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US Army Wants 250,000 Next-Gen Combat Rifles And 150 Million Bullets 

The US Army's chief of staff said Monday that the next-generation squad weapon would fire faster, farther than previous infantry rifles and penetrate the most advanced body armor technologies in the world.  "It will fire at speeds that far exceed .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 12th, 2018

Microsoft wins $479.2 million contract from U.S. Army

The U.S. Army said on Wednesday that it has awarded Microsoft Corp a $479.2 million contract to supply prototypes for the Army's augmented reality systems helping soldiers in training and combat missions......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 28th, 2018

The Army"s Next-Generation Combat Helmet Has Arrived

The Army has completed a significant overhaul of its Interceptor Multi-Threat Body Armor System in th.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMar 12th, 2019

Army Signs $174 Million Deal For Smart Artillery Shells

Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC., known as ATK, was awarded a $174 milli.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 24th, 2019

Microsoft workers demand it drop $480 million U.S. Army contract

Several Microsoft Corp employees on Friday demanded that the company cancel a $480 million hardware contract with the U.S. Army and stop developing "any and all weapons technologies.".....»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 22nd, 2019

Honeywell-Pratt venture protests GE"s Army helicopter contract

A joint venture of Honeywell International Inc and Pratt & Whitney on Tuesday protested the U.S. Army's decision to award General Electric Co a $517 million contract for new Black Hawk and Apache helicopter engines......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 19th, 2019

BAE Systems wins funding from U.S. Army to start production of new armored vehicles

Britain's defense company BAE Systems on Tuesday said it had won additional funding up to $575 million from the U.S. Army to begin production of its new armored vehicles that would replace the Vietnam War-era M113 fleet of personnel carriers......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 19th, 2019

US Army Patents "Net Warhead" To Combat Drones

A team of Army researchers has designed a 40mm grenade round with a net embedded inside the warhead to take down enemy unmanned aerial vehicles, according to patent number 10,197,365. T.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 18th, 2019

GE wins $517 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

General Electric Aviation, a unit of General Electric Co, has been awarded a $517 million U.S. Army contract for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Improved Turbine Engine Program, the Pentagon said on Friday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 1st, 2019

Delaware tech firm to pay $2.5M to settle claims it defrauded NASA, U.S. military

E.M. Photonics, based in Newark, Del., has received about $18 million in contracts for the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, among other federal agencies......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 31st, 2019

US Army Major Slams Syria"s Sunken Cost Fallacy: American Deaths Are Not A Reason To Stay

Authored by Major Danny Sjrusen via TruthDig.com, I’m just old enough to remember a time – before 9/11 – when the death of a US soldier in combat was an exceptionally rare thing. Indeed, its hard not to look back fondly on those.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 27th, 2019

Veterans of the News Business Are Now Fighting Fakes

After raising $6 million, the start-up NewsGuard, co-founded by Steve Brill, has signed Microsoft as its first major client. The main goal: to combat the spread of false stories on the internet......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytJan 16th, 2019

Army war hero pleads guilty to trying to smuggle over $1 million of cocaine into the US hidden in gutted punching bags on a military aircraft

Reuters/Carlos Jasso An Army Special Forces veteran pleaded guilty to two drug trafficking conspiracy counts, admitting he attempted to smuggle nearly 90 pounds of cocaine from Colombi.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 2nd, 2019

US Army Awards Raytheon $200 Million Contract For Phalanx Gatling Guns

According to Raytheon, the Phalanx LPWS (Land Phalanx Weapon System), part of the Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM) system, is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled, radar-guided gun that can dete.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 31st, 2018

Boeing Wins $49M FMS Deal to Support Qatar"s AH-64E Aircraft

Boeing's (BA) AH-64 Apache is currently the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopter that is used by the U.S. Army and many international defense for.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytDec 28th, 2018

Gatwick To Close "For Foreseeable Future" As British Army Struggles To Combat Drones

Gatwick To Close "For Foreseeable Future" As British Army Struggles To Combat Drones.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 20th, 2018

Lockheed wins U.S. Army work to supply equipment for combat training

The defense giant will create shoot houses for foreign military to train......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 14th, 2018

US Army Tests New Robotic Assistant Pack-Mule For Combat Zones

The 10th Mountain Division (light infantry) based at Fort Drum, New York, is a .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 14th, 2018

Microsoft Secures $480 Million US Army HoloLens Contract - Variety

VarietyMicrosoft Secures $480 Million US Army HoloLens ContractVarietyMicrosoft announced it was awarded a $480 million contract to begin development on an augmented reality system for use with .....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 30th, 2018

Microsoft Wins $480 Million Augmented Reality Army Contract Amid Employee Protests

The system must identify objects, suggest routes, detect threats (like tripwires), and coordinate activities among soldiers. The Department of the Army awarded a $480 million contract to Microsoft msft on No.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 29th, 2018

Microsoft Wins $480 Million Augmented Reality Army Contract Amid Employee Protests - Fortune

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Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 29th, 2018