Inside the Army - 10/13/2008
Army officials say the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle "Lite" effort -- which kicked off with a request for information in August -- so far is just a "market survey" that does not affect the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program.
Inside the Pentagon - 10/09/2008
The Government Accountability Office plans to issue a final report next week examining the processes involved in coordinating intelligence support to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs), a review that will be categorized as "secret/no foreign nationals," but will include some unclassified parts.
Inside the Army - 10/06/2008
Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle manufacturers and would-be Joint Light Tactical Vehicle manufacturers have responded to an Army and Marine Corps request for information on a new vehicle that would offer the maneuverability of a humvee as well as a high level of protection against explosively formed penetrators and rocket-propelled grenades, according to company officials.
Inside the Army - 09/29/2008
A top logistics official reiterated last week the challenge logisticians will face in sustaining Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.
Inside the Army - 09/29/2008
House and Senate conferees have provided less than half of the funding requested for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization in their fiscal year 2009 defense authorization bill.
Inside the Army - 09/22/2008
Confident that the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization will remain necessary, the Defense Department is increasing its base budget funding and making plans to institutionalize the group, a top budget planning official told a congressional subcommittee last week.
Inside the Army - 09/22/2008
The Pentagon is reprogramming unused Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle procurement and operations and maintenance funding to resource upgrades on existing vehicles.
DefenseAlert - 09/19/2008
Sept. 19, 2008 -- The Pentagon is reprogramming unused Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle procurement and operations and maintenance funding to resource upgrades on existing vehicles.
Inside the Pentagon - 09/18/2008
As the White House begins to lay the groundwork for an eventual drawdown of combat operations in Iraq, Defense Department and service leaders are mulling the way ahead for DOD's anti-IED directorate, according to the official in charge of the effort.
Inside the Navy - 09/08/2008
Terrorists armed with underwater mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) present a "sleeper threat" to ports and waterways around the world that should be addressed by government and industry, according to a recent paper authored by Scott Truver, a national security analyst and consultant who has experience working with the Navy, Coast Guard and foreign naval services.
DefenseAlert - 09/08/2008
Sept. 8, 2008 -- Pentagon leaders have scheduled 13 high-level reviews of big-ticket weapon programs in the next three months, starting with a review of the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program this week and ending with a "revisit" of the Combat Search-and-Rescue helicopter program on Dec. 10.
DefenseAlert - 09/04/2008
Sept. 4, 2008 -- The Pentagon today awarded what could be the last set of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle contracts to three manufacturers that have already delivered the blast-proof trucks.
Inside the Army - 09/01/2008
Rollovers in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles -- typically caused by the sheer weight of the blast-proof trucks, or by their limited maneuverability -- have pushed the military to find ways to improve their safety for soldiers.
Inside the Navy - 09/01/2008
Treacherous mountain switchbacks and rough roads in Afghanistan make Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, designed to withstand bomb blasts, impractical for Marines deployed in the land-locked country, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway said last week.
Inside the Army - 08/25/2008
DEARBORN, MI -- The Army is readying for more Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle testing, this time evaluating the ambulance variants and trucks equipped with new appliqué armor.
DefenseAlert - 08/22/2008
Aug. 22, 2008 -- The Army and Marine Corps yesterday released a request for information calling on industry to provide a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle that has the maneuverability of a humvee but still offers high protection against explosively formed penetrators and rocket-propelled grenades.
DefenseAlert - 08/20/2008
Aug. 20, 2008 -- Officials at the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command are looking for industry help in setting up a Web-based reporting system for tracking improvised explosive device blasts in Afghanistan, according to a notice published on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site today.
Inside the Navy - 08/18/2008
Naval Sea Systems Command has placed an order for 2,873 devices used for electronically jamming improvised explosive devices (IED), the leading killer of troops in Iraq, according to a recent Pentagon contract announcement.
Inside the Army - 08/11/2008
The Pentagon as of last week had accepted nearly 11,300 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, more than half of which are already fielded in Iraq.
DefenseAlert - 08/06/2008
Aug. 6, 2008 -- Funds for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization will level off and increasingly be included in the base budget, according to the organization's leader.
- Navy Solicitation on Counter IED Basic Research
- DOD Memo on ACAT 1D Designation for MRAP
- DOD Memo on MRAP Production Lead Times
- Biden Letter to Gates on MRAP
- Army TEMP Status List
- DOD Outline on MRAP Rapid Acquisition
- CRS Report on MRAP
- DOD Budget Justification for MRAP
- DOD Reprogramming Action on the JIEDDO Fund
- Gates Letter to Levin on MRAP
- Navy Letter to Congress on MRAP
- Hobson, Visclosky's Letter on the RRW Proposal
- Marine Corps MRAP Vehicle II RFP
- Bush Administration's MRAP Budget Amendment
- Lawmakers' Letter to Gates on MRAP
- Updated CRS Report on the RRW Program
- Marine Corps Presolicitation Notice on MRAP
- Lawmakers' Joint Statement on MRAP
- Hunter's Statement on MRAP
- House Lawmakers Hold Hearing on MRAP