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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

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.

January 15, 2020

The Government Accountability Office has noticed the Defense Department's increased emphasis on accelerating its notoriously slow acquisition system, but the watchdog agency is concerned weapon system reliability might be sacrificed at the expense of speed.

January 9, 2020

The Army last week delivered to Ft. Sill, OK, the first three of 30 Leader Follower vehicles to be sent over this month. The 5th Transportation Company, 100th Brigade Support Battalion will now begin training with and evaluating the systems.

September 16, 2019

Navistar Defense is taking the Army to court for violating the "automatic stay" requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act in procuring vehicles as part of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles program.

September 10, 2019

A Senate panel today marked up its version of the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill in accordance with a bipartisan budget deal, appropriating $622 billion in base spending, $70.7 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations and $1.7 billion in emergency funding.

August 12, 2019

The Marine Corps today announced that its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle has reached initial operational capability.

July 2, 2019

As the Army wrestles with how to best use the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, built with Afghanistan and Iraq in mind, in future conflicts, the service plans to deliver the vehicle as promised.

June 21, 2019

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is set to move into full-rate production, the Army announced today.

June 17, 2019

Following an operational user test demonstration this spring, the Army has decided the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport vehicle -- previously intended only for squads -- is best suited for battalions.

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