Since Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood took over the U.S. Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, he’s overseen the Pentagon’s attempt to build the U.S. hypersonic weapons industrial base, begun fielding hypersonic launchers and other equipment to the first unit to receive the capability and has started building out the first battery of a laser-weapon equipped Stryker combat vehicle.
The Whiskey Project is pitching its multimission reconnaissance craft as a way to meet the Marines’ needs to “sense first, see first and strike first” with a low-signature boat and a situational awareness package that's already proved itself in Afghanistan.
After a recent trip to the Asia Pacific region, the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command commander said he is confident the service is postured well, both in the region and in the homeland, to defend against any possible missile attack from North Korea.
For years, U.S. Army Africa has been hosting hundreds of civil affairs and Special Forces troops in a bid to build security and deter extremist groups, particular in countries like Cameroon, Niger and Mali.
The Army is establishing a new organization to ensure its modernization programs get the attention, thought and forward movement needed to maintain overmatch against potential adversaries in the future.