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Combat Vehicles

July 31, 2017 | Daily News

The Army needs to upgrade its ground combat vehicle portfolio across the board, according to the service's chief of staff.

July 31, 2017 | Daily News

The Army wants its Multi-Domain Battle concept to allow the service to "change continually," according to Gen. David Perkins, chief of Training and Doctrine Command.

July 25, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is seeking congressional approval to shift hundreds of millions of dollars in fiscal year 2017, as well as smaller amounts of FY-16 and FY-15 funds, to address changing priorities.

July 24, 2017 | Daily News

A rudimentary system to help operational units defeat unmanned aircraft systems is neither "omniscient" nor "universally able," but helps to protect critical infrastructure, according to the commander of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

July 24, 2017 | Daily News

The Army plans to demonstrate multiple leader-follower capabilities in October as part of a collaborative project with the United Kingdom, according to project managers at the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

July 18, 2017 | Daily News

Senate defense authorizers want the Army to develop a prototype plan for a new ground combat vehicle.

July 12, 2017 | Daily News

The Army, maligned for a series of expensive acquisition failures over the past two decades, now faces the future armed with aging vehicles and little in the development pipeline.

July 11, 2017 | Daily News

Army Materiel Command will operate a future prepositioned stocks site in Poland, according to a service official.

July 10, 2017 | Daily News

The Army's deputy chief of staff (G-8) plans to use the Strategic Portfolio Analysis Review process to better inform the Next Generation Combat Vehicle prototype effort.

July 05, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is mapping out an upgrade program for its Vietnam-era M113 armored troop carrier that would again pit the two largest combat vehicle manufacturers against each other in a contest for survivability and affordability.

July 05, 2017 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee aims to fund upgrades for 29 Abrams tanks above the Army's request in fiscal year 2018 for a total quantity of 85, a need outlined in the service's unfunded requirements list. 

July 05, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed funding a second set of upgunned Strykers for Europe and completion of the effort to modernize Strykers in a fourth brigade in the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill.

July 03, 2017 | Daily News

Government auditors analyzed the prototyping processes of a selection of Army programs, finding that some resulted in cost savings and requirement changes.

June 28, 2017 | Daily News

Years after the cancellation of multiple programs costing billions of dollars, the Army's "un-executable requirements and negative program outcomes . . . continue to exist," according to federal auditors.

June 28, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is pursuing an interim effort to outfit its combat vehicles with active protection systems from three companies, but the re-entry of a prime contractor that had exited the market has the potential to shake up the program.

June 27, 2017 | Daily News

The Army plans to begin a developmental engineering project geared toward examining lightweight composite materials for vehicle protection, according to the project manager for the Stryker brigade combat team.

June 26, 2017 | Daily News

While the Army upgrades a group of Strykers for use in Europe, the service plans to make key decisions by the end of the summer on how to upgun the entire Stryker fleet, according to the project manager.

June 25, 2017 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill Sunday night that would boost weapons procurement by $18.6 billion above what is sought by the Trump administration and $24 billion more than what was enacted in FY-17.

June 23, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps recently tested a "critical link" between Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 and 1.2, which was the ability to launch and recover the system from an amphibious assault ship.

June 20, 2017 | Daily News

Lawmakers are skeptical of the Army’s plans to upgrade and ultimately replace its existing combat vehicles, and plan to enshrine their concerns in legislation.

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