Land warfare and land combat weapons systems policies

Lockheed, AM General May Protest JLTV Award

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Lockheed, AM General May Protest JLTV Award

Defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin and Humvee-maker AM General may protest the Army’s decision to award a contract to truck-maker Oshkosh to build a Humvee replacement.

Oshkosh Wins $6.7 Billion JLTV Contract

By Brendan McGarry on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Oshkosh Wins $6.7 Billion JLTV Contract

Oshkosh Corp. on Tuesday won a $6.7 billion military contract to begin building a replacement for the iconic Humvee called the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

Army Reserve Chief Welcomes Plan to Boost War Funding

By Brendan McGarry on Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Army Reserve Chief Welcomes Plan to Boost War Funding

Unlike some of the Pentagon’s top military and civilian leaders, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley said he welcomes a plan to boost war funding.

Army: New Night Vision Strategy Saves Millions

By Matthew Cox on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Army: New Night Vision Strategy Saves Millions

Army equipment officials are preaching about a new acquisition strategy that they say will mean better night vision gear for soldiers at a much cheaper price.

No ‘Mission Creep’ Yet In Iraq Says Odierno

By Richard Sisk on Friday, June 12th, 2015

No ‘Mission Creep’ Yet In Iraq Says Odierno

The deployment of 450 more troops could serve as the prototype for other bases and not be seen as “mission creep” in Iraq.

Army Tries Again to Replace or Upgrade Bradley Fighting Vehicle

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Army Tries Again to Replace or Upgrade Bradley Fighting Vehicle

Army is again starting from the beginning in exploring a Bradley replacement. Will it be more successful this go around?

Odierno: JLTV is ‘Central Piece’ of Future Army

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, June 8th, 2015

Odierno: JLTV is ‘Central Piece’ of Future Army

The U.S. Army’s top officer said the new light-duty vehicle slated to replace the iconic Humvee is a key part of the future ground force.

Petraeus Disagrees with Carter, Says Iraqis Have ‘Will To Fight’

By Richard Sisk on Monday, June 1st, 2015

Petraeus Disagrees with Carter, Says Iraqis Have ‘Will To Fight’

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus disagreed with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s charge that the Iraqis lacked the will to fight.

Congress Seeks to Arm U.S. Allies in the Pacific to Counter China

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Congress Seeks to Arm U.S. Allies in the Pacific to Counter China

Lawmakers are hoping to arm and train U.S. allies in the Pacific as a way to counter China’s increasingly assertive behavior in the region.

Pentagon Taps Milley as Next Army Chief of Staff

By Matthew Cox on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Pentagon Taps Milley as Next Army Chief of Staff

The Pentagon chief today named Gen. Mark Milley – a leader with a strong background in light infantry and Special Forces – to replace Gen. Raymond Odierno.

US Army: Vietnam-Era M113 Won’t be Replaced until the 2020s

By Brendan McGarry on Friday, April 3rd, 2015

US Army: Vietnam-Era M113 Won’t be Replaced until the 2020s

U.S. Army generals suggested the M113 will remain in the inventory — and inside the wire — for another decade until the Vietnam-era tracked vehicle is retired.

US Army Eyes Ukraine Conflict for Intel on Russian Military Technology

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

US Army Eyes Ukraine Conflict for Intel on Russian Military Technology

The U.S. Army is working to glean intelligence on Russian military technology from the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces.

General Says Army Must Stop Banking on ‘Leap-Ahead’ Technology

By Matthew Cox on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

General Says Army Must Stop Banking on ‘Leap-Ahead’ Technology

The U.S. Army’s advanced technology czar said that the service must focus on accelerating the innovation of attainable technologies.

Marines Shelve Humvee Upgrades Due to Budget Cuts

By Brendan McGarry on Friday, March 20th, 2015

Marines Shelve Humvee Upgrades Due to Budget Cuts

The U.S. Marine Corps has decided to shelve a planned upgrade of its Humvee fleet due to budget cuts, an official said.

Marines Defend New Wheeled Amphibious Vehicle Design

By Matthew Cox on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Marines Defend New Wheeled Amphibious Vehicle Design

Lawmakers voiced concerns about the Marine Corps’ new amphibious vehicle, questioning the service’s selection of wheels over the tracked design.

Pentagon Speeds Shipment of M-16s and MRAPS to Iraqi Army

By Richard Sisk on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Pentagon Speeds Shipment of M-16s and MRAPS to Iraqi Army

The Pentagon is sending about 10,000 M16s and 250 MRAPs to Iraq under a new program to rush the deal through the State Department.

Firms Bid on U.S. Military’s Humvee Replacement Program

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Firms Bid on U.S. Military’s Humvee Replacement Program

Companies hoping the build production models of the U.S. military’s Humvee replacement have submitted their final bids.

Army Asks for More Money to Upgrade Abrams Tanks

By Michael Hoffman on Monday, February 9th, 2015

Army Asks for More Money to Upgrade Abrams Tanks

The Army asked for 50 percent more funding than it did last year in the defense budget proposal.

Will Upgraded Iraqi Abrams Tanks Survive Missile Attacks?

By Brendan McGarry on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Will Upgraded Iraqi Abrams Tanks Survive Missile Attacks?

As the U.S. mulls another sale of American-made tanks to Iraq, it’s weighing enhancements to the hulking tracked vehicles.

BAE Wins $1.2B Contract to Build M113 Replacement

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

BAE Wins $1.2B Contract to Build M113 Replacement

British defense contractor BAE Systems won a potential $1.2 billion contract from the Army to build a replacement to the Vietnam War-era M113 armored personnel carrier.

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