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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

June 01, 2012 | Inside the Army

ManTech
Telecommunications Information System Corp. was awarded a $250 million contract
last week to sustain and support the Army's fleet of Mine Resistant Ambush
Protected vehicles, according to a service spokesman. The award could total
nearly $3 billion if all future-year extension options are exercised.

May 25, 2012 | Inside the Army

Army
officials are considering whether to invite industry to participate in a
competitive humvee survivability demonstration that would make use of funds
appropriated for the canceled Medium Expanded Capacity Vehicle program,
according to officials familiar with internal service deliberations.

May 25, 2012 | Inside the Army

A sustainment
contract for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles expected to be worth as
much as $3 billion has been delayed for an uncertain length of time, according
to an Army spokesman.

May 25, 2012 | Inside the Army

Industry
teams are gearing up to compete for the non-developmental U.S. Special
Operations Command Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 program, scheduled to begin this
June when SOCOM accepts bids in response to a request for proposals.

May 18, 2012 | Inside the Navy
General Tactical Vehicle's prototype for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program does not meet a 76-inch height requirement, according to Don Howe, GTV senior program director.
May 18, 2012 | Inside the Army

Government auditors and Defense Department officials are at odds over a recommendation that Congress should step in and direct the Army to improve its monthly equipment reset reports, particularly whenever the reset of vehicles is at issue.

May 11, 2012 | Inside the Army

Industry officials are working to revive the Army's Medium Expanded Capacity Vehicle, hoping the fledgling effort can gain support on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon, according to officials and sources.

May 11, 2012 | Inside the Army

General Dynamics Land Systems and AM General officials delivered their team's Army-Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle bid to the government earlier this spring in an off-the-shelf Eagle IV -- the non-developmental vehicle which will be the basis for the companies' offering.

May 04, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army is
gearing up to award a contract this month for the sustainment of Mine Resistant
Ambush Protected vehicles, a deal that could be worth more than $3 billion,
according to officials.

May 04, 2012 | Inside the Army

Auditors from
the Defense Department inspector general's office have begun a review of how
DOD is managing humvee repair parts, according to a March 29 memo.

May 04, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Defense
Department plans to loan dozens of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to
European allies with forces in Afghanistan, according to a notification letter
sent to Congress.

April 27, 2012 | Inside the Navy
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program is working toward awarding a contract for the engineering and manufacturing development phase for the vehicle in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, according to Sean Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition.
April 27, 2012 | Inside the Navy
The Marine Corps and Army continue to discuss the right time to transition from the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected joint program executive office, which will allow each service to be responsible for its MRAPs, according to Brian Detter, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for expeditionary programs and logistics management.
April 27, 2012 | Inside the Army

Lawmakers
from the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee are concerned that the
future is too murky with regard to the sustainment of the Mine Resistant Ambush
Protected vehicle and have ordered Defense Department-wide analysis of the
matter in time for submission of the fiscal year 2014 defense budget request.

April 20, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army has
discovered cracks in the armored hulls of dozens of Mine Resistant Ambush
Protected vehicles being refurbished at Red River Army Depot, TX, where the
problem is being addressed, according to officials and documents.

April 20, 2012 | Inside the Army

After months
of deliberation about how the Army's truck strategy should be molded to a force
due to be cut by 80,000 troops, the service is projecting that its fleet of
approximately 235,000 tactical wheeled vehicles will be reduced to a target
goal of 170,000 over the next six years, according to officials and internal
Army documents.

April 20, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army is
mulling a strategy that calls for cutting the service's organic medium-sized
tactical wheeled vehicle fleet by one-third and replacing it with trucks from
commercial contractors, according to officials and documents.

April 13, 2012 | Inside the Army

The Army's force development chief said last week that the service is feeling pressure to begin unloading large amounts of unneeded equipment it has rapidly acquired over the past decade.

April 13, 2012 | Inside the Army

As the Army cut the ribbon last week on a new laboratory dedicated to vehicle power and energy, officials announced the service was developing a "Green Warrior Convoy" to showcase all the fuel efficiency advancements its scientists and engineers have discovered.

April 06, 2012 | Inside the Army

As the final Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle to roll out of Iraq began a journey last week to the 1st Cavalry Division Museum, Ft. Hood, TX, questions surfaced about whether most MRAPs are destined to become nothing more than revered relics.

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