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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

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.

January 25, 2016

Oshkosh Corp. and the U.S. government filed court papers last week requesting a federal judge to not grant Lockheed Martin a motion that would stop work on the multibillion-dollar Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract.

January 8, 2016

Lockheed Martin believes its proposal for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program was unfairly evaluated by the Army in the category of reliability, according to redacted court documents.

November 20, 2015

The Army and General Motors are debuting a modified Chevrolet Colorado truck featuring hydrogen fuel cells as its propulsion system, the company announced last week.

November 13, 2015

Michigan state lawmakers are asking Congress and the Army to speed up funding for upgrades to the humvee fleet, citing safety concerns stemming from rollover accidents, according to a recent petition.

November 13, 2015

Government auditors have determined the Army and Marine Corps "appropriately" addressed affordability of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, but are urging the services to take additional steps as the program progresses.

November 11, 2015

The two-year budget deal enacted last week will require the Pentagon to execute a spending plan in fiscal year 2017 that is $14.9 billion short of the amount originally sought, a decrement that will curtail desired investments to develop new “third-offset” capabilities, but not likely to disrupt acquisition plans for the portfolio of legacy big ticket weapons programs.

November 4, 2015

The Army will hold off on making any decisions about a potential humvee-upgrade program until a study of the future fleet of light tactical vehicles is completed, according to a key service official.

October 27, 2015

The proposed two-year budget would raise the statutory caps on the Pentagon's base budget by $38.2 billion in fiscal years 2016 and 2017, handing the Defense Department a short-term victory for plans to propel modernization spending toward pre-sequester levels, boosting prospects for numerous big-ticket weapons programs in fiscal year 2016.