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Combat Vehicles

October 20, 2018 | Daily News

Army leaders, refining the requirement for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program, have prioritized four capabilities for a Bradley replacement: growth potential, the main gun, an advanced forward looking infrared sensor and active protection systems.

October 19, 2018 | Daily News

The Army has completed a capability development document for assured positioning, navigation and timing in all new mounted platforms, according to a service official.

October 18, 2018 | Daily News

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Marine Corps plans to use an other transaction agreement for the Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle prototype to speed the acquisition process, according to a senior service official.

October 18, 2018 | Daily News

The Army's vice chief of staff and under secretary have spent the past year crafting "business rules" and "metrics" for deciding when to stop upgrading legacy systems and start acquiring new capabilities as the service attempts to modernize its fleets.

October 16, 2018 | Daily News

Industry offerings for the planned Bradley Fighting Vehicle replacement run the gamut as the Army prepares to issue a draft request for proposals and complete a final requirements document that avoids being overly prescriptive.

October 12, 2018 | Daily News

The Next Generation Combat Vehicle family now includes the Army's future "light tank," Mobile Protected Firepower, and the M113 armored troop carrier replacement, Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle.

October 12, 2018 | Daily News

Three industry hopefuls await the Army's decision on who will build prototypes for its new "light tank," which may come in November.

October 11, 2018 | Daily News

The official in charge of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle cross-functional team would consider replacing the M1A1 Abrams with a vehicle that is not a tank, a "distant" effort the Army plans to tackle after fielding the replacement for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

October 10, 2018 | Daily News

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller today acknowledged there is "risk" in ending the Marine Corps' Assault Amphibious Vehicle survivability upgrade program before the service's new vehicle is integrated into the fleet.

October 09, 2018 | Daily News

The Army is using a new rapid prototyping and fielding, "middle-tier acquisition," authority granted by Congress to procure prototypes for its designated replacement for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, called the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle.

October 02, 2018 | Daily News

The Army is soliciting industry for information on a potential replacement for its Stryker Brigade Combat Teams' towed cannons, a prelude to a potential "High Mobility SBCT Howitzer" program the service is considering launching in the early 2020s.

September 29, 2018 | Daily News

BAE Systems has received a $216 million contract modification for M109A7 self-propelled howitzers, following a quality inspection visit this month by the Army secretary and service acquisition executive at the company's plant in York, PA.

September 27, 2018 | Daily News

The Army has asked to test a vehicle protection system from Israel-based Rafael and Leonardo DRS on the Stryker combat vehicle, according to Leonardo.

September 27, 2018 | Daily News

An $80 million cut to the Army's Bradley upgrade program in the fiscal year 2019 spending bill signals congressional support for the service's decision to forego improvements to a legacy system in favor of investing in a new replacement.

September 26, 2018 | Daily News

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA -- BAE Systems predicts it will begin delivering 30 low-rate initial production Amphibious Combat Vehicles to the Marine Corps next summer, slightly ahead of the previous fall 2019 projection.

September 15, 2018 | Daily News

House and Senate appropriators are backing the Army's aim to upgrade its Stryker combat vehicles -- approving $94 million more than requested -- but are not assured the service has a feasible plan to complete the upgrades at the desired rate.

September 12, 2018 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has issued a stop-work order to Science Applications International Corp. for the Assault Amphibious Vehicle survivability upgrade in the service's first step toward terminating the program's upgrade.

August 29, 2018 | Daily News

Army officials are working to lock in requirements for a planned big-ticket acquisition program to replace the Bradley Fighting Vehicle -- a program launch set for this fall that would give the service a marquee "next-generation" project to tout in the same way the Air Force has a new bomber and the Navy a new ballistic missile submarine.

August 29, 2018 | Daily News

The Army needs to upgrade a total of 933 M88A2 Hercules tank recovery vehicles to adjust to increasingly hefty Abrams tanks, according to a recent notice.

August 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Army announced today it will not move forward with testing an American-made, non-developmental active protection system on the Stryker vehicle and will instead seek new alternatives.

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