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Combat Vehicles

March 4, 2021

PICATINNY ARSENAL, NJ -- An autoloader for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery simulated a three-round burst at a rate of eight rounds per minute during a Feb. 26 demonstration here.

March 2, 2021

The Army will demonstrate the Next Generation Intelligent Fire Control system, which can detect and locate targets for combat vehicles, at this year's Project Convergence exercise, according to the director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross-Functional Team.

March 2, 2021

The Marine Corps will reduce both uniformed and civilian personnel and re-invest funds derived from divesting legacy systems into new programs as part of its force design efforts, Marine Corps Commandant David Berger wrote in a memo obtained by Inside Defense.

March 2, 2021

The Army in November started equipping additional units with the second generation of its Mounted Assured Positioning Navigation and Timing anti-jamming capability, which will be integrated into Abrams and Bradley vehicles, a service official told Inside Defense last week.

February 16, 2021

A tank assembly line cannot be transitioned to work-from-home.

February 11, 2021

Radio communication between the Army's upcoming family of Robotic Combat Vehicles and human controllers would need to extend about 1.5 kilometers under current draft requirements, a service official said today.

February 9, 2021

The new Amphibious Combat Vehicle out-performed the legacy Assault Amphibious Vehicle during the program's initial operational test and evaluation, according to the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

February 8, 2021

The Army's new Infantry Squad Vehicle does not require underbody armor, since its off-road mobility and small signature allow it to naturally evade threats, officials from the Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate told Inside Defense in a Feb. 2 interview.

February 8, 2021

The Army should ensure that its modernization efforts produce fully new vehicles, the commanding general of the service's Maneuver Center of Excellence said Feb. 4. (UPDATED)

February 4, 2021

The Army should focus its procurement spending on acquiring new systems, rather than dedicating resources to legacy systems, the commanding general of the service's Maneuver Center of Excellence said Feb. 4.

February 3, 2021

The Army's European force and its allies across the continent are eager to learn about and receive new equipment and operational units as the service builds toward multidomain operations, the Army's commanding general in Europe and Africa said Feb. 3.

February 1, 2021

The reliability numbers that have been released for the Army's new Infantry Squad Vehicle are based on limited testing of prototypes that have since been updated, an official managing procurement of the vehicle told Inside Defense.

January 15, 2021

The adoption of open and modular architectures on the Army's ground vehicles could increase the number of subsystems that make up a vehicle, a defense industry expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies told Inside Defense last week.

January 14, 2021

An annual report from the Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation, released Jan. 13, detailed novel and continuing problems with the Army's newest ground vehicles.

January 13, 2021

The Pentagon's chief weapons tester says the government needs to spend the next 10 years updating weapons testing processes and infrastructure, paying special attention to space and cyber capabilities.

January 12, 2021

Budget fluctuations, program uncertainty and manufacturer capacity constraints have created a "fragile market" for military ground vehicles, according to the Defense Department's latest industrial capabilities report.

January 11, 2021

The Army could adapt the open and modular architecture being developed for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle to other ground vehicles, Bruce Jette, the Army's acquisition executive, told Inside Defense last week.

December 22, 2020

The Army will receive nearly double the funding it requested in fiscal year 2021 for the Family of Medium Technical Vehicles under an omnibus appropriations bill Congress passed on the evening of Dec. 21.

December 18, 2020

The Army today released a request for proposals for the concept design phase of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program after restarting the competition earlier this year, service officials told reporters today.

December 18, 2020

The Army contest to find an off-the-shelf wheeled 155 mm howitzer will have at least three contenders: BAE Systems, Elbit America, Global Military Products, with AM General, another potential player, unwilling to comment on its status in the competition.