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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

March 5, 2021

The Army's tactical wheeled vehicles fleet is unlikely to get the funding it needs to meet acquisition objectives in the next budget, the service's program executive officer for combat support and combat service support said March 4.

January 13, 2021

The Pentagon's chief weapons tester says the government needs to spend the next 10 years updating weapons testing processes and infrastructure, paying special attention to space and cyber capabilities.

January 12, 2021

Budget fluctuations, program uncertainty and manufacturer capacity constraints have created a "fragile market" for military ground vehicles, according to the Defense Department's latest industrial capabilities report.

December 31, 2020

GM Defense hopes to grow further after it won its first major Army contract in June, Jeff Ryder, the company's vice president for growth and strategy, said during an interview with Inside Defense earlier this month.

December 22, 2020

The Army will receive nearly double the funding it requested in fiscal year 2021 for the Family of Medium Technical Vehicles under an omnibus appropriations bill Congress passed on the evening of Dec. 21.

December 1, 2020

The bipartisan Congressional Oversight Commission established to review COVID-19 stimulus spending wants Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord to testify about the Defense Department's support for a $700 million loan to a financially troubled trucking company.

November 19, 2020

The Army has released an industry survey for a new electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle, with the aim of selecting a vehicle for production by fiscal year 2025.

October 29, 2020

Less than 1% of CACI International's 23,000 employees have contracted COVID-19, the company's chief executive said today.

October 23, 2020

Oshkosh Defense and the Army have agreed to design changes for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles A2 variant that aim to resolve problems that surfaced during reliability evaluations in May, with the contractor set next month to begin "shakedown" testing in an effort to resume reliability testing in 2021.

October 23, 2020

The chief executive of AM General, which was recently sold, said the company is focused on expanding not only its product line, but also the ways it does business.

October 20, 2020

The Army is planning to buy more Joint Light Tactical Vehicles than the currently contracted quantities before a fiscal year 2022 re-compete, due to previous-year cost savings, according to the service.

October 16, 2020

The Army is using its data on humvees to create a model for predicting sustainment costs and make long-term economic decisions as new systems enter the force.

October 14, 2020

The Army is preparing to acquire a small set of humvee-mounted cannon prototypes, setting the stage to potentially replace light-tactical-vehicle-towed big guns with a new class of fast and nimble indirect fires to fight peer competitors like Russia and China.

July 31, 2020

Oshkosh Defense is proposing design changes to the newest variant of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, the FMTV A2, in an effort to both resolve reliability issues that surfaced during production vehicle testing earlier this year and get its truck back to being assessed at Aberdeen Proving Ground this fall, according to a service spokeswoman.

June 26, 2020

Senate authorizers are concerned about the Army's move to reduce funding across its tactical wheeled vehicle fleet in favor of developing next-generation systems, as they feel it could negatively impact the industrial base as well as readiness.

June 11, 2020

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 25-2 Wednesday evening to approve its version of the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill, including billions of dollars in new U.S. military investments focused on deterring China in the Indo-Pacific region.

June 2, 2020

The Army last month halted testing on the newest variant of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, the FMTV A2, in the wake of reliability issues that surfaced while being assessed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, a move that could delay a planned production decision and could force prime contractor Oshkosh Defense to redesign portions of the new truck.

May 21, 2020

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program office is seeking ideas for technical enhancements to the vehicle's engine "that can be integrated without significantly altering the design or performance level of the current platform" to inform the JLTV family of vehicles follow-on contract, according to an industry notice.

February 13, 2020

The Army today released a list of the "Top 10" programs eliminated and "Top 10" reduced to fund modernization priorities in its fiscal year 2021 request.

February 11, 2020

The Army has decided to stretch Joint Light Tactical Vehicle procurement by three years, ending in 2042, to fund other priorities, such as the Bradley vehicle replacement.

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