Sebastian Sprenger

Sebastian Sprenger was the chief editor of Inside the Army until May 2016, where he primarily reported on land warfare and associated budgets, policies and technologies. A native of Siegen, Germany, he got is start in journalism at the now-defunct Westfälische Rundschau in Kreuztal. He studied at Universität Trier and elsewhere.

Archived Articles
Daily News | April 8, 2011

Defense acquisition chief Ashton Carter has authorized the Army to buy 29 Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft and requisite ground equipment as part of a second low-rate initial production lot, according to a Pentagon spokeswoman.

Daily News | March 29, 2011

Defense officials last week announced a $14 million contract to continue field-testing a technology that can turn ordinary humvees into unmanned vehicles for bomb clearing on Afghan roads.

Daily News | March 28, 2011

With almost 10 years of irregular warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan under their belts, Army intelligence leaders are reassessing what kinds of capabilities and force makeup the service should have to fight similar wars in the future, according to a senior official.

The Insider | March 2, 2011

Army leaders are using the recommendations from an outside study on acquisition as a "blueprint" for improvements, service Secretary John McHugh told lawmakers during a House Armed Services Committee hearing today.

The Insider | February 23, 2011

The Army's just-released update of its field manual 3-0, Operations, bids farewell to what advertising folks would call a key visual, the "Tennessee Chart."

Daily News | February 14, 2011

The Army today asked Congress for a fiscal year 2012 base budget of $145 billion, plus $71 billion for war costs, seeking a significant plus-up for aviation programs and requesting $884 million to develop the Ground Combat Vehicle.

Daily News | February 14, 2011

Pentagon officials have decided to let the Medium Extended Air Defense System expire in 2014, opting against an outright termination but withholding a $1 billion funding boost officials believe would be needed to plug monetary shortfall in the trans-Atlantic cooperation program, according to a fact sheet released by the Defense Department.

The Insider | January 25, 2011

The Army still owes Congress a report with information about the analysis of alternatives crafted as part of the Ground Combat Vehicle program.

The Insider | December 31, 2010

It looks like 2010 will pass without a decision by the U.S. government on the Medium Extended Air Defense System.

Daily News | December 30, 2010

A still-unreleased Army study points to an internal Army rift between soldiers fighting the nation's wars and the acquisition officials working to supply them with weapons and equipment in a timely manner, according to a service source.

The Insider | December 7, 2010

Officials at the Defense Department and NASA are planning a new collaboration aimed at disseminating environmental data about the Arctic region.

The Insider | December 1, 2010

Army folks aren't the only ones thinking about the impact of the global economic crisis on U.S. defense operations.

Daily News | October 26, 2010

The Army has set an annual spending target of $2.5 billion for its tactical wheeled vehicle fleet, a figure that is $1.2 billion short of what leaders believe would be needed for procurement, upgrades and divestments in the portfolio, according to Army chief programmer Lt. Gen. Robert Lennox.

The Insider | October 26, 2010

The Biometrics Identity Management Agency confirmed this morning that Thomas Killion, the former Army chief scientist, is the agency's new director.

Daily News | October 25, 2010

Army officials plan to stick to the 60-day window for publishing a new Ground Combat Vehicle request for proposals, a target set when the service canceled the initial solicitation in late August, according to service Secretary John McHugh.

Daily News | October 19, 2010

NATO leaders should consider the creation of a commonly funded pool of interceptors as part of their plans to create an alliance-wide shield against ballistic missiles, according to a trans-Atlantic group of defense companies chartered to advise NATO.

Daily News | October 13, 2010

A "broad" modernization program for the Army's Stryker fleet could be in store if tests aimed at improving the vehicles' protection against roadside bombs go as planned, a ground service official said today.

Daily News | October 4, 2010

Army leaders plan to retain a program review process that has led to the termination, curtailment and reshuffling of many programs -- some announced, others not -- since the beginning of the year, according to service officials.

The Insider | October 4, 2010

With fall approaching fast, Pentagon leaders are keeping a close eye on Turkey.

The Insider | September 27, 2010

House members are expected to unveil legislation this week aimed at tackling the perennial issue of interagency reform.

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