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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

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.

May 03, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Defense Logistics Agency at Red River Army Depot, AL, accumulated nearly $10 million in excess humvee repair parts due to inventory mismanagement, according to an April 15 report from the Defense Department inspector general.

April 26, 2013 | Inside the Navy
Despite budget constraints, the Marine Corps must upgrade its amphibious assault vehicles and its humvees after roughly a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Thomas Dee, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for expeditionary warfare and logistics management.
April 19, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Army is poised to cease spending on the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles at the end of fiscal year 2014, but that hasn't stopped contractor Oshkosh Defense from marking the milestone of 15,000 vehicles delivered.

April 12, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Army has highlighted the continued development of new military vehicles as a high priority in its fiscal year 2014 budget request and is seeking more than $1 billion in research and development funding to get there.

April 01, 2013 | Daily News

The Office of Naval Research wants industry help with an expeditionary laser weapon system to protect ground troops from drones, according to a notice issued by ONR last week.

March 29, 2013 | Inside the Army

Fidelity Technologies Corp. has been selected by the Army to provide add-on, B-kit armor to the service's family of heavy tactical vehicles -- a five-year contract that could exceed $200 million, the company announced last week.

March 29, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Army last week released a market survey in preparation for the final phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle it is pursuing with the Marine Corps.

March 22, 2013 | Inside the Navy
The Navy is ramping up its reset effort of about 500 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles brought back from Afghanistan as the U.S. military presence winds down, with each vehicle carrying an estimated price tag of about $380,000 for refurbishment, according to a Navy spokeswoman.
March 22, 2013 | Inside the Navy
The Marine Corps recently canceled a solicitation for humvee on-board vehicle power kits because of the across-the-board sequestration cuts, according to Marine Corps spokeswoman Barbara Hamby.
March 15, 2013 | Inside the Army

The Army last week canceled a planned competition for a Mine Resistant Ambush protected vehicle joint logistics integrator contract due to the drawdown in Afghanistan, according to a government notice.

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