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Combat Vehicles

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's cross-functional teams in charge of managing the service's modernization priorities under Futures Command would get a total of $5.4 billion in research, development, test and evaluation funding the service has requested for fiscal year 2020, with some programs gaining significant boosts over what the service projected last year.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's $182.3 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request would advance key service priorities through new research and development projects, including funding for contract awards supporting the Next Generation Combat Vehicle program and completion of the initial design phase for a major helicopter replacement program.

February 28, 2019 | Daily News

An Army official says Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle maker BAE Systems is mitigating "a handful of items" identified as issues with the vehicle's performance in the director of operational test and evaluation's latest annual report.

February 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps plans to move into the engineering and manufacturing development stage for its Organic Precision Fires-Mounted capability in fiscal year 2020, with a goal of fielding the system in FY-22.

February 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Army today announced it has chosen BAE Systems to participate in a "layered" active protection demonstration this summer following a successful performance in a test last fall.

February 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' new Amphibious Combat Vehicle performed effectively in 15 out of 16 missions, according to the Defense Department's top weapons tester, but should look into alterations to improve its steering issues.

February 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle has moved into low-rate initial production, with the Army expecting to equip the first unit in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021, according to the service.

January 28, 2019 | Daily News

Some $15 million of fiscal year 2018 funds previously intended to upgrade a limited quantity of Vietnam-era M113 armored personnel carriers has been reprogrammed "to fund higher priorities," according to the Army's acquisition executive.

January 26, 2019 | Daily News

Army Secretary Mark Esper has directed an independent review of the service's next-generation anti-armor strategy, an assessment by a panel that recommends, among other things, investment strategies and design parameters for next-generation combat vehicles and supporting systems.

January 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy spent $1.4 billion on backup helicopters "it did not need" until fiscal year 2020, and will spend $2 million annually to store those aircraft as a result of requirements offices not informing one another of schedule changes, according to a new government watchdog report.

January 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Army has identified specific parameters and a potential acquisition strategy for its future Robotic Combat Vehicle in a new "campaign plan" released this week.

January 16, 2019 | Daily News

Though Science Applications International Corp. fell short in pursuing two major military vehicle programs, the company's chief executive told Inside Defense he would not have changed the company's technical approach.

January 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is seeking "a compromise" with industry on its expectations for intelligent vehicle sensors and the costly proposals that were initially submitted, according to a service official.

January 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is deciding between Rheinmetall's Active Defense System and a lighter version of Rafael's Trophy for integration on the Stryker combat vehicle, Inside Defense has learned.

January 10, 2019 | Daily News

Textron Systems is looking to its purchase of ground robotics company Howe and Howe as well as more focused independent research and development spending to help it grow, Lisa Atherton, the unit's president, told reporters today.

January 08, 2019 | Daily News

Leonardo DRS today announced they and Israeli partner Rafael have received a $79.6 million award to deliver additional Trophy active protection systems to the Army and Marine Corps for Abrams tanks.

December 19, 2018 | Daily News

The Army wants to equip its next generation of combat vehicles with automated target acquisition so soldiers can see farther and faster, according to an official.

December 18, 2018 | Daily News

The Army Requirements Oversight Council has decided to move forward with fielding Iron Fist, a non-developmental active protection system, on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, according to the service.

December 17, 2018 | Daily News

The Army has chosen BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems to build prototypes for the Mobile Protected Firepower vehicle, dropping Science Applications International Corp. from consideration.

December 11, 2018 | Daily News

The Army at the 2019 Joint Warfighting Assessment this spring will for the first time use a reconfigured Abrams tank to serve as the robotic vehicle breaching a simulated minefield.