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Combat Vehicles

June 26, 2017 |

While the Army upgrades a group of Strykers for use in Europe, the service plans to make key decisions by the end of the summer on how to upgun the entire Stryker fleet, according to the project manager.

June 25, 2017 |

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill Sunday night that would boost weapons procurement by $18.6 billion above what is sought by the Trump administration and $24 billion more than what was enacted in FY-17.

June 23, 2017 |

The Marine Corps recently tested a "critical link" between Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 and 1.2, which was the ability to launch and recover the system from an amphibious assault ship.

June 20, 2017 |

Lawmakers are skeptical of the Army’s plans to upgrade and ultimately replace its existing combat vehicles, and plan to enshrine their concerns in legislation.

June 20, 2017 |

For all the focus on the armored brigade combat team presence in Europe, the emphasis needs to be on the array of capabilities required to provide deterrence, according to the commander of U.S. Army Europe.

June 14, 2017 |

The Marine Corps and Science Applications International Corp. have agreed the company must deliver 16 next-generation amphibious vehicle prototypes by the end of August -- a date later than the original schedule because of technical problems with the trucks.

June 13, 2017 |

The Army is working to bring existing equipment up to standard to convert the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division to the service's 15th armored brigade combat team, according to the chief of materiel management and installation logistics division at Army Materiel Command.

June 13, 2017 |

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 |

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 |

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 |

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 07, 2017 |

The Army, which is currently conducting non-developmental item testing on a trio of active protection systems for its combat vehicles, ultimately expects to hold a competition among U.S. industry for the technology, according to the service’s chief of staff.

June 05, 2017 |

The Marine Corps is modifying the delivery schedule for one next-generation amphibious vehicle vendor because of technical problems with the company's offering.

May 30, 2017 |

Two senior Army leaders told lawmakers last week the service is prioritizing critical capability gaps as it budgets for the coming year.

May 24, 2017 |

The Army is tapping a wartime account for over $1 billion to bolster its armored brigade combat teams in Europe to deter Russia. The move, however, is spurring concerns the Army is going well beyond the intended purpose of the supplemental fund.

May 23, 2017 |

The Army remains challenged to maintain the relevance of its aging platforms and fund needed modernization efforts, according to the deputy chief of staff (G-8).

May 16, 2017 |

Senior Army and Marine Corps leaders met last week to discuss the concept of Multi-Domain Battle, according to the head of Training and Doctrine Command.

May 16, 2017 |

The Army has completed its first physical soft-kill demonstration test of the Modular Active Protection System, according to a May 8 announcement from the Army Research Development and Engineering Command.

May 16, 2017 |

Testing is underway for electronic warfare capability for Europe-based maneuver units, even as the Army continues to refine prototypes, according to the director of operations for the Rapid Capabilities Office.

May 15, 2017 |

An influential Army advisory panel is attempting to peer into the future -- contemplating the implications of climate change, demographic shifts, and resource competitions -- in an effort to produce recommendations on capabilities needed to fight the decade beyond next, including suggestions on what new weapon systems the Army must invest in now as well as which weapons to divest over time.

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