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JLTVs Revving Up for the Final Test in August

Lockheed Martin, AM General and Oshkosh Defense are producing and preparing their Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) prototypes for the final test, scheduled to...

Lockheed Martin Tests Vehicle Launched DAGR

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated the ability of its DAGR laser guided rocket to launch from a ground vehicle during a series of flight tests...

SOCOM to Modernize its Tactical Vehicle Fleet

AM General is offering a beefed-up variant of the HMMWV, optimized for Special Operations.
As heavy combat vehicle programs are idling, modernization of the tactical vehicles is in progress, as the Army, Marine Corps and Special Operations Command plan to replace and reset their fleet of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV). Two vehicles classes are currently underway - the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), equipping the Army and US Marine Corps, and the Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 – replacing the HMMWVs operated by the Special Operations Command.

Vehicle Modernization Programs

Contrary to the Army planner’s foresight in the 2000s, this decade is not about grand programs, but on reconstruction, reconstitution and incremental building of...

JLTV Program Enters the Final Round

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program entered a new phase yesterday, with the award of $187 million in three contracts for the 27 months Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the program. Two independent contractors, Oshkosh Defense ($56 million) and AM general ($64 million) along with an industry team lead by Lockheed martin ($66 million) were selected to proceed to the EMD phase.

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.

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...

Navistar Introduces the Saratoga Light Tactical Vehicle

Navistar Defense introduced today the Saratoga light tactical vehicle at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Symposium today. The 10 ton vehicle has a payload of 3.2 tons including the four-passengers, plus an optional gunner accommodated in the armor and blast protected cab.

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....

Army Sets JLTV Target Price around $250,000

The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command has released the draft request for proposal (RFP) for the for the next phase of the Army/Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program. According to the current schedule, the Army plans to select the preferred teams for the Engineering and manufacturing Development (EMD) phase, by May 2012 with contract award to the winner expected by 2015.

U.S. & Canada Defense Update – October 4, 2011

CPOF to Become More Collaborative | KMAX to Begin Hauling Cargo for Marines in Afghanistan Next Month | Infantry Brigade Combat Teams to Get M777 Lightweight Howitzers | ATK-GD OTS Team to Deliver the marines with Precision Mortar Bombs | THAAD Hits Two Targets on the First Unit's Operational Qualification Test | Army Sets JLTV Target Price around $250,000 | Army to Cut CROWS Procurement by Half | BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman to Develop new Anti-Jam GPS Sensors | F-35B Performs First Landing at Sea

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