82nd Airborne Division Utilizing DCGS-A

82nd Airborne Division Utilizing DCGS-A

Whenever we have almost 2000 U.S. Army and British paratroopers simultaneously dropped out of the sky from C-130s and C-17s to support an exercise, it demands extensive planning, coordination, and communication from all echelons within the 82nd Airborne Division.

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Transfer of PGSS aerostats from the Navy to the Army

Transfer of PGSS aerostats from the Navy to the Army

The portfolio of the Army aerostat systems has doubled with the addition of 29 Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS). Working in conjunction with the Navy, the Product Director (PD) Aerostats office accepted the transfer of the systems less than a year after direction was given to move the aerostats to the Army. The combination of the two capabilities under the Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered (PSS-T) program allows for better coverage of operational requirements.

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New Army tool enhances electronic warfare capabilities

New Army tool enhances electronic warfare capabilities

Beginning with the early stages of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the Army has steadily increased its electronic warfare, or EW, capabilities from both a manpower and equipment standpoint. In particular, significant progress has been ongoing since the Army re-established its EW corps and stood up the Project Manager Electronic Warfare office in 2009 to provide materiel solutions that protect Soldiers from radio-controlled improvised explosive device, IED, attacks and provide them with an accurate and complete understating of their environment across the electromagnetic spectrum.

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