Evan Ochsner

Evan Ochsner was an Army reporter until January 2023. 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 | August 22, 2022

The Army's new Black Hawk variant has completed initial operational test and evaluation, the Utility Helicopters Project Office announced Monday.

Daily News | August 19, 2022

The Army has agreed to purchase a vertical-takeoff-and-landing drone system from AeroVironment that will be tested as a replacement for the RQ-7B Shadow, the service announced Thursday evening.

Daily News | August 18, 2022

The Army has begun to realize the benefits of its unified network, the service's deputy chief of staff said Thursday, before outlining the progress it needs to make in the coming years to improve the capability.

Daily News | August 17, 2022

GM Defense will partner with American Rheinmetall Vehicles in a bid to provide the Army with its Common Tactical Truck, the companies announced Wednesday.

Daily News | August 16, 2022

Boeing and Norway-based Nammo have successfully test-fired a long-range precision projectile that achieved thrust via a next-generation technology that harnesses forward velocity, the companies announced last week.

The Insider | August 12, 2022

The Army will temporarily deploy a 260-soldier sustainment brigade to Europe this fall in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the service announced Friday.

Daily News | August 12, 2022

The head of the Army's rapid capability development unit on Wednesday said China's strong development of hypersonics was due to a major head start over the U.S. and called on the defense industry to harden its cyber defenses against China and other adversaries.

Daily News | August 10, 2022

The Army will deliver its first battery of high-energy lasers to Ft. Sill, OK by the end of next month, the head of the service's rapid capability development department said Wednesday.

Daily News | August 8, 2022

The Army will allow contractors vying to provide prototypes of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle to apply for economic price adjustments as the country faces high inflation, according to a request for proposals amendment issued Friday.

Daily News | August 4, 2022

The Senate Appropriations Committee is seeking to cut tens of millions of dollars from the Army's budget to procure new tactical radios, at-the-halt communications capabilities and satellite communication, a move that is at odds with funding levels proposed or approved by other congressional committees.

Daily News | August 3, 2022

The Army would receive additional funding for some key programs underneath its broad effort to develop future aviation systems under a draft spending bill released by a Senate panel.

Daily News | August 1, 2022

A Senate committee is seeking to nearly double funding for the Army to procure upgraded Abrams tanks in fiscal year 2023, bringing the total for the upgrades closer to the levels the program received in FY-22 and tracking closely with an Army request for additional funds. 

Daily News | July 29, 2022

The Army's multimonth delay in announcing the winner of the competition to replace the Black Hawk helicopter will result in a decrease in annual profits for Bell, its parent company's CEO said Thursday.

Daily News | July 28, 2022

The Senate Appropriations Committee is seeking to cut nearly all fiscal year 2023 procurement funding from the Army's new augmented reality headset, according to an explanatory statement accompanying the chairman's mark of the spending bill.

Daily News | July 28, 2022

The outgoing commander of U.S forces in Africa on Thursday said the U.S. faces a growing threat from violent extremism on the continent, although he believes the force has the funds necessary to counter it.

Daily News | July 27, 2022

The Army's top acquisition official on Wednesday said acquiring programs at speed was his top priority, a goal that has been helped along in part by the service's use of alternative acquisition pathways that it will continue to use.

The Insider | July 26, 2022

The Army has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract extension to continue operating its ammunition plant in Virginia through 2026, the company announced Tuesday.

The Insider | July 25, 2022

The Army has agreed to collaborate with the Netherlands on developing the next generation of rotorcraft, the nations announced July 21.

The Insider | July 22, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to provide more money for the Army to continue developing the aircraft it says will replace the Black Hawk.

The Insider | July 21, 2022

The Army’s next meeting to discuss network modernization efforts with industry will be held Dec. 7 and 9 in Nashville, TN, and will focus on technologies to be fielded in 2025 and 2027, it announced Wednesday.

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