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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

June 10, 2011 | Inside the Army

The House
Appropriations Committee has cut $25 million from the Joint Light Tactical
Vehicle program request, citing requirement concerns, and has instead increased
humvee recapitalization funding by $50 million, according to documents reviewed
by Inside the Army.

June 03, 2011 | Inside the Navy
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle's initial operational capability has tentatively been pushed back from 2016 to 2019, according to a presentation from the Pentagon's director of operational testing and evaluation that was posted online in April.
June 03, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Army recently awarded Textron Marine and Land Systems a
$126 million contract for the production of hundreds of Medium Armored Security
Vehicles to be given to the Afghanistan National Army, according to a June 1
service announcement.

June 03, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Army, pressing onward in its fight against the most
potent weapon of insurgent forces, has released a solicitation seeking
information on existing vehicle solutions to mitigate underbody blasts from
roadside bombs.

May 27, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Army recently ordered 177 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected
All-Terrain Vehicles with additional underbody armor kits from Oshkosh Defense
to address the number of vehicles that have been damaged in the Afghan theater,
according to the MRAP program office.

May 27, 2011 | Inside the Army

Last week was the deadline for industry to respond to the
Army's request for information regarding humvee recapitalization proposals.

May 20, 2011 | Inside the Army

The House Armed Services Committee cut $25 million from the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program in its fiscal year 2012 defense authorization bill, but fully funded Army and Marine Corps efforts to recapitalize humvees and encouraged the services to accelerate the program.

May 06, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Army
opened the door to increased competition in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle
program last week by releasing a request for information for off-the-shelf
solutions that could contend with prototypes already produced by three teams
under contract to build JLTVs.

May 06, 2011 | Inside the Army

Navistar
Defense has been awarded a $183 million contract for 250 Mine Resistant Ambush
Protected ambulances, a deal that became available after the Army found fault
with an Oshkosh ambulance during survivability testing.

May 06, 2011 | Inside the Army

Armored vehicle maker Force Protection has been awarded a $107 million contract for nearly 1,000 independent suspension system kits for Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles operating in Afghanistan, according to statements from the company and the Defense Department.

April 29, 2011 | Inside the Army

Northrop
Grumman will be joining BAE Systems and Navistar Defense in their bid for the
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, according to an April 28 statement from the
companies. Northrop will be tasked with developing the vehicle's communications
and surveillance systems.

April 29, 2011 | Daily News

Defense Department officials have issued a stop-work to Oshkosh for blast-proof ambulances urgently needed by forces in Afghanistan, with sources saying a Navistar vehicle is likely to be tapped instead.

The move follows a test failure of Oshkosh's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle modified to function as an ambulance, sources say. Oshkosh received a $255 million contract in December 2010 to deliver 250 of the vehicles to Afghanistan by early summer.

April 25, 2011 | Daily News

Multibillion-dollar efforts to build nuclear ballistic missile submarines, Army vehicles and F-35 Joint Strike Fighters will spearhead a new Defense Department initiative challenging program managers to deliver weapons under budget.

April 25, 2011 | Daily News

The Army issued a second request for information on its competitive humvee recapitalization program late last week in an attempt to revive the program, which has been stalled since last year.

The announcement stated that the program would cover humvees owned by the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and U.S. Special Operations Command. The recap effort would also include non-Defense Department components and foreign military sales.

April 22, 2011 | Inside the Army

The Defense
Department expects in November to award a contract covering the service of the
military's diverse fleet of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, according
to draft solicitation documents released by the Army this month.

April 22, 2011 | Inside the Army

A scientist
credited with bringing the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle to America
used a rare public appearance in the Washington region last week to reiterate
concerns with the way armored vehicles are tested against explosions, saying he
has found a more stringent way to do it.

April 22, 2011 | Inside the Army

A recent
Congressional Research Service report suggests that lawmakers keep close tabs
on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program because of a recent requirements
change calling for a higher level of under-body protection.

April 22, 2011 | Inside the Army

Col. David
Bassett, the Army program manager for tactical vehicles, said at an industry
conference last week that he expected a request for information for competitive
humvee recapitalization to be released any day.

April 22, 2011 | Inside the Army

The commander
of the Army's special forces said last week that he was concerned about the
reported heaviness of the service's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle because his
missions require light, highly mobile, stealthy vehicles with unique
configurations.

April 22, 2011 | Inside the Navy
About half of the 11,000 vehicles the Marine Corps plans to cut from its ground fleet will be humvees, according to figures based on the preliminary results of the service's Ground Combat Tactical Vehicle Strategy.

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