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Army Still Wants a Precision Infantry Weapon to Destroy the Enemy From Behind Cover

A soldier aims an XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon system at Aberdeen Test Center, Md. Army photo The XM25 program may be dead, but Army maneuver officials at Fort Benning, Georgia, still want to arm infantry squads with a precision weapon that can destroy enemies hiding behind cover. “There are certain aspects of a firefight or a gunfight that have not changed and probably…
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Boeing hires former SpaceX engineer for new software executive job

WASHINGTON — Boeing on Friday announced it hired Jinnah Hosein as vice president of software engineering, a new role at the aerospace giant. The job will lead a centralized organization of engineers developing software across Boeing’s portfolio of products. Hosein will report to Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief engineer and senior vice president of engineering, test and technology. “The…
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Army Using Wearable Tracking Devices to Learn How Soldiers Perform Under Pressure

A U.S. soldier prepares for a run using a fitness tracker. (Amy Bushatz/Military.com) Some 530 soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division are taking part in a yearlong human performance study in which they wear special watches and rings that track not just their physical exertion, but also how their heart rate responds under stress. Infantrymen from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s 4th…
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US approves armed MQ-9B drones purchase by Taiwan

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has notified Congress that it approved the sale of $600 million in armed MQ-9B drones and related equipment to Taiwan, the latest in a series of arms transfers for the island. The State Department said Tuesday it had Ok’d…
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Fort Sill Just Became the First Training Base to Get the New Army Greens Uniform

Donna Smith, supervisor of the Clothing Initial Issue Point inside Vessey Hall, gets Pvt. Andrew Fraughton of A Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery fitted for the jacket of the Army Green Service Uniform, Oct. 14, 2020. (Mitch Meador, Fort Sill Tribune) Army privates at Fort Sill, Oklahoma are the lucky first trainees to receive the service’s new World War II-style dress…
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