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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    The proposed modernization plan does not account for the mandatory budget ... I think our Marines are going to be very well served with the Amphibious Combat Vehicle.” Marine Corps leaders decided that the first version of the AVC program – known ...
    03/11/2015 - 9:30 am | View Link
  • Marines Defend New Wheeled Amphibious Vehicle Design
    The proposed modernization plan does not account for the mandatory budget ... "So I think our Marines are going to be very well served with the Amphibious Combat Vehicle." Marine Corps leaders decided that the first version of the AVC program – known ...
    03/10/2015 - 9:00 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 in coming ... overall value of the program will depend on the number of vehicles, but the Marines' fiscal 2015 budget request included ...
    04/2/2014 - 11:27 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 ... budget request to fund the program. The service also plans to continue research efforts on a vehicle that would operate in deeper waters, bringing ...
    04/2/2014 - 3:36 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 ...
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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 ...
    04/19/2015 - 5:15 pm | View Website
  • 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 ...
    04/18/2015 - 7:11 pm | View Website
  • Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
    The EFV, designed by General Dynamics Land Systems, was an amphibious armored tracked vehicle with an aluminum hull. The engine is a custom MTU Friedrichshafen diesel ...
    04/17/2015 - 2:23 am | View Website
  • Marines Shelve Humvee Upgrade Program Due to Budget Cuts
    The U.S. Marine Corps has decided to shelve a planned upgrade of its Humvee fleet due to budget cuts, an official said. The service had planned to ...
    03/19/2015 - 7:18 pm | View Website
  • Marine 3-star Defends Next-gen Amphibious Vehicle
    The Marine Corps' top combat gear developer defended the service's next-generation amphibious vehicle on Capitol Hill Wednesday, telling lawmakers it would be ...
    03/12/2015 - 5:50 am | View Website
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