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Combat Vehicles

January 21, 2011 | Inside the Army

Three familiar
industry teams are again bidding for a chance to enter the Army's Ground Combat
Vehicle technology-demonstration phase. All three teams responded to a previous
request for proposals before the Army canceled the solicitation.

January 21, 2011 | Inside the Army

House Armed
Services Committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) has singled out the
Ground Combat Vehicle and various Army communications programs as targets of
his panel's oversight plan in the new, Republican-controlled House.

January 21, 2011 | Inside the Army

A small
Michigan company withdrew from the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle competition
last week, blaming the service's expensive and "drawn-out" acquisition plan.

January 21, 2011 | Inside the Army

Vehicle active
protection systems appear poised for an infusion of attention from the military
and the defense industry as officials watch developments closely and engineers
plan for the future of soldier survivability.

January 21, 2011 | Daily News

Three familiar industry teams are again bidding for a chance to enter the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle technology-demonstration phase. All three teams responded to a previous request for proposals before the Army canceled the solicitation.

The RFP responders include: Science Applications International Corp., teaming with Boeing and two German companies, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall Defence; a partnership between BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman; and the team of General Dynamics Land Systems, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and MTU Detroit Diesel.

January 20, 2011 | Inside the Pentagon

General Dynamics is lobbying Congress to stop the Pentagon and the Marine Corps from terminating the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program, but Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley is arguing that a new concept of operations calls for a different solution.

January 14, 2011 | Inside the Navy
As it finalizes an ongoing force structure review, the Marine Corps plans to preserve its requirement for 12 battalions' worth of amphibious lift capability despite the cancellation of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, the head of Marine Corps Combat Development Command told reporters last week.
January 14, 2011 | Inside the Army

The latest
annual report from the director of operational test and evaluation cites the
Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program as one in which DOT&E has successfully
played an active role in improving requirements early on in the acquisition
process.

January 13, 2011 | Inside the Pentagon

The Marine Corps intends to develop an Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle replacement that costs no more than $12 million per copy, Lt. Gen. George Flynn, the head of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, told reporters Wednesday.

January 12, 2011 | Daily News

(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to note that a Marine Corps spokesman said about $2.37 billion will be shifted from the EFV program to new Marine Corps vehicle initiatives.)

The Marine Corps intends to develop an Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle replacement that costs no more than $12 million per copy, Lt. Gen. George Flynn, the head of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, told reporters today.

January 11, 2011 | Daily News

The Marine Corps will release three distinct requests for information to develop interim and long-term solutions to its vehicle needs following the Pentagon's decision to kill the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program.

Industry sources said the service will make a major investment to extend the lives of existing amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs), while also accelerating the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) program and launching a New Amphibious Vehicle (NAV) program based on revised requirements to replace the existing vehicles.

January 07, 2011 | Inside the Navy
Members of the House Armed Services seapower and expeditionary forces subcommittee are "standing firm" in their opposition to Defense Secretary Robert Gates' decision to cancel the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, according to Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA).
January 07, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Army considered nine systems to compete with a conceptual Ground Combat Vehicle in an analysis of alternatives now being studied by the Defense Department, according to government documents.

January 07, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Army will use some of the $29 billion in savings it has identified over the next five years to upgrade an array of combat vehicles including the Stryker, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the Abrams tank, according to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who announced the measure in a Jan. 6 press conference.

January 07, 2011 | Inside the Army

Defense analysts at the Lexington Institute have been tough on the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle lately -- one official even went as far as to call the vehicle program "doomed" -- but the service hasn't been shy about defending its strategy. This back-and-forth has been playing out online as industry prepares to respond to the GCV technology-development phase request for proposals on Jan. 21.

January 07, 2011 | Daily News

Ohio lawmakers sent a letter to President Obama late yesterday decrying the Defense Department's decision to cancel the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program, arguing the move would devastate the local economy and deprive the Marines of a much-needed amphibious assault asset.

December 20, 2010 | Daily News

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli made a special appearance at a pre-proposal conference for the Ground Combat Vehicle held in Dearborn, MI, on Dec. 18, according to a statement from the service.

December 17, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army
is poised to make several major vehicle modernization decisions next year that
are likely to create tsunamis of activity in the ground combat systems program
executive office.

December 10, 2010 | Inside the Army

Army Vice
Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli is scheduled to speak at a rescheduled
Ground Combat Vehicle pre-proposal conference on Dec. 18 to emphasize to
industry the importance of the program for the Army, according to a spokesman.

December 10, 2010 | Daily News

The office of the Pentagon's top weapons tester has concluded that only one element of the Army's Boeing-built Early-Infantry Brigade Combat Team Increment 1 is "operationally suitable," dealing the key service modernization effort a blow on the eve of a major review by top Defense Department acquisition officials on whether to proceed with fielding the new capabilities.

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