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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

August 24, 2012 | Inside the Army

House appropriators want more information from the Army on
plans to revisit the humvee recapitalization program known as the Medium
Expanded Capacity Vehicle.

August 23, 2012 | Daily News

The Army and Marines may have awarded three contracts for the next phase of development for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, but that doesn't mean the losing bidders are left out in the cold just yet, according to terms set by the government.

August 17, 2012 | Inside the Army

Sharon Burke, the Defense Department's first overseer of energy-efficiency plans, has certified the Army's fiscal year 2013 budget plan as adequate for achieving military energy goals, but expressed concerns over the service's future vehicle fleet and attention paid to energy in requirements-formulation and acquisition.

August 10, 2012 | Inside the Army

A recent
research study asserting that Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles do not
lower casualties rates and were not worth the Pentagon's $40 billion investment
has stirred controversy inside the Beltway, drawing the attention of officials
from Capitol Hill and the Government Accountability Office, Inside the Army has
learned.

August 10, 2012 | Inside the Army

In the wake of a report from the government's top auditing agency, a House lawmaker has criticized the Army's cancellation of the vehicle-mounted Autonomous Navigation System as a purely budget-driven decision that did not take the Defense Department's overarching strategy into account.

August 08, 2012 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has selected four teams to build prototypes of the Marine Personnel Carrier, and the contracts are worth about $3.5 million each, according to a source familiar with the program.

August 03, 2012 | Inside the Army

One of the
most unshakable Pentagon acquisition narratives to emerge from the past decade
of war in Iraq and Afghanistan holds that Mine Resistant Ambush Protected
vehicles saved lives and were well worth the government's $40 billion
investment.

August 03, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Senate
Appropriations Committee last week voiced its support for a partial revival of
the Army's terminated Medium Expanded Capacity Vehicle, urging the service to
conduct a more elaborate competition than currently planned.

August 03, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Senate
Appropriations Committee wants the Army to be more forthcoming about its future
tactical wheeled vehicle strategy, voicing apprehension last week about ongoing
efforts to reduce the fleet.

July 27, 2012 | Inside the Army

Oshkosh
Corporation's profits and sales were up in all segments except defense, which
continued to see falling numbers due to a decline in military truck spending,
according to a recent earnings call with analysts.

July 20, 2012 | Inside the Army

Oshkosh Corp.
recently received a contract to provide 750 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected
All-Terrain Vehicles to the United Arab Emirates, but could ultimately end up
selling nearly 1,000, according to John Urias, the president of Oshkosh
Defense.

July 13, 2012 | Inside the Army

A roadside
bomb in Afghanistan that recently tore through the hull of an armored Mine
Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, killing six American soldiers, has been
called "considerably larger" than bombs previously seen in the country, leading
some defense analysts to worry about the potential beginning of a trend toward
bigger and deadlier improvised explosive devices.

July 13, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army has
released a pre-solicitation for a joint logistics integrator to manage Mine
Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle facilities in Afghanistan, Kuwait and the
United States, according to a recent government notice.

July 06, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Defense Department is asking the congressional defense oversight committees to approve funding shifts to pay for efforts to upgrade the Army's fleet of humvees with an eye on new engines and other automotive enhancements, according to a recent multibillion dollar omnibus reprogramming request sent to Capitol Hill.

July 03, 2012 | Daily News

Holdups with an Army effort to recapitalize Panther-class Medium Mine Protected Vehicles are enabling Defense Department leaders to spend $85 million from program coffers to pay other bills, according to a recent reprogramming request sent to lawmakers for approval.

June 22, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army was scheduled to brief industry officials last week on its plans to proceed with a survivability demonstration for the Medium Expanded Capacity Vehicle, Inside the Army has learned.

June 22, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army released a market survey last week seeking industry input on a planned recapitalization of approximately one-third of its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles, along with the possible purchase of technical data.

June 21, 2012 | Inside the Pentagon

U.S. Special
Operations Command announced this week it "may have a requirement" to buy a
non-developmental, highly mobile vehicle capable of being transported inside a
V-22 Osprey.

June 20, 2012 | Daily News

A new Army report adds three programs -- the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the Armored Multipurpose Vehicle, and Nett Warrior -- to the service's formal list of top-priority acquisition efforts, providing new details about how the Army's fiscal year 2013 budget request aligns with the "equipment portfolio" framework that service leaders are using to scrutinize investment decisions.

June 15, 2012 | Inside the Army

U.S. Special
Operations Command received bids last week from a range of industry competitors
seeking a nearly $320 million contract for the service's next Ground Mobility
Vehicle, according to officials.

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