This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Army's efforts to overcome delays to the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, the Marine Corps' fiscal year 2024 unfunded priorities list and more.
The Army's top uniformed officer spoke this morning at an event hosted by the Brookings Institution in Washington:
Army chief emphasizes patience and persistence on IVAS, despite program delays
Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said Tuesday that despite the multiyear delays with the service's Integrated Visual Augmentation System, he remains confident in the ability of the 1.2 variant to be transformative on the battlefield.
The Marine Corps this week sent its fiscal year 2024 unfunded priorities list to Congress:
Marines' $3.6B unfunded priorities list includes San Antonio-class amphib
The Marine Corps has sent Congress an unfunded priorities list totaling $3.6 billion, including $1.7 billion for a San Antonio-class amphibious dock ship that was not included in the Pentagon's fiscal year 2024 budget request.
Document: USMC's FY-24 unfunded priorities list
The Marine Corps has also released its latest doctrine document on logistics:
Marine Corps updates logistics framework, looks to develop resilient 'sustainment webs'
The Marine Corps is modernizing its logistics framework as the service looks to improve the resiliency of its supply networks and elevate the self-sufficiency of stand-in forces.
Document: Marine Corps logistics doctrine
The Air and Space Forces Association hosted a discussion this week with the chief of Pacific Air Forces and Air Component Command:
PACAF commander calls for more anti-ship munitions
The Air Force will need more anti-ship weapons to gain air superiority in a conflict with China over Taiwan, Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach said Monday.
In its latest budget request, the Air Force is seeking $40 million in FY-24 to replace the Hawaii Air Route Surveillance Radar Version 4 (ARSR-4) with what is called the ARSR-Replacement Hawaii (ARSR4-HI) Long Range Radar:
AF seeks FY-24 new start for Hawaii radar to meet 'urgent' cruise missile detection need
The Air Force wants to launch a competition for a new "state-of-the-art" long-range radar in fiscal year 2024 to defend Hawaii from cruise missile threats in response to an "urgent mission need" from U.S. Indo-Pacific and Northern commands along with the Federal Aviation Administration and have the new sensor operational by 2027.