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Combat Vehicles

January 16, 2019

Though Science Applications International Corp. fell short in pursuing two major military vehicle programs, the company's chief executive told Inside Defense he would not have changed the company's technical approach.

January 14, 2019

The Army is seeking "a compromise" with industry on its expectations for intelligent vehicle sensors and the costly proposals that were initially submitted, according to a service official.

January 10, 2019

The Army is deciding between Rheinmetall's Active Defense System and a lighter version of Rafael's Trophy for integration on the Stryker combat vehicle, Inside Defense has learned.

January 10, 2019

Textron Systems is looking to its purchase of ground robotics company Howe and Howe as well as more focused independent research and development spending to help it grow, Lisa Atherton, the unit's president, told reporters today.

January 8, 2019

Leonardo DRS today announced they and Israeli partner Rafael have received a $79.6 million award to deliver additional Trophy active protection systems to the Army and Marine Corps for Abrams tanks.

December 19, 2018

The Army wants to equip its next generation of combat vehicles with automated target acquisition so soldiers can see farther and faster, according to an official.

December 18, 2018

The Army Requirements Oversight Council has decided to move forward with fielding Iron Fist, a non-developmental active protection system, on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, according to the service.

December 17, 2018

The Army has chosen BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems to build prototypes for the Mobile Protected Firepower vehicle, dropping Science Applications International Corp. from consideration.

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.