Armored Vehicles

Separatists Seize Ukrainian Armored Vehicles

Pro-Russian armed separatists have seized five armored personnel carriers and a tank from the Ukrainian army, which they then drove in a victory lap through the center of Kramatorsk in Ukraine's east, where government forces are attempting to wrest back control of the city. About 100 heavily armed men, some in balaclavas and wearing military fa... more

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

GMC World War I military truck

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

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

Army Seeks to Lighten Weight of Combat Vehicles

The Bradley Fighting Vehicle is one of many systems the Army bought during the Cold War. It has struggled to land modernization programs since. (Army photo)

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDS, Md., Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Army is looking to reduce the weight of its armored vehicles by 40 percent in years ahead and has reached out to industry and academia for help. According to the Science and Technology Division at the Army Capabilities Integration Center, the weight equation translates to slower deployment time... more

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