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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

March 14, 2019

As the Army takes a running start toward preparing for multidomain battle in its fiscal year 2020 budget request -- rocketing to $57 billion for next-generation projects over the five-year defense plan -- the service's vehicle programs are the first to pay the bill, including the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

March 8, 2019

The Army's fiscal year 2020 budget request will include $7.5 million in research and development funding to launch a new program that aims to modernize the balance of the service's humvee fleet -- about 50,000 vehicles -- that will not be replaced by the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

March 1, 2019

The Army will use middle-tier acquisition, or Section 804, authority to acquire prototypes in fiscal year 2020 for the base kit of a new ground-based signals intelligence and electronic warfare device to initially be tested on a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

February 28, 2019

The Marine Corps will begin fielding its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle this week and is addressing concerns highlighted last month by the Pentagon’s top weapons tester.

February 25, 2019

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, a $28 billion program to replace about half of the Army's aging humvee fleet, is not operationally suitable on account of deficiencies in reliability, maintainability, crew situational awareness and safety, according to the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

February 9, 2019

The Army is delaying plans to begin full-rate production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, originally slated for December 2018, until as late as early summer to assess options for vehicle-design changes suggested by soldiers and Marines during testing and evaluation in a move that could push the $28 billion program toward a schedule breach.

November 29, 2018

The Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $1.7 billion contract to produce more than 6,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and more than 22,000 associated vehicle kits -- the largest single order to date for the program that partially consolidates purchases for vehicles Congress funded over three years.

November 21, 2018

The Marine Corps has started research on an Ultra-Light Tactical Vehicle for a possible fiscal year 2022 full-rate production decision.

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.