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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

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.

October 03, 2012 | Daily News

The Pentagon has launched 14 efforts to rapidly transition mature technologies into pilot projects that could find permanent homes in the military's arsenal, with each one aimed at resolving an immediate need identified by combatant commanders.

September 28, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army will assume management of the Mine Resistant Ambush
Protected Vehicle program from the Marine Corps on Oct. 1, though the program
will remain under the jurisdiction of the Navy secretary until a formal
stand-down takes place at the end of fiscal year 2013, according to a service
spokesman.

September 28, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army has formally resurrected the survivability research
and development portion of the humvee recapitalization effort once known as the
Medium Expanded Capacity Vehicle, according to recent notices to industry.

September 28, 2012 | Daily News

The Army will assume management of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle program from the Marine Corps on Oct. 1, though the program will remain under the jurisdiction of the Navy secretary until a formal stand-down takes place at the end of fiscal year 2013, according to a service spokesman.

September 21, 2012 | Inside the Army

Navistar Defense has won a $282 million contract to retrofit 2,300 MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with survivability kits, according to a Sept. 19 company statement.

September 21, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Government Accountability Office denied a contractor protest last week against the Army's award of a nearly $3 billion contract to sustain and support Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

September 14, 2012 | Inside the Army

The first Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles were
fielded to Army troops on the Korean Peninsula this summer, prompting experts
to contemplate the impact systems could have on the Pentagon's pivot to the
Pacific.

September 14, 2012 | Inside the Army

A clause in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contracting
strategy allowing losing bidders the chance to unseat incumbent companies later
on has paid off, making such a provision attractive for other Army programs,
according to the service's acting acquisition chief.

September 14, 2012 | Inside the Army

As the Army-Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle advances to its next phase of development with three government-funded contractors, at least one company that wasn't selected will decline to continue work at its own expense.

September 13, 2012 | Daily News

U.S. tactical wheeled vehicle manufacturers face a period of uncertainty as Defense Department purchases decline and the potential for foreign sales remains unknown, according to a study released today by the Government Accountability Office.

September 07, 2012 | Inside the Army

As equipment begins to flow out of Afghanistan, U.S. officials are weighing the feasibility of stashing away excess gear from a shrinking Army for potential conflicts that would require a significant ramp-up in ground troops and associated equipment, sources said.

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