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Combat Vehicles

May 11, 2021

The Infantry Squad Vehicle program is an example of how quickly Army acquisition programs can move from prototype to production, a service official said May 4 at the official opening of a facility in Concord, NC, where GM Defense will build the vehicle.

May 6, 2021

General Dynamics is aiming to build on its technology demonstration prototype as it bids to develop and build the Marine Corps Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle.

May 4, 2021

About 150 members of the National Advanced Mobility Consortium attended an April 28 industry day on the Army's Common Modular Open Architecture, the largest industry engagement to date for the program, a service official said May 3.

May 4, 2021

Textron Systems has designed, constructed and tested an Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle prototype ahead of the competition for the program, the company announced Tuesday.

April 26, 2021

The Marine Corps will activate, deactivate, or reorganize various units across its aviation, logistics and ground combat forces as the service moves to implement Commandant David Berger's force design efforts, including exploring a transition into a majority-unmanned aviation force.

April 23, 2021

The four bids from major defense contractors the Army has received for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle are a sign that the new competition is going well, multiple analysts told Inside Defense this week.

April 16, 2021

The three companies that participated in the first iteration of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle competition -- BAE Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems and American Rheinmetall -- have all announced they will bid for the new OMFV program.

April 8, 2021

It is more likely that the Army's upcoming electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle will have a hybrid than a pure electric drivetrain, according to officials leading the development and prototyping of the vehicle.

April 7, 2021

The Defense Department has experienced an increase in ground readiness and a decrease in sea readiness from fiscal year 2017 through FY-19, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Wednesday.

March 24, 2021

Lessons learned from moving combat vehicles between Eastern European countries during a recent deployment will help the Army in the future, leaders from the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team said at a March 24 media roundtable.

March 18, 2021

The Army will host its second soldier operational experiment for the light and medium Robotic Combat Vehicles from June to August 2022, a service official said March 16 at the Association of the U.S. Army's Global Force Next conference.

March 17, 2021

Any war between the United States and China would quickly escalate outside the immediate region, so armor and other traditional Army capabilities would still be necessary, the commander of Army Futures Command said March 17.

March 16, 2021

The Army has not decided whether to hold separate competitions for subsystems on the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, the service's program executive officer for ground combat systems said March 16.

March 15, 2021

The Army expects some "non-traditional" companies to submit proposals for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, the Bradley fighting vehicle replacement, the director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross-Functional Team said March 15.

March 10, 2021

Armored units would be essential to the military if there were a war against China, according to the director of the Army's Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross-Functional Team.

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.

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