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Combat Vehicles

January 17, 2020 | Daily News

A top Pentagon acquisition official says he is "proud" of the Army for heading back to the drawing board after canceling its initial plans to replace the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, but urged the service to be more flexible with the requirements it sets for defense contractors.

January 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Army today canceled the current Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program and plans to restart the competition later, at a time yet to be determined, following an analysis and revision of the requirements.

January 16, 2020 | Daily News

Multiple sources are readying for a major Army decision as soon as today on the Optionally Manned Fight Vehicle program of record -- with some expecting the service to jettison the current program of record in the wake of congressional concerns about the lack of competition.

January 15, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office has noticed the Defense Department's increased emphasis on accelerating its notoriously slow acquisition system, but the watchdog agency is concerned weapon system reliability might be sacrificed at the expense of speed.

December 05, 2019 | Daily News

A Marine Corps general overseeing weapons acquisition said today he is skeptical his service would receive program waivers under the current continuing resolution.

November 21, 2019 | Daily News

As the Army reaches an inflection point with autonomy and artificial intelligence to face near-peer competitors, the service is encouraging traditional defense contractors to take it in stride by including new technology requirements in requests for proposals.

November 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Army recently awarded Unified Business Technologies Inc. an other transaction agreement to further test its “StrikeShield” vehicle active protection system, which will inform the service’s APS effort for the Stryker vehicle.

October 15, 2019 | Daily News

The first Extended Range Cannon Artillery prototype is going through final assembly at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, and the Army expects to test it in the next 30 days.

October 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Next Generation Combat Vehicle's cross-functional team will deliver Robotic Combat Vehicle test platforms to Colorado in the spring for the next round of experimentation, following a "rodeo" in Texas that took place earlier this year.

October 14, 2019 | Daily News

The general in charge of Army Futures Command today confirmed one of the two expected competitors for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program did not make the initial evaluation and will be sitting out the prototyping phase.

October 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Army estimates the Bradley replacement program will cost $45 billion to develop and procure, a tally that assumes at least two defense contractors would submit bids for the rapid prototyping phase of the competition for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle.

October 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has delayed the start of its initial operational test and evaluation stage for the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle after the program’s delivery schedule fell behind projections.

September 18, 2019 | Daily News

QUANTICO, VA -- The Marine Corps hopes to expand the "range" of the battlespace with its new reconnaissance vehicle, according to a service official.

September 13, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers on the Senate Appropriations Committee are criticizing the Marine Corps' plan to speed up the "development" of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle's gun variant.

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

A Senate panel today marked up its version of the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill in accordance with a bipartisan budget deal, appropriating $622 billion in base spending, $70.7 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations and $1.7 billion in emergency funding.

August 08, 2019 | Daily News

The first Initial-Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense vehicle will be on display in Washington in October, showcasing the new air and missile defense Stryker variant and the fruit of a new prototyping process that will deliver a combat vehicle 13 months after inking agreements with industry for an IM-SHORAD to harden ground forces in Europe from Russian threats.

August 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is taking a second look at some of the program cuts driven by its $25 billion "Night Court" budget review, including that of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle.

July 02, 2019 | Daily News

Eight months after its inception, the Army’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force has set its initial priorities and is receiving guidance from the service's cross-functional teams.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

Army senior leaders have approved an acquisition strategy for the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon prototype, which includes a requirement for four vehicles each equipped with two missiles for a single battery.

May 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's unmanned combat vehicle rodeo in Texas included six companies, some of which offered more than one candidate, putting 10 robotic systems through their paces in a technological maturity assessment for the Robotic Combat Vehicle program.

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