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Articles from Vol. 86, No. 574, September

A Flash of Force for Cops
Police officers could soon have a new way to protect themselves and find the "bad guy" when they have to serve a warrant or search for a suspect hiding inside a building. A prototype device called the Radar Flashlight, developed at the Atlanta-based...
Air Force Eyes Replacement for Aging Pave Hawk Helos
The Air Force expects, by 2004, to select a new medium-lift helicopter to replace its current workhorse, the Pave Hawk. Even though the contract award is three years away, companies already are jockeying for position, for what could be a $6 billion,...
Army Confident about Move to Wheeled Combat Vehicle
The U.S. Army will receive its new light armored vehicles in February 2002, approximately 28 months after the chief of staff, Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, announced the service would start trading tracks for wheels. The first four LAVs-2,131 are expected...
Army Mulling Options for Patriot Upgrade
Military, industry officials downplay potential Patriot-Meads competition As the U.S. Army prepares to field its first battery of new air-defense missiles--the PAC-3--service officials are hard-pressed to figure our what to do about a $500 million...
Army Overhauls Its 70-Ton Behemoth-The Abrams Tank
While the U.S. Army, at Fort Lewis, Wash., is busy creating new, mote easily deployable brigades that will be equipped with light-armored vehicles (LAVs), it also is modernizing the much-maligned, two decade-old, 70-ton Abrams tank. The focus of...
At-Sea Tests Aim to Improve Joint Operations
USS Tarawa hosts exercise to demonstrate Army-Navy interoperability Remembering to crouch and run to the safety of the wind-free hangar when deplaning is just one lesson that the Army took to heart when its pilots practiced landing helicopters aboard...
Detroit Chapter Hosts TACOM Open House
The Detroit Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) hosted an open house in Warren, Mich., to increase local awareness of the Tank, Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). Estimates indicated that 15,000 people attended at least...
Directed-Energy Weapons Promise 'Low Cost per Kill'
Laser weapons for ground combat--ranging from air-defense chemical lasers that destroy incoming rockets to smaller devices that could zap enemy antennas--are the focus of several Defense Department projects currently under way. If the technology pans...
Editor'scorner
Since the U.S. Army announced last November that it had selected the Light Armored Vehicle as its new combat platform, much has been said and written about what this means for the Army's future. The first LAVs will be delivered in February 2002...
Energy Dept. Optimistic about Resurgence of Nuclear Power
The Department of Energy's International Nuclear Safety Program has focused during the past seven years on trying to improve the safety of 67 Soviet-designed nuclear power reactors in Central and Eastern Europe. DOE views this program as an important...
Europe's Armies Upgrading Heavy Forces
Tanks expected to remain in European fleets for the next two decades As the U.S. Army continues to modernize its 20 year-old fleet of Abrams tanks, its European counterparts in Germany, France, England and Russia also are striving to upgrade their...
Europe's Armies Upgrading Heavy Forces
Tanks expected to remain in European fleets for the next two decades As the U.S. Army continues to modernize its 20 year-old fleet of Abrams tanks, its European counterparts in Germany, France, England and Russia also are striving to upgrade their heavy...
Ever Want to Drive Your Own Steel Beast?
No matter what your driving experience, wasn't there a time when you wished you were driving a tank, surrounded by armor and armed with a 120 mm gun, almost impervious to damage or harm? Now, your dream can come true--at least in a realistic new...
Ever Want to Drive Your Own Steel Beast?
digital marketplace No matter what your driving experience, wasn't there a time when you wished you were driving a tank, surrounded by armor and armed with a 120 mm gun, almost impervious to damage or harm? Now, your dream can come true-at least in a...
Export Administration Measure Extended
The House of Representatives in late July passed stopgap legislation that would reauthorize the Export Administration Act through November 20. The act, Public Law 96-72, expired on August 20. The measure now moves to the Senate, where Sen. Michael...
Fiber-Optics Firms Pursue Military Local-Area Business
As the downturn in the high-tech industry continues, fiber-optics manufacturers are stepping up their efforts to corner a larger share of the potentially lucrative business of installing cabling for local-area networks, or LANs, for computer systems...
Future Anti-Missile Research Directed to Countermeasures
Despite the Bush administration's bullish outlook on the deployment of a missile-defense shield during the next decade, there is a lot of work yet to be done in the laboratory, said U.S. government scientists. The United States could end up spending...
Government
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld has announced that the president is nominating Army Maj. Gen. Burwell B. Bell III for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commanding general, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas. Bell...
Industry
Chi Cheng has joined AMW Cuyuna Engines DBA 2 stroke International as chief engineer in Beaufort, S.C. Cheng has worked at Polaris, Caterpillar and General Motors as senior project engineer. J.B. Davey was also designated corporate secretary and...
In Post-Dot-Com Shakeout, B2B Exchanges Shift Strategy
The shakeout in the aerospace industry's electronic marketplaces, which began more than a year ago, is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. The B2B exchanges that have survived the post dot-com craze, meanwhile, are rapidly introducing...
Lawrence P. Farrell Jr. Becomes NDIA President
The Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has selected Lt. Gen. Lawrence P. Farrell Jr., USAF (Ret.), as the association's new president. Gen. Farrell brings to NDIA in-depth business experience, having worked...
Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicles Get Makeover
The U.S. Marine Corps plans to upgrade 759 light armored vehicles during the next seven years, in order to keep them running until 2015. The LAV first entered service in the early 1980s, so many vehicles are beginning to run out of operational life....
Missile-Defense Holy Grail: A Joint Tactical Air Picture
The Defense Department needs to spend more dollars on advanced software, in order to link missile-defense systems from various military services, said Army Maj. Gen. Larry J. Dodgen. A joint air-defense architecture has been talked about for years, but...
Operational Testing: Redefining Industry Role
Besal, R.E. Whitehead, Steven K. Contractor access does not guarantee faster, cheaper acquisition process According to some defense contractors, a closer and more direct working relationship between the operational testers and industry is...
Operational Testing: Redefining Industry Role
point of yiew Contractor access does not guarantee faster, cheaper acquisition process According to some defense contractors, a closer and more direct working relationship between the operational testers and industry is warranted and necessary. While...
Pentagon E-Commerce Program Shutting Down
A program started by the Clinton administration to help small businesses work with the Defense Department over the Internet is being terminated at the end of this month. There is legislation moving through Capitol Hill, however, to create a similar program...
Right Backed by Might: History without Clarity
Roger Beaumont's latest book, "Right Backed by Might: The International Air Force Concept," provides an in-depth military and political history of the Western world as it relates to the concepts of "international police force (IPF) and "international...
Roche Says Air Force Needs Funding for Research
"How in heaven's name can we set in motion what's needed so that there is innovation 10 years from now?" asked Air Force Secretary James Roche at a recent aerospace power seminar. "There is something sick here, gang," he said, noting that the F-22,...
Wall Street Experience a Plus for Industrial Policy Chief
The new deputy undersecretary of defense for industrial affairs, Suzanne D. Patrick, will be expected to address a growing concern at the Pentagon: how to maintain competition in critical markets in an era of rapid industry consolidation. Patrick...
Washington Pulse
Democrats Need to "Take the Offense on Defense" Military officers identify themselves as Republicans eight times more often than as Democrats, according to Steven J. Nider. In an article he wrote for the Democrat Leadership Council's magazine, Nider...
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