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Combat Vehicles

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.

September 16, 2010 | Daily News

Senator appropriators remain concerned about the Ground Combat Vehicle program even after Army officials restructured the planned multibillion-dollar acquisition to focus on affordability and timely completion, according to the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee's report on the fiscal year 2011 defense spending bill.

September 16, 2010 | Inside the Pentagon

Twenty armored fighting vehicles outfitted with threat-detection and countermeasure systems are en route to Afghanistan to begin a yearlong operational evaluation, according to the project's program manager.

September 14, 2010 | Daily News

The Army's new Ground Combat Vehicle acquisition strategy will mandate the use of mature technologies, require prototypes earlier than called for in the recently jettisoned GCV effort, and set affordability targets as low as $10 million per vehicle, a steep reduction from the estimated $20 million price tag of initial round of the GCV competition, according to sources familiar with the plan.

September 14, 2010 | Daily News

Despite trimming $8 billion from the Obama administration's fiscal year 2011 defense spending request, the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee plans on fully funding many of the Army's ground and aerial vehicle platforms and providing additional funding to some programs, according to statement issued today by the subcommittee.

The subcommittee met this morning to consider the administration's FY-11 request. The full Senate Appropriations Committee will meet Thursday afternoon to consider the subcommittee's bill.

September 10, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Stryker Double-V Hull testing effort is officially under way, according to the Army's Stryker program office.

September 10, 2010 | Inside the Army

As the Army has hit speed bumps in its strategy for the multibillion-dollar Ground Combat Vehicle, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is moving full-speed ahead with an effort to revolutionize vehicle manufacturing to foster the open-source design of a prototype GCV, according to a DARPA announcement.

September 03, 2010 | Inside the Army

Army leaders could soon take the unprecedented step of telling companies entering the race for the revamped Ground Combat Vehicle competition how much taxpayer money the new vehicles should cost, according to defense officials.

August 27, 2010 | Inside the Army

As the Army regroups after suspending the Ground Combat Vehicle competition last week, some officials say the program's new way forward likely will shed the kind of reliance on high-risk technology development that sunk parts of the Future Combat Systems effort.

August 27, 2010 | Inside the Army

Some defense analysts are welcoming the Army's recent decision to scrap its solicitation for the Ground Combat Vehicle and see it as a sign of level-headed planning, despite the disruption it caused many major industry players.

August 25, 2010 | Daily News

(Editor's note: This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. to include new information from the Army.)

Based on the findings of a special "red team" report, the Army is canceling its Ground Combat Vehicle request for proposals process and intends to issue revised requirements that will allow industry teams to bid again some time in the future.

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