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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Daily News | April 22, 2022

Army officials have failed to gauge soldiers' willingness to use the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, which could severely limit the technology when it is fielded, according to a new report by the Defense Department inspector general.

The Insider | April 20, 2022

The Army's first set of modernized network capabilities is more than 70% fielded, the program executive officer for command, control and communications-tactical said on Wednesday.

Daily News | April 19, 2022

Sig Sauer will provide thousands of new rifles to the Army over the coming years after it won a Next Generation Squad Weapon contract, the service announced Tuesday.

The Insider | April 19, 2022

An upgraded Black Hawk helicopter achieved an all-weather airworthiness certification, Northrop Grumman, which is providing an upgraded cockpit for the aircraft, announced Monday.

The Insider | April 19, 2022

The Army next month will host a meeting to discuss upcoming network modernization capability sets and areas of focus for industry.

Daily News | April 18, 2022

The Army intends to field all-electric tanks by 2050, a top service energy and environment official told Inside Defense on Friday, but it will require major technological improvements to meet that target.

Daily News | April 13, 2022

The Army is drawing closer to choosing the aircraft that will replace perhaps its most iconic helicopter: the Black Hawk.

Daily News | April 11, 2022

The Army's fiscal year 2023 budget request provides enough money to support its network goals, but the service will need to increase research, development, test and evaluation funds for network modernization programs in the coming years if it intends to stay on track, an Army spokeswoman said.

The Insider | April 6, 2022

The largest 3D-printed structure in the Western Hemisphere is under construction at Ft. Bliss, TX, according to a Defense Department announcement released Tuesday.

The Insider | April 1, 2022

The Army's "premier training event for 2022" will include demonstrations of the modernized Abrams Tank and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the Army announced Thursday.

The Insider | March 31, 2022

Boeing and Sikorsky's technology demonstrator for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft flew over 700 nautical miles -- with two fuel stops -- from West Palm Beach, FL, to Nashville, TN, the companies announced Thursday.

The Insider | March 30, 2022

The Army on Friday awarded production contracts to two firms to produce a voice and data radio intended to modernize the service's existing system, according to an Army announcement.

Daily News | March 29, 2022

The Army is requesting less money for its top Future Vertical Lift priority in its fiscal year 2023 request than it asked for in FY-22, according to an army official.  (UPDATED)

Daily News | March 28, 2022

Aircraft procurement would decline to $2.8 billion, from $3.3 billion under the Army's FY-23 budget request, according to service officials and Pentagon budget documents.

Daily News | March 25, 2022

The Army's acquisition executive on Friday said some of the issues with the service's augmented reality headset were not "completely surprising," given that the development of the system was carried out through an accelerated process favored by Congress and industry.

The Insider | March 23, 2022

The Army engine intended to power current and future aircraft crossed a key milestone Tuesday when it ignited fuel to produce power for the first time, the Army announced Wednesday.

The Insider | March 22, 2022

Lockheed Martin plans to demonstrate its 5G capabilities at Project Convergence 22 this fall using an unmanned aerial vehicle, a company official told reporters Tuesday. 

Daily News | March 18, 2022

Army aviation programs, including legacy programs and Future Vertical Lift priorities, appear to be among the winners from the defense spending increase above what President Biden requested in the fiscal year 2022 omnibus spending law.

Daily News | March 17, 2022

FORT WORTH, TX -- While Bell waits for a decision on the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft and works toward flying its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft next year, the company has sought to impress Army officials with its improved manufacturing abilities that company executives say would enable it to produce both aircraft concurrently.

Daily News | March 10, 2022

Congress provided additional funding for testing and development of the Army's Integrated Visual Augmentation System in its fiscal year 2022 spending bill but will continue to withhold a large portion of procurement funds until the Army completes operational testing on the program.

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