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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

June 19, 2017

It will take the Marine Corps "a couple of years" to adjust its approved acquisition objective for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle -- a 65 percent -- increase from 5,500 to 9,091, according to a service official.

June 15, 2017

The Army plans to begin fielding the first Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in calendar year 2019 with a focus on equipping infantry brigades first, according to the project manager.

June 13, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

June 12, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to ask Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and will pledge to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military.

May 23, 2017

The "sustainment community is out front" in the effort to "fundamentally transform [the Army] into a leaner, more efficient force that maintains overmatch at the [brigade combat team] level," according to the service's chief of transportation.

May 23, 2017

The Marine Corps does not have a performance specification for transparent armor it needs to replace on trucks throughout the tactical wheeled vehicle fleet, according to a service official.

May 22, 2017

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will consume over half the funds in the Army's transportation portfolio in fiscal year 2018, according to Scott Davis, program executive officer for combat support and combat service support.

May 17, 2017

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert. Neller wants the service to purchase 9,091 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles -- 65 percent more than the number included in the program of record, according to a Marine Corps official.

May 17, 2017

The inaugural Strategic Portfolio Analysis Review has generated $3.5 billion in resources over the next five years to help close critical capability gaps, according to the Army's deputy chief of staff (G-8).

May 16, 2017

As the Army's platforms age and become less able to accommodate further upgrades, the service must seize the opportunities presented by technological advances to modernize, according to a senior official.

May 10, 2017

The Army is developing a strategy to enhance the expeditionary capability of its maneuver forces by reducing demand for sustainment, and conducting a series of experiments to inform that effort.

May 2, 2017

The consolidated appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 adds millions to fund key Army priorities, from aviation procurement to ground vehicle modernization and network improvements.

April 18, 2017

The Army made three modifications April 12 to a 2015 five-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to recapitalize systems from the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles, according to a Defense Department announcement.

April 18, 2017

The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is working with two companies to design and build a ground robot capable of using different mission payloads, according to a service official.

April 10, 2017

The Marine Corps finished delivering the remainder of its lightweight supply trucks last week that carry up to 1,500 pounds of supplies to the field, according to an official.

April 3, 2017

In the near term the Marine Corps will set aside the bulk of its science and technology funding for autonomy, specifically looking at how to integrate that capability onto trucks, according to an official.

January 16, 2017

A new budget blueprint drawn up by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) would fund a massive military buildup by seeking an additional $430 billion in defense spending above what the Obama administration had planned for the next five years, Inside Defense has learned.

January 5, 2017

The Air Force is looking at armored ground vehicles to replace its Humvees that defend missile-launch sites, according to a request for information posted last month and subsequent news reports.

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