Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army:
1. The Army's top civilian wants to modernize the force, but aims to avoid the extended acquisition time lines that have characterized previous efforts.
2. The Army's effort to "install and characterize" non-developmental active protection systems on its combat vehicles has come with delays and limited successes, according to a new report.
3. Early testing of the Pentagon's $7 billion replacement program for the Army and Marine Corps' laser- and radar-guided air-launch missiles -- the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) -- has turned up cyber vulnerabilities and difficulty in select situations launching it from the Army's most advanced attack helicopter, the AH-64E Apache.
4. The Army is in the midst of a review of all requirements for small unmanned aircraft systems, with the results expected to drive all future small UAS requirements, the service told Inside the Army.