29 Jun '14, 5pm

US Armored Vehicle Battle Intensifies

US Armored Vehicle Battle Intensifies

WASHINGTON — The US Army is threatening to slash modernization funding for Stryker, Abrams and Bradley vehicles if the service is forced to halt a $10 billion program to replace thousands of M113 infantry carriers. The possibility of a pause to the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) program was raised last week, when news surfaced that language might be included in a Senate defense appropriations bill that would force the Army to rewrite its requirements. In what is shaping up as a struggle between defense industry heavyweights, their lobbyists and members of Congress with their own parochial interests, the AMPV program is becoming a bellwether for how much influence Congress can wield over the requirements process during a defense drawdown, and what implications that might have for the future. A key US Senate budget committee will consider the language when it marks up ...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140629/DEFREG02/3062...

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