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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

December 14, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army is expected to issue a more formal request for proposals
this month for a joint logistics integrator to manage its fleet of Mine
Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, according to a government notice.

December 14, 2012 | Inside the Army

Humvee contractor AM General announced last week it would lay
off 400 employees at its assembly plant in Northwestern Indiana due to
production breaks and stalled international military sales.

December 07, 2012 | Inside the Army

Billionaire
investor Carl Icahn was unsuccessful last week in a bid to amass more than 25
percent of Oshkosh Corp's shares from the company's shareholders, who fended
off his efforts to gain control of the truck manufacturer for the second time
in a year.

December 07, 2012 | Inside the Army

BAE Systems
has won a $37 million contract from the Army Letterkenny Depot, PA, to provide
the spare parts and kits to convert 250 RG-33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected
vehicles into Medium Mine Protected Vehicles, according to a company
announcement.

November 30, 2012 | Inside the Army

An Alaska senator has received a commitment from the Army chief of staff that the service will overhaul and improve a small fleet of tracked Small Unit Support Vehicles capable of traversing harsh Arctic terrain.

November 21, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Mine
Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle joint program office is focused on
in-theater upgrades while preparing for each service to take over their
respective MRAP fleets, though questions about how it will all work remain,
according to the MRAP program manager.

November 21, 2012 | Inside the Army

Navistar
Defense has won a $10 million modification to a $282 million contract to upgrade
the survivability of its MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle,
according to a Defense Department announcement.

November 15, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

The Defense Department recently waived a funding requirement for its humvee-replacement program to keep the effort on schedule, Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall has informed Congress.

November 02, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army issued a formal solicitation last week for the
limited humvee recapitalization research and development effort known as the
Medium Expanded Capacity Vehicle-Survivability program, though a separate
release of a market survey has raised questions about potential program
expansion.

November 02, 2012 | Inside the Army

Textron Marine and Land Systems last month debuted a new
family of wheeled military vehicles, most of which will be made available to
the Afghan government as upgrades -- underscoring the company's belief that
Afghanistan will continue to grow as a customer.

November 01, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

The Army and Air Force are short nearly 1.4 million direct labor hours for depot maintenance, a senior Pentagon official tells lawmakers in a recent report.

October 26, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army and Marine Corps are compiling a study to determine the future of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet, with findings expected to be presented to service leaders for approval in December, according to the director of the MRAP program office.

October 26, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army officer in charge of light tactical vehicles would prefer to press ahead with current plans for humvee research and development efforts, despite the fact the service has been asked by some in industry to expand the program with existing funds.

October 19, 2012 | Inside the Army

Two economists who penned a controversial study claiming the Defense Department's $45 billion Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program was a waste are doubling down on their assertion even though their work, which was sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, has drawn fire from top Pentagon officials.

October 19, 2012 | Inside the Army

While
opportunities for large military vehicle contracts (and their lucrative
sustainment contracts) are expected to begin dwindling, U.S. Special Operations
Command's next-generation Ground Mobility Vehicle remains an attractive program
for industry players gearing up to compete.

October 19, 2012 | Inside the Army

Changes to the Army's force structure will begin manifesting themselves in the fiscal year 2015 program objective memorandum budget cycle, according to the G-8 force development director.

October 19, 2012 | Inside the Army

Polaris
Defense, known for its fleet of ultra-light, all-terrain vehicles, plans to
offer what it is billing as a revolutionary solution to lightweight vehicle
armor at the annual Association of the United States Army conference in
Washington this week.

October 12, 2012 | Inside the Army

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has denied the
Army's request to reprogram $28 million in "excess" funds away from the renewed
humvee recapitalization effort known as the Medium Expanded Capability Vehicle,
according to government documents and sources.

October 05, 2012 | Inside the Army

As Vice President Joe Biden and a host of Defense Department
acquisition officials gathered at the Pentagon last week to celebrate the
official end of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle production, questions
continued to swirl around whether the $45 billion spent on the vehicles was truly
worth it.

October 05, 2012 | Inside the Army

Defense Department
officials gathered at the Pentagon last week to mark the "end of an era" for
the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle and honor those who found a way to
rapidly acquire it despite the DOD's often inefficient procurement system.

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