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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  • Marines Defend New Wheeled Amphibious Vehicle Design
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  • U.S. Marines aim to move ahead with new combat vehicle
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    04/2/2014 - 11:27 pm | View Link
  • Amphibious Combat Vehicle Stalled Amidst Budget, Requirements Uncertainty
    A premier Marine Corps’ acquisition program, and one of its most historically troubled, is on indefinite hold as officials continue to parse what exactly is needed in a new amphibious combat vehicle ... 17 Marines aboard. The service wants a vehicle ...
    01/25/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Marines see autumn start to amphibious vehicle competition
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps is conducting a final review of its requirements for a new amphibious ... for the Marines to get the requirements for the vehicle right this time to ensure Congress supported the new acquisition program.
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    Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, conducted an amphibious beach training operation at Onslow Beach aboard ...
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    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 ...
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  • Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV)
    The Marine Corps will look to make as few changes as possible to the existing designs for the four Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) competitors in the hopes of getting ...
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  • Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
    The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) (formerly known as the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle) was an amphibious assault vehicle that was being developed for ...
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  • Assault Amphibious Vehicle
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