving Combat Communications, Less is Sometimes More

When Improving Combat Communications, Less is Sometimes More

By significantly reducing size, weight and power with multi-function terminals that can take the place of multiple radios, it is possible for the aircrew and ground troops to more easily communicate i

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Stable Helicopter Hovering Made Easy

Stable Helicopter Hovering Made Easy

Altitude hold & hover stabilization technology for Military Helicopters allows pilots to focus on the mission and crew safety

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Keeping Air Crews Constantly In-the-Know

Keeping Air Crews Constantly In-the-Know

Mobile mapping of air and ground intelligence provides valuable situational awareness capabilities to Air Force pilots and aircrews.

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A Small but Vital Component for Jamming Communications

A Small but Vital Component for Jamming Communications

The Marine Corps combats emerging communication threats through the Intrepid Tiger program that is equipped with a high-performance transceiver that scans for and jams enemy signals.

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Short History of US Army Electronic Warfare by contributing editor COL (Ret) Laurie Moe Buckhout

Short History of US Army Electronic Warfare by contributing editor COL (Ret) Laurie Moe Buckhout

Electronic Warfare (EW) seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. It’s certainly been in the news.

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Modern Russian Electronic Warfare  by contributing editor COL (Ret) Laurie Moe Buckhout

Modern Russian Electronic Warfare by contributing editor COL (Ret) Laurie Moe Buckhout

While we fought what we considered to be a relatively unsophisticated threat in the Middle East, we took our eyes off of the Russian “sleeping bear.”

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Modern Ground Electronic Warfare

Modern Ground Electronic Warfare

In any modern conflict, the use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) is ubiquitous. All maneuver, fires and logistics elements in every modern force use RF-enabled capabilities...

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 Bridging the EW Gap

Bridging the EW Gap

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Defense Science Board have recently called for action to close what they found to be gaps in our country’s Electronic Warfare (EW) capabilities

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ELINT Technology Keeps Pace With Threats

ELINT Technology Keeps Pace With Threats

Russia, China and other global powers are strengthening their offensive and defensive postures by drawing on increasingly sophisticated commercial electronic technology, enabling them to design...

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Bringing Visibility to the Invisible

Bringing Visibility to the Invisible

Detect suspicious targets through foliage and camouflaged obscurants. Maintain persistent surveillance in complete darkness or in the face of glare from external light.

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Rapid Target Acquisition Capability is Focus of Two New Programs

Rapid Target Acquisition Capability is Focus of Two New Programs

Some of the most difficult combat occurs during nighttime operations. Combat losses and wounded can be high as the enemy often has the upper hand, lurking in unseen spaces known to only them...

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Direct-Fire Weapons Platform Ensure Over-Match Capability

Direct-Fire Weapons Platform Ensure Over-Match Capability

You don’t take a knife to a gunfight. What you take are maybe one or two much bigger guns, perhaps a grenade launcher, and a couple of missiles if you can carry them.

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Using IR to Protect Helicopters

Using IR to Protect Helicopters

Whether in combat or during peacetime, there are many threats that persist for today’s military helicopters. These threats include hostile acts such as shoulder launched missiles...

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DRS Leads the Way For Next Generation Space Payloads

DRS Leads the Way For Next Generation Space Payloads

It takes agility, affordability and innovation to conquer space. At a time when the ever-increasing demand for “data” is fueling a revolution in the approach to space...

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MFoCS "Key Leader" Program Drives Ground Force Battlefield Readiness

MFoCS "Key Leader" Program Drives Ground Force Battlefield Readiness

New state-of-the-art ground combat networking technology, available to U.S. and Allied ground forces through the U.S. Army's Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) IDIQ contract...

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N.I.E. Update: A TOC on Wheels Steals the Show at Recent Network Integration Evaluations

N.I.E. Update: A TOC on Wheels Steals the Show at Recent Network Integration Evaluations

What fundamental challenge has every ground combat commander shared since the beginning of time, from Alexander the Great to the leaders of today's U.S. Army?

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A "Magic Box" to Strengthen Battlefield Alliances

A "Magic Box" to Strengthen Battlefield Alliances

This "magic box" may sound like something straight out of a disappearing act. In this case however, it's a fitting nickname for a family of products, developed by DRS Technologies...

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Mission Command on the Move Circa 2020

Mission Command on the Move Circa 2020

Mission command has come a long way since the earliest days of warfare when distances on the battlefield were short, orders were simple, and commanders directed their forces with visual signals.

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