Ashley Tressel

Ashley Tressel is Inside the Army's managing editor. She was previously a local news reporter in Northern California, covering government, crime and the deadly 2017 wildfires in Mendocino County. She has also worked as a legislative reporter for NPR member station WFSU in Tallahassee. A Florida native, she graduated from Florida State University.

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Daily News | April 18, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN -- Army National Guard units will be among the first to receive the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, named the No. 2 priority of the Future Vertical Lift effort, according to the service's vice chief of staff.

Daily News | April 17, 2019

MD Helicopters, denied by the Government Accountability Office, is taking the Army to federal court over the service's rejection of the company's proposal for the Future Attack Reconaissance Aircraft competitive prototype.

Daily News | April 17, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Army needs to move away from ground control stations and put more autonomy in aircraft to fight in megacities, according to the service's project manager for unmanned aircraft systems.

Daily News | April 16, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN -- Boeing is trying to convince lawmakers to preserve the Chinook Block II upgrade as the Army prepares to make a final decision on the program’s fate in two to three years, according to the service's vice chief of staff.

The Insider | April 12, 2019

The Army is conducting market research on the availability of technologies to develop a “ballistic low-altitude drone engagement 360-degree detection system” for both combat and tactical vehicles, according to a recent notice.

The Insider | April 11, 2019

The Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, now aligned with Futures Command, is seeking industry feedback on a new project to develop a kinetic energy active protection system for next-generation combat vehicles.

Daily News | April 05, 2019

The Government Accountability Office has rejected a protest from MD Helicopters of Army Futures Command's decision regarding development of the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.

Daily News | April 05, 2019

The Army's second operational test of Northrop Grumman's Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, or IBCS, came with a price tag of $354 million, according to a report the service just made public on a decision made a year and a half ago.

Daily News | April 04, 2019

The Army has released a request for information for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, a multiservice effort to replace the Black Hawk helicopter as soon as 2030.

Daily News | April 03, 2019

The Army plans to replace all UH-60 Black Hawk A models in the National Guard by fiscal year 2022 and in the active force by 2024, according to a service official.

Daily News | April 02, 2019

Army Secretary Mark Esper is telling the defense industrial base to get on board with the service's modernization goals amid concerns over the service's drastic reallocation of funds from legacy upgrades and other programs to the defined six priorities in its fiscal year 2020 budget.

Daily News | April 02, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army is working to define a range requirement for its new project to develop a "Mobile Medium-Range Missile" for the Pacific region based on a need identified by combatant commanders.

The Insider | March 29, 2019

The Army today posted the final request for proposals to open the competition for its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle to replace the Bradley.

The Insider | March 29, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army has chosen Martin UAV and Textron Systems to produce non-developmental unmanned aircraft systems for a program to replace the RQ-7 Shadow, headed by the Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team.

Daily News | March 28, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The program executive office for ground combat systems is expecting approval from the Army Requirements Oversight Council this week on three Stryker combat vehicle lethality upgrades.

The Insider | March 28, 2019

Lockheed Martin has received a $1.1 billion contract to produce Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System units through July 2021, the company announced last night.

The Insider | March 27, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army expects to release a final request for proposals for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle on Friday, according to the official in charge of the program.

Daily News | March 27, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army today released a new comprehensive vision, called "Army Air and Missile Defense 2028," detailing its plans to integrate and deploy its enduring and future air and missile defense assets for use in multidomain operations.

Daily News | March 27, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army's Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team is nearly ready for the competitive phase of its Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft program after establishing the base requirements for a future rotorcraft through the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator.

Daily News | March 26, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army wants to shift another $10 billion across the fiscal year 2021 to 2025 future years defense plan for modernization reform, following a $33 billion shift between FY-20 and FY-24.

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