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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

September 17, 2010 | Inside the Army

Oshkosh Defense Corp. recently announced it received a $259 million contract award to supply more than 2,000 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles trucks and trailers to the Army under a new order from Tank and Automotive Command Life Cycle Management Command.

September 17, 2010 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee has docked nearly 40 percent of the Defense Department's fiscal year 2011 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle funding request, stripping $31.4 million from Army and Marine Corps research-and-development accounts because it believes DOD's plan to award key contracts late in the fiscal year will not materialize until early FY-12.

The Pentagon is seeking $84.6 million for JLTV development in FY-11. JLTV is intended as a replacement for the Defense Department's massive inventory of humvees.

September 14, 2010 | Daily News

Despite trimming $8 billion from the Obama administration's fiscal year 2011 defense spending request, the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee plans on fully funding many of the Army's ground and aerial vehicle platforms and providing additional funding to some programs, according to statement issued today by the subcommittee.

The subcommittee met this morning to consider the administration's FY-11 request. The full Senate Appropriations Committee will meet Thursday afternoon to consider the subcommittee's bill.

September 10, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army and Lockheed Martin are using a senator's support and what one service official called some "creative contracting" to shepherd a cargo-carrying unmanned ground vehicle toward field testing during combat in Afghanistan early next year, according to service and industry officials.

September 03, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army is seeking feedback from industry on plans to quickly field a robotic vehicle that would follow small groups of soldiers around on the battlefields of Afghanistan to carry their equipment, according to a notice published on the Federal Business Opportunities website today.

September 03, 2010 | Inside the Army

Oshkosh recently showcased its autonomous Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles Load Handling Systems truck, equipped with its patented TerraMax self-driving technology.

September 03, 2010 | Inside the Army

A recent report on the advisability of converting the Army's tactical truck fleet to hybrid electric vehicles found that while the technology is feasible, it remains too expensive and too risky to warrant any action other than further study.

September 01, 2010 | Daily News

BAE Systems has won a $629 million contract to upgrade 1,700 Caiman Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, increasing their survivability and mobility, according to a company statement.

August 27, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army's tactical wheeled vehicle portfolio review is expected to be completed within the next month, according to two senior service leaders who helped create the service's TWV Acquisition Strategy and say the future of the fleet will include an emphasis on management and recapitalization.

August 27, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army recently acquired Oshkosh Corp's first model of next-generation cargo vehicles known as the Palletized Load System A1, which features design improvements to make the vehicle more secure and robust "for logistics missions that face increased combat exposure," according to a statement released by the company.

August 24, 2010 | Daily News

The Army recently acquired Oshkosh Corp's first model of next-generation cargo vehicles known as the Palletized Load System A1, which features design improvements to make the vehicle more secure and robust "for logistics missions that face increased combat exposure," according to a statement released by the company.

The initial delivery of 11 vehicles is part of an order for more than 725 PLS vehicles issued under the Army’s existing Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles contract. Production for the order is scheduled to be completed in September 2011.

August 24, 2010 | Daily News

Oshkosh Corp. was recently awarded a $40.7 million Army contract to produce explosively formed penetrator protection kits for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicles, according to a Defense Department announcement.

More than 290 kits will be produced with the estimated completion date of May 31, 2012, the announcement states. Work is to be performed in Oshkosh, WI. Five bids were solicited with five bids received. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management is the contracting authority.

August 20, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Army has sent Congress a new acquisition strategy for its massive fleet of tactical wheeled vehicles, advocating a "buy less, more often" approach and detailing its plans to "achieve the right mix of variants while modernizing to a 'scalable armor' fleet."

August 20, 2010 | Inside the Army

AM General recently received a $619 million contract to produce and deliver 2,562 up-armored humvees for the Afghanistan police force and the "national guard," according to a Defense Department contract announcement.

August 18, 2010 | Daily News

The Defense Department has adjusted its $1.6 trillion portfolio of major weapon systems being developed and acquired, formally ushering in 11 new programs and completing paperwork on four major efforts whose procurement runs are complete or nearly finished.

August 17, 2010 | Daily News

The Army has sent Congress a new acquisition strategy for its massive fleet of tactical wheeled vehicles, advocating a "buy less, more often" approach and detailing its plans to "achieve the right mix of variants while modernizing to a 'scalable armor' fleet."

The 34-page report, dated June but only sent to Congress this week, states plainly that funding is a major factor in the Army's plans to buy less more often.

August 13, 2010 | Inside the Army

BAE Systems recently received $170 million in delivery orders to produce 32 U.S. Special Operations Command variants of its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle and to upgrade 250 existing BAE variants headed to Afghanistan, according to a statement from the company.

July 30, 2010 | Inside the Army

With only one piece of military excess equipment shipped from Iraq to local authorities in the United States so far, an organization representing U.S. states says it has trouble securing even a modest amount of usable equipment from the tens of thousands of articles military officials plan to leave behind.

July 30, 2010 | Inside the Army

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) last week questioned a Quadrennial Defense Review independent panel's findings of sufficiency in Army force structure, given the stress placed on the service by two wars.

July 30, 2010 | Inside the Navy
The Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement program can easily develop the technology needed to improve the truck's mileage by 15 to 20 percent, program officials say, but they are still unsure whether the efficiency initiative can compete for funds with hardware requirements.

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