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Combat Vehicles

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.

January 19, 2016 | Daily News

The Army has given General Dynamics $31 million to integrate 30 mm cannons on a select number of Stryker vehicles, according to a Pentagon statement.

January 08, 2016 | Inside the Army

The Army and General Dynamics Land Systems said last month a pilot effort is underway to convert six Abrams battle tanks to the latest configuration, dubbed Systems Enhancement Package version 3.

January 08, 2016 | Inside the Army

A sub-panel of the National Commission on the Future of the Army says Congress should place a forward-stationed armored brigade combat team in Europe while continuing to rotate an ABCT in Korea, citing the "future security environment."

December 11, 2015 | Inside the Army

Paris and Berlin last week approved the planned marriage between armored-vehicle manufacturers Krauss-Maffei Wegmann of Germany and Nexter of France.

December 11, 2015 | Inside the Army

Citing Russia's military moves in Ukraine and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, the Army plans to expand its network of vehicle-maintenance facilities in the region, the chief of Army forces in Europe said.

December 08, 2015 | Daily News

Following a "thorough evaluation" of data surrounding the Marine Corps' selection for its next-generation amphibious vehicle competition, General Dynamics Land Systems has filed a bid protest Dec. 7 with the Government Accountability Office.

December 03, 2015 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has conducted two debriefs regarding the next-generation amphibious vehicle contract award and four out of the five competing vendors confirmed to Inside Defense they requested face-to-face meetings with the government.

November 20, 2015 | Inside the Navy

A senior Pentagon review board last week approved the Marine Corps' next-generation amphibious vehicle program for an early production phase and the service expects to award contracts within a week, according to a Defense Department source and a notification sent to Congress.

November 13, 2015 | Inside the Army

Lithuanian defense officials are expected to decide in early December which type of infantry fighting vehicle the government will buy, according to an official at the country's embassy in Washington.

November 11, 2015 | Daily News

The two-year budget deal enacted last week will require the Pentagon to execute a spending plan in fiscal year 2017 that is $14.9 billion short of the amount originally sought, a decrement that will curtail desired investments to develop new “third-offset” capabilities, but not likely to disrupt acquisition plans for the portfolio of legacy big ticket weapons programs.

November 06, 2015 | Daily News

In a move underscoring Washington's new focus on bolstering the Baltic region against potential Russian military advances, the U.S. government has agreed to provide Lithuania a still-in-development, cannon-variant of the Stryker combat vehicle -- a possible $600 million deal that comes just weeks after the Army was given permission by Congress to develop the “up-gunned” Stryker.

November 05, 2015 | Daily News

NATO nation Lithuania is prepared to put $600 million toward the purchase of 84 “up-gunned” Stryker infantry carrier vehicles, according to a new notice from the State Department.

November 03, 2015 | Daily News

The key to success in the brave new world of military robotic ground systems lies in the Army's ability to enforce open standards in future technology developments, a service official has argued.

October 22, 2015 | Daily News

The three-star general overseeing the Army's modernization programs reiterated on Thursday the service's stance that commencing a new ground combat vehicle acquisition is not in the cards financially, while acknowledging that budgetary pressures aren't expected to let up anytime soon.

October 13, 2015 | Daily News

The Army will spend fiscal years 2017 and 2018 evaluating vehicle offerings from around the world that could meet the service's need for a mobile protected firepower vehicle, a key official said.