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Combat Vehicles

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.

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.