Articles by Matt Cox

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BAE Tapped to Lead Army Micro-Robotic Effort

The Army has awarded BAE Systems a $43 million cooperative agreement extension to lead the Army Research Laboratory’s Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology Collaborative Technology…


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Navy Orders More Tests for Anti-Ship Missile

The U.S. Navy just ordered $71 million worth of additional testing for the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program. The $71 million modification contract award to…



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Army: GCV Needs to Be Big and Tracked

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Army requirements officials are not backing away from the service’s plan to field a tracked Ground Combat Vehicle that could weigh…


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Lockheed Martin Will Upgrade Apaches

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin two contracts, worth $161.7 million, to upgrade the targeting and night vision systems on the AH-64 Apache helicopter….


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GD’s Newest Defense Against Cyber Attack

General Dynamics C4 Systems has a new encryptor device to help military or government personnel protect their data from cyber attack. The new TACLANE-1G (KG-175G)…


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GAO: DoD Should Oversee Army Network

The Government Accountability Office wants the Pentagon to tighten its oversight of the Army’s high-tech network effort. Developing and fielding an advanced tactical network designed…


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Marines Buy Tiny Wasp UAVs

The Marine Corps is spending $12 million on a new batch of AeroVironment Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft systems. Naval Air Systems Command’s Program Office…


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Army Issues Sources Sought for NIE 14.1

The U.S. Army has released a Sources Sought notice, inviting defense companies to try to improve the service’s existing network in the upcoming Network Integration…


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More Precision for Navy Guns

U.S. Navy combat ships equipped with 5-inch guns are about to get more lethal. Next fall, ATK will begin delivering the new Multi-Option Fuze, Navy,…


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Army Buys New Radios for Deploying Units

The U.S. Army recently awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems and Rockwell Collins with a $306 million contract for 3,726 Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS)…


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BAE Banking on Hybrid-Electric Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems just put out a new infographic detailing the benefits of the hybrid electric drive system the company has developed for the Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle competition….


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Navy Tests Unmanned Surface Weapon

The U.S. Navy recently launched several missiles for the first time from an unmanned surface vessel as part of an effort to combat small enemy…


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Tossing Bots at AUSA

For mobile phone users please click on this link to view the video. (http://www.military.com/video/military-intelligence/surveillance/irobot-firstlook/1920296737001/) An iRobot official at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual…


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iRobot gets $10M contract from Army

The U.S. Army recently awarded a $10 million contract to iRobot Corp to help keep its tiny, bomb-disposal robots running on the battlefield. The Army’s…


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X95 rifle gets new conversion kit

Israel Weapon Industries has introduced a new conversion kit for its X95 assault rifle, allowing operators to now choose between 5.45mm, 5.56mm and 9mm ammunition….


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Laptop built to protect classified docs

General Dynamics C4 Systems recently unveiled a new laptop that’s supposed to keep classified information safer when you’re at home or on travel. GD officials…


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Textron’s Remote-Controlled Flying Bomb

Textron Defense Systems has a new flying drone that’s designed to explode on contact with enemy positions. The compact BattleHawk Squad Level Loitering Munition is…


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Army builds up Raven fleet

The U.S. Army recently awarded another $16.5 million to AeroVironment Inc. to build more RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial aircraft systems. This is the second installment…


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Deploying MacGyver to Afghanistan

I wrote a story on Military.com today that takes a look at the Army’s new Expeditionary Lab – Mobile, a 20-foot shipping container filled with…