Land warfare and land combat weapons systems policies

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.

Army to Buy Small Boats to Expand Maritime Mission

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Army to Buy Small Boats to Expand Maritime Mission

The U.S. Army wants to buy a new fleet of small boats and upgrade existing watercraft, an official said.

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.

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