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  • Ballistics

    November 2020

    Armaments Group Revamps to Aid Military Prototyping

    The National Armaments Consortium — with a portfolio that runs the gamut from small caliber ammunition to long-range missiles — is making changes to handle a growing caseload of Pentagon-sponsored prototyping efforts.
  • Land Forces

    January 2020

    Three Companies Vie to Make Next-Gen Squad Weapon

    By Connie Lee
    The Army has whittled down the competition to replace its legacy M4 carbine and M249 squad automatic weapon to three companies, each with starkly different designs.
  • Army News

    May 2019

    Army Seeks Optic for Next-Gen Squad Weapon

    By Connie Lee
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Army is looking to pair the next-generation squad weapon with a new optic to boost soldiers’ accuracy.
  • Land Forces

    April 2019

    Army Ammo Plant Readies for New 6.8 mm Round

    By Connie Lee
    The Army’s plan to adopt a 6.8 mm round includes building a new manufacturing facility at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Missouri.
  • Strategic Weapons

    July 2016

    Future ICBM: Industry Predicts ‘Low Risk’ Development

    By Sandra I. Erwin
    The nation’s top defense contractors are drafting bids in anticipation of an Air Force request for proposals to develop the next generation of nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles.
  • Global Defense Market

    May 2016

    Patriot Upgrade Could Attract New Customers

    By Allyson Versprille
    Several countries have expressed interest in procuring Raytheon’s Patriot missile system after a showcase featured a number of upgrades, a company executive said.
  • Global Defense Market

    May 2016

    Industry to Increase Output of Smart Munitions

    By Allyson Versprille
    Munitions manufacturers are ramping up production of precision-guided weapons as the Air Force continues to deplete its stock in the fight against the Islamic State.
  • Missile Defense

    April 2016

    Boeing to Compete for Minuteman III Technology Refresh Contract

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Boeing Co., after 51 uninterrupted years of building and maintaining the U.S. Air Force's stock of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, will be in a competition with industry rivals to swap out key Minuteman III components, company executives said April 12.
  • Strategic Weapons

    March 2016

    STRATCOM: U.S. Not in a Nuclear Arms Race

    By Allyson Versprille
    Contrary to what some observers have claimed, the United States is not in a nuclear arms race with Russia, said Adm. Cecil Haney, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command.
  • Research and Development

    February 2016

    Naval Energetics Research Needs Renewed Focus

    By Ashley Johnson
    While other nations are making strides in energetic material development, the United States has remained dormant.
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