Land warfare and land combat weapons systems policies

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.

Agency Backs More Abrams for Iraq in ISIS Fight

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Agency Backs More Abrams for Iraq in ISIS Fight

The State Department approved a potential $2.4 billion sale of up to 175 more M1A1 Abrams tanks and other equipment to help Iraq fight Islamic extremists.

Army Opens Competition to Build Humvee Replacement

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, December 15th, 2014

Army Opens Competition to Build Humvee Replacement

The U.S. Army has officially begun the next round of competition to begin building a replacement to the iconic Humvee.

Army, Marine Corps Finish Testing JLTV Prototypes

By Brendan McGarry on Friday, November 21st, 2014

Army, Marine Corps Finish Testing JLTV Prototypes

Manufacturers are still waiting for the program office to release a request for proposals — initially expected this month — to begin the next round of competition.

Army Buys More Self-Propelled Howitzers

By Matthew Cox on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Army Buys More Self-Propelled Howitzers

The U.S. Army has awarded a $142 million contract to BAE Systems new M109A7 self-propelled howitzers and M992A3 ammunition carriers.

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