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

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

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

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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