Defense Acquisitions

Defense Acquisitions

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is acquiring two new tactical wheeled vehicles (TWV): the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The $12.5 billion M-ATV is for use in Afghanistan; JLTV is the future replacement for vehicles like the High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). This report assessed: (1) DoD's progress in rapidly acquiring and fielding M-ATVs; (2) JLTV's expected features and cost compared to other TWV; and (3) the extent to which the current plans for M-ATV and JLTV are consistent with the services' TWV investment strategies. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.For example, wiring on the vehicles had to be reconfigured first to accommodate the mission equipment. On the M-ATV, the wiring was configured on the manufacturing line. Figure 1 compares planned and actual deliveries of vehicles to theanbsp;...

Title:Defense Acquisitions
Author:Michael J. Sullivan
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-05


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