Land warfare and land combat weapons systems policies

Shyu: Temporary Funding Benefits Army Acquisition

By Brendan McGarry on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Shyu: Temporary Funding Benefits Army Acquisition

The U.S. Army’s top weapons buyer said temporary funding keeping the government open until December is a good thing for weapons acquisition programs.

Army: JLTV on Track Despite Budget Uncertainty

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Army: JLTV on Track Despite Budget Uncertainty

Officials said a program to replace a third of the Humvee fleet with new light-duty trucks remains on track despite uncertainty over future budget cuts.

DRS and Rafael Propose New Tank Active Protection System to Army

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

DRS and Rafael Propose New Tank Active Protection System to Army

DRS and Israeli-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems are asking the Army to consider acquiring the Trophy Active Protection System.

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.

Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

By Kris Osborn on Monday, October 13th, 2014

Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

The U.S. Army is engineering its Apache AH-64 attack helicopters with additional avionics, radar and sensor technology so that the aircraft can better function in a maritime environment

Army Steps Up Pacific Sea-Based Exercises

By Kris Osborn on Monday, October 13th, 2014

Army Steps Up Pacific Sea-Based Exercises

The Army plans to conduct more maritime exercises with Navy ships in the Pacific as part of the services’ rebalance to the region.

Army Needs More Money To Refit Strykers

By Richard Sisk on Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Army Needs More Money To Refit Strykers

Sequestration has snarled Army plans to refit Stryker Fighting Vehicles with V-hulls against the threat of roadside bombs.

Army Seeks New Trucks While Upgrading MRAPs

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Army Seeks New Trucks While Upgrading MRAPs

The U.S. Army is pressing ahead with plans to buy a replacement for the iconic Humvee, even as it upgrades heavier blast-resistant trucks now part of the fleet.

Army to Start Next JLTV Competition This Fall

By Brendan McGarry on Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Army to Start Next JLTV Competition This Fall

The Army plans to release a request for proposals this fall, possibly in November, and award a contract next summer, possibly in January.

Firms to Pitch Light-Duty Trucks at Marine Expo

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Firms to Pitch Light-Duty Trucks at Marine Expo

Lockheed Martin will be among the contractors discussing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program at this year’s Modern Day Marine expo.

Kendall Questions Number of Army Modernization Programs

By Michael Hoffman on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Kendall Questions Number of Army Modernization Programs

The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer said he’s “concerned” about the number of new weapons program, especially those within the Army.

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.

Militants Using Humvees from Iraq in Syria

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Militants Using Humvees from Iraq in Syria

The al Qaeda-splinter group, Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant, has bragged about its capture of Iraqi army equipment, including Humvees, blast-resistant trucks and tanks.

China Report: Carriers, Drones and Stealth Fighters Advancing

By Kris Osborn on Friday, June 6th, 2014

China Report: Carriers, Drones and Stealth Fighters Advancing

China’s military will likely have multiple aircraft carriers and thousands of guided ballistic missiles, according to the Pentagon’s annual China report.

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.

Army Plan For Pacific Still a Work In Progress

By Richard Sisk on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Army Plan For Pacific Still a Work In Progress

Army leaders have yet to settle on how to back up the rebalance of forces to the Pacific.

Air Force Funds Rescue Helicopter at Last Minute

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Air Force Funds Rescue Helicopter at Last Minute

Turns out, there is some money next year for a program to develop a replacement for the HH-60G Pave Hawk.

Drones, Helos and Ships Win in 2015 Budget

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Drones, Helos and Ships Win in 2015 Budget

The spending plan unveiled on March 4 calls for significant increases in spending on a handful of acquisition programs for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, particularly for the Navy.

Marine Budget Boosts Embassy Security Forces

By Richard Sisk on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Marine Budget Boosts Embassy Security Forces

The $22.8 billion Marine Corps budget request included funding for a major buildup of embassy security and quick reaction forces.

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.

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