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The Pentagon’s top research arm and Raytheon will test a new system designed to massively speed up air-ground coordination and reduce targeting time for close air support from as long as an hour  —  down to as little as six minutes. A program called Persistent Close Air Support, or PCAS, connects pilots in real time with the […]

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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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