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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

July 22, 2016

The Army is working to address delamination of transparent armor in its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet, Inside the Army has learned.

July 22, 2016

The Marine Corps hopes to modify its performance specification for transparent armor over the next three to four months as the service's first wave of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles are in reset at depots across the country.

July 15, 2016

The Marine Corps is awaiting analysis on safety risks identified from its urgent acquisition of the Automatic Fire Extinguishing System for the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, according to the service.

July 8, 2016

The Army wants to accelerate the start of a new program to develop a combat tow truck that can haul more than 80 tons -- to replace the current Heavy Equipment Transporter System that can pull 70 tons -- by using fiscal year 2016 funds to kick-start an engineering study that previously was planned to begin in FY-17.

July 6, 2016

The Marine Corps is seeking a solution from industry on faulty transparent armor ballistic glass across the tactical wheeled vehicle fleet, Inside Defense has learned.

June 21, 2016

The Marine Corps is looking to modernize the Combat Convoy Simulator it uses for operational deployment training, which includes updating hardware components and a weapon system software refresh, according to the service.

June 6, 2016

After years in a "comfort zone" based on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has "started to turn the table" toward building decisive action readiness, according to the service's deputy chief of staff for logistics.

May 20, 2016

Army officials are expected to hold an industry day in June to help finalize the requirements for an upcoming program to redesign the fleet of medium-sized cargo haulers.

May 13, 2016

The Army plans to use the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, slated to begin deliveries late this year, to serve as its Light Reconnaissance Vehicle on an interim basis, according to two generals with knowledge of the situation.

May 10, 2016

An Army official overseeing the service's organic industrial base says there is sufficient capacity to recapitalize active-duty humvee ambulances in greater numbers, though the plan, proposed by lawmakers recently, is still hypothetical.

April 26, 2016

Lawmakers have proposed $50 million to recapitalize ambulance variants of active-Army humvees, pushing the service to consider expanding the program in future years.

April 8, 2016

Despite schedule delays documented in a recent report to lawmakers, the Army believes the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will be available for soldiers and Marines years earlier than initially planned.

March 24, 2016

The Defense Department reported a net increase of $4.5 billion over the last year in total program cost for its entire portfolio of major weapon system programs -- a collection of 79 big-ticket projects that accounted for $73 billion in the fiscal year 2016 budget -- with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the Pentagon's single biggest acquisition, notching the largest reduction in estimated acquisition cost.

March 8, 2016

The Marine Corps does not have any near-term plans to upgrade its humvee fleet but, if needed, the service has developed four concept designs that can be used to purchase kits within one year, according to service officials.

March 4, 2016

The Marine Corps does not have any near-term plans to upgrade its humvee fleet but, if needed, the service has developed four concept designs that can be used to purchase kits within one year, according to service officials.

February 26, 2016

The Army has increased the number of MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles slated for upgrade to the newest configuration standard, according to a notice filed Feb. 19 on the Federal Business Opportunities website.

February 11, 2016

The Marine Corps' top official says the service chose to cut its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle purchase by 77 trucks in fiscal year 2017 to protect high-priority programs like the Amphibious Combat Vehicle. 

February 5, 2016

Textron Systems, angling for a foothold in the global humvee-upgrade market, announced this month that Ukraine is purchasing a few of its Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicles.

February 5, 2016

The Army and Lockheed Martin are continuing their judicial haggling over the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract protest, with newly published documents showing their respective arguments over a proposed $16 million "security" that the government wants the company to put up if its request for a preliminary injunction is granted.

February 1, 2016

A new report from the Pentagon's chief weapons tester revealed additional information on how the government determined that Oshkosh Defense should be awarded the multibillion-dollar Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract over Lockheed Martin and AM General.