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  1. The Hellfire II missile has been integrated for launch from attack helicopters, but it also can be fired from a ground vehicle. Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed, Moog Develop JLTV-Towed Hellfire Launcher

    For years, the US Army has been looking for ways to launch Hellfire missiles from ground stations, a capability that would give infantrymen a new lethal tool to use when they might not be able to call in fire or get air support from aviation assets.

    • Oct. 22, 2013
  2. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army, installation, energy and environment, participates in a forum on creating efficiencies and synergies at the annual meeting of the Association of the US Army at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington on Tuesday. Mike Morones / Staff

    US Army Official: Congress Will Have To Authorize New BRAC Round

    Congress will eventually authorize another round of base closures to help the US Army cut its costs and shrink its footprint, according to a top Army official.

    • Oct. 22, 2013
  3. Real Warriors Program Aims to Help Troops, Spouses Help Themselves

    An Army program aimed at getting soldiers and their spouses to seek help for behavioral health problems showcased its online portal for resources and videos that tell the stories of 'real warriors.'

    • Oct. 22, 2013
  4. Gen. Robert Cone, commander of TRADOC, participates in a panel discussion about future Army leadership at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. Mike Morones/Staff

    Looking to the Future: Army 2020

    Though the discussion was about building the Army that will exist beyond 2020, many attitudes and approaches were met with real-time frustrations from service members, foreign militaries and industry leaders.

    • Oct. 22, 2013
  5. Soldiers and civilians grab a meal at a dining facility at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Army officials said Tuesday they're looking to issue dining cards that could be used at its installations and at local restaurants. Ingrid Barrentine / Army

    Army Seeks To Expand Privatization Efforts

    The Army is looking at issuing dining cards that could be used at its installations and at local restaurants, Army officials said Tuesday.

    • Oct. 22, 2013
  6. An artist's rendering of the Bell Helicopter V-280 Valor. Bell Helicopter

    Bell President Says JMR Schedule Could be Accelerated

    The Joint Multi-Role (JMR) helicopter replacement program remains on track for a downselect before the end of this fiscal year and the president of Bell Helicopter thinks the program could move up its overall timetable.

    • Oct. 22, 2013
  7. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Secretary of the Army John McHugh leave the stage following a press conference today at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C. Mike Morones/Staff

    US Army Leadership Delivers Message of Frustration, Resignation

    A visibly frustrated chief of staff and secretary of the US Army today warned that many key programs will have to be canceled, curtailed or delayed in upcoming years due to budget uncertainty, and units will be unready to perform operations.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  8. The US Army is keeping about 3,000 Navistar-made MaxxPro MRAPs.

    Industry Working To Give the MRAP New Life

    The US Army is keeping about 3,000 of the 9,000 Navistar-made MaxxPro MRAPs it purchased between 2007 and 2011 while it divests thousands more MRAPs for which it no longer has a need.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  9. A soldier from Angel Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team 'Rakkasans,' 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) embraces his daughter while being recognized at a Welcome Home Ceremony. Sgt. Alan Graziano/Army

    McHugh: Army Will Fulfill 'Moral Obligation' To Provide For Families Despite Budget Cuts

    In the face of tightening budgets and uncertainty, the Army is committed to making sure deploying soldiers are properly trained and equipped, senior leaders said Monday.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  10. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Secretary of the Army John McHugh speak at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army on Oct. 21 in Washington. Mike Morones/Staff

    Only Two US Army Brigades Now Combat Ready, Chief Says

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said his greatest fear is to receive an order to deploy thousands of troops. And with good reason.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  11. Roadside bombs have caused the majority of US combat deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. US Army

    DARPA, Army Researchers Working on New IED-Proof Vehicles

    Over the next 18 months, the US Army, DARPA and Alcoa Defense are getting together to work on producing single-piece aluminum hulls for ground combat vehicles which, the thinking goes, would improve crew protection against buried roadside bombs.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  12. The ground shakes as a US Army M109A6 Paladin howitzer fires a 155mm round at a range in Mosul, Iraq, in 2010. The Army has placed a low-rate initial production order for a new version of the armored artillery vehicle. US Army

    New Paladin to Enter Low-Rate Production

    The Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) system has been approved by the US Army for low-rate initial production, BAE Systems announced.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  13. The Common Infrared Countermeasure will be installed aboard US Army helicopters, including the CH-47 Chinook. US Defense Department

    BAE Completes Preliminary Design Review on CIRCM

    BAE Systems has completed the preliminary design review (PDR) for its Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) system for US Army and Navy helicopters, the company announced on Monday.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  14. Secretary of the Army John McHugh gives the keynote address during the opening ceremony for the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21. Mike Morones/Staff

    McHugh Blasts Congress over Budget Woes

    Army Secretary John McHugh did not paint a rosy picture as he described the way ahead.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  15. Boeing and Sikorsky unveiled their bid for the US Army's Joint Multi-Role helicopter program on Monday, calling it the 'Defiant.' Aaron Mehta/Staff

