The House has approved legislation that could permit termination of the Marine Corps' multibillion-dollar amphibious Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, giving Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates a victory in his attempt to reduce Pentagon spending on costly or unneeded programs.

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  • With eye on China, Japan slowly building amphibious force with help of US Marines
    It is the third group of Japanese troops to do amphibious training alongside the U.S. Marines, Garn said. The training — under the auspices of the Japanese Observer Exchange Program — allows ... fiscal year 2014 defense budget included funding to ...
    08/7/2014 - 1:05 pm | View Link
  • U.S. Marines aim to move ahead with new combat vehicle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps aims to kick off a competition for a new wheeled amphibious combat vehicle ... the service's budget request to fund the program. The service also plans to continue research efforts on a vehicle that would ...
    04/2/2014 - 3:12 pm | View Link
  • U.S. Marines aim to move ahead with new combat vehicle
    WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps aims to kick off a competition for a new wheeled amphibious combat vehicle in ... fiscal 2019. The program will be modest replacement for the tracked Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle that was being ...
    04/2/2014 - 2:39 pm | View Link
  • Commitment to Swimming Vehicle Throws Off Marines’ Tight Modernization Schedule
    The amphibious combat vehicle program was allotted $95 ... Obama administration’s fiscal year 2014 budget request of $137 million in research, development, test and evaluation funding for ACV. This time the House Appropriations Committee is calling ...
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  • United States Marine Corps
    The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection, using the mobility of the United ...
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  • Marine Corps Scraps Tracks For Amphibious Combat Vehicle
    The Marine Corps is walking away from the high-speed Amphibious Combat Vehicle it envisioned – at least for the time being – but Marine Commandant Gen. James
    06/17/2016 - 4:48 am | View Website
  • CH-53K: The U.S. Marines HLR Helicopter Program
    The current schedule creates a number of risks for the Marine Corps. There’s no question that pushing the CH-53K program back will leave the Marines with a ...
    06/17/2016 - 2:18 am | View Website
  • Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
    The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) (formerly known as the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle) was an amphibious assault vehicle developed for use by the U.S ...
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