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Combat Vehicles

April 19, 2017 |

After toxic fumes entered the cab of the howitzer during Paladin Integrated Management program testing in October 2016, the Army has delayed initial operational test and evaluation until the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, according to an annual report by the Government Accountability Office.

April 18, 2017 |

BAE System's next-generation amphibious vehicle offering recently demonstrated launch and recovery operations from an Italian Navy ship, according to a company executive.

April 18, 2017 |

The Army is preparing to test two systems designed to address a growing unmanned aerial system threat in Europe, with a view to employing them as early as this summer, according to the commander of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

April 18, 2017 |

The Pentagon is supporting a Government Accountability Office recommendation that it adjust troop figures to more accurately compare the operations and support costs of Assault Amphibious Vehicles with those of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle.

April 11, 2017 |

As the Army continues to develop reactive armor technologies, the service hopes to reduce the weight and improve the performance of explosive reactive armor tiles, according to a service official.

April 11, 2017 |

Initial integration of the Modular Active Protection System soft-kill demonstrator was completed in December with full-system demonstrations on the Abrams tank anticipated in November to December 2017, according to an industry official.

April 11, 2017 |

The Army is undertaking a series of related efforts to codify its modernization plans, according to the acting director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center.

April 04, 2017 |

The Marine Corps is seeking to kick off a Light Armored Vehicle replacement program -- dubbed the Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle -- in fiscal year 2018, a move that would put it one year ahead of schedule, according to multiple sources close to the program.

April 03, 2017 |

The Army's plans to begin prototyping the next-generation tank are based on the time line of the prototype for the next infantry fighting vehicle and availability of resources, according to the director of the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

March 17, 2017 | Inside the Army

The White House aims to add 27 Abrams tanks to the current upgrade program, according to the fiscal year 2017 budgetary amendment request released March 16.

March 17, 2017 | Inside the Army

The Army installed reactive armor tiles onto Abrams tanks with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Grafenwoehr, Germany, according to a March 7 Defense Department notice.

March 17, 2017 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps kicked off Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 engineering and manufacturing development testing last week and will begin the operational assessment early next calendar year, according to an official.

March 17, 2017 | Inside the Army

Senior leaders met privately with industry representatives last month to provide insights into the Army's vision for maneuver forces in Multi-Domain Battle.

March 17, 2017 | Inside the Army

The Light Armored Vehicle 25, a Marine Corps armored reconnaissance vehicle, is being used in a pilot program to evaluate how the Army can add mobility and firepower to airborne infantry brigade combat team formations, according to a service spokeswoman.

March 17, 2017 | Inside the Army

The Army may need to adjust vehicle modernization programs if Budget Control Act spending caps return in fiscal year 2018, according to the deputy chief of staff (G-8).

March 16, 2017 |

The Army is working on a prototyping effort expected to inform future decisions on the development of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle, according to a service official.

March 15, 2017 |

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army and its partners succeeded this January in deploying the first armored brigade combat team to Europe as part of a heel-to-toe rotation, but the chief of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command is eyeing improvements.

March 14, 2017 |

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army recognizes the need to "streamline" its acquisition process, but also needs sustained funding to close critical capability gaps, according to the service’s acting acquisition executive.

March 01, 2017 |

As the Defense Department awaits its first budget under the Trump administration, the Army’s top programmer is crafting a new equipping strategy for the service that could make use of increased modernization funding.

February 28, 2017 |

Deep cuts to modernization funding have left the Army’s combat vehicle programs in "a really interesting position," according to the program executive officer for ground combat systems.

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