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Army Looks to Small Tech Firms to Increase Howitzer System’s Rate of Fire

Army LW155 Howitzer

The U.S. Army will move to solicit ideas from small businesses on how to fire projectiles from self-propelled howitzers at a faster rate under the branch's one-of-its kind effort designed to incentivize companies that support military technology modernization efforts. Interested vendors can submit proposals from Sept. 18 to Oct. 6 for the "Fire Faster" effort as part of the Special Program Awards for Required Technology Needs program, Army Futures Command said Tuesday.

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Air Force, Hypergiant Partner to Build Satellites With Updatable Software


Hypergiant Industries and the U.S. Air Force have teamed up to develop a constellation of satellites that will use reprogrammable software to help operators adapt the space technology to match specific requirements, C4ISRNET reported Monday. The Austin, Texas-based company seeks to incorporate an architecture from the Air Force's Platform One software development team into a proposed 36-satellite Chameleon Constellation.

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