Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / January 29, 2018 at 8:32 AM

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.

Full story: Esper: Modernization push will avoid pursuit of 'unobtanium'

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.

Full story: DOT&E urges Army to conduct 'more operationally realistic testing effort' for APS

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.

Full story: JAGM testing turns up cyber vulnerability, AH-64E integration glitches, missed shots

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.

Full story: Army reviewing all small unmanned aircraft system requirements