USAASC launches weapon system website

USAASC launches weapon system website

By Steve Stark FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Sept. 3, 2014) — Due to budget constraints and associated costs, the traditional coffee-table style Weapon System Handbook has not been printed for the last two years. However, because of the publication’s popularity, the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC), which produces the handbook, created a web-based version for this year. Like all good products—the phone book, the encyclopedia, to name just a few—the 2014 Weapon Systems Handbook is going digital. Information on 30 key systems can currently be found at the website, and program executive offices (PEOs) are in the process of adding new systems and updating system information on the remaining programs. […]

A User-Friendly Common Warfighter Machine Interface

A User-Friendly Common Warfighter Machine Interface

MAJ Scott Gill Warfighter Participation Events (WPEs) are taking place to collect Soldier feedback to develop a user-friendly Common Warfighter Machine Interface (CWMI) to the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) of the Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense. A user-friendly CWMI will optimize tasks and decision-making capability, minimize training requirements and manpower, and ultimately maximize operational effectiveness. Technological effectiveness is contingent on the user’s ability to interact with and influence the machine. This is especially true when it comes to the warfighter’s interaction with the CWMI of the Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense (AIAMD) architecture. AIAMD integrates Air Defense Artillery (ADA) sensors, weapons, and a […]