Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / September 11, 2017 at 10:15 AM

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

1. The Army has postponed a decision to purchase the Trophy active protection system for the Abrams tank, Inside the Army has learned.

Full story: AROC postpones Trophy decision, pending further testing

2. The Army will need to "migrate" capabilities down to its smaller units to fight in urban environments, according to the commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

Full story: MCOE commander highlights maneuver goals for urban warfare

3. The combination of current conflicts and advances by near-peer competitors has created a "modernization imperative" for the Army, according to the director of force development in the office of the deputy chief of staff (G-8).

Full story: George: Army must assess viability of current modernization strategy

4. Pentagon plans to ramp up production of about two-dozen major weapon systems in fiscal year 2018 would be largely unaffected by the stopgap spending bill President Trump and congressional leaders hope to enact, funding the federal government from Oct. 1 to Dec. 8.

Full story: DOD procurement plans largely safe under short-term FY-18 CR