Armored Vehicles

BAE Improving Classic CV90 IFV

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This article first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology. As it enters its 20th year in service, the CV90 tracked infantry fighting vehicle is just getting started. The platform, in service with six nations and produced here by BAE Systems Hagglunds, is about to be delivered in a range of new variants that include medical evacuation, mor... more

The Early Days of Motorized Military Vehicles

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The U.S Army's first use of trucks in a military operation was in the "Punitive Expedition" in pursuit of "Pancho" Villa into the mountains of northern Mexico in 1916.  The Villistas had raided Columbus, N.M., killing several people and causing much damage.  Brigadier General John Pershing organized a large force of troops, horses, and vehicles ... more

Marine Tankers Learn How to Drift on Ice During Norway Exercise

Marines taking part in a training exerise in Norway practiced drifting tanks and other armored vehicles across ice in 70 combat tanks, including this M1A1 Abrams. DVIDS

U.S. Marines are learning how to "drift" their tanks on sheets of ice, navigating the harsh Norwegian terrain on a training mission focused on improving fighting skills in the increasingly strategic High North. "We don't get this kind of training on Camp Lejeune," said Staff Sgt. Kyle Lloyd, the master gunner for the tanks of Combined Arms Comp... more

Army Announces AMPV Contract Award

The M113A3 armored personnel carrier system has performed decades of service but is getting old and obsolete.  (U.S. Army)

WARREN, Mich. -- The U.S. Army announced Dec. 23 that BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P. was selected for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle. The AMPV is a replacement for many of the M113 armored personnel carrier in the coming years. BAE Systems was awarded a contract under full and o... more

1st Cavalry Female Leads Crew to 'Top Gun' Title

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Maj. Chrissy Cook made history in the 1st Cavalry Division two weeks ago when she led her Bradley crew to "Top Gun" status during gunnery, making her the first female Bradley commander to do so. Cook, an engineer officer and S-3 for 3rd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, who led her crew to a top score of... more

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