Ethan Sterenfeld

Ethan Sterenfeld is an associate editor for Inside the Army. He previously worked as a local reporter for newspapers in Pennsylvania and Wyoming. He is a 2020 graduate of Princeton University, where he was president of the University Press Club.

Archived Articles
Daily News | February 8, 2021

The Army's new Infantry Squad Vehicle does not require underbody armor, since its off-road mobility and small signature allow it to naturally evade threats, officials from the Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate told Inside Defense in a Feb. 2 interview.

The Insider | February 5, 2021

The Army will discuss the Common Modular Open Architecture, its open systems framework, at a Feb. 25 industry day, according to a recent notice posted by the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors.

Daily News | February 4, 2021

The Army should ensure that its modernization efforts produce fully new vehicles, the commanding general of the service's Maneuver Center of Excellence said Feb. 4. (UPDATED)

Daily News | February 3, 2021

The Army's European force and its allies across the continent are eager to learn about and receive new equipment and operational units as the service builds toward multidomain operations, the Army's commanding general in Europe and Africa said Feb. 3.

Daily News | February 1, 2021

The reliability numbers that have been released for the Army's new Infantry Squad Vehicle are based on limited testing of prototypes that have since been updated, an official managing procurement of the vehicle told Inside Defense.

Daily News | January 29, 2021

At the same time that the Army upgrades its weapon systems and doctrines to align with multidomain operations, the service's testing centers are adapting to the demands of new technology, James Amato, executive tech director at Army Test and Evaluation Command, said today.

The Insider | January 28, 2021

Rafael held a live-fire demonstration of its shoulder-fired Spike Short Range anti-tank missile this month at the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment, the company announced Jan. 28.

The Insider | January 27, 2021

The Army will conduct a study Jan. 28 to compare the performance of helmet- and vehicle-mounted displays for remotely piloting unmanned combat vehicles, the Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command announced this week.

Daily News | January 25, 2021

Gen. John Murray, the leader of Army Futures Command, remains optimistic that the Army's modernization priorities could still be accomplished if Pentagon budgets are cut.

The Insider | January 22, 2021

The Army resumed production verification testing Jan. 11 on the newest version of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles after an eight-month delay, according to Wolfgang Petermann, project manager for transportation systems in the Program Executive Office for Combat Support & Combat Service Support.

The Insider | January 19, 2021

The Army will host one-on-one meetings with contractors interested in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle re-compete this month and in the first week of February, according to an update the Army posted Jan. 15.

Daily News | January 19, 2021

The Army plans to increase its forces in the Arctic and turn what is currently a two-star command in Alaska into an "operational headquarters," Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said Jan. 19 at an Association of the U.S. Army event.

Daily News | January 15, 2021

The adoption of open and modular architectures on the Army's ground vehicles could increase the number of subsystems that make up a vehicle, a defense industry expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies told Inside Defense last week.

Daily News | January 14, 2021

An annual report from the Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation, released Jan. 13, detailed novel and continuing problems with the Army's newest ground vehicles.

The Insider | January 13, 2021

The Army had to end an October test of the newest Bradley upgrade early when toxic fumes entered the turrets and crew cabins of all six test vehicles, according to a new report from the Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation.

Daily News | January 12, 2021

Budget fluctuations, program uncertainty and manufacturer capacity constraints have created a "fragile market" for military ground vehicles, according to the Defense Department's latest industrial capabilities report.

Daily News | January 11, 2021

The Army could adapt the open and modular architecture being developed for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle to other ground vehicles, Bruce Jette, the Army's acquisition executive, told Inside Defense last week.

The Insider | January 6, 2021

The final Trophy active protection system ordered for the Abrams main battle tank has been delivered to the Army, Leonardo DRS announced Jan. 6.

Daily News | December 31, 2020

GM Defense hopes to grow further after it won its first major Army contract in June, Jeff Ryder, the company's vice president for growth and strategy, said during an interview with Inside Defense earlier this month.

The Insider | December 22, 2020

An open architecture model the Army is developing for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle could eventually be used for other ground vehicles, according to slides the Army posted Dec. 22.

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