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Combat Vehicles

July 25, 2018 | Daily News

The final fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill scales back a proposed limit on Next Generation Combat Vehicle funding, allowing the Army to use up to 90 percent of the money authorized before the service secretary submits a report on the NGCV's development.

July 17, 2018 | Daily News

The Army is looking to accelerate development of Next Generation Combat Vehicle experimental prototypes by shifting $57 million within its fiscal year 2018 budget, according to the Pentagon's annual omnibus reprogramming request awaiting congressional approval.

July 05, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general has determined the Army failed to properly oversee the maintenance schedules of its prepositioned stock equipment in Kuwait and Qatar after switching contractors, according to a new report.

June 23, 2018 | Daily News

Senate lawmakers, afraid the Army might award a foreign company a sole-source contract to replace transmissions for the entire fleet of Bradley fighting vehicles, have taken steps to insulate U.S. manufacturers by proposing legislation requiring a full and open competition, Inside Defense has learned.

June 15, 2018 | Daily News

Lawmakers are lining up to support the Army's fast-track project to rapidly develop and field an air- and missile-defense system that can be bolted onto the Stryker vehicle, a potential billion-dollar effort to harden ground forces in Europe from Russian threats which service leaders did not formally validate until after the Pentagon submitted its fiscal year 2019 budget to Congress.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee is worried that the Army may need to use two M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles to tow one Abrams tank due to the tank's increased weight, according to the committee's fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee has taken issue with the Army's path so far toward modernizing its Stryker vehicles, asking the service to submit a resourcing strategy for its desired A1 upgrade.

June 09, 2018 | Daily News

Senate lawmakers are asking how the Army plans to equip and field future armored brigade combat teams in order to fit the requirements in the National Defense Strategy.

June 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee is recommending the Army consider a multiyear procurement strategy for Stryker A1 vehicles, which include the Double-V Hull upgrade.

June 08, 2018 | Daily News

Under new Senate legislation, the Pentagon would be blocked from spending money to grow the size of the military in fiscal year 2019 or to develop a new amphibious assault vehicle before first handing over the results of a massive military review.

June 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee is seeking to impose limits on the Army's funding for the Next Generation Combat Vehicle, which is in the experimental prototype phase.

June 02, 2018 | Daily News

The Army is seeking responses for its requirement to replace the TOW Missile Launcher on the Bradley and Stryker.

June 01, 2018 | Daily News

The Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center seeks to use other transaction authority for three alternative fuel projects, two of which will leverage the Next Generation Combat Vehicle platforms for experimentation.

May 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee is rewarding the Army's work to nail down a concept for the Next Generation Combat Vehicle with a sizable increase in funding to accelerate prototyping of the intended Bradley replacement, according to a staffer.

May 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Army has postponed "indefinitely" its plan to upgrade the M113 armored personnel carrier for echelons above brigade -- an approach billed as an interim solution to the mobility and survivability limitations of the Vietnam-era vehicle.

May 17, 2018 | Daily News

The Army will need to abandon the traditional procurement model to achieve its goal of modernizing on an expedited schedule, according to the service's top civilian official.

May 07, 2018 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee chairman's mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill includes $360 million for Stryker upgrades, according to a summary provided by the committee.

May 04, 2018 | Daily News

The Army's primary goal for the future of combat vehicles in the near to mid term is to replace the Bradley with a new infantry fighting vehicle, according to a report obtained by Inside Defense.

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

The Marine Corps recently completed the operational assessment for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle, and is waiting for after-action reports before downselecting to one vendor in mid-June, according to an official.

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is looking to U.S. allies to find a lighter-weight track that will enhance land mobility and water-swim capabilities of its amphibious vehicle fleet.