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To nail logistics, US Army works on info-sharing at Talisman Sabre

AUGUSTA, Ga. — U.S. Army network specialists participating in the recent Talisman Sabre exercise in Australia successfully tested an information-sharing system that provided leaders a clearer understanding of their supplies and logistical needs. Work on the so-called persistent common operational picture was tied to the U.S. Army Pacific, its I Corps in Washington state and potential missions in…
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US Army working through challenges with laser weapons

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The U.S. Army is working through a variety of challenges with directed-energy weapons for air defense, including how to affordably manufacture the high-tech capability and sustain it on the battlefield, according to service officials with knowledge of…
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Ukraine war driving US Army electronic warfare development, Bush says

WASHINGTON — The observable success of electronic warfare in the Russia-Ukraine war is motivating the U.S. Army to get its own in-development jammers deployed as soon as possible, according to an acquisition official. After decades of arsenal atrophy, the service is again prioritizing electronic warfare, including through its Terrestrial Layer System-Brigade Combat Team and -Echelons Above…
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Romania eyes 32 F-35s under $6.5 billion deal

WARSAW, Poland — The Romanian Ministry of National Defence has requested the parliament’s approval for the purchase of 32 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets, according to Defense Minister Angel Tîlvăr. The planned procurement is estimated to be worth about $6.5 billion. In…
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US Army ups the ante with yearslong campaign to test integrated fires

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The U.S. Army will embark on a yearslong effort this fall to ensure various weapons capabilities work in sync and are tailorable for combatant commanders, the service’s program executive officer for missiles and space said Tuesday at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium. “I’d almost call it the main effort for our [program executive office],” Brig. Gen. Frank Lozano…
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Navy extends service lives of four more destroyers

The Navy plans to extend the service life of four guided-missile destroyers that were slated to be retired in the coming years, adding four or five years to each of the warships’ standard 35 years of service. Under a plan announced last week, the destroyers Ramage and…
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US Army splits testing phase of future missile defense radar

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The U.S. Army has begun developmental testing of its future missile defense radar in a new, two-phased approach, according to Brig. Gen. Frank Lozano, the service’s program executive officer for missiles and space. The Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS, will serve as the radar in the Army’s future Integrated Air and Missile Defense system. Congress…
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