Evan Ochsner

Evan Ochsner is an Army reporter. He was previously a reporter for The Colorado Springs Gazette and The Colorado Sun and is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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The Insider | November 29, 2022

The Pentagon will ship an estimated 54 Stryker combat vehicles to NATO member North Macedonia, an Army spokesperson told Inside Defense.

Daily News | November 29, 2022

The Army is interested in bulking up its loitering munitions, or self-detonating drones, after observing the effectiveness of the systems in the war in Ukraine, according to a Nov. 28 request for information issued by Army Futures Command.

Daily News | November 23, 2022

TOBYHANNA, PA -- Inside a vast warehouse on a plot of land that can trace its Army roots back over a century, computer servers whirr and hum at a volume that makes it difficult to carry on a conversation at regular volume.

The Insider | November 21, 2022

BAE is forming a "strategic relationship" with a Polish defense company to support the production of tank recovery systems and other combat vehicles, the company announced Monday.

The Insider | November 18, 2022

The Defense Department is looking for information from companies about their ability to provide hardware, software, training and maintenance for a fire management software system to be provided to Ukraine, Taiwan and Latvia.

Daily News | November 17, 2022

The Army's acquisition executive on Wednesday added to a growing chorus of senior government officials calling to modernize the service's ability to make munitions, continuing to highlight an issue that has increased in relevance as the Pentagon has shipped weapons to Ukraine.

Daily News | November 11, 2022

Army leaders are continuing to grapple with managing the huge amount of data being collected and exchanged by its growing network of sensors and communications capabilities, service Secretary Christine Wormuth said Wednesday.

Daily News | November 10, 2022

Army leaders did not have time to reshape Project Convergence 22 around lessons learned from the ground war in Ukraine, they told reporters Wednesday, although the war has validated lessons the service has gleaned from ongoing experimentation, like the integral role unmanned systems would play in multidomain operations.

Daily News | November 3, 2022

The Army could begin producing hybrid tactical vehicles as early as 2027, the service's acquisition executive said Thursday, laying out a possible timeline that could put the service ahead of one of its climate goals.

Daily News | November 2, 2022

The Army's use of an alternate acquisition pathway to develop its new light tank required General Dynamics Land Systems to invest in materiel ahead of time and harness insights from soldier testing to win a production contract, company officials said.

Daily News | November 1, 2022

The five companies that participated in the concept design phase for the Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle all submitted proposals for the next phases of the competition ahead of a Nov. 1 deadline, they confirmed to Inside Defense.

Daily News | October 28, 2022

Deliveries of the new engine the Army says will power its next-generation attack helicopter are delayed until the spring because of supply chain issues, the Army said Friday.

Daily News | October 28, 2022

A parts shortage caused Oshkosh to close a manufacturing line for two weeks in the third quarter and contributed to lower defense revenues for the company in the quarter, executives said during an earnings call Thursday.

Daily News | October 28, 2022

Defense companies seeking to modify corporate jets to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to the Army say they are confident they can make the planes survivable enough to be operationally relevant, even as the Air Force has moved away from a similar capability in recent years.

The Insider | October 26, 2022

The Army will buy 28 new virtual firearm training simulators for use at posts around the country from 3D simulation company Digimation, according to an announcement released Wednesday.

Daily News | October 26, 2022

General Dynamics executives on Wednesday suggested that demand increases sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have grown more concrete during the previous quarter, as eastern European countries seek to bolster inventories of ground vehicles, munitions and bridge systems.

Daily News | October 20, 2022

Northrop Grumman says it is developing a software package that would help air crews on the Army's Future Vertical Lift aircraft more effectively harness the growing array of sensor data that will feed into the aircraft.

Daily News | October 19, 2022

Honeywell Aerospace, the company that has made engines for the Abrams tank and Chinook helicopter for decades, is undergoing a "strategic change" to align more closely with the Army's modernization effort and changing budget priorities, according to a top executive.

Daily News | October 19, 2022

The Army's 2019 Army Modernization Strategy pre-dates the supply chain snarls, COVID-19-caused factory shutdowns and computer chip shortages that have beset manufacturing facilities around the world. But those issues have brought into stark focus the importance of the back-end processes critical to maintaining readiness and delivering the Army's modernization priorities.

Daily News | October 14, 2022

Major ground vehicle companies including General Dynamics Land Systems, BAE Systems, Oshkosh Defense and GM Defense are investing millions into rapidly maturing hybrid and electric technologies at a time when the Army has begun to take climate change seriously, evidenced in recent months by the release of its Climate Strategy and Climate Strategy Implementation Plan.

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