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Combat Vehicles

July 30, 2010 | Inside the Army

Some defense industry experts welcomed news last week that heralded a hybrid electric drive option as one of three bids being considered for the Army's multibillion-dollar Ground Combat Vehicle program.

July 30, 2010 | Inside the Army

An official from Anniston Army Depot, AL, described the work-intensive process for resetting and repairing combat and battle-damaged Stryker vehicles for defense industry officials at a conference in Tysons Corner, VA last week.

July 30, 2010 | Inside the Army

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) last week questioned a Quadrennial Defense Review independent panel's findings of sufficiency in Army force structure, given the stress placed on the service by two wars.

July 30, 2010 | Inside the Navy
With the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, intended to replace the Assault Amphibious Vehicle, coming under fire from Pentagon top brass, there is some uncertainty about how the Marines will maintain their expeditionary capability if the EFV is canceled. If those events were to transpire, the AAV could undergo upgrades indefinitely if need be, according to a program official.
July 26, 2010 | Daily News

A defense industry team led by BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman announced today that, after what executives called a "painful" deliberation and risk assessment, they have presented the Army with their proposal for a hybrid electric Ground Combat Vehicle.

Mark Signorelli, BAE's vice president and general manager for the GCV project team, told reporters at a conference in Washington today that choosing to put forth a bid with a hybrid electric drive system was an exceedingly difficult decision given the military's past reluctance to adopt such solutions.

July 23, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army wants to delay the modernization of its Abrams and Bradley fleets because it has identified the development of the Ground Combat Vehicle as a higher priority, according to a general with knowledge of the service's strategy.

July 23, 2010 | Inside the Army

In a recent omnibus reprogramming action, the Pentagon asked Congress to allow the Army to redirect $10 million to the development of a replacement for its aging M113 armored personnel carrier fleet.