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May 2015 Special Report

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Threats to national security are increasing and missile defense resources are stretched thin, the commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated...
Directed-energy weapons, rail guns and other futuristic weapons could play a role in the Army’s future fights, but for the next fight, incremental improvements on current systems is probably going to be the norm, according to experts. Those air and...
During Operation Desert Storm in 1991, an early version of the Patriot missile intercepted a number of Iraqi Scud missiles. That’s when not much else was in the skies to worry about and the nascent technology existing at the time did a pretty...
Increased interoperability and improved data sharing with international partners are key goals of U.S. Air and Missile Defense, or ADM, especially in the Pacific and U.S. Central Command theaters, said ADM force leaders. "Today we have air and...
Across the globe, a variety of air and missile defense threats are evolving and proliferating. At the same time, adversaries are exploiting weaknesses in America’s air and missile defense system, said Brig. Gen. Christopher L. Spillman, commandant...
Solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable-energy projects are springing up throughout the Army, but there is no affordable way yet to store power for when it is needed, experts said. Power storage is the most significant challenge facing the Army...
The Army is now operating on multiple continents simultaneously in ways that were unforeseen a year ago," said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army (installations, energy and environment), March 10 in Arlington, Va. Even as demand for...
Partnerships between the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., and surrounding communities have saved the Army money and improved installation municipal services, said Col. Paul W. Fellinger Jr., garrison commander. The Monterey Model is one of the oldest...
Exercise Tobruk Legacy, scheduled for this summer in the Czech Republic, will focus on integrating the disparate air defense systems of five NATO nations. Integrating allied air and missile defense, or AMD, systems is increasingly important during a...
Additional metrics were recently added to installation status reports to better assess what is needed for unforeseen contingencies. Maj. Gen. Duane Gamble, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-4, spoke about improving deployments from power projection...
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Total Force Army 2025 must plan for the new challenges of the future technologically savvy "Generation Z" recruits, said Anthony J. Stamilio, Army deputy assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs (civilian personnel/quality of life)...