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.

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Daily News | December 14, 2015

Paris and Berlin last week approved the planned marriage between armored-vehicle manufacturers Krauss-Maffei Wegmann of Germany and Nexter of France.

Daily News | December 9, 2015

While formally upping the priority of the U.S. military's mission to deter Russia in Eastern Europe would send an "important symbol," the chief of Army forces in Europe suggested that the step is not absolutely necessary.

Daily News | December 9, 2015

The number of contractors working for the U.S. Defense Department within the U.S. Central Command area has seen an uptick recently, as America is getting drawn deeper into the fight against the Islamic State.

Daily News | December 8, 2015

Army officials are embarking on a yearlong review of the service's plethora of individual organizations to determine the optimal configuration of America's ground forces, according to an official.

The Insider | December 7, 2015

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Navy.

Daily News | December 1, 2015

The Army has published a request for information seeking vendors to support its array of legacy systems for countering enemy rockets, artillery and mortars threatening forward bases.

Daily News | November 30, 2015

The Army's program to upgrade the cannons on a portion of its Stryker vehicles could be expanded by also installing Javelin missiles on a subset of them, government and industry officials said.

Daily News | November 30, 2015

A report by the Army Research Lab recommends that the service develop new command-and-control mechanisms to factor in the "hybrid cognitive architecture" of humans and robots operating together on the battlefield.

Daily News | November 24, 2015

American soldiers deployed to train local African forces can sometimes find themselves exposed to the grand power struggle playing out on the continent between the West and China, reports a colonel with recent experience in the region.

Daily News | November 24, 2015

Army Chief Information Officer Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell said the newly articulated idea of connecting deployed soldiers with headquarters elements left in the United States is prompting an upgrade of main information highways.

The Insider | November 23, 2015

A few must-reads from this week's Inside the Army.

The Insider | November 17, 2015

In an email to her staff sent Monday evening, Army acquisition chief Heidi Shyu said she will retire at the end of January.

The Insider | November 16, 2015

Highlights from this week's edition of Inside the Army.

The Insider | November 9, 2015

Highlights from this week's edition of Inside the Army.

The Insider | November 6, 2015

Earlier this week, Inside Defense broke the story of why an Army surveillance blimp broke free from its tether north of Baltimore.

Daily News | November 5, 2015

U.S. military officials cited improvised explosive devices littering the area around Ramadi as one reason for the holdup in the campaign to retake the Iraqi city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Daily News | November 4, 2015

The Army surveillance blimp that broke free from its tether north of Baltimore last week made its way all the way to northeast Pennsylvania because of the likely failure of safety features designed to ground the craft quickly, Inside Defense has learned.

Daily News | November 4, 2015

A group of 45 senators has written to the National Commission on the Future of the Army to request that National Guard priorities be reflected in the panel's upcoming report, including resourcing the reserves' domestic-response mission.

Daily News | October 23, 2015

The Army is slated to test next March the Israeli Tamir interceptor missile under an emerging U.S. program to protect outposts from aerial drones and cruise missiles, officials tell Inside the Army.

Daily News | October 22, 2015

The three-star general overseeing the Army's modernization programs reiterated on Thursday the service's stance that commencing a new ground combat vehicle acquisition is not in the cards financially, while acknowledging that budgetary pressures aren't expected to let up anytime soon.

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