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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

July 25, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army's top uniformed acquisition official expressed his support for the vehicle industrial base at a recent breakfast, saying the lack of a sustained investment in American manufacturing leaves the United States and its soldiers at risk.

July 25, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps is canceling its humvee upgrade program and will instead invest the money into the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, according to congressional and service sources.

July 18, 2014 | Inside the Army

Concerned that the Army's plan to cease buying trucks from the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles in fiscal year 2015, only to resume procurement two years later, is shortsighted, Senate appropriators want the service to launch an investigation into how it budgets its priorities.

July 15, 2014 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee has supported an array of Pentagon weapons programs in its $549.3 billion military spending bill for fiscal year 2015, including the Air Force's fleet of A-10 aircraft; the Army's combat vehicle industrial base; and the Navy's modernization of USS George Washington (CVN 73) and fleet of EA-18G Growlers.

July 03, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army this month expects to host a series of one-on-one meetings with defense industry contractors to discuss the recently released draft request for proposals for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle's full-rate production phase, according to a government notice.

July 03, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army is looking for companies interested in participating in an initiative that seeks to better integrate communications equipment onto vehicles, according to a recently released government notice.

June 30, 2014 | Daily News

The Office of the Secretary of Defense in a new assessment finds the effort to develop a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle -- a program with the second-largest claim on future Army modernization funding – "appears on track to meet its objectives," according to a Pentagon official.

June 27, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Defense Department's $58.6 billion fiscal year 2015 overseas contingency operations request sent to Congress last week asks for $1.3 billion in additional spending on Army systems, with $545 million slated for tactical vehicles, according to budget documents released last week.

June 27, 2014 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking an additional $6.1 billion for new weapons as part of a $58.6 billion fiscal year 2015 Overseas Contingency Operations spending package, hoping to replenish ammunition expended during operations in Afghanistan, replace aircraft and vehicles lost in combat and lift the administration's total FY-15 weapons modernization request from $154 billion to $160 billion.

June 20, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps will not decrease its medium heavy tactical vehicle inventory as the service shrinks its force and the war ends in Afghanistan, according to a service official.

June 13, 2014 | Inside the Army

House appropriators have again injected $100 million in unrequested funds into the Army's budget to pay for National Guard humvee upgrades.

May 30, 2014 | Inside the Army

Oshkosh Defense unveiled a new, lighter version of its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle at an industry conference in Canada last week, according to a company announcement.

May 23, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps recently awarded a $52 million contract modification to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for the Light Armored Vehicle mobility and obsolescence upgrade integration program, according to a company spokesman.

May 23, 2014 | Inside the Army

The State Department notified Congress last week that AM General is poised to close a $556 million foreign military sale with Mexico for 3,335 humvees, according to a May 16 notice from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

May 23, 2014 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee sought to protect most of the Army's acquisition programs in the $514 billion defense authorization legislation it passed this week, though it defied the service's wishes and moved to recommend the establishment of an independent commission to study the Army's controversial aviation restructure and force reduction strategy.

May 16, 2014 | Inside the Army

The State Department has approved a potential $100 million foreign military sale of 200 up-armored humvees to Iraq to protect its oil infrastructure from terrorist attacks, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

May 16, 2014 | Inside the Army

Oshkosh Defense announced last week that it had integrated its TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle technology onto its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle to demonstrate its potential in route-clearance missions.

May 09, 2014 | Inside the Army

Industry executives are worried that the U.S. military may begin flooding the international market with free excess armored vehicles from the drawdown in Afghanistan, hurting companies' foreign military sales opportunities abroad.

May 09, 2014 | Inside the Army

Heidi Shyu, the Army's acquisition chief, last week praised the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle as a "model" program that would serve to instruct the service in future procurements.

May 09, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army has awarded Northrop Grumman a $27 million contract to produce more than 600 network A-kits for use on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles, according to a recent Defense Department notice.

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