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Army Wants Deadlier Land Mines that Attack Enemy Tanks from Above

Two divers with the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment set charges to blow notional mines, Feb. 10, 2017, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The Soldiers were tested on their troop leading procedures, as well as their knowledge of setting up explosives on land, during this training event. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Tom Wade) The U.S. Army wants a deadly new networked land mine system that’s more capable than…
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US senators propose roadblock for F-35 sale to UAE

WASHINGTON ― A duo of Democratic senators offered a bill Friday that could block the U.S. sale of F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates after the Biden administration acknowledged it is advancing the Trump-era deal. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman…
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With new CH-47 variant back in flight tests, Boeing hopes for production contract

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has yet to schedule a limited-user test for the latest variant of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter, instead ordering its return to flight testing to gather more data. But despite issues cropping up in previous testing, Boeing is confident it will win a first production contract in fiscal 2021, two company executives told Defense News. Boeing believes the program is…
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US Army building up force in Europe with two new units

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is sending two new units to Europe — a Multidomain Task Force and a Theater Fires Command — in a much anticipated move The two formations, making up about 500 soldiers, will arrive “in the coming months,” according to a statement from…
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WATCH: Charles Coolidge, Who Charged at German Tanks with a Bazooka and Grenades, Gets Medal of Honor in Vintage Footage

TSgt. Charles H. Coolidge receives the Medal of Honor from Army Lt. Gen. Wade H. Haislip on Jun 18, 1945 during a battlefield ceremony near Dormstadt, Germany. (U.S. Army photo courtesy of the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center) Tech. Sgt. Charles Coolidge, who fought the Nazis throughout Europe and North Africa with the Army‘s 36th Infantry Division, earned the…
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Raytheon names new CFO

WASHINGTON ― Raytheon Technologies said Friday it has named Neil Mitchill as chief financial officer to replace Toby O’Brien, who has stepped down. Mitchill was the corporate vice president for financial planning, analysis and investor relations. He joined United…
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White House nominates first woman secretary of the Army

WASHINGTON — Christine Wormuth has been nominated to serve as the first female secretary of the Army, part of a trio of defense nominees announced Monday by the Biden administration. Defense News reported the Wormuth news ahead of the formal announcement. Wormuth…
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Army Wants to Replace the Cold War-Era TOW Missile with a New Longer-Range Tank Killer

U.S. Army soldiers from Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire the TOW missile system during a live fire at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Oct. 24, 2018. (Capt. Justin Wright/U.S. Army) U.S. Army maneuver officials at Fort Benning, Georgia, want to replace the venerable tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided…
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