PREMIUM: US Army field artillery seeks faster firing and force ‘thickening’
Army Futures Command is exploring how small business can help to deliver future artillery solutions, while it is also planning to showcase remotely fired and remotely operated rockets in June.
PREMIUM: US goes back to the future with Precision Grenadier System
The Precision Grenadier System concept bears some resemblance to the abandoned XM25 CDTE system, but this time the US Army will solicit more soldier feedback
PREMIUM: Proximity round demonstrates enhanced C-UAS capabilities
Tests of a new XM1211 30x113mm proximity fuzed round show potential effectiveness against the growing UAV threat
PREMIUM: No more gold nuggets as SSE delivers decreasing returns
After nearly two decades of continuous combat operations in counter-terror and counter-violent extremist organisation environments, US special operations planners are seeing a decreasing return on ...
17th May 2020
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has developed a list of R&D; priorities to facilitate expeditionary logistics operations across future tactical environments. Several priority categories were ...
15th May 2020
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM) are in the process of achieving several milestones for both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ submersible ...
14th May 2020
SOF planners in the US are exploring the possibilities of supplementing the current fleet of UAS with a commercial platform that may offer lower lifecycle ...
13th May 2020
Speaking at this week’s virtual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (vSOFIC), James Smith, Acquisition Executive for United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), highlighted six specific ...
12th May 2020
The virtual incarnation of the annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (vSOFIC) began on 11 May with a keynote address on "Innovation and Disruptive Technologies" ...
11th May 2020
The Javelin Joint Venture team, comprising Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Lockheed Martin, has completed the first production Javelin F-Model (FGM-148F) ATGM. The F-model is ...
8th May 2020
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is seeking industry white papers for its C-UAS Systems Integration Partner (CUxS SIP) requirement. In an RfI published on 17 April, USSOCOM ...
1st May 2020
The US Army and Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the third flight test in their next-generation long-range missile programme at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico on ...
29th April 2020
A recent report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) acknowledges that the presidential helicopter programme is within cost goals but asserts that some technical ...
28th April 2020
The US Congressional Research Service (CRS) last week released the latest update of its background document for the KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft (pictured). New information ...
6th March 2020
The USMC is shifting its vision on training to better reflect global realities. The need for new thinking was outlined this week during AFCEA West ...
5th March 2020
One of the key themes throughout the AFCEA West 2020 conference in San Diego on 1-3 March was the expanded vision of integrated sea service ...
3rd March 2020
The USN Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) used the Sea Service Chiefs Town Hall at AFCEA West 2020 on 2 March to address the current ...
29th August 2019
The US Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) SOFWERX collaboration enterprise is preparing to conduct a Capability Assessment Event focused on expanded mission payloads for small UAS (SUAS). ...
21st August 2019
The US military is seeking industry help to identify or develop low-cost armor-piercing ammunition in a number of calibers of particular interest to United States ...
16th August 2019
As both the US Army and US Marine Corps continue to expand their fielding of the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), service planners are ...
15th August 2019
United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) planners are exploring new weapon technology demonstrations in conjunction with the annual SHOT Show gathering in Las Vegas in ...
8th August 2019
USSOCOM is preparing to hold a technical experimentation (TE) event focused on enhancing the capabilities of special operations forces combat swimmers/divers. The upcoming event was ...
2nd August 2019
USSOCOM is moving forward on its efforts to identify the next generation Special Operations Aviation (SOA) cockpit. The multi-phased effort was originally outlined in a special ...
30th July 2019
USSOCOM’s Program Executive Office Special Operations Forces Warrior (PEO-SW) and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) have identified a number of their emerging technology needs. The ...