All United States Army articles – Page 10

  • Opinion

    OPINION: Why US Army aviation plans are in a spin


    ​Helicopter manufacturers, here is your challenge: build a machine that can pick up a critically wounded soldier at the top of a 6,000ft mountain on a hot day in July, dash at 220kt (407km/h) or faster to a medical ­facility hundreds of kilometres away, then land the vehicle easily in ...

  • Black Hawks - US Army

    In a spin: the US Army's Top 10 helicopter types


    ​In the week that a senior US Army aviation official conceded that the branch’s planned modernisation and Future Vertical Lift projects cannot both be funded in the face of potential further sequestration cuts, our Top 10 looks at the scale of service’s current inventory.

  • Apache Shadow - US Army

    US Army establishes first manned-unmanned unit


    ​The US Army has established its first manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) squadron, combining the Boeing AH-64D/E Apache helicopters with the Textron Systems RQ-7B Shadow unmanned air vehicles into one heavy attack reconnaissance unit.

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    US Army orders more Gray Eagle UAVs


    ​The US Army has made a $133 million modification to a contract for its General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned air vehicles to add 19 aircraft to the order.

  • Exelis CorvusEye 1500 mosaic imagery

    Exelis expands market for new wide-area airborne sensor


    Exelis is preparing to transfer testing of its new infrared-capable airborne wide area surveillance sensor to Europe in an effort to promote the capability of the wide-range camera to potential new markets.

  • Airlander 10 - HAV - FS

    HAV receives UK funding to bring airship back to flight


    ​Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has received additional funding from the UK government to further develop its Airlander hybrid airship, as it move towards an anticipated return to flight.

  • MQ-9 Reaper - USAF

    Export restrictions limit Predator potential


    Following requested purchases of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator/Reaper-series unmanned air vehicles by France and the Netherlands in recent weeks, the USA’s backing of an export licence for India but a rejection for Jordan have raised questions over how much potential the UAVs really have outside of NATO.

  • USAF F-35A - US Air Force

    Aviation gains in US military's new budget proposal


    Aviation programmes received a significant boost in funding in the Obama administration's fiscal year 2016 budget submission, which is up 6.7% on the enacted total for FY2015.

  • OH-58 Kiowa - US Army

    US Army continues to face financial challenge of rotary fleet maintenance


    The US Army has warned that its rotary fleet will continue to be streamlined as US budget sequestration increases pressure to reduce costs.

  • APKWS and A-10 - BAE Systems

    BAE touts APKWS for IS battle


    ​BAE Systems is touting the incorporation of its precision rocket guided system into the US Air Force’s fixed-wing inventory, where it could be utilised in the fight against Islamic State militants.

  • JLENS - Aberdeen - Raytheon

    JLENS deployed to monitor Washington DC


    ​The US Army has successfully deployed its new aerostat-based radar surveillance system over Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, which will now be used to monitor incoming threats over Washington DC.

  • Phoenix 30 UAV - UAV Solutions

    Four VTOL UAVs delivered to Bulgarian armed forces


    ​Four UAV Solutions Phoenix 30 vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicles have been delivered to the Bulgarian national military forces, under a foreign military sale agreement with the US government.

  • AH-64 - US Air Force

    US Army details combat experience with AH-64E


    ​The US Army is counting on the Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter to remain in service for the foreseeable future, which will require incremental upgrades beyond the most up-to-date E model that have already seen thousands of hours of combat.

  • JLENS Raytheon

    JLENS undergoes command and control integration testing


    ​Raytheon has completed software integration testing of the US Army’s new aerostat-based radar system with the necessary command and control (C2) systems that will be required during its first deployment above Washington, DC towards the end of the year.

  • JLENS Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault/USAF FS

    US Army trains on JLENS ahead of first deployment


    ​The first 44 operators of the US Army’s aerostat-based radar surveillance system have been certified to operate the system, ahead of its first planned deployment at the end of the year.

  • K-Max SMSS LM FS

    K-Max demonstrates autonomous ground vehicle delivery


    The US Army and Lockheed Martin have successfully tested the capability the K-Max unmanned helicopter has to deliver an autonomous ground vehicle.

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    US Army orders more BAE missile warning systems


    The US Army has signed a $39 million contract to purchase 300 of BAE Systems’ third-generation Common Missile Warning System.

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    USA may sell 14 used CH-47Ds to South Korea


    South Korea could obtain 14 used Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters from US army forces stationed in the country.