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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

June 28, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Army last week found itself in the uncomfortable position of defending the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program yet again, this time after the commandant of the Marine Corps suggested that he was not willing to pursue JLTV at the expense of other priorities should the automatic budget cuts triggered by sequestration remain permanent.

June 21, 2013 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps has opted to equip its humvee fleet with less costly on-board vehicle power inverters than a more costly on-board vehicle power kit, according to a service spokesman.

June 21, 2013 | Inside the Army

Congressional defense committees are still debating a variety of issues related to the Pentagon's fleet of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, despite the fact no further purchases are expected from the Army or Marine Corps and both services plan to divest huge numbers of the vehicles.

June 21, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Army has awarded DRS Tactical Systems Inc. a vehicle-mounted computer hardware contract potentially worth $455 million to produce for service vehicles, according to a Defense Department contract announcement.

June 14, 2013 | Inside the Army

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has denied or curtailed a host of Defense Department requests to transfer funding from Army vehicle programs to pay warfighting bills accumulated in Afghanistan, according to congressional documents.

June 14, 2013 | Daily News

The Army's modernization accounts will avoid the worst of fiscal year 2013 sequestration budget cuts, with five of the service's 10 largest weapon programs -- including WIN-T, the Joint Tactical Radio System and the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles -- set to escape them altogether, according to a Pentagon report.

June 14, 2013 | Daily News

QUANTICO, VA -- The Army and Marine Corps are working "mitigation strategies" that would help the services maneuver around a possible three- to four-month delay forced upon the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program by sequestration, according to the officials in charge.

June 13, 2013 | Inside the Air Force

As part of the process of meeting long-term Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle requirements, Air Force officials this week evaluated the condition of close to 100 MRAPs at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in Georgia and will do the same next week in California.

June 07, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Army and Marines are conducting a VIP demonstration of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, according an Army spokesman.

June 06, 2013 | Daily News

Air Force officials hope to divest themselves of one category of Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles in the inventory today and take ownership of several kinds of MRAPs the Marine Corps is doing away with -- money-permitting -- to meet an enduring requirement for MRAPs that a high-level Air Force board approved last year.

May 30, 2013 | Inside the Air Force

Air Force officials are still working out the details of what
to do with their roughly 800 Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles as the
war in Afghanistan winds down, but the service does plan to reset at least a
portion of those vehicles under the leadership of the Army and Marine Corps.

May 29, 2013 | Inside the Pentagon

The Defense Department has reported to Congress a per-unit cost of roughly $400,000 for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, providing for the first time a figure for the added costs the Army expects on top of what service leaders have touted as a $250,000 vehicle.

May 24, 2013 | Inside the Army

Lawmakers last week pushed legislation that would authorize the Defense Department to sign multiyear contracts for the purchase of tactical vehicles, according to the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces mark-up of the fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill.

May 24, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Army is seeking information from industry on the availability of new tactical vehicle armor technology, according to a May 23 government notice.

May 24, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Army will delay its annual tactical wheeled vehicle strategy report to Congress by nearly a year due to uncertainty over how the Defense Department's Strategic Choices and Management Review will impact the future of the ground force.

May 17, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Army's plan to divest 13,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles due to high maintenance costs has prompted critics to allege that the service is phasing out a proven, paid-for technology in favor of protecting the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, which is still in development.

May 10, 2013 | Inside the Army

The automatic spending cuts triggered by sequestration are poised to delay testing of the Army-Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle by three to four months, according to the Army's top uniformed acquisition official.

May 10, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Army plans to apply a set of recommendations for how to make weapons testing more efficient to its Armored Multipurpose Vehicle and Distributed Common Ground System-Army programs, according to service officials.

May 10, 2013 | Inside the Army

As U.S. Special Operations Command mulls an impending contract award for a new fleet of Ground Mobility Vehicles, an Ohio-based company has announced a blanket purchase agreement with the Defense Department to begin transforming standard pickup trucks into tactical vehicles for SOCOM.

May 10, 2013 | Inside the Army

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno last week shed new light on the service's plans for its tactical wheeled vehicle fleet, telling Congress the service planned to divest itself of 13,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, keeping just 4,000 in an effort to cut maintenance costs.

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