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Combat Vehicles

August 12, 2016 | Daily News

Lawmakers have permitted the Army to reallocate hundreds of millions of dollars to support key priorities outlined in a reprogramming request signed May 6 by Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord and released publicly Aug. 12.

August 05, 2016 | Inside the Navy

TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA -- Marines went into simulated battle here with more than 40 experimental technologies, as the service assesses how to best support distributed forces over great distances in potential future conflicts.

August 05, 2016 | Inside the Army

BAE Systems continues its push to resurrect a lightweight armored vehicle first pitched to the Army in the 1990s, in an effort to satisfy the service's forthcoming requirement for a Mobile Protected Firepower ride.

August 05, 2016 | Daily News

The Army has "justified" the low-rate initial production plan for the Paladin Integrated Management program, but has failed to address two "performance deficiencies identified by the test community during the system development phase," according to a government audit.

July 22, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army plans to proceed toward a milestone C decision this summer to support a low-rate initial production decision for its Mid-Tier Networking Vehicular Radio, but the Defense Department's director of operational test and evaluation recently warned the system has significant shortcomings.

July 22, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army plans to host an industry day next month to outline its plans for procurement of the Ground Mobility Vehicle. The Army is slated to make its first budget outlays for GMV in fiscal year 2017. Army Under Secretary Patrick Murphy highlighted GMV as one of the service's top priorities during a speech this month at the New America Foundation.

July 19, 2016 | Daily News

The Marine Corps recently accepted delivery of two of 10 upgraded legacy amphibious vehicles for testing, according to a service official.

July 15, 2016 | Inside the Navy

Following denial of a bid protest by the Government Accountability Office on the Marine Corps' next-generation amphibious vehicle, the service says it is about 45 days behind schedule but expects to field the vehicle on time, according to a service official.

July 08, 2016 | Daily News

The Army wants an immediate $10 million to advance trade studies of the Mobile Protected Firepower vehicle concept, funding that would help beef up the case for initiating an analysis of alternatives in fiscal year 2017 of a new major weapon system the service believes is critical to future effectiveness of its infantry brigade combat teams.

July 01, 2016 | Daily News

The Army has delayed until October the start of operational testing -- originally slated to commence in June -- for the $8 billion Paladin Integrated Management program due to earlier quality control issues with the engine.

July 01, 2016 | Daily News

The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle program cleared an important milestone in June during a review that demonstrated the design for the new personnel carrier is stable, expected to meet performance requirements and can be executed within the service's $13.8 billion plan to replace the M113 fleet.

May 13, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army plans to develop a mobile weapon system designed to destroy low-flying enemy drones and -- later -- people, rockets and bullets, according to a newly published solicitation for industry.

May 13, 2016 | Inside the Army

A group of military officers used their Army War College graduating paper to make the case that a buildup of U.S. ground forces in Europe can thwart potential Russian military moves against its Western neighbors.

April 29, 2016 | Inside the Army

Lawmakers are seeking an update on the Defense Department's progress toward further integration of unmanned ground and aerial vehicles into the joint force, according to the House Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill.

April 08, 2016 | Inside the Army

Lawmakers weighing the Army's decision to increase lethality for all Stryker vehicles should examine the overall costs, requisite modifications and determine whether the upgrades would address current and future threats, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service.

April 08, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army may have overpaid for spare parts of its Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) due to poor contracting practices, according to a new report from the Defense Department inspector general.

April 07, 2016 | Daily News

BAE Systems was awarded a direct commercial sale contract to produce 30 new Assault Amphibious Vehicles for Japan, which supports the country's goal of establishing an Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade by 2018.

April 06, 2016 | Daily News

The Army is expected to decide later this year about the rapid fielding of commercially available vehicle active protection systems, as the service examines four candidate technologies from the United States, Israel and Germany, according to service officials.

April 06, 2016 | Daily News

The Army faces key shortfalls in electronic warfare and "risks being too small to secure the nation," according to the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center.

April 01, 2016 | Inside the Army

With a new $50 million contract in hand to help the Army make its vehicles lighter, the president of aluminum giant Alcoa's defense business says the service is facing some key decisions for the way ahead.

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