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Combat Vehicles

January 13, 2012 | Inside the Army

The
Government Accountability Office recently disclosed that a flawed active
protection system design was one of the key reasons why the Army rejected the
Ground Combat Vehicle bid proposal of a team led by Science Applications
International Corp. and Boeing, thus underscoring the persistent challenges
facing APS development.

January 13, 2012 | Daily News

Military leaders are rushing new weapons into operational testing despite signs the systems are not ready, the Pentagon's top tester warns in a new report that spotlights big problems threatening to undermine an array of major programs.

The latest annual report from J. Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department's operational testing chief, counsels the armed services to conduct rigorous developmental testing, aimed at early detection of software and hardware problems, before moving on to trials in an operationally realistic environment.

January 11, 2012 | Daily News

Science Applications International Corp. and Boeing were excluded from the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program last year because of concerns over their design's force-protection features, according to the Government Accountability Office.

January 06, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army's
development of the Ground Combat Vehicle is on unsure footing due to a high
price tag and the fact that U.S. military strategy is pivoting toward power
projection in the Pacific and away from extensive ground engagements, a new
report to Congress contends.

January 06, 2012 | Inside the Army

Army Materiel
Command lawyers have clashed with the Government Accountability Office over the
publication of details from a protest decision surrounding a case where the
Army rejected an industry team for work on the service's Ground Combat Vehicle,
Inside the Army has learned.

January 06, 2012 | Inside the Army

BAE Systems
is set to begin discussions with vendors interested in participating in Bradley
Fighting Vehicle upgrade efforts ordered by the Army, according to a company
official.

December 23, 2011 | Inside the Army

Some lawmakers have begun prodding the Army over what they believe are insufficient plans to procure more blast-proof variants of the Stryker vehicle, a demand that could throw a wrench into the cash-strapped service's vehicle portfolio plans, according to Army and industry sources.

December 23, 2011 | Inside the Army

Congressional appropriators approved a bill earlier this month that urges the Army to abandon any terminology associated with the canceled Future Combat Systems program because such associations have become "counter-productive distractions," according to a conference committee report.

December 23, 2011 | Inside the Army

Congressional appropriators approved a bill earlier this month that would inject $255 million in unrequested funds into the Army's Abrams tank program to upgrade 42 of the famous fighting machines, according to a conference committee report. The bill also includes language aimed at ensuring the unrequested money will be spent on tanks, seemingly precluding any possible reprogramming maneuvers by the service.

December 20, 2011 | Daily News

A recent deal to "bundle" the purchase of 100 Stryker Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles with 292 double-V hull variants already under contract will save the Army nearly $50 million, according to an acquisition decision memorandum obtained by InsideDefense.com.

Both vehicles are built by General Dynamics Land Systems.

The ADM, signed Dec. 15 by Frank Kendall, the acting Pentagon acquisition executive, also clears the way for full-rate production of the NBCRV, which was in development.

December 16, 2011 | Inside the Navy
The Marine Personnel Carrier's schedule has shifted from a milestone B decision in fiscal year 2014 to the first quarter of FY-15, which will allow the program to examine requirements and reduce risk, Marc Paquette, MPC program manager, told Inside the Navy during a Dec. 14 interview.
December 16, 2011 | Inside the Navy
The Marine Corps' advanced amphibious assault program office announced last week that it had extended the request for information for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle until Feb. 10, which was about a month later than originally scheduled.
December 16, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Pentagon's
acting acquisition czar signed a memo last week clearing the way for the
purchase of 100 Stryker Nuclear Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles
to be combined with a buy of 292 double-V hull variants already under contract,
according to officials and sources.

December 13, 2011 | Daily News

The Army's Ground Combat Vehicle is funded at nearly $450 million in the fiscal year 2012 defense authorization bill, well below the Army's request of $884 million, according to a House and Senate conference committee report.

December 09, 2011 | Inside the Army

An
acquisition decision memorandum that would clear the way for the purchase of
100 nuclear, biological and chemical reconnaissance variants of the Stryker
vehicle is being prepared, according to officials and sources. The Army has
requested $200 million for the vehicles in the fiscal year 2012 budget.

December 09, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Army
lifted a stop-work order on its Ground Combat Vehicle on Dec. 6, one day after
the Government Accountability Office denied a bid protest filed by Science
Applications International Corp.

December 09, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency's Adaptive Vehicle Make program is tailoring its crowd-sourced Fast
Adaptive Next-Generation Vehicle to the Marine Corps' Amphibious Combat
Vehicle, rather than the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle, raising questions as to
why.

December 09, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Army has
been briefed on the results of a report that could impact congressional budget
discussions about the service's proposed three-year shutdown of the Abrams tank
production line, according to officials.

December 05, 2011 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office has ruled against Science Applications International Corp., which had filed a bid protest against the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program, according to a GAO official.

December 02, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Government Accountability Office is expected to rule
today on a pending bid protest in the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program,
according to a GAO official.

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