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Combat Vehicles

May 19, 2015 | Daily News

The Army this month kicked off a comprehensive industry survey about companies' abilities to make service ground vehicles lighter through aluminum components.

May 19, 2015 | Daily News

Sticking to the GOP budget resolution, the House Appropriations defense subcommittee will vote Wednesday on a fiscal year 2016 spending bill that provides $578.6 billion in national security funding, including an $88.4 billion overseas contingency operations account for the Defense Department.

May 15, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army will model its combat vehicle modernization program closely after a strategy document to be finalized soon by Training and Doctrine Command, a senior service official said.

May 15, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army aims to award a contract for delivering tracking sensors under a program designed to protect ground vehicles from inbound threats like anti-tank guided missiles and rocket-propelled grenades.

May 15, 2015 | Daily News

Senate Armed Services Committee members are showing only limited interest in a proposal to mount bigger guns on Stryker vehicles, earmarking $40 million for such an effort, according to a panel statement.

May 13, 2015 | Daily News

General Dynamics Land Systems, seizing on a recent Army request for up-gunned Strykers in Europe, is pitching a plan on Capitol Hill that would have lawmakers provide the service with an additional $412 million in fiscal year 2016 to outfit 81 Strykers with 30mm guns, according to officials and documents.

May 12, 2015 | Daily News

An Army survey of industry proposals toward an ultralight combat vehicle program ended May 12, providing service officials with more data as they ponder a way forward.

May 12, 2015 | Daily News

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn on Tuesday said he is optimistic the service will get extra funding from Congress to outfit Stryker vehicles with bigger guns.

May 08, 2015 | Daily News

General Dynamics Land Systems, seizing on a recent Army request for up-gunned Strykers in Europe, is pitching a plan on Capitol Hill that would have lawmakers provide the service with an additional $412 million in fiscal year 2016 to outfit 81 Strykers with 30mm guns, according to officials and documents.

May 01, 2015 | Daily News

A RAND Corp. report says the Army's armored formation of the future would burn more precious fuel on the battlefield but do little to augment the combat punch of today's vehicles.

April 28, 2015 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee has proposed giving $408 million to Abrams modernization programs in fiscal year 2016, targeting component suppliers for a $40 million plus-up over what the Army requested.

April 17, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army's armament research wing plans to award multiple contracts to try out "hard-kill" mechanisms for defending ground vehicles against missiles and other threats, according to presentations shown to companies at a recent industry day.

April 17, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army has released a market survey to industry aimed at finding technologies for hardening the Bradley vehicle against underbelly blasts.

April 14, 2015 | Daily News

The Marine Corps, stressing the importance of affordable and incremental modernization, has laid out the focus areas for its future vehicle science and technology investments, according to a new strategy from the program executive office for land systems.

April 10, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army is sticking to its claims that a tracked version of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle is more suitable than a wheeled variant for medical evacuations, and that any wrench thrown into the current acquisition would unnecessarily hold up the whole effort.

March 24, 2015 | Daily News

The Army has announced a plan to solicit a new batch of proposals for ground-vehicles research from members of an industry consortium.

March 17, 2015 | Daily News

The contractors working to spin their Ground Combat Vehicle designs into a new potential program are exploring possible revisions to the GCV requirements, including a re-thinking of the demand for a vehicle that can carry a nine-man squad, according to an Army official.

March 17, 2015 | Daily News

Army officials have forwarded recommendations to NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Phillip Breedlove on where to position more than 1,000 heavy vehicles the service is sending to Europe, according to the head of Army forces on the continent.

March 13, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army hopes to stoke greater competition in the market for combat-vehicle transmission equipment, even as demand for the vehicles is expected to diminish in the coming years, the service has told lawmakers.

March 13, 2015 | Daily News

BAE Land & Armament Systems will not protest the Marine Corps' selection of Science Applications International Corp. as the winner of the $857 million Amphibious Assault Vehicle Survivability Upgrade Program, clearing the way for the next round of an ongoing competition to modernize the service's amphibious assault vehicle fleet -- an expected five-way contest for a $2 billion project: the Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1.

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