Inside the Army highlights

By Sebastian Sprenger / May 9, 2016 at 9:05 AM

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

1. A new rotational aviation brigade will put U.S. Army Europe "in the ballpark" of satisfying its aviation needs, but given a dynamic security situation on the continent, even more could be needed, according to a service aviation adviser.

Full story: Rotational helicopter force to boost readiness, flexibility for Army Europe

2. The Army is synthesizing insights about Russian warfighting tactics into a new study that could change how the service develops new weapon systems, a senior service official said.

Full story: Study of Russian warfare promises changes in Army acquisition

3. Future rotary platforms are essential if the joint force is to tackle potential conflicts in the "expansive maritime environment" of the Pacific theater, according to the deputy commanding general for U.S. Pacific Command.

Full story: PACOM deputy chief touts need for rotary wing upgrade

4. A recent Army war game played through a scenario of light forces breaking through enemy defenses and subsequently waging protracted major combat while continuing to move, a warfighting model envisioned by Army futurists as a likely challenge in future conflicts.

Full story: War game examines new battle model touted by Army futurists