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Combat Vehicles

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.

June 20, 2017 | Daily News

For all the focus on the armored brigade combat team presence in Europe, the emphasis needs to be on the array of capabilities required to provide deterrence, according to the commander of U.S. Army Europe.

June 14, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps and Science Applications International Corp. have agreed the company must deliver 16 next-generation amphibious vehicle prototypes by the end of August -- a date later than the original schedule because of technical problems with the trucks.

June 13, 2017 | Daily News

The Army is working to bring existing equipment up to standard to convert the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division to the service's 15th armored brigade combat team, according to the chief of materiel management and installation logistics division at Army Materiel Command.

June 13, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 07, 2017 | Daily News

The Army, which is currently conducting non-developmental item testing on a trio of active protection systems for its combat vehicles, ultimately expects to hold a competition among U.S. industry for the technology, according to the service’s chief of staff.

June 05, 2017 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is modifying the delivery schedule for one next-generation amphibious vehicle vendor because of technical problems with the company's offering.

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