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Combat Vehicles

November 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is calling for white papers on three capabilities it is asking industry to provide input for on its next integrated tactical network set, including moving away from the traditional tent-based command post to a vehicle-based command post.

November 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Army yesterday released a request for information to procure a Man-Portable Air Defense System-capable interceptor intended to replace the current Stinger system for its Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense program.

October 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Army's new contest to find a wheeled 155 mm howitzer will have at least two candidates, with BAE Systems today announcing it is offering the Archer, in service with the Swedish army, and AM General offering its Brutus, a M777 cannon mounted on a Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles truck.

October 08, 2020 | Daily News

General Dynamics Land Systems is on track to deliver 12 Mobile Protected Firepower prototype vehicles by the end of the year, a company spokesman told Inside Defense last week.

September 25, 2020 | Daily News

Army officials are holding in abeyance a recommendation to certify to lawmakers that the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle program is on a solid footing -- an endorsement withheld last year in the wake of production start-up challenges on the $15.4 billion program -- while keeping a close eye on results of upcoming tests of the new BAE Systems-built combat system.

September 22, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is examining top-level requirements for ground robotics programs, Maj. Gen. Kevin Iiams said Tuesday.

September 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has updated its draft request for proposals for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, deleting a provision that would have allowed a service organization to submit a proposal.

September 16, 2020 | Daily News

The White House has sent the Senate Armed Services Committee a list of provisions in the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill it does not like, but chose to lead with one President Trump has said would make him veto the entire must-pass bill -- the re-naming of U.S. military bases that currently honor Confederate leaders.

September 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Army's first soldier experiment for the Robotic Combat Vehicle effort showed some software issues that need some work, according to one of the officials involved.

September 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Army's Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors announced this week it is opening a new product office focused on modernization and launching a new innovation-focused laboratory.

September 02, 2020 | Daily News

BAE Systems on Monday delivered the first low-rate initial production Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle to the Army, the company announced this morning.

August 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has delayed by two months the full-rate production decision for its new Amphibious Combat Vehicle because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

August 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Army this week is concluding the first soldier operational experiment for the Robotic Combat Vehicle effort to assess how it can integrate unmanned vehicles into ground combat formations.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

Several defense contractors this week said sales rose during the most recent quarter, despite the ongoing pandemic.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon will start repositioning 11,900 military personnel from Germany in the coming weeks, as part of a strategic shift expected to cost at least "single digit" billions of dollars over the next several years, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

July 17, 2020 | Daily News

BAE Systems has won an award via other transaction authority to prototype hybrid electric drives for Army combat vehicles in an effort to reduce costs, the service announced yesterday.

July 08, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is looking to increase funding this summer for a trio of munitions projects for the service's top modernization priority -- the Extended Range Cannon Artillery system, including bolstering funds for an effort that seeks to satisfy U.S. Army Pacific Command's desire for a Multi-Domain Cannon Artillery capability.

June 22, 2020 | Daily News

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee is showing support for the Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program restart in its mark of the fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill.

June 19, 2020 | Daily News

Two upgrade programs for the Stryker vehicle, the Anti-Tank Guided Missile Engineering Change Proposal and the Common Remotely Operated Weapons System-Javelin ECP, are moving from development to testing, according to the program office.

June 18, 2020 | Daily News

The officials in charge of the Army's program to put a 30 mm cannon on the Stryker vehicle are saying the competition is still "healthy" despite at least two vendors out of six choosing to withdraw from the initial phase.