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Army Eyes Allies To Lighten Combat Vehicle Load

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FT. LAUDERDALE: The Army is looking to the international arms market to help alleviate budget pressures back home, a number of service officials said last week. “We have done a lot better” in terms of helping facilitate foreign military sales of Army hardware to allied forces, Kevin Fahey, program executive officer for Army combat support… Keep reading →

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Army Keeps Humvee Fleet Alive, Presses Ahead With JLTV

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FT. LAUDERDALE: With the Army’s Humvee modernization plan a thing of the past, service leaders now plan to pour billions into sustaining what’s left of the venerable combat truck fleet. The current roster of combat-ready Humvees in the Army’s arsenal is “still sustainable” to carry out a wide range of missions, from air assault ops… Keep reading →

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Boeing’s ‘Hummingbird’ Out of Mix For New Marine Corps Drone

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CORRECTED We deeply regret the several corrections this story has required. We spoke with NavAir to ensure it now accurately reflects events at the time. FT. LAUDERDALE: Boeing’s premiere helicopter drone is out of the mix to become the Marine Corps’ new unmanned aerial cargo hauler. Company officials are negotiating with their NAVAIR counterparts to… Keep reading →

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Army Goes World of Warcraft; Virtual Training To Soften Budget Cut Pain

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How do you modernize without money? Army brass are test-driving a new message at the annual Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) conference in Fort Lauderdale: Modernization is about more than new equipment – which, by the way, we can’t afford. There are plenty of other things we can do to keep our cutting edge.… Keep reading →

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Army Ground Combat Vehicle Back On Track, Program Chief Says

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FT. LAUDERDALE: The Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle is back on schedule despite a nearly nine-month delay due to an industry protest bid, according to the top officer in charge of the effort. The Army says it is in position to have a GCV platform in production within the next seven years, Project Manager Col. Andrew… Keep reading →

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Army Avoids ‘Radical Reshaping’ Of Vehicle Fleet, Despite Budget Cuts

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FT. LAUDERDALE: The Army’s sizable combat vehicle fleet will remain largely intact despite ongoing efforts inside the Pentagon to reshape the service into a post-Afghanistan force. While the Army may not be able to buy the amount of new vehicles or modernize the number of legacy systems it wants, the service’s overall combat vehicle strategy… Keep reading →

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