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Combat Vehicles

March 10, 2015 | Daily News

The Army has invited companies to learn about its plans for incorporating vehicle-based weapons into an overarching technology architecture for simulated combat.

March 03, 2015 | Daily News

The Marine Corps recently held a "paper down select" between two vendors to build prototypes for its multimillion-dollar Assault Amphibious Vehicle survivability upgrade effort, selecting Science Applications International Corp. as the winner, a Marine Corps spokesman and an SAIC spokeswoman confirmed to Inside the Navy this week.

March 03, 2015 | Daily News

The Army has found wheeled medical vehicles "unsuitable" to support its armored brigade combat teams, according to a recent report to Congress poised to become the latest volley in the service's conflict with General Dynamics Land Systems over an infantry carrier replacement program worth up to $12.8 billion.

March 03, 2015 | Daily News

The Marine Corps recently held a "paper down select" between two vendors to build prototypes for its multimillion-dollar Assault Amphibious Vehicle survivability upgrade effort, selecting Science Applications International Corp. as the winner, a Marine Corps spokesman and an SAIC spokeswoman confirmed to Inside the Navy this week.

February 27, 2015 | Inside the Army

Army Secretary John McHugh's continued defense of the canceled Ground Combat Vehicle raises questions about the service's readiness to leave behind a poor legacy on acquisition.

February 25, 2015 | Daily News

The Army will attempt to shield two vehicle programs from budget cuts that could be triggered in fiscal year 2016 unless Congress acts, according to service Secretary John McHugh.

February 24, 2015 | Daily News

Army contracts awarded so far this year to General Dynamics Land Systems will ensure continued production of battle tanks during years in which the service said none are needed.

February 19, 2015 | Daily News

A new Army vehicle-modernization strategy is set to temper expectations for the speedy advent of the next great military fighting vehicle, banking instead on sustaining the existing Stryker, Bradley and tank fleets, according to the service's top futurist.

February 18, 2015 | Daily News

The Army has set a spring 2016 target to make a decision on whether to resuscitate a follow-on program to the Ground Combat Vehicle -- a $29 billion modernization project terminated last year -- mapping a roughly two-year program to keep the industrial base warm while exploring potential alternatives for a new infantry fighting vehicle, according to a service official and documents.

February 18, 2015 | Daily News

The Army estimates the total program cost for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle program -- a big-ticket project awarded to sole-bidder BAE Systems Land & Armaments to replace the service's Vietnam-era M113 tracked vehicle fleet -- will be $12.8 billion.

February 17, 2015 | Daily News

The Army estimates the total program cost for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle program -- a big-ticket project awarded to sole-bidder BAE Systems Land & Armaments to replace the service's Vietnam-era M113 tracked vehicle fleet -- will be $12.8 billion, 25 percent more than congressional auditors predicted last year.

February 06, 2015 | Inside the Army

A $358 million funding request for fiscal year 2016 is intended to lay the groundwork for the Army to begin modifying Abrams tanks in 2017 at a Lima, OH, manufacturing plant, officials said.

February 02, 2015 | Daily News

The Army's $126.5 billion fiscal year 2016 base budget request sets modest expectations for near-term modernization spending, professing instead to focus on a new generation of capabilities for the next decade.

February 02, 2015 | Daily News

The Defense Department is requesting $177 billion for weapon systems modernization in fiscal year 2016, which includes $107.7 billion for procurement and $69.8 billion for research, development, test and evaluation, according DOD budget documents released Monday.

January 30, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps will hold a paper downselect between two vendors in February for its Assault Amphibious Vehicle survivability effort to build 10 prototype vehicles, according to a service spokesman.

January 30, 2015 | Daily News

Debate over the size and shape of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2016 budget will begin in earnest next week, and one of the salient questions surrounding the new DOD spending plan is whether the Obama administration will retain plans to increase weapon system development and procurement spending by roughly $20 billion compared to FY-15 -- spending that would exceed statutory appropriation caps.

January 29, 2015 | Daily News

BAE Systems performed the first-ever launch and recovery of an amphibious vehicle that is competing in the Marine Corps' Amphibious Combat Vehicle program, according to a company executive.

January 29, 2015 | Daily News

Debate over the size and shape of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2016 budget will begin in earnest next week, and one of the salient questions surrounding the new DOD spending plan is whether the Obama administration will retain plans to increase weapon system development and procurement spending by roughly $20 billion compared to FY-15 -- spending that would exceed statutory appropriation caps.

January 29, 2015 | Daily News

Draft details of the fiscal year 2016 defense budget submission that have begun surfacing show which acquisition programs stand to gain most from the Pentagon's $585 billion request, which ignores the automatic cuts set to be triggered by sequestration, according to a draft briefing from the Defense Department comptroller's office.

January 27, 2015 | Daily News

The State Department has given the thumbs up to a potential $47 million sale of six M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System (Hercules) vehicles to Australia.

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