    Sikorsky and Boeing Unveil 'Defiant' JMR

    At Monday's Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference here, Sikorsky and Boeing unveiled the official name for their Joint Multi-Role (JMR) helicopter technology demonstrator: Defiant.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  16. Retired Army Maj. Gen. Genaro J. Dellarocco

    Fund Opens To Invest In Vets' Businesses

    A former Army general has launched an investment fund that backs veterans turned entrepreneurs.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  17. Soldiers screw in the last bolt in an Apache helicopter engine compartment in Afghanistan. Army

    ATEC Completes Testing of HPW3000 Engine

    The Advanced Turbine Engine Company has completed testing of its first H PW3000 engine for the US Army's Improved Turbine Engine program, which will replace engines on the Army's Black Hawk and Apache fleets.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  18.  Colin Kelly/Staff

    Research Alliance Looks to Guide US Army's Cyberwarfare Future

    The Army is concerned that near-peer adversaries will one day use cyber attacks to target soldiers' laptops, radios or other small computers that surround them in vehicles and weapon systems on the battlefield.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  19. Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler said soldiers need to embody trust, military expertise, honorable service, esprit de corps and stewardship. Colin Kelly/Staff

    Sergeant Major of the Army Outlines His Priorities for 2014

    Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler, who is focusing on building strong leaders and a strong Army, spoke to Army Times about his priorities for the coming year.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  20. Army Studies Effect of Opening Jobs to Women

    Combat engineer jobs are likely to open to women next year as the Army looks to integrate women into combat arms roles by 2016.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  21. Cone

    TRADOC Chief Looks to the Future

    Broadening the Army's focus and skill sets is a priority as the Army looks past the recent wars and trains soldiers for what comes next, the commander of Training and Doctrine Command told Army Times.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  22. A US soldier fills up fuel containers. US Army

    Army Lab Converts JP-8 For Efficient Fuel Cells

    Army scientists are seeking a way to cut fuel consumption on forward operating bases in half by converting the military's most common fuel to hydrogen.

    • Oct. 20, 2013
  23. The US Army's Strategic Studies Group was created last year to work through problems the service may face as it prepares for conflicts post-Afghanistan. US Army

    US Army Takes 'Unvarnished' Look At Its Problems and Its Future

    Within US Army leadership, there are more questions than answers.

    • Oct. 20, 2013
  24. Soldiers prepare to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at a training area at Grafenwoehr, Germany, in August. The Army remains committed to Europe despite an expected 10,000-soldier cut from the continent, said Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe. Michael Beaton / Army

    Army Seeks Training Opportunities With Partner Nations

    'Europe still matters'

    • Oct. 20, 2013
  25. The next phase for the Reserve is to stand up engagement cells to help make sure the component is involved in planning for contingencies and training. Spc. Thomas Crough / Army

    Reserve to unveil new model for preparing soldiers

    The Army Reserve is rethinking the way it plans, prepares and trains its soldiers in an era of shrinking budgets and transition after 12 years of war.

    • Oct. 20, 2013
  26. Gen. David Rodriguez Army

    AFRICOM: Regionally Aligned Forces Find Their Anti-terror Mission

    Regionally aligned forces are making a difference in Africa as the region grapples with volatile hot spots and confronts a growing terrorist threat, two top Army generals told Army Times.

    • Oct. 20, 2013
  27. Insurgent Threats: Tunisian soldiers stand guard near a demolished vehicle following a roadside bombing near the Algerian border. North African countries are spending considerably on counterinsurgency capabilities. Agence France-Presse

    Algeria Tops Africa Markets; Arms Race Emerges on Continent

    Algeria will remain Africa's top defense market as it spends on counterterrorism and counterinsurgency capabilities, but tries to keep pace with an ongoing North African arms race, according to a report by the Strategic Defense Intelligence (SDI) market r

    • Oct. 20, 2013
  28. Indian Army soldiers take position atop an armored vehicle at the scene of a shooting incident on the National Highway in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Army is struggling with a complex bureaucracy to obtain new armored vehicles, howitzers and other equipment Agence France-Presse

    Bureaucracy Strangles Indian Modernization Efforts

    Bureaucratic hurdles and government indecision continue to cripple India's Army modernization plans, and planners say with no major acquisitions in the past five years, the Army must fight a domestic low-intensity conflict with outdated, ineffective weapo

    • Oct. 20, 2013
  29. Pakistan has ordered three Serbian-built Lazar 2 multirole armored vehicles for evaluation to improve its land warfare capabilities. Wikimedia image by Srdan Popovic

    Pakistan Struggles To Fund Counterinsurgency Vehicles

    Economic problems are hampering Pakistani efforts to acquire needed counterinsurgency vehicles, but domestic and international options offer some hope, officials said.

    • Oct. 20, 2013
  30. The Turkish military hopes to place its first orders for the indigenously developed Altay in 2014 as it faces threats from Iraq and Syria. File

    Indigenous Tank, Professional Army Backbone of Turkish Efforts

    Building an indigenous battle tank to counter conventional threats and transforming NATO's second largest Army from conscript to professional drive Turkish efforts to strengthen ground warfare, according to officials and analysts.

    • Oct. 20, 2013

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