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2009-08-12 12:58:14

A top U.S. Army general is urging the military to increase the deployment of unmanned vehicles on the ground, AFP reported. Lieutenant General Rick Lynch, the commander of the III Armored Corps and the holder of a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, suggests the pilotless drones currently doing battle from the sky in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq will save more American soldier's lives. Lynch told delegates on Tuesday at an exhibition...

2009-06-24 10:00:00

WHITE SANDS, N.M., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporting its efforts to modernize all Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) with the latest networked intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and lethality capabilities, the U.S. Army is conducting a series of high-tech network and equipment verification tests at its massive White Sands, New Mexico test range. As part of what is termed the Technical Field Test (TFT), Army engineers and product developers supported by Soldiers of the Army...

2009-06-03 15:05:00

- Revenues: Up 12 percent (11 percent internal) to $2.65 billion - Operating Income: Up 17 percent to $204 million - Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations: Up 16 percent to $0.29 - Reaffirming Guidance for Fiscal Year 2010 SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAIC, Inc. (NYSE: SAI), a scientific, engineering, and technology applications company, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, which ended April 30, 2009. After the...

2009-05-15 14:46:00

AIM FIRE Military Day event draws key engineering leaders to discuss modeling and simulation tools and their impact on the evolving military vehicle development process TROY, Mich., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The role of modeling and simulation in tomorrow's defense engineering industry was a focal point for some of the top experts in military and software engineering at the Advanced Innovative Methods for Improved Reliability & Efficiency (AIM FIRE) Military Day, a program co-hosted by...

2009-05-14 07:03:00

First Ever Combat Vehicles to Use Hybrid Electric Drive Technology HUDSON, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hypertronics Corporation, a Smiths Interconnect business and world-leading provider of high performance interconnect solutions for the most demanding applications, today announced that they were awarded a contract with BAE Systems to supply customized electrical connectors for the Traction Drive System (TDS) for the Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) Manned Ground Vehicles (MGV) program....

2009-03-05 10:06:00

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems Program recently concluded successful Soldier evaluations and tests of initial build phases of the FCS network, which will ultimately lead to the Army being linked to a common network on the battlefield. During the Integrated Mission Test-1 (IMT-1), Soldiers participated in a variety of simulated combat exercises that helped to verify that the integration of FCS systems and battle command...

2008-12-09 09:00:00

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Dec. 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-/ -- NetFires LLC, a joint venture between Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Missiles and Fire Control, completed the second guided test flight of the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System's Precision Attack Missile. "NLOS-LS provides commanders with immediate, responsive precision fires against moving and stationary land and sea targets," said Scott Speet, executive vice president of NetFires...

2006-04-11 18:02:21

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday released a long-awaited restructuring plan for a $30 billion program to develop advanced military radios, saying it would pursue a more incremental approach that was less risky. Boeing Co., General Dynamics Corp., Thales SA and Rockwell Collins Corp. are among companies with big stakes in the Joint Tactical Radio System, which aims to develop new radios that allow better communication among various parts of the U.S....

2006-03-14 20:08:19

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems modernization program is now expected to cost $200 billion, including 52 essential complementary programs, the Government Accountability Office said on Tuesday. The Army had taken steps to rein in costs on the complex program led by Boeing Co., but there still wasn't enough knowledge about the program's underlying technologies, making solid cost projections difficult, the watchdog arm of Congress said...

2006-03-01 14:55:00

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON -- U.S. Army officials on Wednesday said a $125 billion communications modernization program is on track for a key Pentagon review in May, despite delays in two other programs that are needed to run its extensive communications networks. The Future Combat Systems program (FCS), with Boeing Co. as prime contractor, will use advanced communications to give troops more information by linking 18 light, fast, manned and robotic air and ground vehicles. It will be...


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