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Marines Field New Open Architecture Helicopter Mission Computer

The Marine Corps has fielded the first open-architecture mission-systems computer aboard the UH-1Y utility helicopter and AH-1Z gunship. Northrop Grumman [NOC] manufactured and delivered its Tech Refresh Mission Computer (TRMC) as part of the Marine Corps H-1 upgrade program, which is replacing UH-1N and AH-1W helicopters with upgraded aircraft with improved capability, commonality, reliability and […]

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Open Systems Believed Essential As Army Upgrades Precision Navigation Capability

The modern Army relies heavily on equipment that can precisely locate and track all of its tanks, trucks and troops, but upgrading hundreds of thousands of GPS receivers across its fleets is a daunting and costly task. Equipping the entire Army with hardened, assured precision navigation and timing (PNT) equipment is therefore an effort where […]

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Told To Speed Acquisition, Military Officials Increasingly Turn To Open Architecture Systems

Senior military officials and lawmakers are sending a clear two-word message to the Defense Department acquisition community: Go faster. Increasingly the military services are interpreting that order, along with legislation loosening procurement restrictions, to mean adoption of a modular open systems approach to acquisition. “There’s not a day that goes by when our commandant doesn’t […]

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Navy R&D Official Talks Importance Of Open Architecture, Faster Prototyping

A Navy official said the service's changing missions are driving open architecture structures and that quickening prototype work is important for the service going forward. As the Navy returns to more sea patrols and recognizing single systems can no longer do a whole job by themselves, this means integration is more important, William Bray, deputy […]

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Funding, Engineering Challenges Delay Missile-Shields For Bradley And Stryker

Installation and characterization of active protection systems (APS) on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Stryker wheeled combat vehicle are lagging behind the effort to equip the Abrams tank with guided-missile shields. The delay is a result both of lack of funding and engineering challenges with integrating APS onto the smaller vehicles that were not an […]

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Marine LTG Stewart Hands Off DIA Leadership To Army’s LTG Ashley

JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, Washington, D.C. – During a change of command ceremony Oct.3, Marine Corps General Vincent Stewart relinquished directorship of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). After 33 months as the first Marine helming DIA, Stewart will become U.S. Cyber Command’s next deputy commander. Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, Jr. relieved Stewart to become the […]

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Lack Of Common Architecture Lengthens Ground Time For Army Choppers Getting Upgrades

When the Army buys new gear for its helicopters, the acquisition community and industry view it as adding capability to an existing platform, but actually integrating new sensors and weapons often grounds fleets that are in high operational demand. Without government-defined standard architectures, emerging technologies often require extensive rewiring to mount on legacy aircraft, said […]

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Navy Requires Open Architecture In New Air Combat Training System

Written into the contract for the Navy’s newest combat aircraft training system is a requirement for industry bidders to use a government-established standard communication software architecture. The $142 million contract holds Rockwell Collins [COL] and Leonardo DRS to implementing the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) version 4.1 when building the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II […]

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DARPA Launches Development Of Plug-And-Play Counter-Drone System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has hired three firms to find ways of defeating the small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) that have become one of the most pervasive threats to the military at home and abroad. Three teams – Dynetics Inc., Saab Defense and Security USA and nonprofit development firm SRC Inc. - […]

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Army Standardizing All Tactical Mission Command Systems By 2019

The Army is standardizing its mission command software across the active and reserve component to simplify the network architecture of operational units. Over the next two years, the Army will provide standard, updated mission command software applications to all 400-plus operational units in an effort to reduce network complexity, standardize training, allow swifter software updates […]

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