Inside the Army highlights

By Sebastian Sprenger / February 22, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army:

1. As global events affecting U.S. national security unfold increasingly quickly, the Army has begun wondering if its organizational principles have kept pace, according to service officials.

Full Story: Speed of global security 'events' has Army questioning its organization

2. Legislation introduced by members of the House Armed Services Committee that would boost the end strength of the active Army to 480,000 at the end of fiscal year 2016 would force the Army to "regroup," as its FY-17 budget is predicated on reducing to 460,000, according to service budget officials.

Full Story: House bill on troop numbers may force Army to 'regroup,' bear additional costs

3. The Army expects to take delivery of 83 Stryker vehicles outfitted with 30 mm cannons over the course of one year, starting in July 2017, newly-released service budget documents indicate.

Full Story: Army expects to take delivery of up-gunned Strykers in July 2017

4. The Army is seeking new engine concepts to support its proposed Future Vertical Lift (FVL) family of aircraft, which is intended to dramatically outstrip the speed and range of existing platforms.

Full Story: Army seeks proposals on Future Vertical Lift engines