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Combat Vehicles

October 02, 2017 | Daily News

The Army has awarded a contract for a prototyping effort expected to inform the service's future combat vehicle development efforts.

September 27, 2017 | Daily News

BAE Systems recently unveiled an Amphibious Combat Vehicle command-and-control variant that includes seven work stations and holds 10 Marines, according to the company.

September 27, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is seeking industry input for an active protection system for its Abrams main battle tank -- a solicitation geared toward the Trophy APS currently being tested on the Abrams.

September 26, 2017 | Daily News

In his first 50 days on the job, the Army's top civilian official has worked to gather information that will guide his advocacy for the service within the Defense Department.

September 25, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate aims to require the Army to justify its pursuit of upgrades to the M113 armored troop carrier, amid longstanding concerns about the vehicle's survivability.

September 25, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is looking to industry as it develops the requirements for a fifth-generation armored reconnaissance vehicle to replace its Light Armored Vehicle fleet, according to an official.

September 20, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is pursuing a prototype project to examine an amphibious, robotic, all-terrain vehicle capability, according to a Sept. 11 request for proposals released on Federal Business Opportunities.

September 19, 2017 | Daily News

Army senior leaders have identified a deficiency in the service's ability to transport its tanks and potentially other large platforms, and authorized a search for solutions.

September 19, 2017 | Daily News

The Army's fiscal year 2018 plans to pursue a mobile ground system to defeat unmanned aircraft systems, cruise missiles, rockets, artillery and mortars face delays in the event of a six-month continuing resolution.

September 18, 2017 | Daily News

The Army expects initial production deliveries of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle to be delayed if the program does not receive funds by November to offset the effect of the continuing resolution, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

September 18, 2017 | Daily News

Army senior leaders will spend fiscal year 2018 laying the groundwork for potential new programs, even though it will require them to devote fewer resources to improving existing systems, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-8).

September 15, 2017 | Daily News

The Army this month plans to begin reliability, availability and maintainability testing of Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle prototypes, the latest milestone in the $13.7 billion project to replace the service's Vietnam-era M113 personnel carriers, according to a service spokeswoman.

September 13, 2017 | Daily News

General Dynamics Land Systems plans to build a prototype for the Marine Corps' armored reconnaissance vehicle program, set to be a new-start effort in fiscal year 2019.

September 11, 2017 | Daily News

The combination of current conflicts and advances by near-peer competitors has created a "modernization imperative" for the Army, according to the director of force development in the office of the deputy chief of staff (G-8).

September 08, 2017 | Daily News

Science Applications International Corp. has delivered 14 of 16 prototype Amphibious Combat Vehicles, the company's chief executive confirmed Thursday.

“We are completing production of the final two units,” Tony Moraco said during a call with analysts. “Testing of the ACV vehicles by the Marine Corps will continue through early summer of 2018, at which point they will make a production downselect contract decision.”

September 06, 2017 | Daily News

The Army has postponed a decision to purchase the Trophy active protection system for the Abrams tank, Inside the Army has learned.

September 05, 2017 | Daily News

The Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 program could withstand a three-month continuing resolution, but if the measure lasts longer it may delay the program's operational assessment, according to a Marine Corps official.

September 05, 2017 | Daily News

The Army on Aug. 25 awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $310.6 million contract modification for upgrades to the Abrams main battle tank, according to a Defense Department announcement.

August 28, 2017 | Daily News

The Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center plans to demonstrate a hard-kill modular active protection system in fiscal year 2018, according to a spokesman.

August 23, 2017 | Daily News

Battery maker Saft is focusing on lithium-ion batteries for military vehicles, pitching them for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.