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Combat Vehicles

October 13, 2015 | Daily News

Senior Army acquisition leaders appear resigned to accept a substantial price tag for mounting larger guns on Europe-based Stryker vehicles, arguing the urgency of the project leaves them no other choice.

October 09, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army officer overseeing armored combat vehicle developments is worried about future upgrades to electronic systems on fighting vehicles, arguing the existing multitude of proprietary formats could make such an undertaking unmanageable.

October 09, 2015 | Inside the Army

Textron announced last week the award of an Army contract to continue training the Afghan National Army in maintaining the Commando vehicle, delivered by the company under a multibillion-dollar U.S. effort to prop up the country's security forces.

October 09, 2015 | Daily News

Congress has granted the Defense Department a modicum of budget relief, granting permission to shift $3.9 billion between accounts as part of a reallocation of previously appropriated funds, injecting more than $350 million in additional spending into weapons modernization accounts and giving the Pentagon a green light to launch three new-start projects.

October 02, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps plans to downselect to two contractors in November who will each build 16 prototypes for the service's next-generation amphibious vehicle competition, according to a service spokesman.

October 02, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps last month conducted a futuristic war game to analyze how the ground-combat element would fight using capabilities the service expects to have by 2017 against an adversary with advanced, high-end weaponry.

October 02, 2015 | Inside the Navy

Testing is on track to kickoff in May for Science Applications International Corp.'s survivability upgrade prototypes of the Marine Corps' Assault Amphibious Vehicle, according to a service official.

October 02, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Defense Department inspector general's office has announced it will begin auditing the Army's Paladin Integrated Management program.

October 02, 2015 | Inside the Army

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $358 million foreign military sales contract to upgrade Abrams tanks previously purchased by Morocco, according to a Sept. 29 Defense Department announcement.

October 02, 2015 | Inside the Army

A House-Senate conference of defense authorizers has approved a request by the Army and General Dynamics to put 30 mm guns on 81 Europe-based Stryker vehicles, at a cost of $411 million in fiscal year 2016.

September 25, 2015 | Inside the Navy

Officials in the Office of Naval Research are building a new strategy to develop a self-deploying, high-water-speed combat vehicle to carry Marines ashore from amphibious ships.

September 25, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps will take the same approach to cut costs with its Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 effort that the Navy took with its amphibious ship replacement, according to a service official.

September 25, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Navy is in the early stages of again determining whether it can launch Marine Corps Assault Amphibious Vehicles from landing craft, air cushion platforms, according to a service official.

September 23, 2015 | Daily News

Army leaders are expected to promulgate a "mixed" modernization plan for the service's combat vehicle fleet to hedge against the possibility of funding drops in the future, according to a soon-to-be released strategy document.

September 22, 2015 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin this week revealed it has partnered with Caterpillar, Horstman and Merrill Industries for its entry into the Marine Corps' next-generation amphibious vehicle competition, according to a company executive.

August 31, 2015 | Daily News

The Army is delaying a key acquisition decision for its Future Fighting Vehicle by eight years, focusing on more urgent capability gaps in the near term, according to internal budget documents obtained by InsideDefense.com.

August 18, 2015 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is holding face-to-face meetings with defense contractors about their next-generation amphibious vehicle designs, according to the service and industry.

August 12, 2015 | Daily News

Outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said the Army has -- for the first time -- a good sense of what kinds of modernization programs it should pursue.

August 11, 2015 | Daily News

The Pentagon has scheduled a meeting in August to prepare for awarding an Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 contract this fall, according to a document obtained by InsideDefense.com.

July 31, 2015 | Inside the Army

A previously unreleased study by Army scientists finds the service is lagging a quarter-century behind the aerospace and automotive industries in advancing the use of lightweight materials for its vehicles.

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