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Combat Vehicles

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.

April 01, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps has requested the Office of Naval Research investigate the viability of a high water speed solution that is as effective on land as it is at sea, according to the latest iteration of the service's Advanced Technology Investment Plan.

April 01, 2016 | Inside the Navy

An undisclosed country may purchase 36 legacy amphibious vehicles from the United States through the foreign military sales process and is requesting information about production.

March 24, 2016 | Daily News

The Defense Department reported a net increase of $4.5 billion over the last year in total program cost for its entire portfolio of major weapon system programs -- a collection of 79 big-ticket projects that accounted for $73 billion in the fiscal year 2016 budget -- with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the Pentagon's single biggest acquisition, notching the largest reduction in estimated acquisition cost.

March 18, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps revealed last week that the requirement for the next iteration of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle, dubbed 1.2, will most likely include a 12 mile ship-to-shore threshold, according to a senior official. The new threshold is a significant increase over what had previously been discussed.

March 01, 2016 | Daily News

Besides equipping a Europe-based Stryker unit with more powerful weapons, the Army also is moving forward with previously laid plans to outfit the entire vehicle fleet with greater combat punch, according to a key official.

February 26, 2016 | Inside the Army

After shopping around for a new infantry vehicle last year, Lithuania recently picked the German-made "Boxer" and hopes to close a deal in the summer.

February 26, 2016 | Inside the Army

A recommendation by the National Commission on the Future of the Army that the service permanently station an armored brigade combat team in Europe has earned the endorsement of the head of U.S. European Command.