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 | June 16, 2015

NATO should base a future surveillance and command architecture on a distributed network of sensors rather than a single airborne platform alone, a group of trans-Atlantic industry experts has recommended.

Daily News | June 10, 2015

The Army is no hurry to initiate an infantry fighting vehicle program until officials fully understand which component technologies are worth pursuing, according to the service's acquisition chief.

Daily News | June 9, 2015

Germany has picked the Medium Extended Air Defense System as the new weapon of choice for intercepting short-range missiles and other aerial threats, according to German officials.

The Insider | June 8, 2015

Army Secretary John McHugh has decided to step down, planning to leave office no later than Nov. 1, the Pentagon announced today. The impending departure means the ground service will see a transition in both its civilian and uniformed top jobs over the next few months. Chief of Staff Gen.

Daily News | June 2, 2015

The two companies kept on the books by the Army to advance a potential replacement for the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle are getting additional money to proceed, the Pentagon announced.

Daily News | June 1, 2015

A draft spending bill crafted by the House Appropriations defense subcommittee matches the Army's request of $412 million for mounting bigger cannons on some Stryker infantry carrier vehicles, according to legislative documents.

Daily News | May 28, 2015

A novel approach to articulating weapon-system requirements in the Army is set to spawn a series of new, vehicle-related projects, according to service Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno.

Daily News | May 27, 2015

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday criticized Russia for conducting unannounced military exercises, contending that such a "snap" drill led to the annexation of Crimea last year.

Daily News | May 21, 2015

The president of the Adjutants General Association of the United States, Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini, has condemned a recent attempt by Army Secretary John McHugh to ensure the speedy execution of controversial reforms in the service's aviation branch.

Daily News | May 19, 2015

The Army this month kicked off a comprehensive industry survey about companies' abilities to make service ground vehicles lighter through aluminum components.

Daily News | May 15, 2015

Senate Armed Services Committee members are showing only limited interest in a proposal to mount bigger guns on Stryker vehicles, earmarking $40 million for such an effort, according to a panel statement.

The Insider | May 13, 2015

Army Forces Command chief Gen. Mark Milley is in line to become the service's next chief of staff, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced today.

Daily News | May 12, 2015

An Army survey of industry proposals toward an ultralight combat vehicle program ended May 12, providing service officials with more data as they ponder a way forward.

Daily News | May 12, 2015

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn on Tuesday said he is optimistic the service will get extra funding from Congress to outfit Stryker vehicles with bigger guns.

The Insider | May 1, 2015

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for May 6 at Ft. Knox, KY, to celebrate the installation's "complete energy independence," the Army announced Thursday.

Daily News | May 1, 2015

A RAND Corp. report says the Army's armored formation of the future would burn more precious fuel on the battlefield but do little to augment the combat punch of today's vehicles.

Daily News | April 28, 2015

The House Armed Services Committee has proposed giving $408 million to Abrams modernization programs in fiscal year 2016, targeting component suppliers for a $40 million plus-up over what the Army requested.

Daily News | April 23, 2015

A measure offered by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) would push the development of a boost-phase missile defense weapon, following several unsuccessful attempts by the Pentagon that have cost billions of dollars.

Daily News | April 22, 2015

U.S. missile defense capabilities in Europe stand to get a significant boost if a proposal by members of the House Armed Services Committee is adopted in next year's defense authorization bill.

The Insider | April 21, 2015

Former U.S. Africa Command chief retired Gen. Carter Ham and Thomas Lamont, a former Army assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, will be the chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the National Commission on the Future of the U.S. Army, the Defense Department has announced.

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