Articles on the latest developments and innovations in technology affecting landpower, the Army, and its soldiers.

Army Seeks Life-Saving Capabilities for Future Fight

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Army Seeks Life-Saving Capabilities for Future Fight

Army medical researchers are working to develop new capabilities as the force prepares for a more lethal but austere future battlefield, a senior medical officer said.

Working with the expectation that battlefield casualties will need life-saving care farther forward for longer periods of time, the Army is looking for new capabilities suited for use in austere environments and will leverage emerging capabilities such as unmanned vehicles. 

Compromise Bill Boosts Army Technology Funds

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Compromise Bill Boosts Army Technology Funds

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had an impact on the 2022 defense budget, finally pushing lawmakers to complete work on funding programs for the fiscal year that started last October.

Army Plans to Field 24 New Systems Next Year

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Army Plans to Field 24 New Systems Next Year

The Army is preparing to field 24 of its 35 signature modernization systems in 2023, as it pushes ahead with its largest transformation effort in decades.

“Being ready today is not good enough,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said March 8. “We must also make sure we’re ready tomorrow.”

More than four years ago, the Army established six modernization priorities, he said. 

Army Moves Out to Combat Climate Change Threats

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Army Moves Out to Combat Climate Change Threats

Climate change is already affecting the Army’s mission and installations, a senior Army official said.

“Climate change is affecting the Army today,” said Paul Farnan, acting assistant Army secretary for installations, energy and environment. “It’s affecting how we operate, where we operate, what we do [and] how we train.” 

Futures Command Leaders Step Down

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Futures Command Leaders Step Down

Army Futures Command bid farewell Dec. 3 to Gen. Mike Murray and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Crosby, who served for more than three years as the first command team for the Army’s newest four-star command.  

During the relinquishment of command ceremony in Austin, Texas, Murray was honored as he prepares to retire after more than 40 years of Army service, while Crosby handed responsibility as senior enlisted leader for Futures Command to Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Hester.   

Army Innovation Challenge Expands to All Services

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Army Innovation Challenge Expands to All Services

The XVIII Airborne Corps’ quarterly innovation challenge encouraging soldiers to submit ideas to improve operations has been expanded to include competitors from all the military services.

Called “Dragon’s Lair,” the competition follows the format of Shark Tank, the popular TV show in which contestants present their ideas to wealthy investors in the hopes their ideas will get funded.