The INSIDER daily digest -- April 18, 2022

By John Liang / April 18, 2022 at 4:00 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on an Army ship-killing capability, the Air Force's chief architect officer resigning and more.

The Army has changed the name of its Mid-Range Capability to "Strategic Mid-Range Fires":

Army project to field Chinese ship-sinking capability now called Strategic Mid-Range Fires

The Army has rebranded its road-mobile, ship-killing weapon system "Strategic Mid-Range Fires" and is seeking $404 million in fiscal year 2023 to complete integration of a sea-based launcher on a truck to arm ground forces by next year with Tomahawk cruise missiles and Standard Missile-6.

The Air Force's chief architect officer will leave his post soon:

Air Force's first chief architect officer to resign

Preston Dunlap, the Air Force's first chief architect officer, will resign from his role in the coming weeks, he announced in a LinkedIn post today.

For the past three years, Aerosonde aircraft have been operating aboard the expeditionary sea base ship Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB-4), but have now transitioned to destroyers:

Textron's small UAS deployed on first DDG, second coming soon

Textron Systems' small unmanned aircraft system Aerosonde is operational on its first guided-missile destroyer and will deploy on a second destroyer this fall.

U.S. Cyber Command has identified millions of dollars in unfunded priorities:

CYBERCOM seeks $236 million for unfunded priorities

U.S. Cyber Command has sent Congress a list identifying $236.4 million in unfunded priorities, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

HII recently submitted a number of solutions for naval autonomous operations:

HII releases its solution to the Navy's plea for open architecture autonomy

Shipbuilder and defense technology company HII has released a suite of autonomy solutions that can turn any ship, vehicle or platform in any domain into a robotic platform -- a technology the company has dubbed "Odyssey."