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US military UH-60 Black Hawk crashes in Florida

Search and rescue teams are looking for 11 service members who went missing after their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, US. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology...

US Army contracts GD for MUOS waveform upgrade

General Dynamics (GD) has been awarded a contract to update the mobile-user objective system (MUOS) waveform for the US Army’s AN/PRC-155 MUOS-manpack radios. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

Marines Defend New Wheeled Amphibious Vehicle Design

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill today voiced concerns about the U.S. Marine Corps’ new amphibious vehicle, questioning the service’s selection of wheels over the venerable tracked design. Marine Corps leaders testified before the Senate Armed...

Give Us Sequester? Bases Will Get Cut: McHugh, Graham

CAPITOL HILL: Sequestration will literally hit Congress where it lives. If implemented, Army officials and a key senator said this morning, the Budget Control Act spending caps will require cutbacks or outright closures at...

US Army Warfighter Experiment highlights new technologies

Three Army technologies were in play at the recently conducted Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment, or AEWE, on Fort Benning, Georgia. “AEWE is [Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC] live, prototype experimentation campaign,” said Harry...

General Dynamics, Thales announce teaming for LAND 400

General Dynamics and Thales Australia announced on 11 March that they had signed an agreement to team on a bid for Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) tender. IHS Jane’s has...

Alcoa expands with titanium acquisition

Metals manufacturer Alcoa announced on 9 March that the company had acquired RTI International Metals in a deal worth USD1.5 billion. Publicly traded RTI is a supplier of titanium and specialty metal products to...

Four firms answer Brazilian gun system RfP

The Brazilian Army has received four proposals for a local procurement of a 105 mm gun system intended for its 8×8 armoured reconnaissance vehicle within the VBR-MR (Viatura Blindada de Reconhecimento-Média de Rodas) programme....

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