Category Archives: U.S. Army

Document: GAO Report on Pentagon Prepositioned Stocks

Document: GAO Report on Pentagon Prepositioned Stocks

Rows of front loaders and 7-ton trucks sit, gassed up and ready to roll in one of the many corridors in the Frigard supply cave located on the Vaernes Garrison near Trondheim, Norway. This is one of seven caves that make up the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway facility. All the caves total more than 900,000 square feet of storage space, full of enough gear to outfit 13,000 Marines for up to 30 days. DoD Photo

The following is the July 31, Government Accountability Office report, Prepositioned Stocks: DoD Needs to Develop a Department-Wide Vision and Goals to Guide Program Management. Read More

Panel: Open Architecture Key to Pentagon’s Future Vertical Lift Program

Panel: Open Architecture Key to Pentagon’s Future Vertical Lift Program

The Bell V-247 tiltrotor is an unmanned aerial system (UAS) that will combine the vertical lift capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft, and would provide long-endurance persistent expeditionary and surveillance and fires capabilities. Bell Image

Getting reliability, maintenance and a backbone built on open architecture right first is how the Pentagon is approaching its future vertical lift programs, defense officials said on Tuesday. Read More