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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

August 7, 2018

The Army is seeking vendors to produce two new mortar systems, one an unmanned turret for brigade combat teams and the other a replacement for the current 120 mm dismounted variant. 

July 27, 2018

The Defense Department inspector general has determined that the Army failed to oversee contractor performance or invoices for a $77.8 million task order for vehicles and weapons in Afghanistan, according to a new report.

June 2, 2018

Over the last 12 to 18 months, the Marine Corps spent roughly $80 million to combat the counter-unmanned aerial system threat, which includes technology that will be outfitted on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

May 24, 2018

Lawmakers have proposed a nearly 20 percent cut to the Army's planned procurement of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle in fiscal year 2019, a surprise blow to one of the service's major modernization efforts just as the Oshkosh-led manufacturing program is poised to accelerate production.

May 23, 2018

The scarcity of new ground vehicle development programs means future systems that rely more heavily on cutting-edge technologies will encounter "cost, schedule and performance challenges," according to a new report.

May 9, 2018

The Pentagon's inspector general is concerned about whether the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will be ready for full-rate production as the Army gears up for a final production decision in December, according to a newly released audit of the program.

April 26, 2018

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee's mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill contains a handful of provisions for current and future vehicle technologies, as well as MRAP vehicle sustainment.

April 19, 2018

The Army's deputy chief of staff (G-8) said April 18 the Army's decision to leverage an existing U.S. Special Operations Command contract for Ground Mobility Vehicles was made to save the service time rather than money.

April 5, 2018

The Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle procurement schedule has been extended by one year and is now slated to close in fiscal year 2036, as cited in a summary of the Defense Department's December 2017 Selected Acquisition Reports released April 3.

April 3, 2018

The estimated cost for the Pentagon's major weapon system acquisition portfolio grew by $177 billion, or more than 10 percent, over the last year, swelling from $1.7 trillion to $1.9 trillion.

April 3, 2018

The Marine Corps is asking industry to offer new technologies in support of a service life extension for the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, according to a March 16 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

February 14, 2018

The Army has signed a seven-year contract with Oshkosh Defense valued at $476.2 million for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles A2 variant.

December 21, 2017

The Army has ordered 258 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and 1,727 associated components from Oshkosh Defense for a total of $100.1 million, according to a Dec. 20 Defense Department announcement.

October 23, 2017

The Marine Corps may upgrade its Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet with electro-hydraulic doors during a future sustainment effort, according to the service.

October 3, 2017

Humvees improved by AM General's enhanced appliqué program will be used in future Army events such as the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment in November, according to the company's executive vice president of defense.

August 28, 2017

The Army is scheduled to hold a live demonstration of Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport offerings in September, according to a service official.

August 23, 2017

Battery maker Saft is focusing on lithium-ion batteries for military vehicles, pitching them for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

July 3, 2017

Government auditors analyzed the prototyping processes of a selection of Army programs, finding that some resulted in cost savings and requirement changes.

June 25, 2017

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill Sunday night that would boost weapons procurement by $18.6 billion above what is sought by the Trump administration and $24 billion more than what was enacted in FY-17.

June 23, 2017

The Air Force plans to start buying 226 Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in fiscal year 2017 to replace earlier humvees.