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Combat Vehicles

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.

February 12, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army plans to use some money in fiscal year 2017 to finance survivability-enhancing pilot projects on its key combat-vehicle fleets, to include experiments with commercial active-protection systems, according to officials and budget documents.

February 11, 2016 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' top official says the service chose to cut its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle purchase by 77 trucks in fiscal year 2017 to protect high-priority programs like the Amphibious Combat Vehicle. 

February 09, 2016 | Daily News

The Army is proposing for the first time to budget for two new vehicle-development programs in fiscal year 2017, the Mobile Protected Firepower project and the Ground Mobility Vehicle.

February 01, 2016 | Daily News

The Pentagon's chief weapons tester is concerned about fusing the Army's tactical network with combat formations, citing issues with integrating the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program onto Strykers, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.

January 29, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army has released what it calls a "market survey" for companies interested in manufacturing upgraded Abrams main battle tanks, though any other company than current manufacturer General Dynamics Land Systems getting the job would be nothing short of a miracle.

January 29, 2016 | Inside the Navy

CHARLESTON, SC -- The Marine Corps redefined the Defense Department's best value concept when entering the engineering and manufacturing development phase of its next-generation amphibious vehicle program, according to a service official.

January 28, 2016 | Daily News

CHARLESTON, SC -- The Marine Corps will kickoff developmental testing of its upgraded legacy amphibious vehicles two months early because contractor Science Applications International Corp delivered the vehicles to the service ahead of time.

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