19 May '12, 3pm

U.S. Army to House: We Have Enough Vehicles

U.S. Army to House: We Have Enough Vehicles

It’s a rare thing for a U.S. military branch to tell Congress that it doesn’t want more money — or more modern equipment. But when it comes to continued congressional insistence that the Army needs more tanks and armored infantry carriers, that’s exactly what the head of the Army is doing. As part of its fiscal 2013 budget submission, the Army requested $148 million for upgrades to its BAE Systems-produced M2 Bradley fighting vehicle. The Republican-controlled House Armed Services Committee didn’t think that number was high enough, so it added $140 million to the bottom line to bring the proposal up to $288 million. Language in the House Appropriations defense subcommittee markup of the spending bill completed last week stated that while the committee supported the Army’s scheduled work to upgrade the track, suspension and forward-looking infrared systems on the Bradleys, ...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120519/DEFREG02/3051...

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