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Combat Vehicles

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.

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.