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 News by Topics: Land

  1. Soldiers based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., return to their Stryker vehicles during a Nov. 13 exercise. The Army is exploring concepts to replace vehicles in armored and Stryker brigades. Army

    US Army Researches Light Vehicle Concepts, Futures Chief Says

    The US Army is exploring concepts for future vehicles that would be lighter and faster, and still strong and lethal, according to Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who runs the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and is chief of '

    • Dec. 16, 2014
  2. South Korea's Samsung Techwin designed the K-9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer. Samsung Techwin

    South Korea To Export K-9 Howitzers to Poland

    South Korea will export 120 self-propelled howitzers developed by Samsung Techwin to Poland, officials from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and Techwin said on Tuesday.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
  3. The US Army is planning to report a study to Congress next month that would impact the debate over ambulance and command variants for the Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (AMPV), due to replace the M113 infantry carriers. Army

    US Army's AMPV Variants Report to Congress Due Soon

    The US Army is planning to report a study to Congress next month that would impact the debate over ambulance and command variants for the Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (AMPV), due to replace the M113 infantry carriers.

    • Dec. 15, 2014
  4. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

    Aselsan Launches Subsidiary in Jordan

    Turkish military electronics specialist Aselsan inaugurated Dec. 15 a joint venture production plant in Jordan, hoping to create a gateway to Middle Eastern and North African markets.

    • Dec. 15, 2014
  5. Billed as filling the gap between legacy Humvees (pictured) and the larger, less mobile Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is intended to restore light tactical mobility. Staff file photo

    US Army Releases RFP for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    After releasing several draft requests for proposals for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the US Army released a final version on Friday, clearing the way for contenders AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense to submit proposals.

    • Dec. 12, 2014
  6. Bidding for the Humvees started at $10,000 a couple of weeks ago, and pent up demand has yielded bids on nearly all of the vehicles  selling for off-road use only. Army

    Surplus Humvee Auctions to Public a First for DoD

    What in the world is the US military going to do with all of its surplus Humvees? For the first time, it will auction off as many as 4,000 of the workhorse vehicles for sale to the public, instead of scrapping them.

    • Dec. 12, 2014
  7. The British Army has contracted a UK company to help find budding ideas and developments that could evolve into the next big thing for land forces. Here, US Army soldiers demonstrate the Dismounted Soldier Training System, an immersive virtual system that allows them to practice many different missions in a virtual world. US Army

    Research Firm Casting Wide Net To Help UK Army Find Future Innovations

    The British Army is taking a look at what impact future technology developments may have on land forces by 2040 and has recruited a major research company to identify potential ideas from the commercial, academic and other sectors.

    • Dec. 10, 2014
  8. A soldier from the 11th Royal Netherlands Army Maneuver Brigade conducts surveillance from atop a CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle during an April 2 exercise in Hungary. Spc. Joshua Leonard / US Army Europe

    Dutch Sell Combat Vehicles To Estonia for 100M

    Estonia on Tuesday signed a deal to buy 44 infantry combat vehicles from the Netherlands in Tallinn's biggest-ever defense purchase.

    • Dec. 9, 2014
  9. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, seen here speaking on Nov. 23, has announced contracts for the Army's 5 billion Scorpion vehicle program. Frederick Florin / AFP via Getty Images

    France Awards 5 Billion Scorpion Vehicle Contract

    The French Army has secured a long-awaited launch of the 5 billion (US $6.1 billion) Scorpion modernization program, with partners Nexter, Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) and Thales winning some 752 million of work to develop two key armored vehicles, defense officials said.

    • Dec. 5, 2014
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