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Combat Vehicles

April 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Army today issued a "narrative" for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program in place of an in-person industry day due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

April 02, 2020 | Daily News

A cohort of six companies has virtually submitted its "capability concepts" on how to automate artillery weapon supply chain systems, the service announced today.

March 27, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' new force design initiative raises questions about a future major vehicle program and the requirements for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the 2030 fight.

March 23, 2020 | Daily News

As it gears up to fight China in a period of great power competition, the Marine Corps will trim the size of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadrons and cut all tank battalions in the next 10 years.

March 09, 2020 | Daily News

YUMA PROVING GROUND, AZ -- The Army on Friday tested the new platform for its Extended Range Cannon Artillery program, shooting two projectiles 65 kilometers to demonstrate the future long-range capability for multidomain battle.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy today said the service’s decision to cancel and restart its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle solicitation at the start of the year "was received very well" by Congress, while Army leaders are still declining to put forward a detailed timeline for development.

February 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is issuing a request for prototype proposals for the Modular Active Protection System, according to a recent notice.

February 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has approved the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer, also known as Paladin Integrated Management, to enter full-rate production, Inside Defense has learned.

February 07, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has launched an effort to identify "5th generation combat vehicle technologies" as part of a new anti-armor study that aims to produce a roadmap for building a tank meant to counter projected threats in 2040.

February 07, 2020 | Daily News

For the second time, Army is opening the competition for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, releasing today a new market survey tied to a minimally prescriptive wish list and a strategy that shifts most of the initial cost burden to the service, in a bid to regain industry's trust after a faulty start.

February 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' new Amphibious Combat Vehicle showed lower reliability growth than anticipated, according to the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

February 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Army expects BAE Systems' delivery of the first low-rate initial production Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle in March, which reflects a two-month delay that "will have a significant effect on the remaining test schedule," according to the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

January 24, 2020 | Daily News

The director of the Army's long-range precision fires cross-functional team said last week the first prototype of the Extended Range Cannon Artillery platform at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, is "nearly assembled."

January 21, 2020 | Daily News

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville today said the Army will do more in the future to negotiate with industry on requirements for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program, which the service canceled last week in its prototype phase.

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.

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