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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

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.

January 29, 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.

January 29, 2015 | Daily News

Draft details of the fiscal year 2016 defense budget submission that have begun surfacing show which acquisition programs stand to gain most from the Pentagon's $585 billion request, which ignores the automatic cuts set to be triggered by sequestration, according to a draft briefing from the Defense Department comptroller's office.

January 23, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army says that a recently published amendment to the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle solicitation was meant to clarify inconsistencies in the document raised by contractors, not to introduce significant changes.

January 23, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Pentagon's top weapons tester is recommending modification of two major vehicle programs -- the Logistics Vehicle System Replacement and Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement - with the fixes requiring upgrades to both vehicle classes.

January 16, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Pentagon's latest annual testing report says the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle has a slow maneuver time from ship to shore and will prevent Marines from executing assault missions with tactical surprise.

January 09, 2015 | Inside the Army

Companies vying for a new Army-Marine Corps vehicle contract are making ample use of an opportunity to pose questions to the program office, following the release of a final solicitation last month.

December 19, 2014 | Daily News

The State Department has approved possible foreign military sales of 175 Abrams tanks to Iraq for $2.4 billion, along with 1,000 humvees for $579 million, according to recent announcements from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

December 19, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army has ordered 256 Oshkosh trucks of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles at a cost of $67 million, the company announced on Dec. 18.

December 12, 2014 | Inside the Army

House lawmakers last week approved a spending a bill giving generous plus-ups to Army vehicle manufacturers, including $160 million for humvee modifications in the Army National Guard.

December 05, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army has released yet another draft industry solicitation for the major Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, surprising some who had expected a final version.

November 26, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army has published a handy guide summarizing the draft
criteria by which contractors will be evaluated in the race to build the Joint
Light Tactical Vehicle.

November 25, 2014 | Daily News

When defense contractors compile their bids for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, the ensuing haggling over intellectual property costs could be the first major test of a key Pentagon policy.

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