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Combat Vehicles

December 11, 2018

The Army at the 2019 Joint Warfighting Assessment this spring will for the first time use a reconfigured Abrams tank to serve as the robotic vehicle breaching a simulated minefield.

December 8, 2018

The Navy this week awarded a $140 million contract modification to BAE Systems to build 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles for Lot 2 of the program’s low-rate initial production phase.

November 30, 2018

DETROIT -- The director of the Army's Next Generation Combat Vehicle cross-functional team this week detailed initial plans to develop the Robotic Combat Vehicle.

November 21, 2018

The Army is testing two non-developmental active protection systems on the Stryker vehicle and expects to begin fielding one of them in the third quarter of fiscal year 2021, according to a report sent last month to the congressional defense committees.

November 21, 2018

The Office of Naval Research plans to award contracts by the end of December for the next-generation replacement of the Marine Corps' Light Armed Vehicle fleet and is considering industry proposals submitted this week that aim to inform requirements for an estimated $3 billion Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle program.

November 9, 2018

The Army's highest-priority acquisition program to modernize its combat vehicle fleet is off to a delayed start, as the service is taking more time than originally planned to refine requirements and request proposals for a future Bradley replacement.

October 24, 2018

House lawmakers have denied half of the Army's request to transfer funds to purchase Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle prototypes.

October 20, 2018

Army leaders, refining the requirement for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program, have prioritized four capabilities for a Bradley replacement: growth potential, the main gun, an advanced forward looking infrared sensor and active protection systems.

October 19, 2018

The Army has completed a capability development document for assured positioning, navigation and timing in all new mounted platforms, according to a service official.

October 18, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Marine Corps plans to use an other transaction agreement for the Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle prototype to speed the acquisition process, according to a senior service official.

October 18, 2018

The Army's vice chief of staff and under secretary have spent the past year crafting "business rules" and "metrics" for deciding when to stop upgrading legacy systems and start acquiring new capabilities as the service attempts to modernize its fleets.

October 16, 2018

Industry offerings for the planned Bradley Fighting Vehicle replacement run the gamut as the Army prepares to issue a draft request for proposals and complete a final requirements document that avoids being overly prescriptive.

October 12, 2018

The Next Generation Combat Vehicle family now includes the Army's future "light tank," Mobile Protected Firepower, and the M113 armored troop carrier replacement, Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle.

October 12, 2018

Three industry hopefuls await the Army's decision on who will build prototypes for its new "light tank," which may come in November.

October 11, 2018

The official in charge of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle cross-functional team would consider replacing the M1A1 Abrams with a vehicle that is not a tank, a "distant" effort the Army plans to tackle after fielding the replacement for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

October 10, 2018

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller today acknowledged there is "risk" in ending the Marine Corps' Assault Amphibious Vehicle survivability upgrade program before the service's new vehicle is integrated into the fleet.

October 9, 2018

The Army is using a new rapid prototyping and fielding, "middle-tier acquisition," authority granted by Congress to procure prototypes for its designated replacement for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, called the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle.

October 2, 2018

The Army is soliciting industry for information on a potential replacement for its Stryker Brigade Combat Teams' towed cannons, a prelude to a potential "High Mobility SBCT Howitzer" program the service is considering launching in the early 2020s.

September 29, 2018

BAE Systems has received a $216 million contract modification for M109A7 self-propelled howitzers, following a quality inspection visit this month by the Army secretary and service acquisition executive at the company's plant in York, PA.

September 27, 2018

The Army has asked to test a vehicle protection system from Israel-based Rafael and Leonardo DRS on the Stryker combat vehicle, according to Leonardo.

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