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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

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.
July 29, 2010 | Inside the Pentagon

The Marine Corps has launched its first-ever review of equipment accountability and visibility in Afghanistan to uncover and fix problems that prevent military leaders from accurately tracking the movement of Marine vehicles, weapons and other assets throughout the country.

July 23, 2010 | Inside the Army

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program continues to move ahead in its technology-development phase while the Army tweaks future requirements and as vehicles from three industry teams undergo various tests.