Ashley Tressel

Ashley Tressel was Inside the Army's managing editor until November 2020. 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 | June 12, 2020

The Army has run into some integration issues while testing the prototype for the Initial Maneuver-Short-Range Air Defense system, on top of a delay associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, but the service is still planning to make an initial production decision by the end of this fiscal year, according to the program office.

The Insider | June 11, 2020

The Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $2.5 billion contract for production of Stryker Double V-Hull engineering change proposal vehicles, the Defense Department announced yesterday.

The Insider | June 10, 2020

The Army will likely have to cut funding from programs supporting the service's modernization priorities if the COVID-19 outbreak prevents defense budget growth in the outyears as many expect, the service's leader for modernization said today.

The Insider | June 10, 2020

The Army is "getting very close" to a limited user test of Northrop Grumman's Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System at White Sands Missile Range, NM, according to Gen. Mike Murray, the head of Army Futures Command.

Daily News | June 8, 2020

While Army senior leaders are assessing the health of their programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the service's acquisition executive is also focused on taking a "holistic economic model of the Army," he said today.

Daily News | June 4, 2020

The Army yesterday completed the first captive-carry, open-air test of the next-generation seeker it is developing for long-range fires applications. Service officials told reporters on a call today the test met all objectives.

Daily News | June 3, 2020

The Maneuver Center of Excellence at Ft. Benning, GA, is proposing to develop a "Heavy Off-Road Mounted Maneuver Training Area" of at least 2,400 acres to train forces under the Army's new "cross-domain movement and maneuver" training strategy, according to a recent notice.

Daily News | June 1, 2020

The Army plans to restart in July its soldier operational experiment for the Robotic Combat Vehicle at Ft. Carson, CO, which is paused due to COVID-19 restrictions on travel and person-to-person contact.

The Insider | May 29, 2020

The Army's product manager for unmanned ground vehicles is starting a project to add capabilities, payloads and updates to existing robotic systems, specifically the Man Transportable Robotic System Inc. II and Common Robotic System-Heavy, according to a recent notice.

Daily News | May 27, 2020

Despite telling Congress the Army believes it cannot integrate the Israeli-made Iron Dome air defense system into the service's own command-and-control architecture, the head of Army Futures Command said today the service would try its best to do so.

Daily News | May 21, 2020

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program office is seeking ideas for technical enhancements to the vehicle's engine "that can be integrated without significantly altering the design or performance level of the current platform" to inform the JLTV family of vehicles follow-on contract, according to an industry notice.

The Insider | May 15, 2020

The Army is conducting a three-year project, funded by U.S. Transportation Command, to develop a capability that would allow the service to airdrop four Joint Light Tactical Vehicles from a C-17 aircraft, doubling the current capability.

The Insider | May 15, 2020

The Army is seeking firm-fixed price proposals under a small business set-aside for a Bradley Fighting Vehicle Track Guide Repair Kit, according to a recent notice.

The Insider | May 14, 2020

The Combat Capabilities Development Command Data and Analysis Center at Research Triangle Park, NC, is seeking to enter into a partnership intermediary agreement for cooperating with outside organizations such as small businesses and universities, the Army announced this month.

The Insider | May 8, 2020

The Army has awarded Leonardo DRS Land Systems a contract to build 60 Heavy-Duty Tank Trailers for hauling main battle tanks and heavy vehicles, the company announced this week.

The Insider | May 6, 2020

Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Lockheed Martin announced today they have completed the first production-ready Javelin F-Model anti-tank missile, the latest variant that will be delivered to the Army.

Daily News | April 30, 2020

The Army this morning hosted the third successful flight test of the Precision Strike Missile built by Lockheed Martin, the sole competitor for the program to replace the Army Tactical Missile System.

Daily News | April 21, 2020

The Army's chief of staff a few weeks ago approved a new design for force structure called the "AimPoint Force," based on the service's multidomain operations concept.

The Insider | April 16, 2020

Army Futures Command is hosting a new competition for prototype projects to improve the service's platforms, weapon systems and support systems, called the Innovation Combine.

The Insider | April 13, 2020

The Army is sending Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles to Anniston Army Depot, AL, to get them ready for delivery to the first unit, the service announced today.

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