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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

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.

March 14, 2019

As the Army takes a running start toward preparing for multidomain battle in its fiscal year 2020 budget request -- rocketing to $57 billion for next-generation projects over the five-year defense plan -- the service's vehicle programs are the first to pay the bill, including the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

March 8, 2019

The Army's fiscal year 2020 budget request will include $7.5 million in research and development funding to launch a new program that aims to modernize the balance of the service's humvee fleet -- about 50,000 vehicles -- that will not be replaced by the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

March 1, 2019

The Army will use middle-tier acquisition, or Section 804, authority to acquire prototypes in fiscal year 2020 for the base kit of a new ground-based signals intelligence and electronic warfare device to initially be tested on a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

February 28, 2019

The Marine Corps will begin fielding its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle this week and is addressing concerns highlighted last month by the Pentagon’s top weapons tester.

February 25, 2019

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, a $28 billion program to replace about half of the Army's aging humvee fleet, is not operationally suitable on account of deficiencies in reliability, maintainability, crew situational awareness and safety, according to the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

February 9, 2019

The Army is delaying plans to begin full-rate production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, originally slated for December 2018, until as late as early summer to assess options for vehicle-design changes suggested by soldiers and Marines during testing and evaluation in a move that could push the $28 billion program toward a schedule breach.

November 29, 2018

The Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $1.7 billion contract to produce more than 6,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and more than 22,000 associated vehicle kits -- the largest single order to date for the program that partially consolidates purchases for vehicles Congress funded over three years.

November 21, 2018

The Marine Corps has started research on an Ultra-Light Tactical Vehicle for a possible fiscal year 2022 full-rate production decision.