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.

Archived Articles
Daily News | May 8, 2024

The Army is in the process of determining its approach to unmanned systems, which service officials envision to be a combination of UAS systems at echelon, launched effects and more urgent capability needs such as loitering munitions.

The Insider | May 7, 2024

Army Futures Command Commanding Gen. James Rainey envisions warfare being more data-centric in the future and told attendees today at the Ash Carter Exchange on Innovation and National Security in Washington that he sees a "re-ascendance of fires over maneuver."

Daily News | May 1, 2024

DENVER -- SAIC will be among the industry participants in a demonstration to be conducted by the Pentagon's Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft System Office (JCO) this summer, according to a company employee.

The Insider | April 30, 2024

The Army has canceled the Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) task order due to "evolving requirements and a strategic realignment within the program," the service announced today.

Daily News | April 26, 2024

DENVER -- Army officials anticipate that the first High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System will be deployed sometime in late 2026 or early 2027.

The Insider | April 25, 2024

The Army has selected Textron Systems and Griffon Aerospace for options 3 and 4 of the Future Tactical Unmanned Aerial System rapid prototyping program, the service announced today.

Daily News | April 25, 2024

DENVER -- Two months after the Army announced it would be cancelling the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program as part of a larger aviation rebalance, Sikorsky is putting the engine in its prototype aircraft to use in preparation for modernizing the Black Hawk instead.

The Insider | April 25, 2024

DENVER -- The Future Long Range Assault Aircraft program is anticipated to undergo a critical design review in the first quarter of fiscal year 2025, Army Under Secretary Gabe Camarillo said in a recorded address April 24 at the Army Aviation Association of America conference here.

Daily News | April 25, 2024

DENVER -- The Chinook CH-47F Block II helicopter is expected to reach full-rate production in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2025, an Army official said here at the annual Army Aviation Association of America conference. Prime contractor Boeing anticipates the first aircraft to be delivered to the Army within a matter of weeks.

Daily News | April 23, 2024

The Army is developing a "risk framework" for artificial intelligence as a key priority as the service looks to build out Project Linchpin -- the service's first pipeline for AI and machine learning.

The Insider | April 19, 2024

U.S. Northern Command is conducting a study on unmanned aerial systems as it pertains to homeland security, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George noted during a congressional hearing this week.

The Insider | April 16, 2024

The Army has awarded L3Harris a $256 million order for continued production of the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B), the company announced Monday.

Daily News | April 16, 2024

House Armed Services Committee members questioned top Army officials during a hearing today about the speed of the service's key modernization initiatives.

The Insider | April 15, 2024

EOS Defense Systems' R600 Remote Weapon Station shot down pairs of unmanned aerial vehicles during the Army's Project Convergence capstone event last month.

Daily News | April 12, 2024

As the Army seeks to invest more in commercial technology to bolster its arsenal of small UAS and counter UAS capabilities, the service is focused on finding ways to reduce the price tag.

Daily News | April 10, 2024

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth told Congress today that by late May, the lack of a supplemental security spending package will hurt the service's efforts to train Ukrainian troops.

Daily News | April 5, 2024

The Army's fiscal year 2025 budget request released last month includes $20 million for prototyping in the service's Launched Effects program -- a new start for the next fiscal year.

Daily News | April 2, 2024

The Army's fiscal year 2025 budget request includes funding for more than 5,600 night vision devices, including 3,162 of the newest variant of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS).

The Insider | March 27, 2024

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army has released the first version of its Unified Data Reference Architecture (UDRA), service officials announced this week during the Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium here.

Daily News | March 27, 2024

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Gen. James Rainey, chief of Army Futures Command, said today that the service's immediate transformation priorities over the next two years include fielding loitering munitions, developing human-machine integration and keeping up with the pace of technology.

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