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Combat Vehicles

September 18, 2017 | Daily News

The Army expects initial production deliveries of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle to be delayed if the program does not receive funds by November to offset the effect of the continuing resolution, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

September 18, 2017 | Daily News

Army senior leaders will spend fiscal year 2018 laying the groundwork for potential new programs, even though it will require them to devote fewer resources to improving existing systems, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-8).

September 15, 2017 | Daily News

The Army this month plans to begin reliability, availability and maintainability testing of Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle prototypes, the latest milestone in the $13.7 billion project to replace the service's Vietnam-era M113 personnel carriers, according to a service spokeswoman.

September 13, 2017 | Daily News

General Dynamics Land Systems plans to build a prototype for the Marine Corps' armored reconnaissance vehicle program, set to be a new-start effort in fiscal year 2019.

September 11, 2017 | Daily News

The combination of current conflicts and advances by near-peer competitors has created a "modernization imperative" for the Army, according to the director of force development in the office of the deputy chief of staff (G-8).

September 08, 2017 | Daily News

Science Applications International Corp. has delivered 14 of 16 prototype Amphibious Combat Vehicles, the company's chief executive confirmed Thursday.

“We are completing production of the final two units,” Tony Moraco said during a call with analysts. “Testing of the ACV vehicles by the Marine Corps will continue through early summer of 2018, at which point they will make a production downselect contract decision.”

September 06, 2017 | Daily News

The Army has postponed a decision to purchase the Trophy active protection system for the Abrams tank, Inside the Army has learned.

September 05, 2017 | Daily News

The Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 program could withstand a three-month continuing resolution, but if the measure lasts longer it may delay the program's operational assessment, according to a Marine Corps official.

September 05, 2017 | Daily News

The Army on Aug. 25 awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $310.6 million contract modification for upgrades to the Abrams main battle tank, according to a Defense Department announcement.

August 28, 2017 | Daily News

The Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center plans to demonstrate a hard-kill modular active protection system in fiscal year 2018, according to a spokesman.

August 23, 2017 | Daily News

Battery maker Saft is focusing on lithium-ion batteries for military vehicles, pitching them for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

August 23, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has approved the survivability upgrade effort of its legacy amphibious vehicle to enter low-rate initial protection, according to an official.

August 22, 2017 | Daily News

The Army's program executive office for ground combat systems is "continuing to work with" concepts developed in the service's Future Fighting Vehicle program, according to the head of the office.

August 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Army intends to hold a "rodeo" to assess the reliability of industry offerings to upgrade the M113 armored personnel carrier for echelons above brigade.

August 16, 2017 | Daily News

The Army has been incorporating feedback from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment into its Stryker upgun effort and plans to continue improving the vehicle's design. 

August 16, 2017 | Daily News

Army senior leaders are nearing a decision on whether to purchase an off-the-shelf active protection system for the Abrams tank, while APS work on the service’s other combat vehicles is slightly behind schedule.

August 15, 2017 | Daily News

The Army needs to improve its supply chain availability, according to the head of Army Materiel Command.

August 15, 2017 | Daily News

Army Materiel Command is working to change its approach to contracting to ensure materiel readiness on the battlefield, according to its commanding general.

August 14, 2017 | Daily News

The Army plans to award a contract to help develop the Next Generation Combat Vehicle prototype next month, according to Jennifer Hitchcock, executive director of systems integration and engineering at the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

August 11, 2017 | Daily News

Defense contractors are vying to provide the Army an interim solution to the dearth of short-range air defense capability in its maneuver formations, with some demonstrating their wares at an event next month.

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