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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

May 19, 2015 | Daily News

Sticking to the GOP budget resolution, the House Appropriations defense subcommittee will vote Wednesday on a fiscal year 2016 spending bill that provides $578.6 billion in national security funding, including an $88.4 billion overseas contingency operations account for the Defense Department.

May 08, 2015 | Inside the Navy

As the Marine Corps draws down from Afghanistan the service is looking to install improved emergency egress lighting kits for its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles that will be used as training assets, according to a service spokesman.

May 05, 2015 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is looking to industry to provide a design improvement and performance upgrade for its emergency egress lighting kit installed on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, according to a recent request for information.

April 17, 2015 | Inside the Army

A top Army operations official last week acknowledged that budget limitations are affecting the service's ability to fund an ultra-light vehicle, with few big-ticket programs available from which to redirect funds toward such an effort.

April 10, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army is set to open conversations with the three contractors bidding for production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, although haggling over a potential purchase of data rights will not occur until after a contract is awarded, according to a service official.

April 07, 2015 | Daily News

A new Army initiative aims to buy and evaluate advanced robotics technology to better inform requirements for the service's fleet of unmanned ground systems.

April 03, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army is seeking bomb-jamming devices for Afghanistan's fleet of tactical vehicles, with the aim that such systems would be delivered before the United States finishes reducing its military presence in the country.

March 20, 2015 | Inside the Army

Army acquisition chief Heidi Shyu says she is confident the Army will get a favorable data-rights deal in the acquisition of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

March 13, 2015 | Inside the Army

Very few of the companies who form the tactical wheeled vehicle industrial base qualify as "critical" suppliers in the Army's view, according to a service report for Congress.

March 11, 2015 | Daily News

The United States has committed an additional $75 million in nonlethal military aid to Ukraine, including more than 200 humvees and a number of unmanned surveillance aircraft, according to Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

February 26, 2015 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is reevaluating whether it will fund a humvee upgrade program in its fiscal year 2017 budget process due to a tactical vehicle gap the service expects to face while waiting for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to enter the fleet, according to a top official.

February 25, 2015 | Inside the Pentagon

Enemy attacks destroyed 83 wheeled vehicles the United States purchased for the Afghan National Security Forces before they could be delivered, according to a letter to lawmakers.

February 25, 2015 | Daily News

The Army will attempt to shield two vehicle programs from budget cuts that could be triggered in fiscal year 2016 unless Congress acts, according to service Secretary John McHugh.

February 25, 2015 | Daily News

General Dynamics Land Systems continues to seek congressional cover for efforts to angle into the Army's ongoing $12.8 billion M113 infantry carrier replacement program, most recently garnering support from more than 30 lawmakers who back the company's argument that a wheeled Stryker ambulance is safer than a tracked vehicle when transporting soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to government officials and documents.

February 10, 2015 | Daily News

Three defense contractors competing to build the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle for the Army and the Marine Corps have announced the submissions of their proposals to the government.

February 02, 2015 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking $7.2 billion for weapon systems procurement as part of its FY-16 overseas contingency operations spending request, a package that includes $3.7 billion in classified spending, with the balance spread across more than 100 projects that includes nearly $400 million for modifications to the U.S. military's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) truck fleet.

February 02, 2015 | Daily News

The Army's $126.5 billion fiscal year 2016 base budget request sets modest expectations for near-term modernization spending, professing instead to focus on a new generation of capabilities for the next decade.

February 02, 2015 | Daily News

The Defense Department is requesting $177 billion for weapon systems modernization in fiscal year 2016, which includes $107.7 billion for procurement and $69.8 billion for research, development, test and evaluation, according DOD budget documents released Monday.

January 30, 2015 | Inside the Army

An Army project seeks to up the ante in explosive power for a planned September blast test of a single-piece forged aluminum vehicle hull, an official said.

January 30, 2015 | Daily News

Debate over the size and shape of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2016 budget will begin in earnest next week, and one of the salient questions surrounding the new DOD spending plan is whether the Obama administration will retain plans to increase weapon system development and procurement spending by roughly $20 billion compared to FY-15 -- spending that would exceed statutory appropriation caps.