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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

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.

November 14, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army has begun a market survey for freight services supporting U.S. special operations forces in Western Africa, who for years have been running operations in the region under the catchall "counterterrorism" moniker.

November 11, 2014 | Daily News

The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory is looking to industry for vehicles capable of being transported in military aircraft.

November 11, 2014 | Daily News

The Marine Corps recently awarded Oshkosh Defense a $6.2 million contract to refurbish its Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement fleet.

October 31, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army is negotiating a sole-source contract with AM General that would send 50 up-armored humvees to the Iraqi military, which is trying to regain ground against the Islamic State terrorist militia.

October 17, 2014 | Inside the Army

As the Army crunches its report for Congress on the plans for its tactical wheeled vehicle fleets, officials are still debating whether they should upgrade humvees or buy additional Joint Light Tactical Vehicles instead.

October 17, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Army recently wrapped up its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle limited-user testing where soldiers performed three different mission cycles, and the Marine Corps will begin its experimentation soon, according to an Army official.

October 17, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Northrop Grumman pitched its humvee modernization solution last week during an annual Army conference contending it will cost the government about $145,000 per vehicle, according to a company executive.

October 10, 2014 | Inside the Army

A Northrop Grumman executive revealed last week that the company has designed and tested a new humvee chassis, anticipating a future Army requirement for a more resilient version of the vehicle despite a lack of service funds for such an effort.

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