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Combat Vehicles

November 12, 2010 | Inside the Army

Army efforts to modernize the Bradley Fighting Vehicle are picking up steam, according to new government notices.

November 05, 2010 | Inside the Army

BAE Systems continues to push a Bradley-based solution for replacing the Army's outdated fleet of M113 armored personnel carriers.

October 29, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army is
preparing to launch a "comprehensive" internal review of how to modify its
brigade structure, an assessment with equipment implications that is designed
to account for lessons learned over the last nine years of war.

October 27, 2010 | Daily News

In a bid to compensate for cutbacks over the last 10 years, the Army plans to bolster funding for its heavy vehicles programs -- to include Stryker, Abrams and Bradley -- by transferring some of the $2 billion it will harvest in 2012 through curtailed spending on overhead operations, according to a senior service official.

October 25, 2010 | Daily News

Army officials plan to stick to the 60-day window for publishing a new Ground Combat Vehicle request for proposals, a target set when the service canceled the initial solicitation in late August, according to service Secretary John McHugh.

Senior Army leaders met on Oct. 20 for what McHugh called a "very serious meeting on a very serious issue." McHugh portrayed the gathering as a routine affair, saying it was “productive" and raised "very legitimate concerns" about the program.

October 22, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army released a market survey on Oct. 20 to collect information from industry on what technologies are available to upgrade the Abrams tank in terms of power and power management. The Abrams is currently outfitted with a turbine engine that provides approximately 10 kilowatts of power.

October 15, 2010 | Inside the Army

A "broad" modernization program for the Army's Stryker fleet could be in store if tests aimed at improving the vehicles' protection against roadside bombs go as planned, a ground service official said last week.

October 08, 2010 | Inside the Navy
PANAMA CITY, FL -- If the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle is canceled, the Marines will likely start over, according to Gen. James Conway, commandant of the Marine Corps, but a change in the required stand-off distance from shore could alter the vehicle's requirements.
October 06, 2010 | Daily News

PANAMA CITY, FL --The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle is not dead yet, but Navy Under Secretary Robert Work said yesterday that there are other options on the table for providing the Marine Corps an amphibious assault capability -- options that could include a modified EFV or an entirely new system.

October 01, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army is attempting to determine its requirements for a non-lethal Full Spectrum Effects Package so a program of record can be established, according to the FSEP program office.

October 01, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army is officially placing an increased emphasis on providing industry with flexibility for the next Ground Combat Vehicle request for proposals, something demonstrated by how the service has approached requirements for an active protection system.

October 01, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Defense Acquisition Board is expected to review the Multi-Mission Unmanned Ground Vehicle program in early December and chart a way forward for what is slated to become a major defense acquisition program, according to an Army spokesman.

October 01, 2010 | Inside the Navy
QUANTICO, VA -- Initial testing for the new Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle prototypes shows promise for an increase in reliability, according to a program official.
September 27, 2010 | Daily News

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee, in its July mark-up of the fiscal year 2011 defense spending bill, recommended cutting research and development funding for the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle by $100 million and warned the service about pursuing "exotic solutions," according to congressional documents obtained by InsideDefense.com.

September 24, 2010 | Inside the Navy
Gen. James Amos, in line to be next commandant of the Marine Corps, endorsed the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle to Congress last week, but stopped just short of saying the service needs it to accomplish its mission.
September 24, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army will shorten the technology demonstration phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle program and lengthen the engineering and manufacturing development phase in order to begin quickly testing a mature prototype, according to a service source.

September 24, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army's new Ground Combat Vehicle acquisition strategy will reflect the service's desire to incrementally modernize a fundamentally sound vehicle after it is fielded in seven years, something that was lacking in the now-canceled request for proposals process, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli said last week.

September 22, 2010 | Daily News

The Army's new Ground Combat Vehicle acquisition strategy will reflect the service's desire to incrementally modernize a fundamentally sound vehicle after it is fielded in seven years, something that was lacking in the now-canceled request for proposals process, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli said today.

September 17, 2010 | Inside the Navy
The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee has provided funding to cancel the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program in its mark of the fiscal year 2011 defense budget.
September 16, 2010 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee has provided funding to cancel the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program in its mark of the fiscal year 2011 defense budget.

The Navy has requested almost $243 million for the program, but the subcommittee has voted to cut $204 million from EFV while effectively adding $185 million to cancel the program, resulting in an overall decrease of $20.5 million, according to a copy of the subcommittee mark obtained by Inside the Air Force.

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