August Focus: U.S. Army Technologies

August 5, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

As if the past eight years weren't enough, the U.S. Army is undergoing even greater changes as it retools to fight conventional and unconventional conflicts. Its Future Combat Systems program, which was to define the Army for the coming decades, is going back to the drawing board. The use of kinetic force is yielding some quarters to digital operations, and new specialties are changing the way soldiers prepare for new missions.

Boeing Receives Contract for Data System

August 5, 2009
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company is being awarded a $15 million contract for a Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System (GEDMS) for the DDG51, a land-based GEDMS trainer; GEDMS hardware; and installation and checkout repair for the DDG51 GEDMS and GEDMS shipsets for the Royal Australian Navy.