Improving Aircraft Performance and Reducing Life-Cycle Costs

From Armor & Mobility, August 2018 Issue

With its C-5M engine’s record-setting history and other industry achievements, GE Aviation has delivered effective capabilities for Warfighters through its sustaining, upgrading, and re-engining efforts. 

Interview with Karl Sheldon

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Tirelessly Pursuing Full Spectrum Readiness

From Armor & Mobility, August 2018 Issue

Whether it is providing humanitarian assistance, meeting threats, or performing air-to-air refueling, readiness is at the forefront of the mission of Air Mobility Command. Brig. Gen. John D. Lamontagne and Brig. Gen. Steven J. Bleymaier provide an update on the current efforts, including modernization, innovation, and talent retention.

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Logistics Complexes drive readiness for Air Force

From Armor & Mobility, August 2018 Issue

Functioning interdependently as a symbiotic enterprise, the Air Force Sustainment Center’s three ALCs comprise a vital logistics and sustainment network that plays a major role in supporting readiness.

By Air Force Sustainment Center Public Affairs

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Shaping Modernization to Address Autonomy in Force Capability

From Armor & Mobility, May/June 2018 Issue

Stuart Hatfield
Robotics Branch Chief
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8
Department of the Army

Mr. Stuart Hatfield is the Robotics Branch Chief for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Department of the Army in the Pentagon. He manages the U.S. Army’s $1.6 billion Robotics modernization portfolio, including resources and requirements for ground Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and Soldier Power Systems. He is the Army Staff lead integrator for Robotics, and he co-chairs the Joint Staff Unmanned Ground Systems Integrated Product Team to synchronize concepts, requirements, resources, technology, and standards for RAS across the Department of Defense. He was honored by the National Defense Industrial Association as the 2012 Ground Robotics Champion.

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Army Aviation Warfare: MUM-T to Advanced Teaming

From Armor & Mobility, May/June 2018 Issue

With recent decades of U.S. combat force engagement on multiple continents, the nature of warfare remains steadfast while its character continues to evolve. Nowhere is that change more evident than in the application of technology to gain and exploit advantage over an adversary.

By COL Paul A. Cravey, TRADOC Capability Manager for Reconnaissance and Attack, and COL Erskine R. “Ramsey” Bentley, TRADOC Capability Manager for Future Vertical Lift, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, AL

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Full Life-cycle Management through Seamless Development

From Armor & Mobility, May/June 2018 Issue

U.S. Special Operations Command’s Office of SOF Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, led by Acquisition Executive James Smith, is charged with maximizing a $7 billion budget to ensure that everything from armor protection to ammunition to land, air and marine mobile platforms, both manned and unmanned, enables operator mission success.

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Joint Coordination for Regional Response

From Security & Border and CST & CBRNE, Spring 2018 Issue

The 9th Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (WMD-CST), California National Guard (CNG), is focused on continued development of its enhanced capability for maritime domain and Joint Hazard Assessment Team (JHAT) Operations.

By Lt. Col. Neal Rodak, Commander, 9th WMD-CST

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Advancing Squad-Level Mobility

From Armor & Mobility, May/June 2018 Issue

U.S. Army Program Executive Office Combat Systems and Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS) is leveraging Other Transactional Authority (OTA), technical demonstrations, and Soldier feedback to speed acquisition of the Army’s new Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) robotic ‘mule.’

By Program Executive Office Combat Support & Combat Service Support

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