UAE is ready to take thousands of used MRAP vehicles

The UAE plans to acquire 4,500 used MRAP package from US military surplus, to improve force protection and protected mobility for land forces. The emirate is also planning to add a ballistic missile regiment, equipped with 12 HIMARS mobile launchers and 100 ATACMS ballistic guided missiles

Searching New Home for 13,000 MRAPs

While pentagon planners are hoping to save money by scrapping thousands of mine resistant armor protected (MRAP) vehicles bought only few years ago for...

JLTV Programs Enters The Final Round of Testing

Full-pace, full-scope testing of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes began Sept. 3 and will last for 14 months. Each of the three vendors...

Combat Vehicle Modernization

The absence of new programs provided exhibitors an opportunity to highlight improvement to existing platforms. Among the combat vehicles displayed at AUSA were the M-109 Paladin Improved Mobility (PIM) and Bradley, both included in the US Army’s Enhanced Capability Programs (ECP).

UAE Orders 750 M-ATV Vehicles from Oshkosh Corporation

The UAE is buying 750 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs). Deliveries will commence between January and August 2013, pending standard regulatory requirements. The contract grants the UAE options for more vehicles in the future.

The Big Wheels are Rolling Again at Eurosatory 2012

The trend toward wheeled armored fighting vehicles (AFV) continues, despite vehicles becoming ever heavier. This article published in Defense-Update's Eurosatory Preview outlines the new trends reflected by the various vehicles displayed at Eurosatory 2012

Where are the MRAP Going?

With missions in Iraq completed and Afghanistan drawing down, the Army hasn’t decided what to do with these monsters, available in many variants, from the massive Cougar to the all-terrain vehicle M-ATV, some are torn out by years of harsh service, others brand new, as they haven’t travelled a mile yet.

Research: Armored Vehicles Market to Shrink by one Billion US$ over...

Market research company ICD predicts the global market for armored and counter IED vehicles which was valued at US$25.1 billion in 2011 will decline...

JLTV Programs Enters the Final Phase

Preparing for the next phase in the Joint Light Tactical vehicle (JLTV) program, the U.S. Army Tacom Life Cycle Management Command in Warren Michigan gathered five bids yesterday, for the upcoming 27 month Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase.

GD Expands Tactical Vehicles Offering With FPI Merger

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) is widening its tactical armored vehicles portfolio with the acquisition of Force Protection Inc. (FPI). GDLS is a leading...

Revised JLTV Set to Reshuffle Teams, Attract New Commercial Bidders

The latest Army-Marine Corps solicitation for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) replacement of the Humvee isn't a refinement of the previous approach, it's...

Sporty performance parameters and budget-cost cap burden JLTV program

The U.S. Army has just published its long-anticipated Request for Proposal (RFP) for the next phase of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program....

Oshkosh Defense Unveils the Light All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV)

Oshkosh Defense has unveiled today the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV), a new class of vehicle designed to meet the military’s new trend...

Force Protection’s Timberwolf Pursue Canadian TAPV Program

The Tactical Armored Patrol vehicle (TAPV) program of the Canadian Army is picking steam as the deadline for proposals nears. Force protection announced yesterday its offer submission for the program. The company is offering the ‘Timberwolf’, a 6x6 variant of the battle proven Cougar. A contract award to the final selected bidder for the TAPV requirement is currently expected by the second quarter of 2012.