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Combat Vehicles

May 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's unmanned combat vehicle rodeo in Texas included six companies, some of which offered more than one candidate, putting 10 robotic systems through their paces in a technological maturity assessment for the Robotic Combat Vehicle program.

May 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Army’s Synthetic Training Environment cross-functional team is "very encouraged" by its progress after the first 18 months of operation, this year completing user assessments for its next-generation helicopter and ground vehicle trainers and fielding a new training software to several units.

May 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Army has chosen Dynetics to build and test the 100-kilowatt High-Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator weapon system for Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, the company announced today.

April 25, 2019 | Daily News

COLUMBUS, GA -- The Army is holding a demonstration this week to test multiple add-on systems for the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport unmanned vehicle.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

General Dynamics, Boeing's defense business and Northrop Grumman today all reported sales boosts in the most recent quarter.

April 02, 2019 | Daily News

Army Secretary Mark Esper is telling the defense industrial base to get on board with the service's modernization goals amid concerns over the service's drastic reallocation of funds from legacy upgrades and other programs to the defined six priorities in its fiscal year 2020 budget.

March 28, 2019 | Daily News

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The program executive office for ground combat systems is expecting approval from the Army Requirements Oversight Council this week on three Stryker combat vehicle lethality upgrades.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Army wants to spend about $1 billion over its five-year defense plan to develop the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle and $470 million to prototype the Robotic Combat Vehicle, according to new details in the service's fiscal year 2020 budget request.

March 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is seeking to slow-roll procurement of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, its personnel carrier replacement, to save money for other modernization projects, cutting the number of vehicles it was projected to buy in fiscal year 2021.

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's $182.3 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request would advance key service priorities through new research and development projects, including funding for contract awards supporting the Next Generation Combat Vehicle program and completion of the initial design phase for a major helicopter replacement program.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

As the Army takes a running start toward preparing for multidomain battle in its fiscal year 2020 budget request -- rocketing to $57 billion for next-generation projects over the five-year defense plan -- the service's vehicle programs are the first to pay the bill, including the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's cross-functional teams in charge of managing the service's modernization priorities under Futures Command would get a total of $5.4 billion in research, development, test and evaluation funding the service has requested for fiscal year 2020, with some programs gaining significant boosts over what the service projected last year.

March 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Army's $182.3 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request would advance key service priorities through new research and development projects, including funding for contract awards supporting the Next Generation Combat Vehicle program and completion of the initial design phase for a major helicopter replacement program.

February 28, 2019 | Daily News

An Army official says Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle maker BAE Systems is mitigating "a handful of items" identified as issues with the vehicle's performance in the director of operational test and evaluation's latest annual report.

February 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps plans to move into the engineering and manufacturing development stage for its Organic Precision Fires-Mounted capability in fiscal year 2020, with a goal of fielding the system in FY-22.

February 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Army today announced it has chosen BAE Systems to participate in a "layered" active protection demonstration this summer following a successful performance in a test last fall.

February 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps' new Amphibious Combat Vehicle performed effectively in 15 out of 16 missions, according to the Defense Department's top weapons tester, but should look into alterations to improve its steering issues.

February 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle has moved into low-rate initial production, with the Army expecting to equip the first unit in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021, according to the service.

January 28, 2019 | Daily News

Some $15 million of fiscal year 2018 funds previously intended to upgrade a limited quantity of Vietnam-era M113 armored personnel carriers has been reprogrammed "to fund higher priorities," according to the Army's acquisition executive.

January 26, 2019 | Daily News

Army Secretary Mark Esper has directed an independent review of the service's next-generation anti-armor strategy, an assessment by a panel that recommends, among other things, investment strategies and design parameters for next-generation combat vehicles and supporting systems.

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