Inside the Army highlights

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 14, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Highlights from the front page of this week's Inside the Army.

1. Army leaders are preparing an adjustment to the fiscal year 2017 budget request for overseas contingency operations that is meant to "jump-start" the production of upgraded tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, a key official said.

Full Story: Army preparing war-budget revision to 'jump-start' Abrams, Bradley upgrades

2. The Army chief of staff, who recently submitted a report to Congress advocating for greater autonomy of the services in acquisition, on March 10 made the case for greater decentralization and accountability, in hopes of accelerating the process.

Full Story: Milley urges decentralization, accountability on acquisition

3. As the Army envisions a long-term overhaul of its aviation platforms, work is proceeding on the first of five planned capability sets in the Future Vertical Lift family of systems, with a view to fielding in the 2030s.

Full Story: Army forges ahead with Future Vertical Lift

4. U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin, along with its partner MBDA Germany, hopes to sign a contract for the Medium Extended Air Defense System with Berlin this year, as Poland also is showing renewed interest in the technology, according to company officials.

Full Story: Lockheed sees its missile-defense business fortunes on the rise in Europe