Dan Schere

Dan Schere is an Inside Defense Army reporter. Before joining Inside Defense he was a reporter for Bethesda Beat where he covered crime, the court system and dining in Montgomery County, MD. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Daily News | March 7, 2024

The Army is getting ready to stand up a cross-functional team devoted to deep sensing, Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George said today.

Daily News | March 6, 2024

Despite spending more than $2 billion on development of the now-canceled Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program, Army officials told Congress during a hearing today that the effort was not all for naught due to key takeaways that will help inform the service's pivot in its aviation modernization strategy.

The Insider | March 6, 2024

The Army has selected Palantir to develop 10 prototypes for the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) ground station, the service announced today.

Daily News | March 5, 2024

The Army intends to enter milestone C, or full-rate production, in fiscal year 2025 for the CH-47F Block II helicopter, according to a service official.

The Insider | March 4, 2024

The Army's Joint Targeting Integrated Command and Coordination Suite (JTIC2S), which will provide an automated fires targeting capability, is moving into development, the service announced today.

The Insider | March 1, 2024

The Army is seeking solutions for small uncrewed aircraft systems and turreted gun-based counter UAS capabilities, according to two separate government notices posted today.

Daily News | February 28, 2024

Army officials are concerned about the inability of the service to procure counter UAS systems in the event of a yearlong continuing resolution.

The Insider | February 27, 2024

Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky will build a tiltwing, hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) demonstrator, the company announced today.

The Insider | February 27, 2024

Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, director of the Army National Guard, ordered an aviation stand down of all Guard helicopter units Feb. 26 following two Apache helicopter crashes this month, the Guard announced today.

Daily News | February 27, 2024

The Army is cutting 24,000 authorizations, or spaces, to make way for 7,500 new spaces that will support a series of new capabilities the service aims to implement, service leaders announced today.

Daily News | February 22, 2024

House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) still has unanswered questions about the Army's announcement earlier this month that it would be canceling the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program, as part of a reorganization of the service's aviation portfolio.

Daily News | February 21, 2024

The Defense Department did not develop or implement a plan to sustain the combat vehicles and air defense systems provided to Ukraine as military aid beyond 2024, according to the Pentagon's inspector general.

The Insider | February 16, 2024

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), the congressman who represents the district home to one of the companies involved in the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft competition, said this week that the Army's decision to terminate the program was done with a "lack of transparency."

The Insider | February 15, 2024

The Army selected 15 small businesses for its initial xTechPrime initiative -- a new program that connects small businesses with technology integrators.

The Insider | February 9, 2024

The Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office and Directed Energy Project Office are seeking high-energy laser solutions that can address Group 3 unmanned aerial system threats.

Daily News | February 8, 2024

The Army announced today it is canceling the multibillion-dollar Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program, one of the service's highly touted Future Vertical Lift programs, at the conclusion of prototyping activities this fiscal year.

Daily News | February 8, 2024

The Pentagon's Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) will include a "homeland security annex" in the next update to its CUAS strategy, according to an official from the office.

Daily News | February 6, 2024

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George said today that he thinks it would be more effective to have "broad funding lines" when it comes to purchasing counter-drone capabilities that would create more flexibility in the service's budget.

Daily News | February 5, 2024

Ukraine's war with Russia has shown how the U.S. defense industrial base would benefit from maintaining larger stockpiles of ammunition during instances of largescale conflicts, Army acquisition chief Doug Bush suggested Monday.

Daily News | February 2, 2024

An upgraded command launch unit for the Javelin Antitank Missile System-Medium experienced a software issue during follow-on operational test and evaluation last year that led to "multiple system aborts," according to a report issued Feb. 1 by the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

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