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The Last Word: The U.S. Army’s Douglas Bush on a Major New Artillery Shell Casings Plant in Mesquite

by | May 29, 2024
Last year, we told you about General Dynamics planning to open a major new artillery casings plant in the Mesquite 635 industrial park at LBJ Freeway at U.S. Highway 80 east of Dallas. Today the New York Times reported that the plant will soon be producing about 30,000 steel shell casings each month for 155-millimeter howitzers, nearly doubling the current U.S. manufacturing output. 
Dallas’ One Network Enterprises Acquired for $839M by Arizona-Based Blue Yonder
by | Mar 29, 2024
One Network's solutions help everyone from Tom Thumb to the U.S. Navy gain end-to-end visibility and control over their supply chains. Founder and chairman Greg Brady says the company's acquisition by Blue Yonder will form "a backbone" of the "new supply chain of the future."
Bell Opens New Weapon Systems Integration Lab in Arlington
by | Mar 27, 2024
The facility will support the "safe, rapid, and efficient" integration and test of next-gen fly-by-wire tiltrotor and mission systems, using a modular open systems approach for the U.S. Army's Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, Bell said.
Raytheon Awarded $154M to Produce Commander’s Viewer Units for U.S. Army in North Texas
by | Jan 24, 2024
To be produced at Raytheon's McKinney campus, the CIV is an "electro-optical/infrared sight system" using second-generation forward-looking infrared cameras and sensors. It's slated to provide the U.S. Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle with "360-degree battlefield oversight and targeting capabilities," the defense contractor said.

Raytheon, Now Rebranded as RTX, Inks $117.5M U.S. Army Contract for Advanced Targeting Sensor Systems

by | Jul 10, 2023
The advanced infrared targeting sensor systems "enhance lethality, survivability, and situational awareness in austere environments, providing combat overmatch for the Army's ground combat platforms," RTX said in a statement, adding that the Dallas suburb of McKinney will be the primary work location for the project.
The Last Word: VEX Robotics’ Tony Norman on the 30,000 Students from 50 Countries Competing in Dallas for the 2023 World Championship
by | Apr 24, 2023
Robots, start your engines! Beginning Tuesday through May 4, more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and more than 50 countries are bringing their custom-built robots to the REC Foundation's 16th annual VEX Robotics World Championship at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
Fort Worth’s Bell Will Replace the Army’s Famed Black Hawk in Contract Win Worth Billions
by | Dec 7, 2022
The Army's biggest helicopter competition in 40 years has a winner in Fort Worth. Bell Textron's V-280 Valor is slated to replace around 2,000 Black Hawk helicopters by 2030—with a tiltrotor design that lets it take off like a chopper and fly like a plane. Designed for long-range assault missions, the Valor's initial contract is worth up to $1.3 billion. But the program could ultimately be worth $70 billion across the life of the fleet, including foreign military sales, Defense News reports.
Marine Vet Creates Evacuation Tech To Light Up ‘Pathways To Safety’ in an Emergency
by | Jun 21, 2022
Go-To-Green's patented audio-visual system can detect both the sound of a fired gunshot and the pressure change made by a bullet in the air. The system lights up to direct people to the safest exit—and tracks the source of shots.

In North Texas, the system is currently being installed in Anna's city hall, and talks are underway with three school systems and a grocery chain, the startup's CEO told us.

A Laser Built in McKinney Can Destroy Drones, Mortar Rounds, and More

by | May 18, 2022
Raytheon's Intelligence & Space campus in McKinney is producing 50kW-class high energy laser systems that can blast enemy drones, mortar rounds, and other dangerous targets right out of the sky, before they can endanger U.S troops.

The directed energy weapon system was recently tested while mounted on a U.S. Army Stryker at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. It successfully acquired, tracked, targeted, and defeated multiple targets.
Dallas-based Adyton Launches Mustr App to ‘Revolutionize’ How Critical-Mission Military Teams Operate
by | Oct 6, 2021
Adyton was founded in 2018 by two U.S. Army special forces veterans. Their "mobile technology with a mission" aims to pull actionable information in real time from critical-skill military teams—from the lowest first-line supervisor all the way up to the commanding officer.
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On Our Radar: U.S. Army Seeks Home for Military Innovation Office
by | Mar 13, 2018
The new command will be tasked with bringing new technologies online, and would be set in a more corporate environment.