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 | November 9, 2023

SYRACUSE, NY -- With the Army continuing to increase its acquisition target for the AN/TPQ-53 radar system, manufacturer Lockheed Martin is envisioning a future for the radar that serves multiple missions, including a counter-drone capability.

Daily News | November 8, 2023

The Pentagon's Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft System Office plans to incorporate artificial intelligence and machine learning into a demonstration planned for next summer focusing on UAS swarms.

Daily News | November 8, 2023

Army acquisition chief Doug Bush said Tuesday that the more than $3 billion designated for increased 155mm artillery production and modernization of production facilities will be required if the service is to meet its goal of producing 100,000 rounds per month by late 2025.

The Insider | November 7, 2023

Doug Bush, the Army's top acquisition executive, told reporters Tuesday that the Iron Dome batteries the United States has committed to Israel are "in transit."

Daily News | November 3, 2023

The Army is asking industry for feedback on its "consortium-like" multivendor approach for the modernization of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) and Joint Targeting Command and Coordination Suite (JTIC2S).

The Insider | October 30, 2023

The Army has awarded a 30-month performance contract to Leonardo DRS to produce a prototype of the next-generation Joint Effects Targeting System (JETS II), the company announced today.

The Insider | October 27, 2023

The Army last week awarded a $15 million contract for a mission systems flying test bed, which comes in response to a broad agency announcement from earlier this year.

The Insider | October 26, 2023

The Army has chosen Elbit Systems of America to develop and qualify a prototype for the service's new Joint Effects Targeting System (JETS II) variant, the company announced Thursday.

Daily News | October 26, 2023

Bell, a Textron subsidiary, spent less money in the third quarter on independent research and development for programs such as the Army's Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, the company's CEO said during a Thursday earnings call.

Daily News | October 25, 2023

Continuing issues with the VC-25B, the eventual replacement for presidential escort aircraft Air Force One, were contributing factors to negative margins in Boeing’s defense sector for the third quarter of 2023, company executives noted during an earnings call Wednesday.

Daily News | October 18, 2023

Within the next year, Bell Textron will put its prototype for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft through ground and flight testing, while also refining the design for the aircraft.

Daily News | October 16, 2023

Honeywell Aerospace has plans to repurpose part of the engine it had supplied in an unsuccessful bid for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft for future use on the Chinook fleet.

Daily News | October 13, 2023

The Army is in the process of carrying out the Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office's initiative to have the military services purchase counter UAS capability from the private sector -- a concept known as "counter UAS as a service" (CaaS).

Daily News | October 11, 2023

The Army has been identifying areas where improvement is needed for the manufacturing process and quality of the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter's generators, which have experienced failures in the past year.

The Insider | October 10, 2023

BAE systems has fired the XM1155-SC guided projectile a record distance for an M109 Paladin in partnership with the Army, the company announced this week.

Daily News | October 10, 2023

In one of his first formal addresses as the Army's chief of staff, Gen. Randy George today emphasized the importance of giving more authority to local leaders at individual military bases and installations.

Daily News | October 9, 2023

The Army's new chief of staff has outlined an effort to rid formations of excess, or unneeded, equipment, which will begin at two installations over the course of the next few months.

The Insider | October 9, 2023

The Army has conducted a test of the Ramjet 155 projectile, which contractors Boeing and Nammo say set a record for the longest indirect-fire test of a ramjet-powered artillery projectile with service officials watching, Boeing announced Monday.

Daily News | October 9, 2023

Leonardo DRS successfully demonstrated its On Board Vehicle Power system during an Army operational user assessment, the company announced Monday in advance of the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting in Washington.

Daily News | October 9, 2023

Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky is looking ahead to the next series of tests its prototype for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft will undergo, namely flight testing sometime next year.

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