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Army Will Buy More Strykers with Double V-Hulls

By Matthew Cox on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Army Will Buy More Strykers with Double V-Hulls

The U.S. Army is outfitting another one of its Stryker Brigade Combat Team with Double V-Hull vehicles to better protect them from enemy bombs.

Marines to Get Fewer Assault Ships

By Matthew Cox on Friday, July 25th, 2014

Marines to Get Fewer Assault Ships

The Corps needs 38 amphibious assault ships for crisis-response missions around the world but the sea service will likely have to settle for 33.

GDLS Won’t Compete in Army’s AMPV Program

By Matthew Cox on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

GDLS Won’t Compete in Army’s AMPV Program

General Dynamics Land Systems recently announced it will not compete in the U.S. Army’s AMPV competition.

Pentagon Defends Cutting Guard’s Combat Aircraft

By Matthew Cox on Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Pentagon Defends Cutting Guard’s Combat Aircraft

Lawmakers criticized the Pentagon’s plan to strip the National Guard of the AH-64 Apache and the A-10 Warthog.

Army 2015 Budget Kills GCV, Cuts Readiness

By Matthew Cox on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Army 2015 Budget Kills GCV, Cuts Readiness

Army budget officials presented a spending plan that cuts readiness and kills the Ground Combat Vehicle.

Lockheed to Sell Special-Ops C-130s to Civilians

By Matthew Cox on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Lockheed to Sell Special-Ops C-130s to Civilians

Lockheed Martin is planning to offer a civilian version of the C-130J Super Hercules, an aircraft designed for Special Operations Command.

Guard Chief: Active and Guard Are Interchangeable

By Matthew Cox on Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Guard Chief: Active and Guard Are Interchangeable

The chief of the National Guard warned against cutting his force too drastically, arguing that the Pentagon needs the Guard now more than it ever did prior to 9–11.

Ohio Study to Guide Air Force UAS Flights over U.S.

By Matthew Cox on Monday, December 9th, 2013

Ohio Study to Guide Air Force UAS Flights over U.S.

Next year, the state of Ohio will complete a study designed to help the Air Force figure out its plan for flying unmanned aerial systems inside U.S. airspace.

Retire B-1 Fleet to Save Future Bombers: Defense Experts

By Matthew Cox on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Retire B-1 Fleet to Save Future Bombers: Defense Experts

Washington’s leading defense think tanks recommend slashing legacy bomber fleets to save money to develop the next generation bomber.

Benning Teams with University to Study Free-Flying UAS

By Matthew Cox on Monday, June 10th, 2013

Benning Teams with University to Study Free-Flying UAS

The service joined with Georgia Tech to study how unmanned systems can fly together in groups without human involvement, a concept known as “swarming.”

Marine Corps Insists on High Speed ACV

By Matthew Cox on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Marine Corps Insists on High Speed ACV

Congress questions how the Marine Corps will be able to deliver high speed ship-to-shore vessel on budget and on time.

Army Defends GCV, Keeps Lakota Stateside

By Matthew Cox on Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Army Defends GCV, Keeps Lakota Stateside

Leadership continued to try to protect its top vehicle modernization priority as Congress grilled them on the cost and need of a Bradley replacement.

DARPA Outlines Plans To Develop Cyber Weapons

By Matthew Cox on Thursday, April 25th, 2013

DARPA Outlines Plans To Develop Cyber Weapons

DARPA director explains plan to upgrade the research agency’s framework and focus on future equipment that includes offensive cyber weapons.

Sequestration Threatens Embassy Security Additions

By Matthew Cox on Friday, April 19th, 2013

Sequestration Threatens Embassy Security Additions

Plans to increase the number of Marine security details at U.S. embassies is in danger because of budget cuts, Marine leaders said.

Budget blunder: GCV delayed 1 year, not 18 months

By Matthew Cox on Friday, April 12th, 2013

Budget blunder: GCV delayed 1 year, not 18 months

Army officials correct confusion and explain that an analyst error led to announcement of 18-month delay to the Army’s top vehicle modernization priority.

Pentagon Updates its European Drawdown Plan

By Matthew Cox on Monday, March 4th, 2013

Pentagon Updates its European Drawdown Plan

The Defense Department recently released a list of the European-based units it plans to close down or relocate though 2016.

Army Bradley Replacement Safe from Sequestration

By Matthew Cox on Friday, March 1st, 2013

Army Bradley Replacement Safe from Sequestration

The Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle will likely survive the next decade of mandatory defense spending cuts if acquisition officials get there way.

AMC commander pushes for more FMS

By Matthew Cox on Friday, February 22nd, 2013

AMC commander pushes for more FMS

Army Gen. Dennis Via explains the need to keep the defense industrial base afloat through an added boon of foreign military sales.

Army to add more infantry battalions in 2013

By Matthew Cox on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Army to add more infantry battalions in 2013

Army leaders don’t expect budget cuts to affect plans to add a third maneuver battalion and engineer support to its BCTs.

Army’s network evaluations set for a reboot

By Matthew Cox on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Army’s network evaluations set for a reboot

The desert exercises that Army leaders have lauded for saving the service billions in acquisition dollars is set to face cost and manpower scrutiny.

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