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  • How Far Will the Humvee Ride Into the Future?
    Posted by Paul McLeary 10:00 AM on Jun 30, 2011

    The U.S. Army’s wheeled tactical and ground combat vehicle fleet is an embarrassment of riches. There is the iconic HMMWV—the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee—up-armored Humvees, Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles, MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV), Stryker armored fighting vehicles, Bradley fighting vehicles and various armored security vehicles.

    By the end of the decade the service plans to add two vehicles to the mix: the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), and spend hundreds of millions rebuilding—the Army refers to it as a “recap”—at least 60,000 Humvees from the frame up. This will be accomplished simultaneously with the culling of 15% of its 260,000 trucks by fiscal 2017, Army planning documents say. This would reduce the yearly tactical wheeled vehicle bill to $2.5 billion from $4.4 billion. It’s a complicated scenario compounded by the uncertain future of the GCV and JLTV, platforms that face technology hurdles as well as skepticism over their utility...

    Please read the rest of the story over at DTI.

    Tags: HMMWV, army, wellington, ar99

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