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Combat Vehicles

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.

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.