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As the U.S. Army decides how many new radios to buy for its ground vehicles, Raytheon Co. wants the service to know that its existing system in Strykers already offers Internet-like connectivity. The Waltham, Mass.-based company has given a decades-old battlefield communications network a digital makeover by upgrading the hardware and software that support roughly […]

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U.S. Army equipment officials recently tested an improved version of a counter-rocket system designed to protect convoys as well as squads on foot. The new Counter Rocket Shooter System with Highly Accurate Immediate Response System Enhanced is scheduled to undergo an operational evaluation with soldiers in Afghanistan this fall. At the same time, the new […]

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As the U.S. Army continues its drawdown in Afghanistan, soldiers and units there are slated to receive interconnected suites of high-tech, next-generation networking gear designed to improve access to combat information and massively strengthen digital connectivity among dispersed ground units on the move, service officials said. The U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division will deploy to […]

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The U.S. Army plans to conduct a key test of the next installment of a battlefield communications network made by General Dynamics Corp. this month at Fort Bliss, Texas. The system, known in military parlance as Warfighter Information Network — Tactical, or WIN-T, Increment 2, is a high-speed, high-capacity communications network for the war zone. […]

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The U.S. Army this year plans to begin buying Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphones for some infantry soldiers, pending approval from the Defense Department, according to a program office. Exactly how many devices will be specified in a production decision expected no later than July, according to information provided by Program Executive Office Soldier, an […]

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